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OK All aerials pointing to Waltham I am in Leicester LE3 and can also pick up Sutton coalfield
Can anyone help with this. I had to change a once working matsui set top box in the kitchen on an aerial in the attic. I've now got a Goodman's gd11fvzs1 had it for 2 weeks all ok, but now when turn off to standby I loose bbc news and sky news (pos others too ) if I retune I get them back, only to loose when off to standby. So to test the unit I plugged into a different attic aerial and retuned I did notice that I did not get a east mids/west mids transmitter choice like I get from the kitchen aerial.And on that aerial all channels are still there when I turn on and off.
I then leave those tuned ones there and plug everything back into the other kitchen aerial and tv, and all channels still there even on turn on and off, so I do a retune (first time installation) and all channels are there until I turn off to standby and then l loose channels again. The kitchen aerial is a newer high gain one and the other aerial is an old rusty bent crappy one, could it be that my better aerial is too good and all to easily picks up the unwanted Sutton coalfield which somehow upsets the box even though it asks which one I want to use. Can I somehow mask off the unwanted Sutton transmitter which is almost directly opposite the Waltham its like it is coming in from the back with (tin foil or something).

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KMJ,Derby: Thank you for that info. I have left the box unplugged up till half way then plugged the aerial and that worked except I have missed off all on channel 29.
Problems-----
It is a new box so memory should be ok
I don't have any way of seeing what channel is being found next when I tune as I only get a progress bar.
I have no manual tune option to add the missed ones
And the stupid box automatically adds channels without me asking as it randomly says "new channels added" so I assume it will add the extra ones from the missed transmitter.

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Thank you again
It is a new model and I have seen that others that run the same softwere do indeed offer a man tune option but not this.
I found it works the other way around --start with it unplugged and then plug back in between 1/4 and half way progress bar and this time I have caught all on C29 and everything is now still there on turn on and off.
I will have to see if it adds the extras again without me telling it. But why was it all ok for the first 2 weeks and now ive got all this. It is a new box brought last month

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So I turn off to stanby (red light) and turn back on (green) some channels have gone like sky news but bbc news on 80 has gone but now it is in the 800s and not issted at 80 in the epg but it is there in the 800s on the epg.The bbc news has gone/moved but bbc1 and 2 ect are all ok And I then get 9 channels ajesera this time all at the same number up in the 800s another retune and I may get 6 channels all the same up in the 800s. I feel all my problems are from the transmitter duplication east/west -- sutton stupid coalfield.Has this just had an output boost or somthing

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Thank you all for your help
I have now swaped it for a polaroid box and so far so good, its manaual does not say it has region selecting, but it has. And it seems to work. Mike B your description of the goodmans being hit and miss on the region issue is a good one, I just think that the goodmans one is not very good in our situ

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