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I have just purchased a Panasonic PVR with Freeview+. It set up fine with HD etc but is missing the COM 4,5 & 6 channels with the weaker signals. Strangely, my Panasonic TV'x inbuilt standard tuner receives these channels.

Why is Freeview+ not able to receive weaker channels when standard Freeview can?

Is there anything I can do to get these missing channels on Freeview+?


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Many thanks for your reply.

I originally had my aerial replaced so that I could receive Freeview, but I do not know what type it is.

Both my Panasonic TV & my cheapo Alba tuner receive these channels, but the Alba has a poor picture quality (ghosting & reds sometimes flashing blue).

The new Panasonic PVR has a very good picture reception, much better than the Alba, but the Alba gets the extra channels.

It seems that there are two anomalies here:

(i)I have two Panasonic tuners, one gets Com4-6 and one doesn't.

(ii) The Alba has worse picture quality but picks up COM4-6 whereas the new Panasonic tuner has great picture quality but doesn't get COM4-6.

I would like to use the new Panasonic PVR to replace the Alba, as it is better in several ways. Unfortunately, the channel I use most often is on COM6.

Any suggestions you have or things I could try would be greatly appreciated.


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Many thanks for that Dave.

I can now get all of the stations. I resolved the problem by replacing the HDMI cable. Presumably the first was faulty.

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