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All posts by DONALD KIRKBRIDE

Below are all of DONALD KIRKBRIDE's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


forgot to add is it because of 4g that film 4 has moved to a different multiplex? also will 4g affect the relay transmitter in cupar and if so will i get one of the free filters trouble is i have two boxes in use one in the living room one in the bedroom but they only give you one filter which isnt exactly fair considering they (the mobile companies) are causing this problem that users have to pay in the region of up to £20 for a filter
will the bedroom box still work seeing as how the signal comes off the same ariel even with one filter fitted?

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according to the film 4 website film 4+1 is coming to freeview from august 27
ive just rebooted my freeview box but it doesnt seem to be available in cupar for some reason will cupar get film4+1 eventually or not at all
its supposed to be on channel 45

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ITV 4
Wednesday 26 August 2015 6:32AM

when i switched on the tv this morning i found the picture had frozen at 354am so had to do a retune and when it completed find i now have itv4
when did itv 4 come to the cupar relay transmitter? also does this mean that we may get itv3 eventually as well?

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Freeview Retune - list of manuals | Switchovers
Saturday 5 September 2015 7:03AM

when i tried to download instructions for a matsui freeview box it just loops back to the same page its almost like the instruction manuals do not exist

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Ive been getting a problem recently where the picture freezes and have to retune the freeview box in order to clear it am also getting a problem with the epg where its not showing the programme listing for particular channel then if i scroll through all the channels back to the one showing no information available the information is there
i have a filter fitted to block out the 4g interference but doubt this has to do with the problem also when i have to reboot due to the picture freeze i remove the ariel from the box and switch it off and unplug then plug it back in do a reboot without the ariel then repeat the unplug procedure then refit the ariel and reboot the box this then clears the freeze problem which lasts a week is it the box or the signal to blame?

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anyone aware that the epg listings on freeview have been given the wrong start times starting from sunday march 27 breakfast news 5-9am wrong it should be 6-9am obviously whoever put in the programme information because they were told the clocks go forward at 1am on sunday morning automatically thought that the start times move back one hour
all bbc channels appear to be this way including bbc radio 4 broadcasting house apparently has a new start time of 8am instead of 9am , yet the tv guide for freeview and the tv guide on bbc iplayer show the correct times thats as maybe but the coming weeks programmes are still at the wrong start times which makes the freeview box timer setting totally useless does it not?
ive emailed broadcasting house programme on bbc radio 4 but either they have completely ignored the email or its been deleted as the programme times have still not been sorted its the same every year when the clocks change perhaps someone should give the person who makes this mistake every year a talking to about how the clocks change in march and october but the programme times stay exactly the same
no doubt some twit will email me and tell me the engineers solution is reboot your freeview box well let me tell you rebooting the box does not reset the epg the problem is inputting not recieving output

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anyone got a problem with bbc red button (what used to be called ceefax) every time i try to get the news page it doesnt load then defaults back to the picture it was ok yesterday so its maybe a glitch in the system
i have retuned the box including unplugging the ariel from the box and doing a scan to ensure the tuner is completely wiped
i get my signal from cupar relay transmitter

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Im curious as to whether anyone else in cupar is getting the following problem on the radio stations via freeview
i listen to R4 extra sometimes and find that it has an irritating fault the screen instead of showing the R4 extra logo and programme information remains blank then out of the blue the sound cuts off but changing channels then back again restores the sound
once the r4 logo and prog info page appears the problem appears to stop also on occasion i have audio despite the screen being blank
this is obviously a transmission fault as the bedroom freeview box also has the same problem and has been double checked by doing a box swop from the living room to the bedroom with the same result!
signal intensity is 30% and signal quality 97%
anyone got any suggestions as to what is causing this fault its obviously a transmission problem not a freeview box though if it was reported to the bbc those dimwits would most likely blame the equipment rather than admitting that it is a transmission fault

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re Grant Morrison and his freeview problem ive just purchased a samsung hd tv (got it at castle furniture for ?15) and it has built in freeview and like him it wont tune in freeview which is built in it goes through the tuning process then asks you to set the clock then all i get is the QVC channel logo i dont have a mini dish as he suggests it requires just a standard ariel which with the freeview box i used with my previous tv worked fine so its not the signal to blame.
I ended up using my freeview box via a scart lead in order to get freeview channels and may be the only solution to his problem.
Could i also suggest he does a retune without the ariel being connected this will clear the tuning memory and then try a retune with the ariel connected.
I also note he says he has done a factory reset and persume this is the plug and play mode ive also done this with no luck either.
Only suggestion i can give is for him to do what i did and get a freeview box and connect it via a scart lead to the tv

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re using a freeview box instead of the tuner in the tv ive got a copy of the owners manual and it refers to the analogue tuner and the freeview tuner which would point to it being manufactured before cupar got freeview properly however a friend of mine has a freeview hd box with built in recorder and am doing a swap for a brand new computer power supply unit i have in exchange for the freeview box my friend told me it is worth ?180 and the psu only cost me ?12 which i had bought for my other computer just before it expired when the motherboard failed but am getting the best end of the bargain
ive got my freeview box hooked up to the tv to get programmes but the one am getting as a swop is a better one does cupar get hd channels through the relay transmitter?
also did you know stv are launching stv2 on the 24th

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