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

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BBC Four HD
Monday 9 April 2018 8:12PM

Now I understand the reasons for moving BBC 4HD. My set in my living room will pick up 4HD if the aerial is direct to my TV. But if I use my splitter box to use my TV in my bedroom not only do I now get no BBC 4HD signal on my main TV but 4HD has totally gone from my bedroom TV. This used to have all the channels before the re-tune. I have just attatched a signal booster and this has made no difference at all. I find it particularly frustrating that we had to go digital by 2012 (having to buy new TVs or digital boxes) and now 6 years on is my TV obsolete at only 2-3 years old?
I receive my signal from the crystal palace tower.
I find it terrible that now I can not fully utilize my equipment because of the re-tune. Will I ever get BBC 4HD again on my bedroom TV? Or have all of South London lost BBC 4HD as well? If yes what a way to treat everyone who outlayed a lot of money on new digital TVs and pay their TV licence like I do myself.
Look forward to receiving your thoughts on this and a solution if possible that will cost me no further spending. Especially when the channels were fine and working before the re-tune.

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BBC Four HD
Tuesday 10 April 2018 9:09PM

Well I checked the signal and channel which I receive BBC 4 hd on my main TV. And with a straight aerial connection the signal is around strength is around 50%. As I stated above if I run through a splitter to have TV in my bedroom the signal is not strong enough. I have managed to get signal other strength around 41-44% in my bedroom on a straight connection so have a glitchy reception now but BBC 4 hd nonetheless. Is pointless using the splitter and with the signal booster the signal is so weak it doesn't register.
So therefore does anyone know if they will making the signal any stronger? As 50% to my main TV straight through is poor to start with, let alone the glitchy reception I now at least receive on my second TV.
Many thanks for any answers to my question.

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BBC Four HD
Thursday 12 April 2018 12:26AM

Thank you for your replies.
All the other channels receive a 100% signal. It's just where they have moved BBC 4HD and the relating channels to now. Just a 50% signal and that's without a splitter connected but one straight lead direct from aerial socket to my TV. Are they transmitting these channels at the same power as before or has been reduced? I live in the SW19 post code. And also in a small block of 6. All I can say is that before the recent re-tune all channels were received on both my TVs using a standard splitter box without a problem.
My parents who also live in the same area have lost The channels related to the recent re-tune as well.
Anyway thank you both again for your replies to my problem.

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BBC Four HD
Friday 13 April 2018 2:42AM

It's signal quality.
Like I mentioned the TV closest to my aerial socket will receive all the moved channels at 50% signal quality. All other channels are 100% signal quality. But after manually retuning on channel 56 and receiving a signal quality between 44/47% on my second TV with a straight connection (no splitter) this now occasionally picks up a signal. Channel 55 however I am getting no signal quality at all.
I'm not impressed with whoever moved the channels to these new locations as obviously it cannot only be myself who is having these troubles. I do wonder if they need to up the power their end? I will have to try and find an active splitter as was suggested by MikeP. As the signal booster I have doesn't help at all. So to watch on my second TV I'm now changing the aerial lead every time I use my other set.
Unfortunately I will not be getting a wideband aerial fitted anytime soon as I'm sure my housing association will not deem this necessary for the loss of a few channels.
Anyway I would like to thank everyone who has given me their help on this matter.. Thank you again.

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