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Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

pierre_pierre
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Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

due out 30th Sept, so time to find your manual
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Thanks for that p_p. I knew it was in the offing, but hadn't realised it was so close.
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Thanks I didn't know about that. Maybe it will work when it is raining after the retune
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

But I already get all those channels Undecided
I even got Channel 5 on a not-particularly-high-gain aerial as an analogue signal.
With snow, of course. Smiley

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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Do you mean you can only watch channel 5 when it is snowing then?
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Thanks for the birthday prezzy Pierre !  Wink
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

I do retune regularly but I'm fed up of it!  I'm effected by the 4th Nov/2nd Dec Granada switchover so have no choice but to re-tune then but may well retune for these earlier.
Personal experience seems about  2pm on a Tuesday or Thursday with clear sky towards the transmitter has given good results. Must try and get back from lectcures early at beginning October!
Thanks for info. Smiley
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Don't some modern tuners have the option to auto tune and update software ?. 
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Everytime I retune, I get news of yet another shopping channel or a dating channel, never a channel for people with more than one brain cell. Angry

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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

I've taken all the TV channels out and just use the line out into the hi-fi for radio - beats DAB.  Smiley
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Quote from: Crucibleofevil
Everytime I retune, I get news of yet another shopping channel or a dating channel....... Angry

Or another modern music channel. Roll eyes
Quote from: 4Candles
use the line out into the hi-fi for radio - beats DAB.   Smiley

DAB.... don't  even get the option at my current address. There's zero DAB reception!
mal0z.....Something to add on to the what I'll get when I've got spare cash list. Best not hold my breath.
Do enjoy listening to certain freeview radio at times.
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

I've not investigated relative data rates of Freeview / DAB / FreeSat / Sky - for radio. ??
Lot's of HiFi buffs are moaning that DAB has a much lower spec than VHF / FM ? - lower frequency response / less dynamic range / signal to noise 
So wonder if the other options such as Satellite / Freeview are better than DAB
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

DAB is better than AM, and that's about it. Comparisons here - http://www.digitalradiotech.co.uk/dab/digital_radio_bit_rates.htm
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Re: Time to find out how to retune a Freeview Receiver

Quote from: mal0z
Don't some modern tuners have the option to auto tune and update software ?. 

Many do, but if i can see signals from more than one transmitter it can cause problems, the boxes get confused. Sad So sometimes, in these case, manually tuning is preferred ... but oh so slow. Sad
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