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what are they doing to my Freeview TV

pierre_pierre
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what are they doing to my Freeview TV

my conversion date early this year was March 12, now its July 20th
In the meantime to appease the aerial riggers they have reduced the power on two Muxes and increased the power on the ITV lot
Net result I now cant get the following
1 BBC One (East), 2 BBC Two (England), 7 BBC Three, 70 CBBC, 80 BBC News, 105 BBC Red Button, 12 Yesterday, 15 Film4, 18 4Music, 21 VIVA, 22 Ideal World, 24 ITV4, 43 Gems TV, 85 Russia Today, 89 Al Jazeera English, 711 The Hits radio, 713 Kiss radio, 714 Heat Radio, 715 Magic radio, 716 Q radio, 718 Smooth radio, 722 Kerrang! radio, 36 Create and Craft, 10 ITV3, 16 QVC, 23 Bid TV, 27 ITV2+1, 30 FIVER, 31 FIVE USA, 38 Quest, 39 SuperCasino, 46 Challenge, 72 CITV, 101 Teletext Holidays, 103 Teletext Casino, 104 1-2-1 Dating, 109 MOBILIZER, 307 TOPUP Stream 1, 308 TOPUP Stream 2, 309 TOPUP Stream 3, 712 Smash Hits! Radio, 728 Heart,
Decided not to contact the robbers and get a net roof top lot, went out and spent £9 on a booster
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

It's because of all that nonsense that we've given up and moved my in-laws onto FreeSat.
(same region I think, allegedly Sandy transmitter for them)
They qualified for the cheap £50ish installation.
pierre_pierre
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

I am on Sudbury
pierre_pierre
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

Sandy info
Wednesday 30th March 2011
BBC TWO C27 closes. PSB1 starts on C27.
Wednesday 13th April 2011
BBC One C31 closes. ITV-1 C24 closes. Channel 4 C21 closes. FIVE C39 closes. Mux 1 C42 closes. Mux 2 C45 closes. Mux A C43 closes. Mux B C67 closes. Mux C C40 closes. Mux D C46 closes.
Freeview power increases from 20,000W (average) to 175,000W, 8 times stronger.
PSB2 starts on C24. COM4 starts on C51. PSB3 starts on C21. COM5 starts on C52. COM6 starts on C48. NEW8 starts on C23. NEW7 starts on C49.
nadger
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

They regard us as being on Sandy ( LU7 postcode) but our aerial points at Hemel Hempstead which transmits London.
Leaving well alone until after 30th March 2011 and will try HD tuner, in TV, after 13th April 2011 - may need to rotate aerial mast towards Sandy.
Having taken up the Freesat over 75 offer at start of Oct 2010 it's less of a panic as really only use Freeview to record programmes.
pierre_pierre
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

which year are you talking  about?
Sunday 1st April 2012 (projected)
BBC TWO C44 closes. PSB1 starts on C44.
Monday 30th April 2012 (projected)
BBC One C51 closes. ITV-1 C41 closes. Channel 4 C47 closes. Mux 1 C48 closes. Mux 2 C55 closes. Mux A C60 closes. Mux B C59 closes. Mux C C62 closes. Mux D C65 closes.
Freeview power increases from 333W (average) to 2,000W, 6 times stronger.
PSB2 starts on C41. COM4 starts on C62. PSB3 starts on C47. COM5 starts on C59. COM6 starts on C55. NEW7 starts on C49.
See also Hemel Hempstead transmitter
nadger
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

Albeit our aerial points at Hemel we do receive some Sandy transmissions so increased Sandy power will have a bearing on things.
The "powers that be" put us down as being on Sandy transmitter hence my having received the digital switch over help.
Round here one sees aerials pointing in either direction - they are about 90 degrees apart.
Another factor is that we are near the top of an hill and just over 400ft above sea level. We have an clear view for at least 10 miles from front bedroom window and pole bolted to side of house puts aerial above roof height.
pierre_pierre
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

sounds like me, I have an areal rotator and can get I think five main transmitters and a few sub ones, but it stays on Sudbury
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

I'm in an HP postcode which is actually designated as Crystal Palace which is very poor reception so we have a mast-top amplifier. However we get Hannington, Hemel and various infill transmitters as well so a huge number of channels, many duplicated (the aerial does point at XP!). And which works best on any day is VERY weather-dependant.
What will happen as they all "power up" at different dates I have no idea, so I've given up and installed FreeSat here too.
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

Freeview is my main source at the moment as the high winds have re-aligned my dish for me Angry
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

I've noticed that Freeview seems to have had quite a few upset viewers over the years and with the way they keep tinkering with everything, retuning it,. and generally messing everything up I'm not surprised. It is however imo still far superior to having 4 terrestrial channels - especially on Sundays when its always sport on all 4 of them!
@Strat: You want to get yourself one of those motorised dish mounts so you can turn it around by remote control. I know maplin used to sell them years ago but no idea if they do now.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: what are they doing to my Freeview TV

you can, but they are meant for moving the dish from one satellite to an other about 10 deg away and cost from £35 to £60
Maplin £50 http://www.maplin.co.uk/satellite-dish-motor-47176