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Freeview Channels Missing?

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Anthall, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Anthall

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    Hello,

    Im watchin Freeview via a Viera plasma with a built in receiver.

    On Friday two channels dissapered BBC4 & ITV2.
    (These channels now display a black image, but the programme
    schedule still shows, ie time etc.)

    Anyone had anything similar?

    Any ideas very welcome. :rolleyes:
     
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    Have you checked the signal stregth and qualify for those channels ? Or any of the channels you get. You might have a marginal signal which is dropping below the level where a picture can be decoded. Do you have a booster on the signal ? what sort of aerial ?
     
  3. Anthall

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    Hi, Im getting a 9 out of 10 signal strength for the channels in question
    and had the same setup for half a year now.

    Can the signal strength change due to various reasons?

    Thanks for your response.
     
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    weather can effect things

    have u tried a retune ?
     
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    Ok when I first bought My Viera plasma I had the same problem. I could only receive the BBc free view channels. This was because the ariel I had on the roof was fairly old and could only receive the digital muxes from the BBC Channels.
    Now you have 2 options.

    You could try and reposition your ariel. My old one was also pointing in the wrong direction :eek:
    Or you will have to invest in a new digital ariel. I did and got all the channels plus a better analogue reception as well. It cost £100 fitted. This was from one of my local suppliers and they were also C.A.I registered which is the confederation of ariel installers. Look through the yellow pages and get a couple of quotes. When I did this the prices ranged from £100 to about £250 :eek: so make sure you do some ringing round.

    The C.A.I website can be found here and will give you the info you need.








    Edit..........

    You could also try a retune of the system and see if it picks the channels you have lost back up. ( I have jsut re read your post and My first bit of advice would seem a bit redundant :D )
     
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    my freeview box sometimes freezes on certain chanels, try unpluging at mains and turning back on, or try rescanning for new channels, it may pick them back up.
     
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    Thanks all for your replies.

    The short term answer was i did a couple of fresh scans
    for the channels and i got them all back now.

    If it happens again i shall spend a few pounds for a more
    permenant solution as recomended.

    Cheers big ears. :smashin:
     

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