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no 1 2 3 and 4 all others ok ? help


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as the post says a friend of mine has had this problem since the weekend and we have tried to retune the tv free view box a few times but no luck

all the other channels work very well but the normal 1 2 itv and c4 will not at all
the tv is a samsung 40 in lcd with freeview built in also the normal 1 2 3 4 channels in normal tv ie not digi are not too good

ps why will all the other channels work perfect and the ones you expect to work will not be picked up at all

thanks in advance


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.."also the normal 1 2 3 4 channels in normal tv ie not digi are not too good"

doesn't sound too healthy:(

I assume you are meaning the built-in Freeview tuner on the TV and not a separate Freeview box (that's a bit confusing from your post).
However, were the Freeview channels fine before the weekend and this has just happened or is it a new TV and this is the first time you've attempted to get Freeview?

If everything was OK before the weekend you need to look for possible causes e.g. aerial moved, break in cable, poor connections on aerial leads etc.
If this is a first Freeview attempt, enter your postcode in this site
UK digital TV reception predictor
to see what type of aerial is recommended and compare that to what you're using.

You could also ask neighbours if their reception has been affected since the weekend and check for any transmitter engineering work here
Transmitter engineering | ukfree.tv - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002


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its the bult in free view thats the problem

he has split into the cable from the roof to get a good feed for the bedroom so the areal is feeding 2 tvs but the tv was fine for the first 2 3 week and now he cannot get 1 to 4 i think he will be better getting a new cable and areal for the roof we also had somew bad weather over the weekend so he may have water in the cable from the rain

will let him know


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It is optimistic to split a freeview signal unless you use an amplifier/booster with 2 outputs.

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