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Sunday 4 November 2012 8:44PM St. Andrews

Thank you. I'm afraid I don't know how to do a signal test. I got some instructions on 'ehow' but the term 'signal test' doesn't seem to occur on our menu. We have a Daewoo cathode TV about 5 years old but with a built-in freeview box.

If we are on Durrus or Angus, why does the term 'Highland' keep occurring when I do a retune?

Sunday 4 November 2012 11:44PM

eag: If I am understanding you correctly it appears that you are using one of the final CRT TV's to be made with built in Freeview, this being the case could you please give an update on the model number involved to enable me to check the spec on it.

However in general terms to make the signal check referred to, select BBC1 (or any programme) and whilst the picture is on the screen go into the "check signal strength" menu, it being impossible to give the exact sequence of operations to obtain this as every set is different, this why I requested the model number of the TV.

By the way ignore "Highland" popping up as its just really an indication that its not Central, and although it could well transpire that you are receiving the Angus transmitter this has to be checked on, the only method of achieving this is by checking the mux channel numbers against the two stations involved.

Tuesday 6 November 2012 9:46PM St. Andrews

I think you are probably right.

The model number is 'DUB-2850GB'.

We do have the manual but I cannot find 'signal test' as an item listed anywhere on any of the menus.

Thanks for info about 'Highlands' also.

Sunday 11 November 2012 3:25PM

I have tuned in my Bt vision channels but we dont have any BBC channels now does that mean i have to get an additional box or what, please help x

Sunday 11 November 2012 5:17PM

Tracy: Its impossible for anyone to advise on this type of problem without having knowledge of your location, this in the form of a post code or at least one from somewhere nearby e.g: a shop, as only then can your reception possibilities be checked out.

Sunday 11 November 2012 6:22PM

I have a Toshiba32DV501B tv - had sky on it all the time until today. Got a blank screen, cant tune in to sky at all and it goes automatically to freeview. Have to use tv remote to work it. How can I get back to sky?

Monday 12 November 2012 12:31AM

Clifford: If there is a problem with your TV's "analogue" auto tuning process and you are aware of the RF output channel number used by your Sky boxes modulator, then select "analogue MANUAL tune" on your TV then enter and store the Sky boxes channel number, no scanning necessary.

Just in case you are unaware of how to check the Sky boxes RF output channel number this is the procedure for two types of boxes.

Sky standard box: press "Services then 4" followed by pressing "0 - 1 - Select" and go to RF outlets.

If a Sky+HD box: press "services" then type in "0 - 0 - 1 - select" and scroll right to select and press on : RF outlets.

Monday 12 November 2012 5:43PM St. Andrews

jb38, were you able to find out anything more about our Daewoo model DUB-2850GB? We still have no reliable freeview.

Monday 12 November 2012 8:59PM

eag: Apologies for my late reply and which was due to pressure of work.

I had a look at both the service and user manuals for that model of TV and unfortunately it appears that there is no "straightforward" way of seeing the mux channel number that's associated with the signal strength / quality indication, these two being combined in one bar.

The reason I emphasised straightforward is because as you will no doubt have noticed when you select a "digital" channel the info bar with the combined strength / quality flashes on at the bottom of the screen for about 5 seconds, this also indicating the favourite number its been given and which of course could be back tracked, but its a laborious process.

Your best policy is to select the DVB menu then select "settings" / "installation" then select "manual search" where you will see a channel number box at the top of the screen and a signal bar at the bottom, this being where you can check the strength of the signals being received "without" pressing search.

Have a pen and paper to hand for jotting down the readings then starting with Durris enter the channel numbers one at a time and noting the indication seen.

Once all five have been completed do the same with the Angus channels then you can compare the results between both stations, as you might find that say the BBC is better from one station but ITV is from the other and so on, if this is found to apply then you scrub everything stored and manually tune in the muxes required.

Durris: 28 - 25 - 23 - 26 - 29

Angus: 60 - 53 - 54 - 58 - 61

HD channels not applicable with the DUB2850 and as such left out.

Sunday 18 November 2012 11:24PM St. Andrews

Thanks very much for taking the time to figure this out, I really appreciate it.

It looks as if we are on Durris, but basically we can't receive anything much any more, so can't really do any comparisons. We've kind of given up. There is a semi-retired fellow here we can call, but other than that, I guess we might have to get a new TV. A shame because the picture quality is very good on this one. Maybe we'll just go on using it for DVDs and just watch TV on the Iplayer.

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