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It appears to have deterioration significantly after the storms of a week or so ago in the London area, so I am assuming that the aerial has shifted in some way. There has however been a poor signal (though the signal strength is indicated as being good) for some time.
We rarely had problems until today - we can hardly get a signal and have given up - N20 in N London - does it coincide with the recent update and the new - but less legible and more fiddly to scroll through 'Teletext' on screen guide?
Anybody else around N20 also in trouble suddenly? - No storm actity to 'twitch' my aerial - which has caused trouble before - but never on this scale
Mandy Langley Monday 15 October 2007 10:33PM March
Live in March PE15, a week ago we lost ITV1,2,3,4, More 4,E4 etc no sign of being able to get back- before this we got all channels. Have had the arial updated & checked there appears no problems- any ideas
We've had a few problems with rubbish signal but put it down to atmospheric conditions - it always 'righted' itself. But since the weekend we've lost all ITV and Channel 4 programmes, tv just says no signal. We have integral freeview on the tv. I can't even get a picture to try and scan again. I can still receive analogue thru the tv. I can't even receive these channels thru our dvd/freeview recorder. Any ideas what's going on? Thanks
MAURICE BROOKS Tuesday 23 October 2007 10:01AM Leicester
LE3 2XP INTERFERENCE ON DVB ITV CHANNELS THIS INTERFERENCE HAS ONLY RECENTLY APPEARED ONLY ON ITV CHANNELS.i AM STILL TRYING TO GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE DIGITAL TECHNICAL DEPT WITHOUT SUCCESS.IT SEEMS AS THOUGH ITV ARE WORKING ON REDUCED POWER.A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THE ANTENNA IS POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF SUTTON COALFIELD, THE RECEIVER IS A NEW PANASONIC 32" WITH BUILT IN DVB
Dave Moreau Tuesday 23 October 2007 7:22PM Huntingdon
PE28 9NA ... we are having regular, but sporadic loss of ITV, C4, ITV2, ITV3, C4+1, More4, ITV4 and E4 (we have been told there is maintanance at Sandy Heath) but we get 4+1, ITV2+1 plus all other Freeview channels without a problem. We have a Topfield TV5800 Freeviewbox. Incidentally, analogue ITV on the other sets works fine! Anyone have any ideas what's needed? When the ITV channels come back, they're perfect. Dave
Craig Hartley Thursday 25 October 2007 9:29PM Royston
Like many other postings we have recently lost ITV1, C4, ITV2, ITV3, C4+1, More4, ITV4 and E4 but we get 4+1, ITV2+1 plus all other Freeview channels without a problem. We've had Freeview for over a year without these problems. The problem corresponds exactly with other people's posts so its obviously not a problem with our aerial. What is happening at Sandy Heath? I note that Briantist keeps posting a web address in anwer to this question, but it does not provide the answer.
Craig Hartley Sunday 28 October 2007 5:02PM Royston
Thanks for your post Briantist, but I still don't undersantd why this should suddenly have happened after over a year of trouble free viewing and no change of my reception equipment. Surely the fact that hsi multiplex is stated as broadcast from Sandy Heath at low power on these pages must have something to do with it? Otherwise, why should so many people suffer the same problem at the same time?
Briantist, our Freeviewbox is brand new and worked perfectly for a month before this started happening and it is intermittent. Perfect transmission followed by two or three days of missing services, then back on again. When we phoned ITV they told us there was work going on that was affecting their transmissions from Sandy Heath. But it is random.
of the 5 present analog channels from crs pal,sometimes bbc1 continuosly noisy picture . Is this due to you running at lower power ,or some tests ? Ihave checked antenna ,seems ok .posted by rex kenway 8 nov
Steven Woollard Wednesday 21 November 2007 10:15PM Newton Abbot
I am experiencing the same intermittent problems one day its perfect then next I can only receive a few channels. Suggesting its my equipment is not a rational explanation as nothing is changing I still have the same devices running. My freeviewbox is only one year old and I can't see why it should work fine one day and then some channels not to work on other days.
My post code is TQ12 6LB
So come on Briantist give me a proper explanation as your previous ones are not credible.
amanda edwards Saturday 24 November 2007 11:08PM Cardiff
im not sure if you can help but ill give it a go.i live in cf15 7sf,have an old rooftop aerial,had no problems with freeview until recently started with sync problems but tonight its driven me mad,pixelating and freezing,loss of sound evry few minutes for only seconds at a time this went on for a few hours.worse on itv!ive checked all scart connections thinking it could be that but im wondering if its the switchover??thanks
Last week (about the same day as some violent thunderstorms) we lost our Freeview channels. Then we re-tuned the Freeviewbox automatically and got most the channels back, except for the BBC ones. This morning we repeated the process and have got back the BBC channels but they are extremely poor (pixelated). Our transmitter is C28 Rowridge. Any ideas?
a edwards Wednesday 28 November 2007 11:12PM Cardiff
thx briantist,i have followed the procedure and got all channels in near enuff the correct order but itv is still pixelating??i cant physically check the aerial as it is roof mounted but do you think i need a new1?and if so do i need 1 of the new digital ones they charge a fortune to fit?next door had 1 and its huge and yellow!!thx
Ross McGinnes Friday 7 December 2007 6:03PM Hebden Bridge
Our Freeview reception has been great for 18 months in HX7 8QX (Winter Hill) with a Hi-Gain aerial, yet 80% of channels are unwatchable over the past week. High winds? Only BBC 1 & 2 are fine! Any ideas Briantist? (Great service you've got here, by the way).
Lyn Turner Sunday 9 December 2007 8:20PM Huddersfield
My BBC channels are pixelating. They have been fine all summer and have deteriorated over the last couple of weeks. I had a new roof top ariel on a long pole about 18mnths ago and it was woirking fine. Post code is HD4 6SJ Emly moor. Any ideas?
I have found out of all my freeview boxes only the Sagem ones are interference free. I think this is something to do with the fact there power supply is separate. I also have an old Hauppauge DEC 1100 that has also been interference free, that has a separate powere supply. Having said all that my daughter uses a Durabrand from Asda with a separate power supply and that has interference problems.
David East Wednesday 19 December 2007 8:29AM Bonnybridge
Living in Bonnybridge postcode FK4 2FB. Last couple of days we have been unable to receive BBC channels BBC1 BBC2 BBC3 News24 CBBCs. Is there any work ongoing with the local transmitters that would result in this?Do you suggest investing in a surge protector to see if this makes a difference - I wonder whether all Christmas lights/ etc in the neighbourhood is having an effect? BBC1 and BBC2 analoguesignal is poor quality also.
David East: There is no transmitter work at the moment in your area. You need a mains FILTER (not a surge protector, that will do nothing) to help with reception. No, lights will not effect the signal. Poor quality analogue suggests that your aerial has moved, you have loose connectors or a disconnection.
David East Wednesday 19 December 2007 12:56PM Bonnybridge
Thanks for the advice Briantist - however: Just put digibox on again and BBC channels are fine - strange!? Not sure what's going on here. Suspect this evening when I sit down to watch, the picture won't be there!
David East: That simply suggests that there is a device that is turned on during the evening that is using the RF channel allocated to Mux 1. It could be in your house, or potentially a neigbours or it even could be illegal interfernece such as pirate radio.
I live in Thornton Bradford and receive tv from emley moor transmitter. Last night (Sat) I was recording virgin1 on my pvr when it said there was an error, when I checked all the mux d programmes on channel 49 had gone. I have tried disconnecting everything removing existing programmes and doing a rescan also tried a manual scan all to no avail. Any ideas anyone?
Hi Norma - Have your missing channels come back yet? I think this is probably just one of those irritating blips. Emley Moor transmits mux d at lower power than the other muxes and a lot of freeviewers get intermittent problems with these channels. I'm in Gt Horton and find that Film4 and Virgin1 are pretty much unwatchable half the time.
Hopefully this will change when the analogue's switched off and the transmitter can bump up the signal, but in the meantime I doubt there's anything you can do.
Brian Robbins Friday 8 February 2008 7:22PM Plymouth
Hi I am experiencing intermittent loss of audio. I live in Plymouth PL3 area.
I have two Freeview boxes. One is a cheap one from Tesco's and the other a more expensive one I bought from Curry's a Logik. The trouble is that no matter which television I connect the Logik box to i get intermittent loss of audio but not with the Tesco's box. The Logik box is the second one I have had from Curry's the exchanged a Matsui which had the same problem - intermittent loss of sound. I have tried using different scart leads but it is still there. Any ideas why and what should I do to cure this inconveience.