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TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will not receive Freeview after switchover is complete

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will no
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If you use one of these to watch Freeview, or are hoping to after <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconswitchover happens in your region, you will need to get a new Freeview box at switchover.

ONdigital/ITVdigital branded set top boxes

Nokia Mediamaster 9850T; Pace DTR730 and DTR735, Philips DTX6370, DTX6371 and DTX6372; Pioneer DBRT200 and DBRT210, Sony VTX-D500; Toshiba DTB2000.

If you have any of these you will need to recycle it and get a new box.

Freeview branded set top boxes

Fusion FRT100*, Pace DTVA-T "Wedge Adaptor", DT210F*, Samsung SIRU200i (Without M suffix).

Freeview, ONdigital and ITV branded integrated digital television sets

Alba ONdigital sets, Bush ONdigital sets.

Hitachi 28WDDODTN, 32WD40DTN and D36W840DTN; Panasonic TX-28DT2, TX-32DT2, TX-28DT30*, TX-32DT30*, TX-36DT30*, TX-36DT35* and TX-32DH40*; Philips 28DW6734, 32DW6834, 32DW9625, 28DW6557* and 32DW6557*.

Sanyo CE28DFN1-B, CE32DFN1-B, CE28DFN2-B, CE32DFN2-B, CE32DFN2BK-B, CE28DWN1-B, CE28DFN3-B-00, CE32DFN3-B-00, CE30LD3-B,CE30LD3BK-B, CE27LD3-B, CE23LD4-B, CE23LD4W-B, CE27LD4-B, CE27LD4BK-B, CE32LD4-B, CE32LD4BK-B, CE27LD5-B and CE32LD5-B.

Sony 28DS60, 32DS60, 28DS65, 32DS65, 28DX20, 32DX20, 28DX30, 32DX30, 28DS20, 32DS20, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KD28DX40*, KD32DX40*, KD32DX100*, KD32NX100*, KD32NX200*, KD36NX200*; Toshiba 28WT98B, 32WT98B, 28ZT29B, 32ZT29B, 36ZT29B, 42WT29B, 50WT29B and 57WT29B.

All these sets can be upgraded - contact the supplier (numbers below) to add a Freeview box to the set.

Boxes that do not support both 2k and 8k modes

Some boxes are having problems during switchover supporting both modes at the same times:

  • Sharp TU-R160H
  • Humax 9200T
  • Thomson DTi 1000


The workaround appears to be to add the "8k" channel manually (C62 for Selkirk, for example) and then to do this procedure after switchover is complete: <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconMy Freeview box has no EPG, is missing Film4, Channel 4+1, no sound on ITV3 or the channel line up is wrong - ukfree.tv - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002

This is on top of the boxes that could not cope with the changes to the Network Information Table (NIT): Daewoo DS608P, Labgear DTT100, Triax DVB 2000T, Portland DP100 and these VCR/STBs: Daewoo SV900, Bush IDVCR01

Helpline numbers

  • Alba 0871 230 1777
  • Bush 0871 230 1777
  • Daewoo 0870 100 2525
  • Hitachi 0870 405 4405
  • Humax 0870 247 8800
  • Nokia 0845 045 5555
  • Pace 0870 120 1910
  • Panasonic 0800 169 3012
  • Philips 0870 900 9070
  • Pioneer 0330 123 1240
  • Sharp 08705 274 277
  • Sony 08705 111999
  • Thomson 01443 220220
  • Toshiba 0115 976 6958






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jb38
Saturday 12 January 2013 1:04PM

Keith: Also meant to say, that the only reason I mentioned about the possibility of your box being basically the same but with a minor addition to its printed circuit board (PCB), was because of you having observed that the firmware on the new box was exactly the same as on your old one.

Of course additions made in this way are quite commonly experienced on all brands of equipment, the give away always being that if a PCB is carefully inspected on both sides and a component is seen soldered onto either the track side of the board, or alternatively is seen piggy back soldered onto another component on the main side of the board, then this is "always" done because a problem has been experienced with the value of the component chosen by the designer.

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Keith
Sunday 13 January 2013 1:56PM

jb38: Well I'm certainly pleased with the usablilty of the Vestel box - just as easy as my old (and failing) Ferguson FPVR1T which may also be made by Vestel.

I particularly like the ad skip buttons of 30sec or 2min on plyback and the handy program length indicator bar when surfing (not available on our Sky HD box).

My only grouch is that these HD boxes seem to require the use of an operating system and take up to 30secs to switch on while an SD box is instantaneous.

As our main box is the

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Keith
Sunday 13 January 2013 2:01PM

Can't see how to edit previous post of which some is missing - so here it is again...

jb38: Well I'm certainly pleased with the usablilty of the Vestel box - just as easy as my old (and failing) Ferguson FPVR1T which may also be made by Vestel.

I particularly like the ad skip buttons of 30sec or 2min on plyback and the handy program length indicator bar when surfing (not available on our Sky HD box).

My only grouch is that these HD boxes seem to require the use of an operating system and take up to 30secs to switch on while an SD box is instantaneous.

As our main box is the (definately superior) SKY HD one, the Vestel will only get occasional use anyway and it's nice to have the option of recording in HD.

If the Sky box wasn't nearly always full up with the better half's dramas and soaps we wouldn't even need a Freeview box :))


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jb38
Sunday 13 January 2013 8:18PM

Keith: Yes, I fully agree with what you say regarding the HD version being somewhat sluggish in operation, this basically caused by the processor being stretched to its limits in the same way as experienced on some older PC's when a more complex task is attempted, of course the Vestels deficiency will be made to appear even worse by you also using a Sky HD box which has the latest circuitry, but you are quite correct about Vestels SD versions insomuch that any commands that might be made on the remote control gets an absolutely instant response.

But you should keep your eye on the DRG's download site as I feel that its on the cards that a software update will be made for that chassis at some not too distant point in time, of course the only thing there being that some of Vestels updates can have an element of hit and miss attached to them, but though that can also apply to more than Vestel devices.

Anyway I'm pleased that the replacement box turned out OK, because in my experience once anyone has used a Vestel boxes menu system for a short time they generally get spoiled for using any other Freeview device, and although I have always been an admirer of Humax devices this is purely on their technical merits connected to the devices reception abilities, and most certainly NOT their long winded menu systems.

Cheers / jb.

PS: I know what you mean about the a boxes hard drive capacity getting rapidly used up by other than yourself, as I noticed that one of my PVR's HDD has been loaded up to 92% of capacity with dozens of Flog it's / Bargain hunts and Dickinson's real deals, I really will need to delete the series link, albeit this being done in a subtle fashion!

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Lisa Brumhead
Saturday 16 March 2013 7:44PM

Due to personal issues i now have to start again with two kids and managed to pick up a Sanyo CE32WN7-b very cheap, the sound works great when watching dvd however when plugging in freeview box can get great picture but no sound, if you turn up volume on both really loud you can faintly hear the audio. Any ideas the tv menu is very limited

J
jb38
Saturday 16 March 2013 8:19PM

Lisa Brumhead: Have you checked to ensure that the volume control on the Freeview box is sufficiently advanced? this done via the Freeview boxes remote control.

J
jb38
Saturday 16 March 2013 8:29PM

Lisa Brumhead: On re reading your posting, if by both you are meaning the Freeview box as well as the TV, then are you connecting the box straight into the TV via a scart lead?

You should also make sure that the "Mute" button isn't pressed on the Freeview boxes remote control, if though you have checked all mentioned and the problem still remains then try another scart lead.

It would also be of assistance if you supplied the model number of the Freeview box in question.


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CHAS.
Wednesday 10 April 2013 8:27PM Buckley

I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS ANY OF THE BBC CHANNELS
WHEN I TRY TO RETUNE MY "PROGRESS" LINE GOES
HALFWAY THEN A MESSAGE NO SIGNAL IS SHOWN.
MY POST CODE IS CH7 6NP,NORTH WALES.NEAR
CHESTER.

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