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My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong


My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+

To deal with the problem you must clear the channel list completely and then rescan - if your box has it in the menus, please the 'installation menu' to do an initial scan or a reset to factory settings or First Time Installation. You MUST delete the entire existing list of channels. On most boxes this technique can be also be used:

Try this:

1) unplug your Freeview box (or idTV) from the mains;



2) unplug the aerial from the Freeview box by disconnecting the cable from the 'RF in' socket;



3) wait 30 seconds;

4) plug Freeview box (or idTV) mains back in;



5) do a complete scan for channels - it will fail without the aerial. (This may be in the installation or initialization menu, and is distinct from any 'add channels option'). Once this is done your channel line up should be empty;



6) reinsert aerial by reconnecting to the 'RF in' connection;



7) do a complete scan for channels again.



The Freeview channel line-up provided by six "multiplexes" - each of which carry five or more TV channels, radio channels, text services and EPG data. In this diagram each ROW represents a multiplex. If you are still missing a whole multiplex (ie everything on the row) you may need to replace your aerial with a wideband type, purchase a <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAMAAAAoLQ9TAAAApVBMVEUAAADU1tRcXlwcHhw8PjykpqT08vR0cnQsLiyUlpS8vrzc3txUVlQUFhT8+vx8enw0NjScnpzs6uxsamysrqwkJiRMSkyMjowMCgzEwsTk4uT8/vx8fny0srTU0tRcWlwcGhw8OjykoqTs7uxsbmwsKiyUkpS8urzc2txUUlQUEhT09vR0dnQ0MjScmpzk5uRkZmSsqqwkIiTMysxEQkSMiowEAgSgT2XpAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAAMVJREFUGNNlj8tOg0AAAGcfli1SpbXZCBGSJpr4Af3/z/Ckh0rTRKRoDax0BfHioUlnjnMaOEOvT4wR6/HzA5hHRUZhjqlq/bQehvTZXTr3npsfcRfGAFRHfqPhotZxvxlH7++DauYS0aAOWi5bE0Zvs3LSBk2vVj3bYO6ltOFXJ7pcA9mVQ79sTbJjWiuhaTY3vjMsDxHdRAJkQPOw/4ZsL4HrSkHsFysoEDI5/QiMfExtaW1prbWldTsEt/8xfwUWT2fzf2e/R5UAzVrDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconlarger aerial or you may have interference from a VCR, games console, <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconSky Digibox or similar.



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Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 5 August 2014 12:19PM

Jenny Milborrow: It doesn't say that there is no problem with the transmitter, but rather says there are no faults reported.

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walter
Wednesday 13 August 2014 8:35AM

why does my freeview box cut off early at the end of nearly all recordings since it changed to 8 day timer. missing the end of nearly all programs

MikeP
Wednesday 13 August 2014 9:18PM

Walter

Some Freeview PVRs have a setting to control how long the recording continues to run after the supposed end of the desired programme. Check the settings for your particular box, it will tell you in the User Manual/Guide how to that.

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Meriel Forbes
Thursday 14 August 2014 6:56PM

I constantly perform manual reset on my Freeview TV in order to get the regional BBC South East news but the picture is always breaking up. channel 1 defaults to BBC London which we do not want. We live in Tunbridge Wells so right on top of the local transmitter. I key in the correct channel numbers for the transmitter but still no joy

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Michael Blakey
Monday 18 August 2014 4:11PM

We live in Salterforth,near Barnoldswick and for about seven weeks our televisions show no signal until 7.25am.
I understand our signal comes via the West Marton transmitter, are they doing some work in the early morning, or is there some other problem?
Thank you.




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MikeB
Monday 18 August 2014 8:02PM

Michael Blakey: Thats tranmitter is know as the Skipton transmitter http://www.ukfree.tv/txdetail.php?a=SD909517 , and seems to be fine, with no work on it since May.

Which begs the question, why is your TV signal coming on at 7.25am?

A postcode would be a great help, but judging by the local pub, your only 7km away with a good signal. Are you actually tuned to that transmitter? And is there any timer setting on your TV, etc? The other thing is, do you have any timer (thermostat, etc) which comes on/off at that time?

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Ian Shewan
Thursday 21 August 2014 9:16PM

Is there any reason for ALL the BBC channels at present being off the air or very badly pixelated on the Gartly Moor transmitter. This often happens and affects either the BBC or ITV channels. A lot of the time the sound is intermittent at the same time. It is almost possible to see adjacent channels through the existing channel, so I suggest or rather guess it is filter problems. This has been happening ever since the digital change over, I live in Oldmeldrum, in Aberdeenshire, and have had to use Gartly ever since it came on line.

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