Change in Freeview channels

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A whole bunch seem to have changed numbers/stations (on all 3 TVs), eg Yesterday is now on 12. Do I need to retune ??

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  • glennevis
    glennevis Posts: 647 Forumite
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    Yes, changed a few days ago.
  • [Deleted User]
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    https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges

    Put your postcode and house number in the above and it'll tell you if the channels have or are about to change.

    To do a proper re-tune pull out the aerial from the Freeview box or TV and do a full manual re-tune. This will clear all channels from memory, then plug the cable back in and do it again. If you have elderly neighbours or family I'd check with them too.
  • Rodders53
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    castle96 wrote: »
    A whole bunch seem to have changed numbers/stations (on all 3 TVs), eg Yesterday is now on 12. Do I need to retune ??
    If they've changed automatically then you have modern TVs that auto-manages channel numbering changes and may even (if enabled) auto-retune when needed. (Freeview HD models for sure).

    So likely, no you don't need to retune. But you're unlikely to come to any harm if you do a full retune.

    Most sets don't need the process advocated by Colin. Only really old SD-only models might.
  • wild666
    wild666 Posts: 2,126 Forumite
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    I am LLF (legally Licence free) and the channels change occasionally but I use the TV for Netflix and radio so I re-tune just in case any radio stations have moved it always defaults to BBC 1 after a re-tune so I always set it back to the radio station I listen to football on.
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  • castle96
    castle96 Posts: 2,894 Forumite
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    Did a retune and all Ok now. Doesn't seem to autoretune ! Samsung 4 yrs old. Why doesn't it tell you to retune
    thanks all for help
  • Farway
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    castle96 wrote: »
    Did a retune and all Ok now. Doesn't seem to autoretune ! Samsung 4 yrs old. Why doesn't it tell you to retune
    thanks all for help


    I've not got same TV, but my Freeview has a pop up that says re tune, however if I don't the pop vanishes for ever. Maybe this happened & you never spotted it?
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