How do i get missing channels back on my TV

In the last week i cannot get some of the channels on my Freeview TV that i could always get . when i rescan my TV some of the missing channels return but other channels that i could get before i rescanned i could not get them after i rescanned my TV 

I have this Samsung TV for about 7 years and i never had any problems with it until now 

what is the problem and how do i fix it ?

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  • ladruid
    ladruid Posts: 113 Forumite
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    edited 2 February 2023 at 1:37PM
    I suggest going to https://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview-channel-checker and check what channels you should get for your postcode.

    If you are missing channels off this list then its most likely a signal strength issue.
  • Robin9
    Robin9 Posts: 12,092 Forumite
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    Do you get a message a couple of times a week saying "new channels have been added"     - select your region. I  get given a choice of Gloucester and West  Midlands but not found any difference

    Do that and it solves the problem.

    I used to loose ITV regularly.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • ladruid said:
    I suggest going to https://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview-channel-checker and check what channels you should get for your postcode.

    If you are missing channels off this list then its most likely a signal strength issue.
    And if it is a signal strenght issue how do you solve it ?
  • baser999
    baser999 Posts: 1,134 Forumite
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    I retune our box and tv from time to time and notice that channels do disappear - they’ve either no longer on freeview or simply moved to another location
  • TadleyBaggie
    TadleyBaggie Posts: 6,048 Forumite
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    Outeast1000 said:

    And if it is a signal strenght issue how do you solve it ?
    Obvious first step is to get the aerial checked by a professional.
  • ladruid
    ladruid Posts: 113 Forumite
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    edited 3 February 2023 at 4:29PM
    ladruid said:
    I suggest going to https://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview-channel-checker and check what channels you should get for your postcode.

    If you are missing channels off this list then its most likely a signal strength issue.
    And if it is a signal strenght issue how do you solve it ?
    It could be many different things, ranging from the aerial moving in the wind, damage over time to aerial/cabling, new tall buildings constructed nearby, tv tuner going faulty.

    You could try another TV on the same cable and see if it gets more channels, this will point to a possible TV tuner issue.

    Other than that, the only real way is getting a professional to come check out the aerial alignment, signal levels, etc...
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