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    • YBNB
    • By YBNB 31st Oct 06, 12:26 PM
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    Freeview problem - where's Channel 5 gone?
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    • 31st Oct 06, 12:26 PM
    Freeview problem - where's Channel 5 gone? 31st Oct 06 at 12:26 PM
    Bought a freeview box for our bedroom about a month ago. All channels there, some signals stronger than other but on the whole fine, and delighted with my 25 value for money.

    However, in the past few days, Channel 5 has stopped working altogether. All the other channels are working fine, and if I plug the aerial into the telly, old-stylie, the reception for C5 is fine.

    Any ideas? I'm stumped.

    Thanks in advance!
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  • espresso
    • #2
    • 31st Oct 06, 12:35 PM
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    • 31st Oct 06, 12:35 PM
    However, in the past few days, Channel 5 has stopped working altogether. All the other channels are working fine, and if I plug the aerial into the telly, old-stylie, the reception for C5 is fine.
    by YBNB
    So you are comparing CH5 analogue with CH5 digital then! CH5 may not even come from the same transmitter on analogue as the other terrestrial channels do. (it doesn't here)

    Have you tried re-scanning? CH5 digital is transmitted on Mux A and you should be able to check the received signal strength somewhere in the set-up screens.

    HTH
    • YBNB
    • By YBNB 5th Nov 06, 8:50 PM
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    • 5th Nov 06, 8:50 PM
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    • 5th Nov 06, 8:50 PM
    So you are comparing CH5 analogue with CH5 digital then! CH5 may not even come from the same transmitter on analogue as the other terrestrial channels do. (it doesn't here)

    Have you tried re-scanning? CH5 digital is transmitted on Mux A and you should be able to check the received signal strength somewhere in the set-up screens.

    HTH
    by espresso
    Thanks. I'll try this out tomorrow.

    It was working to begin with though (on Freeview) which is why I'm very confused.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 5th Nov 06, 9:26 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Nov 06, 9:26 PM
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    • 5th Nov 06, 9:26 PM
    Have you got any of these other channels, the MUXA lineup.

    TELE G, ABC 1, QVC, UKTV GOLD, BID TV, PRICE DROP TV, TCM, UKTV STYLE, DISCOVERY, UKTV FOOD, BRIT EUROSPORT, FIVE US, FIVE LIFE, TOPUP ANYTIME 1, TOPUP ANYTIME 2, TOPUP ANYTIME 3, DISCOVERY RT, CARTOON NET, TEACHERS TV, TELEVISION X, T TEXT HOLS, BBC R1, BBC R2, BBC R3, BBC R4, HEAT, MOJO.

    If not then do a rescan and hopefully they will all come back Sometimes the boxes mysteriously lose channels :confused:
    • YBNB
    • By YBNB 6th Nov 06, 3:14 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th Nov 06, 3:14 PM
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    • 6th Nov 06, 3:14 PM
    I've got several of them, certainly BBC1, BBC2, ITV, QVC for starters....
  • tawnyowls
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    • 6th Nov 06, 3:42 PM
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    • 6th Nov 06, 3:42 PM
    It does happen sometimes - sometimes the boxes (less so with the integrated TVs but still occasionally) decide randomly to rescan from the beginning and if you're unlucky enough to have that happen while a channel has shut down for the night (or day) or if the signal's bad that particular time, it just won't pick it up. Rescanning usually finds them again.
    • YBNB
    • By YBNB 7th Nov 06, 12:21 PM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 12:21 PM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 12:21 PM
    Many thanks to Tawny, Espresso and Mole. I re-scanned and Channel 5 is back!
  • effinell!!
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    • 7th Nov 06, 5:59 PM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 5:59 PM
    My mother has a similar problem I think.

    She has freeview and can get C5 but cannot get the new Five US or Five Life do we need to re-scan?. When she goes to Ch35 she gets Quiz Time.

    I'm not techie so simple help please.
  • espresso
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    • 7th Nov 06, 6:04 PM
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    • 7th Nov 06, 6:04 PM
    My mother has a similar problem I think.

    She has freeview and can get C5 but cannot get the new Five US or Five Life do we need to re-scan?. When she goes to Ch35 she gets Quiz Time.

    I'm not techie so simple help please.
    by effinell!!
    It depends on the receiver, some will automatically scan on switch on but if the new channels are only on at certain times of the day, they may not be found and added to the menu. Re-scanning should find new channels if they are transmitting, so give it a go!
  • tawnyowls
    Most of them seem to transmit pre-6pm, so it's worth trying then rather than later.
  • Andrew L.
    It depends on the receiver, some will automatically scan on switch on but if the new channels are only on at certain times of the day, they may not be found and added to the menu. Re-scanning should find new channels if they are transmitting, so give it a go!
    by espresso

    My problem is the PERMANENT disappearance of Freeview Channels 82 and 83 (Sky News and Sky Sports News), although I get Sky 3. No amount of scanning brings them back. Other Channels show strong signal strength and surely Sky don't transmit the missing channels at a lower strength? Any other suggestions? Thanks:confused:
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