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TV Digital Switchover

Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:49 pm

Has anyone here had their TV service moved over to digital yet, this happened to our region yesterday and to be honest its been a bit of a nightmare. From getting the management company to changing over the aerial to suddenly losing half my digital channels when it happens to the so called help line not knowing what the problem is and having to find out yourself

So a helpful guide that people won't tell you

1) If you have a freeview box made before 2008 there is a small chance that it may not work after switchover (like mine) as they upgraded the digital network in summer 2008 and boxes made before then won't have compatible software and you'll need to get another one.

2) If you find after switchover that your aerial signal dramatically drops then try this and it makes the signal a lot better

i) remove aerial cable and do a rescan on your freeview box and it will find no channels
ii) after rescan has finished turn off the power to the box for at least a minute
iii) re attach aerial and turn on freeview box
iv) perform a rescan to pick up channels
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Good advice PPH. We did'nt have that problem, as we have a Sky Dish, but I had to help a couple of friends who had the same trouble as you
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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:57 pm

the management company are connecting all our flats to the communal sat dish system next week so I think I will buy a freesat box once this has been done
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Post  littlewid on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:00 pm

Nice tip there PPH. I have sky HD and a digital TV so i'm ok but my mum has freeview and a non digital TV and we haven't switched over yet, so it will be useful to keep this thread in mind when she does, so thanks again......we could be resorting to this thread in the near future cheers

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Post  princesspurplehippy on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:05 pm

well if my hours of research, frustration and maybe the occasional swear word helps someone then I'm glad Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  littlewid on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:09 pm

Oh i'm sure it will help PPH because as you have found out, these things never go smoothly do they, so my mum will be grateful.....infact so will I be because it will be me she gets to sort it.......so in advance, a HUGE THANK YOU Hugs

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