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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:10 pm Reply with quote
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anthony2l wrote:
Local TV (yes I know it can cause issues) seems to be a mess.


That's an understatement, local transmissions are usually low power, so bad reception is not uncommon, and your hard disc could easily be wiped.

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:30 pm Reply with quote
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@jimi

I used to get my transmitter information from DigitalUK.co.uk but this has morphed into the site I am now using. Basically, this site maintains a database showing the transmitters and scheduled changes to the muxes. This is the only definitive source I have found over the last 2 years and I believe it is what the industry is working to.

I'm not bothered about whether or not it advises the correct transmitter for a specific postcode - this will obviously be dependent on the aerial, it's orientation and hills/trees etc. i.e. do as you do and use the transmitter that suits you best

@anthony2l
I didn't realise that the Local mux was also not available on the TV; might be worth sending them a message to say that it has disappeared (just in case they think it is working)

Geoff

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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:53 pm Reply with quote
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I wasn't criticising your use of the site, I use it myself for transmitter retune info, it seems to be consistently accurate in that respect. Cool

It was more to raise awareness for anyone using it to check which transmitter is best for them that it's predictions aren't gospel

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Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:26 pm Reply with quote
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To add to my earlier post it seems that the Muxical games have rendered my Log36 aerial impotent.

I'm in a bit of a hole, literally and it took a lot of experimenting to get good reception from Waltham for all channels I wanted. Alternatives were Sutton Coldfield (wrong region though) and Nottingham - but a block of houses and trees were in the way.

I've just tested from the TV forcing for instance Ch55 (so I can get BBC News HD) and the signal now is too weak to autotune. Ch41 is just not there.

When the weather is a bit warmer I'll see if Nottingham is any better on the new frequencies, else I'll have to investigate a new aerial.

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 5:34 pm Reply with quote
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I've just updated the following files:-
* Freeview.dat (09 May 2020)
* Freeview(Scotland).dat (09-May-2020)

FvTxData.tsv has not been modified

Geoff

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:20 pm Reply with quote
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I've just updated the following files:-
* Freeview.dat (04 Jun 2020)
* Freeview(Scotland).dat (04 Jun 2020)

Please note that both files contain a duplicate channel name but this should not be an issue as they are porn channels that I would expect you to delete anyway)

FvTxData.tsv has not been modified

Geoff

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:15 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Geoff Cool

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Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am Reply with quote
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I've just updated the following files:-
* Freeview.dat (04 Jul 2020)
* Freeview(Scotland).dat (04 Jul 2020)

FvTxData.tsv has not been modified

Geoff

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TAPs: PcControl B1.4; StopExit v1.01; PruneEPG 1.0; fsSave 1.1; QuickJump 1.72; SecCache (UK) v0.4; EIT Sub (Game) v0.6; EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.6; Bookmark 3.0; Extend v1.7; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.6; MHEG On/Off A3;
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jimi
Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:57 am Reply with quote
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Thanks Geoff, updated Freeview(Scotland).dat (04 Jul 2020) and rescanned using TM, 10 minutes tops, no problems Cool

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