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BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec 2013 6:01 pm
by WickenMan
We seem to have lost BBC1, BBC2, BBC News, BBC Radio stations on Freeview. All other independent channels are OK.

Anybody else got this problem?

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec 2013 6:15 pm
by Barzey
It might be just a 'Retune' required, it has to be done every now and then

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec 2013 6:51 pm
by Scottman
Is IT trouble following you around ? :o

No problems here, other than those you know about :P

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec 2013 10:53 pm
by IGS
The BBC channels, ITV1 & ITV2, Channel 4 and channel 5 with a couple of others were fine where I am but some of the lesser known channels I had a problem with including ITV3 & ITV4. This is also through Freeview with an indoor aerial. I just blamed it on the fog. :(

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 6:50 am
by Mel
we get them disappear quite often but they come back though. Not much help if that is the only way you've got of watching tv, sorry! We're Virgin with a freeview back up.

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 10:19 am
by Barzey
For what its worth, last night our Freeview BBC channels and a couple of others were breaking up badly too but appear fine again this morning. Don't know about earlier as we only use Freeview as a back up to Sky.

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 1:18 pm
by John_D
Also get break up occasionally on some Freeview channels, but like others, generally only use Freeview, on the main TV, as backup for Virgin, but go one further with Freesat, using an 'ebayed' Sky box, as backup for both ;)

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 6:47 pm
by RCR1
My sons freeview was breaking up (pixelating) 2 days ago. With digital (freeview) its practically always down to a marginal aerial setup. With digital as opposed to the old analogue it is far more common for the channel to completely disappear rather than just become fuzzy as used to be the case.
A preamp can assist if its thought to be the aerial. In my sons case the preamp was down behind the TV which isnt a good idea. Putting it up in the loft as near the aerial as possible fixed the issue. A preamp is always far better as near to the aerial as possible so it amplifies the signal rather than signal plus noise down near the TV. Why problems now? Well with a marginal aerial, weather conditions such as rain/fog/high pressure can all effect the signal, it drops below a threshold and bingo, blank screen. Hope that helps

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 10:16 pm
by WickenMan
Barzey was correct. Retune did the trick. I wonder how we're supposed to know about the need to do this from time to time. :? I surmised incorrectly that Bengeo station was playing up.

Re: BBC TV & Radio signal

PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2013 10:39 pm
by Northsider
WickenMan wrote:We seem to have lost BBC1, BBC2, BBC News, BBC Radio stations on Freeview. All other independent channels are OK.

Anybody else got this problem?


Oh dear. First the tap water's no good now the TV. Apologies, but it's all fine in my bit of the road! My aerial points to Crystal Palace, about due south, is that same as you?

Check this out - http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/freeview ... ssing.html - gives lots of suggestions.