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Updates and info on the DTT platform (October 2016)

NG
noggin Founding member
I've still got Com 7 but have lost Com 8. I actually live in Crystal Palace too...
Bit frustrating given until very recently BBC4 HD and CBeebies HD were on Com 7.
I'm sure there's some technical explanation similar to what has happened to Noggin but given I have 7 on ch55, very odd I can't get 8 on ch56. A manual tune of ch56 shows a very low and flaky signal but not enough to bring in any channels.


I've still got Com 7 but have lost Com 8. I actually live in Crystal Palace too...
Bit frustrating given until very recently BBC4 HD and CBeebies HD were on Com 7.
I'm sure there's some technical explanation similar to what has happened to Noggin but given I have 7 on ch55, very odd I can't get 8 on ch56. A manual tune of ch56 shows a very low and flaky signal but not enough to bring in any channels.


I live in Dulwich, with the CP transmitter visible from my living room windows. Using a Telecam TCE2000 indoor aerial, both 55 and 56 are 100%.

I've also got a cheap as chips One For All loop aerial in the kitchen, which is blocked by walls and can't see CP directly, where again all muxes are 100%.


Interestingly - just tried an indoor aerial (Philips UHF/VHF with internal amp I bought in Finland on holiday - where they have both UHF and VHF DVB-T/T2 services). I get the same result - PSB1-3, Local, COM4-6 and COM8 but no COM7. Wonder if it is a geographical quirk - the aerials are a floor apart...
NG
noggin Founding member

Meanwhile, the disruption in London yesterday (which quite honestly is nothing new or a unique experience for everybody else outside of the London region !) will only serve to drive people to other forms of domestic delivery; satellite, cable, and 'streaming', possibly further eroding the 'case' for DTT.


Yes - though losing services that only exist on Freeview HD (and aren't available on Freesat, Sky etc.) is a bit annoying. I've lost C4+1 HD and 4SevenHD - both of which have been very useful in the past...
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I've still got Com 7 but have lost Com 8. I actually live in Crystal Palace too...
Bit frustrating given until very recently BBC4 HD and CBeebies HD were on Com 7.
I'm sure there's some technical explanation similar to what has happened to Noggin but given I have 7 on ch55, very odd I can't get 8 on ch56. A manual tune of ch56 shows a very low and flaky signal but not enough to bring in any channels.


I've still got Com 7 but have lost Com 8. I actually live in Crystal Palace too...
Bit frustrating given until very recently BBC4 HD and CBeebies HD were on Com 7.
I'm sure there's some technical explanation similar to what has happened to Noggin but given I have 7 on ch55, very odd I can't get 8 on ch56. A manual tune of ch56 shows a very low and flaky signal but not enough to bring in any channels.


I live in Dulwich, with the CP transmitter visible from my living room windows. Using a Telecam TCE2000 indoor aerial, both 55 and 56 are 100%.

I've also got a cheap as chips One For All loop aerial in the kitchen, which is blocked by walls and can't see CP directly, where again all muxes are 100%.


Interestingly - just tried an indoor aerial (Philips UHF/VHF with internal amp I bought in Finland on holiday - where they have both UHF and VHF DVB-T/T2 services). I get the same result - PSB1-3, Local, COM4-6 and COM8 but no COM7. Wonder if it is a geographical quirk - the aerials are a floor apart...


What does the Digital UK website coverage checker give you for reception, using the industry mode?
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

Meanwhile, the disruption in London yesterday (which quite honestly is nothing new or a unique experience for everybody else outside of the London region !) will only serve to drive people to other forms of domestic delivery; satellite, cable, and 'streaming', possibly further eroding the 'case' for DTT.


Yes - though losing services that only exist on Freeview HD (and aren't available on Freesat, Sky etc.) is a bit annoying. I've lost C4+1 HD and 4SevenHD - both of which have been very useful in the past...


Nothing in your home spewing out a signal on UHF Ch 55 ? Sky Box RF Out for instance ?

My son had an early Chromecast stick, he brought it back from living in Oz for a year. Sticking it in his telly here, it wiped out the ability of his TV to receive a couple of muxes.
In the end, I had to stick it on the end of an extention HDMI cable
Last edited by Markymark on 3 April 2018 2:23pm
Stuart and bilky asko gave kudos
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BBC RB HD launched today on 602, as expected on air 2100-0530 daily.

Assume it'll be a simulcast of 601 and they're not having RB 0 back which IIRC used the SD space during CBBC's downtime.
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The irony that the first programme on the Freeview Red Button HD service was part of The Super League Show which is made in SD.
MI
Mike516 (previously a516) Central (East) East Midlands Today
Confirmation that it's there until 16th April 2018. Slightly annoyed it didn't appear in the usual BBC Reception RSS Feed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/television/commonwealth_summer2018
NG
noggin Founding member
I've still got Com 7 but have lost Com 8. I actually live in Crystal Palace too...
Bit frustrating given until very recently BBC4 HD and CBeebies HD were on Com 7.
I'm sure there's some technical explanation similar to what has happened to Noggin but given I have 7 on ch55, very odd I can't get 8 on ch56. A manual tune of ch56 shows a very low and flaky signal but not enough to bring in any channels.



I live in Dulwich, with the CP transmitter visible from my living room windows. Using a Telecam TCE2000 indoor aerial, both 55 and 56 are 100%.

I've also got a cheap as chips One For All loop aerial in the kitchen, which is blocked by walls and can't see CP directly, where again all muxes are 100%.


Interestingly - just tried an indoor aerial (Philips UHF/VHF with internal amp I bought in Finland on holiday - where they have both UHF and VHF DVB-T/T2 services). I get the same result - PSB1-3, Local, COM4-6 and COM8 but no COM7. Wonder if it is a geographical quirk - the aerials are a floor apart...


What does the Digital UK website coverage checker give you for reception, using the industry mode?


100% for all muxes from CP - including COM 7 which I don't get now. Both now and in 2020.
NG
noggin Founding member

Meanwhile, the disruption in London yesterday (which quite honestly is nothing new or a unique experience for everybody else outside of the London region !) will only serve to drive people to other forms of domestic delivery; satellite, cable, and 'streaming', possibly further eroding the 'case' for DTT.


Yes - though losing services that only exist on Freeview HD (and aren't available on Freesat, Sky etc.) is a bit annoying. I've lost C4+1 HD and 4SevenHD - both of which have been very useful in the past...


Nothing in your home spewing out a signal on UHF Ch 55 ? Sky Box RF Out for instance ?

My son had an early Chromecast stick, he brought it back from living in Oz for a year. Sticking it in his telly here, it wiped out the ability of his TV to receive a couple of muxes.
In the end, I had to stick it on the end of an extention HDMI cable


That's a good shout. We have a Sky HD with a modulator - I'll check what frequency it's tuned to (even though we've no UHF RF connectivity to it)

I have a LOT of other stuff that could be spewing RF...
CU
Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) London
Does anyone know why the Freeview message about "Missing channels?" still appears on my televisions every time they're switched on in spite of me retuning them after the recent retune event?

Are the transmitters still sending these messages out?
Last edited by Custard56 on 7 April 2018 3:59pm

24 days later

RE
Rex (previously MetalGearRex) London London
A new channel has launched on LCN 98: TravelXP. COM7.
REEEEEEEEE
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
A new channel has launched on LCN 98: TravelXP. COM7.


Oh that's why my four year old LG TV asked yet again for a retune.

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