on 24-12-2012 14h29
Before Upgrade my local BBC channel was the East Midlands which strange enough is where I live. Since the upgrade I appear to have moved to the Central Midlands as I now get BBC Midlands. Lady told me it is not a BT vision issue its a Freeview issue. Could not make her see that I havent moved. Any Ideas how i get BBC East Midlands back.
I have so many issues with the new guide I will post a separate posting
24-12-2012 16h53 - edited 24-12-2012 16h55
The box is presenting all the channels it sees with duplicates in the 800 region.
You would need an attenuator to filter out the signal you don't want.
on 24-12-2012 19h06
Just a thought, are they just doing a combined Midlands programme over the holiday period?
on 28-12-2012 9h50
on 28-12-2012 9h51
on 28-12-2012 11h13
Some time ago a similar thing happened to me with the channels I wanted in the 800's.
I read somewhere to do the following:
1. Remove the aerial from the box.
2. Start scanning for channels.
3. When the progress gets past 30% put the aerial back in.
That worked for me.
on 30-12-2012 22h59
The next thing to check is do yours and your neighbours aerials point the same way - ie are they both horizontal or is one horizontal and one vertical as one of you may be receiving from a relay and the other from a main transmitter.
Also, if you do a rescan on Freeview on your TV set how is BBC One shown? I always thought there was a split between East Midlands and West Midlands but not a 'BBC Midlands' but I could be wrong there.
Also whereabouts are you as if you're getting Look North You could be in Notts, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire or north west Norfolk (to name but a few). Don't give us your full postcode but if you go to the coverage checker on digitaluk.co.uk and tick the option for the detailed view let us know what it says for you.
31-12-2012 11h10 - edited 31-12-2012 11h15
Looks like the OP is in a location that can receive three transmitters, Waltham (the wanted transmitter for East Midlands), Sutton Coldfiled (West Midlands) and Emley Moor or Belmont (Look North). I'm guessing they live north of Nottingham. PS. Is it the Leeds version of Look North from Emley or the Lincs version from Belmont?
These transmitters broadcast BBC on the following channels:
Sutton Coldfield: 43
Emley Moor: 47
Waltham: 61 (49 from next May)
The OP seems to be getting a stronger signal from Sutton Coldfield than Waltham (quite common in Nottingham). The 'take the aerial out' trick won't be easy to achieve as the OP would have to guage when the scan had gotten to Channels 47-53 before putting the aerial back in, and would probably lose Multiplex A in the process which is on Channel 29 from Waltham.
Most non-BT boxes let you do a manual scan for channels to get around this problem. The only solutions here appears to be to wait for May when the problem may sort itself out with a rescan, or to get a more directional aerial (a log periodic) trained on Waltham instead of the current one that is picking up just about everything.
Log Periodic aerials are a good solution but a lot of installers don't stock them cause they are more expensive than cheap contract aerials (even though they are smaller in size and IMHO look better on the roof!).