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Reigate (Surrey, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 23 April 2012 2:03PM
Godstone

Hi. I live in Godstone, RH9 8AJ, and have a Wide Band Aerial, mounted on the eves of my house, pointing to the Reigate transmitter.
Since the 18th April retune my digital recorder will only record the BBC channels.
All the others are stuttering and missing bits.
The recorder is a Digihome DTR160. It is watchable direct on all channels when not recording
My Toshiba freeview HD Television is perfect
on all channels.
As all was fine before switchover, I could even record two channels at once, what could
have gone so wrong.
Thanks for any help. Eric



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Thankyou Nick.
Hope you get very wealthy soon.
CU Eric

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Hi jb38. Thank you for your reply.
On checking the software version in my Digihome DTR160 ,as you suggested, I found it to be v2.7. That is well behind the V13 you found.
I brought the recorder from Tesco in June 2009, it is not three years old, because it could record two programs
simultaneously. Now I see how it should have updated but never had the chance because I switch off all stand electrics overnight, government save energy advice.
Looks like I will have to leave it on again overnight in case Vestal give us a second chance sometime.
Meanwhile I have resurrected my older Digihome PVR80 brought 2007, us oldies throw nothing away, which is working just fine.
As to your second point. When digital TV started, back in the On-digital days, I had to use a signal booster and even then the picture would block when a plane went by. The signal is so much better now, the booster is not used or needed. My Digihomes show 80% strength and "Very Good" signal.
Thanks again. CU Eric

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Hi. jb38
Thanks for your help to get my Digihome DTR160 recorder to function correctly after the Reigate DSO.
I followed your links and also found some other posts on this problem, some going back
to the first DSOs. It seems there will not be a fix any time soon, or indeed ever, as this model has been discontinued.
I resolved my problem by throwing money at it. I purchased a Toshiba HDR5010KB DSR. This does all I want perfectly. It records two programs simultaneously and in HD. I recommend it.
Thanks again. CU Eric

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