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All posts by Jerry Brett

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I have a Humax 9300T and I originally enjoyed pretty good reception on most of the channels I wanted to watch. Last year the reception of C5 and all the C4 and ITV channels went down the toilet before recovering late last year. In the last couple of weeks the reception has gone down the toilet again. I live in North Suffolk and I am using a standard aerial with no boosters. TV is an old Panasonic widescreen CRT model from 1998. Any insight you can give me would be appreciated.

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Where do I check whether my box meets current standards? It's less than 2 years old so I'll be pretty hacked if it doesn't.
Manually tuned it yesterday. 5 channels are 100% quality. The 6th was all over the place. That's the one carrying C4, C5, More4 etc.
Other users have similar problems but use SKY to get round it.
Any way I can compensate for this without forking over a SKY subscription?


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Thanks guys. I did wonder if my problems had something to do with switch over fiddling and diddling. I checked my box on your link Brian and the 9200 is listed but the 9300 isn't. So I guess I may have to put up and shut up for now. At least the programmes I'm missing will probably be repeated after switch over and C5 repeats much of its content on 5USA and 5* a few days later and I can get both of those clear as crystal. Heigh ho...

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Analogue and digital signal strength | Switchovers
Sunday 22 May 2011 8:04PM
Sudbury

Mike & Steve - thanks for your comments. Haven't been on the old PC lately to check this site so didn't see your responses. Aerial and cable were replaced a couple of years ago when old aerial rotted away so I am assuming that damp isn't an issue. When I tried manually tuning the PVR it showed no signal strength on most of the channels it wasn't already using. The ones that did show signal strength wouldn't identify any channels. I don't get my signal from Sudbury despite the fact that the mast is only 5 or 6 miles away. Are you saying that the Sudbury transmitter is interfering with my reception? If so, would an attenuator help anyway? Sorry to be vague, the technicalities of TV reception are uncharted territory for me.

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Analogue and digital signal strength | Switchovers
Thursday 26 May 2011 6:11PM
Sudbury

Steve. Apparently the signal comes from Talconeston, a place I'd never heard of until I visited this website. The old analogue signal came from Sandy Heath.

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Analogue and digital signal strength | Switchovers
Saturday 28 May 2011 3:18PM
Sudbury

Brian. I just had a look outside and my best guess is that the aerial is pointing to the Sudbury transmitter. I assumed that it was Talconeston because that is the transmitter that is highlighted on this website when I put in my postcode. I understand that Humax is broadcasting an update on 1st June. Could this solve my problems or are they just paving the way for switch over on 20th July?

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Analogue and digital signal strength | Switchovers
Thursday 16 June 2011 7:43PM
Sudbury

Jerry Brett: Brian, Humax upgrade was the same one they were broadcasting a year ago apparently. I missed it anyway.
So nothing new to report

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