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Tacolneston (East Anglia) transmitter Freeview retune

If you receive your full-service Freeview reception from the Tacolneston transmitter, you will need to retune on Wednesday 17th August 2011 to continue to receive all services.

If you receive your full-service Freeview reception from the Ta
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If you live in East Anglia and use Freeview from the Tacolneston transmitter, you will need to perform a retune on Wednesday 17th August 2011.

At around midnight, multiplex B (BBC Four, CBeebies, BBC Parliament, 303, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Asian Network, and BBC World Service) moves from C58 moves to C66, and Multiplex C (PICK TV, Dave, Really, E4+1, Big Deal, Create and Craft, Price Drop TV, Gems TV 1, PICK TV +1, Daystar TV, Food Network and Sky News) from C61 to C68.

From 6am Wednesday 17 August 2011, you must to a perform a "first time installation" retune (sometimes "Factory Reset" or "Shipping Condition") on your Freeview box or television set

This is NOT the digital switchover for Tacolneston - that starts on Wednesday 9th November 2011 and completes on Wednesday 23rd November 2011.

These changes are required to protect the BBC multiplexes on the Waltham transmitter.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
11:26 PM

Love the old Anglia TV flag on this page.

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Paul's 1 post GB
Thursday, 18 August 2011

8:22 AM

Paul: Yes, it was rather a good logo, wasn't it?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
james baker
9:57 AM

got a bit of a prob can anyone help..???
I use the 2nd tv out from my skybox to give a sky feed throughout the house but since the re-tune date this picture has become very poor.. is this due to change ???
when i unplug the tv aerial the picture is fine ??

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james baker's 1 post GB
11:32 AM


Hi... I followed the factory restore message on my screen last night. Previously Freeview had worked perfectly... Now all of my Freeview channels are blocky, scrambled, or just a blue screen. I've re-tuned via factory restare again, but still the same problem. My analogue channels are now better than the digital channels! What's happened..? My post code is NR3 4AB. I have sky in my living room which is fine... the problem is with Freeview in my bedroom. About a month ago, I have something fitted to my roof aerial, which runs off the mains in my dining room, which feeds the signal into my dining room and bedrooms. Done by a very reputable company. And has worked very well up until the re-tune last night. Please help!!!

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emma's 2 posts EU

12:19 PM

emma: If you have a rooftop aerial you should have no problems with Freeview reception - can you please see Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice please for a list of things you should check.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
12:26 PM

Thank you Briantist... I've looked at the page, and I have a few things to check. I can see that there are problems with the Tacolneston area at the mo...

Full service Freeview transmitters map | - independent free digital TV advice

Thank you again

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emma's 2 posts EU

4:50 PM

emma: I think the "problems" are all related to the overnight switch of channels yesterday, I don't think there are any ongoing problems with transmission now.

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