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Anyone got a Argos Basic Freeview box ?

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LIZS Wed 17-Jun-09 21:28:33

Replaced our dodgy Alba one with an Argos Basic (no other models in stock depsite sale starting hmm). Managed to connect it up but it has only installed a few channels (BBC1,2, 3, CBBC and CBeebies, News 24) where as before we had a much wider range of ITV, More 4 etc. Any idea as to why this may be as ostensibly, to a lay person at least, the spec is very similar, main difference being it comes with no cable.

EldonAve Wed 17-Jun-09 21:30:33

Is your signal strength low?

LIZS Wed 17-Jun-09 21:34:16

I don't think so but am wondering if atmospherics aren't helping as it is pretty windy and overcast.

EldonAve Wed 17-Jun-09 23:12:19

I guess that may affect it
Have you tried rescanning for channels again?

LIZS Thu 18-Jun-09 07:36:01

Just tried again this morning and makes no difference hmm

EldonAve Thu 18-Jun-09 08:08:52

any chance that the cable is duff?

otherwise I'd return it for a refund

we've had a couple of cheap ones and still got all the channels

LIZS Thu 18-Jun-09 15:08:05

I don't think so as am using the same cables as per the previous one which got a whole range . Wondering if it is tuning into a different, perhaps weaker, transmitter

LIZS Thu 18-Jun-09 16:28:26

hurrah success thanks to guy at Argos helpline. Cleared the channel memory completely with aerial out and rescanned .

EldonAve Thu 18-Jun-09 17:40:19

Glad to hear it's sorted

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