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FREEVIEW BOXES need to be retuned today

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RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Sep-09 12:15:52

It was supposed to be turned off at lunchtime

My Channel 5 went off air at 9.30am this morning

How is that lunchtime?????


So I watched it on analogue ~ I am lucky that in this house we have ch 5 on analogue

Why don't they switch over at 3am?


Seeline Wed 30-Sep-09 12:17:50

I haven't had my lunch yet - will I be too late? shock

GooseyLoosey Wed 30-Sep-09 12:18:17

ALso read yesterday that some people will permanently lose ITV3 and ITV4. The only point of Freeview has ever been watching the cycling on ITV4 and thrillers on ITV3. If we retune and they are lost, we may as well bin the Freeview box.

ginnny Wed 30-Sep-09 12:19:17

Does anyone know why (and how) we have to do this?
DP has a freeview box at his house and we don't have a clue what we should be doing.

<dunce emoticon!>

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 12:19:17

Why are they doing this?? I'll have to re-set all the series links on my box. GGRGRRR

NorbertDentressangle Wed 30-Sep-09 12:20:30

So what happens if you don't re-tune them?

spicemonster Wed 30-Sep-09 12:21:17

It's because of the digital switchover. There is info on the bbc site about whys and wherefores if you can be bothered to have a look

RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Sep-09 12:22:25

here is the website with some more info

RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Sep-09 12:24:24

If I lose ITV3 I will be devistated cos I love the crime drama on there

NorbertDentressangle Wed 30-Sep-09 12:25:37

oh arse.

We often get bad reception here due to location so I bet we'll end up losing something.

GooseyLoosey Wed 30-Sep-09 12:30:10

I think you may lost ITV3 and ITV4 if your signal does not come from a main transmitter but from an ancillary one. It is supposed to affect about 500,000 people. I agree RTKangaMummy about the crime drama.

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 12:45:45

Why is there a channel called 'Gay Rabbit'??

Currently on is 'Rabbit gay chat and date'

argh, they've changed some of the channel numbers again. sods.

Winetimeisfinetime Wed 30-Sep-09 12:47:34

Don't panic if you retune and seem to lose ITV 3 and 4 - check through all the channels as on my Digibox they have now become channel 800 and 801.

LIZS Wed 30-Sep-09 12:48:01

I started a thread on this a few days ago , about to go and try now , wish me luck .... Lord knows how my mum will manage !

PuppyMonkey Wed 30-Sep-09 12:52:15

You just have to go to the menu button on your remote control and find something like TV setup and then installation or re-scan or something and it does it all for ya!

I can't remember the last time I watched ITV 3 or 4. Gay Rabbit, though, that's my fave that is. grin

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 12:57:10


NorbertDentressangle Wed 30-Sep-09 12:58:34

oh lordy, I can just imagine DD when we retune "Mummy look theres a channel called Gay Rabbit! Why can't I watch it? What is it? Can I stay up and watch it?"

cyteen Wed 30-Sep-09 12:59:08

Doesn't everyone else find themselves having to do this every other week anyway, in order to retain access to sodding Cbeebies?

Ripeberry Wed 30-Sep-09 13:03:02

Takes ages!

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 13:04:17

Grrr... why have Fiver and Five US need a top up now? angry

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 30-Sep-09 13:07:38

Right, am going to tackle this now. Wish me luck....

LIZS Wed 30-Sep-09 13:07:55

done ! I had to take a lead out and run it once to clear the memory then put it back in and install. Seem to have BBC1 and 2 back, still have ITV3 . We've still got Fiver though

ElectricElephant Wed 30-Sep-09 13:09:31

LIZS - when you go to Fiver does it go to the Top-up thing after a few seconds?

RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Sep-09 13:11:35

I am watching FIVER right now and it seems ok and I have ITV3


LIZS Wed 30-Sep-09 13:11:39

No it doesn't - just flashed a reminder to retune

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