Anyone else lost BBC4 HD?

I know there have been a number of Freeview 'retune events' recently, and now (my local transmitter is Crystal Palace) I have lost BBC4 on HD. I've retuned both my Freeview TV and YouView box, and updated software on both, but to no avail.

I seem to have lost a number of other channels as well but I'm not really bothered, but BBC4 is one of my favourite channels and as it hosts a lot of arts and history shows it seems a shame not to have it on HD.

Anyone else had a similar problem?

Original Post

Hi Kevin,  seems like you've run foul of the dreaded 700MHz clearance retune.   

The CP retune was on 21 March.   It did not change most of the multiplex (CH) groups,   except two;  one of which is COM8 & that carries BBC4 HD.    The retune moved COM7 & COM8 from CH33 & 35 to CH55 & 56.  Bottom line is you need a new aerial,   your existing aerial is (or should be a group A)  which is tuned to receive CH21 to 37.  You need a group T aerial thats tuned to receive CH21 to 60.      

Yes. I think I'm in the same position. My ariel points towards the Crystal Palace transmitter and my 'free-view' channels on my BT box have become flaky. I'm now defaulting to using my old Sky box for free-view stuff but I need to grasp-the-nettle and upgrade my ariel (it predates digital transmissions so must be very low tech). 

Kevin-W posted:

I know there have been a number of Freeview 'retune events' recently, and now (my local transmitter is Crystal Palace) I have lost BBC4 on HD. I've retuned both my Freeview TV and YouView box, and updated software on both, but to no avail.

I seem to have lost a number of other channels as well but I'm not really bothered, but BBC4 is one of my favourite channels and as it hosts a lot of arts and history shows it seems a shame not to have it on HD.

Anyone else had a similar problem?

But can you still get ‘Cunk on Britain’...?

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Mike-B posted:

Hi Kevin,  seems like you've run foul of the dreaded 700MHz clearance retune.   

The CP retune was on 21 March.   It did not change most of the multiplex (CH) groups,   except two;  one of which is COM8 & that carries BBC4 HD.    The retune moved COM7 & COM8 from CH33 & 35 to CH55 & 56.  Bottom line is you need a new aerial,   your existing aerial is (or should be a group A)  which is tuned to receive CH21 to 37.  You need a group T aerial thats tuned to receive CH21 to 60.      

Ah thanks Mike. My aerial is ancient - I moved in here 21 years ago and it was there then so I think you're probably right.

Kevin-W posted:

Ah thanks Mike. My aerial is ancient - I moved in here 21 years ago and it was there then so I think you're probably right.

I expect this has probably caught a lot of people out Kevin.    CP has been on aerial Group A since the start of the UHF service in 1984,  remaining unchanged through the digital switch over & various other channel changes until March this year & the 700MHz clearance.     An alternative for CP was aerial Group K (21-48),  or one of the widebands Group W (21-68) or Group T (21-60).    Now with just those two multiplexes getting moved to 55 & 56,  the people with Group W or T are laughing.

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