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Post by romperstomper on Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:05 pm

hi all i hve a avtex 153d tv with avtex ariel i can get most channel,s
but cant get bbc 1 or 2 will i have to get a free view box to pick up these channel,s
thanks. think_smiley_46
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by Gromit on Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:41 pm

No.

I've had that problem once, but it happened only at one location, and has never occurred again. I can only think it was something to do with the local signal.

The little Avtex aerial is not as good as they claim on the box, but it should work well where the signal is fairly strong.

Have a look at this App for the smart phone. It seems to work very well.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roepy.csv1&hl=en-GB

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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:26 pm

romperstomper wrote:hi all i hve a avtex 153d tv with avtex ariel i can get most channel,s
but cant get bbc 1 or 2 will i have to get a free view box to pick up these channel,s
thanks. think_smiley_46
The local look north programmes are none digital in this area, however you should be able to get all channels if you retune using your AQT button on the remote.
We have the lastest Avtex TV and still have to retune when arriving at a new location, even then we cannot always get BBC and some commerial channels without moving the aerial slightly to get a decent picture.
If you get a free view box you should pick up there channels.
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by -mojo- on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:02 pm

Have you retuned it since it was last moved to a new location?

I've also occasionally found what Dave mentions - occasionally you can lose just one multiplex on a transmitter, either through equipment failure or maintenance work. In my experience a multiplex can go out for several days before anyone gets round to fixing it...
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by romperstomper on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:12 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:
romperstomper wrote:hi all i hve a avtex 153d tv with avtex ariel i can get most channel,s
but cant get bbc 1 or 2 will i have to get a free view box to pick up these channel,s
thanks. think_smiley_46
The local look north programmes are none digital in this area, however you should be able to get all channels if you retune using your AQT button on the remote.
We have the lastest Avtex TV and still have to retune when arriving at a new location, even then we cannot always get BBC and some commerial channels without moving the aerial slightly to get a decent picture.
If you get a free view box you should pick up there channels.
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hi boaby the tv is the one i bought from you did you get bbc 1 and 2
ive tried tuning it but no luck. cheer,s paul
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by RML on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:34 am

I too have had this problem.  My thinking was that all signals come from the same transmitter (why would some not have BBC?) so if some are missing I move the van a few metres and it usually finds them after re-tuning.
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by -mojo- on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:21 pm

The channels do not necessarily all come from the same transmitter. It's very common to have local repeater stations that only transmit a subset of all of the freeview channels/multiplexes.

What you are probably seeing is a situation where the transmitter output is reaching you via two different paths (possibly in two directions round either side of a hill, or possibly one direct and one reflected) which results in an interference pattern. In that situation, movements of a few metres can make a big difference to the signal level. It was relatively common with analogue signals, but it seems to be much more rare with digital - probably because it's better at rejecting interference.
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by daisy mae on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:37 pm

I have found when moving sites or areas I have to retune my Avtex.
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:59 pm

Try another aerial Paul, even connect to the coax in your house, you should have a 240 volt cable in the case.
The TV was working on all tuned in  channels when you came to view the TV last year, I showed you the DVD working and hi lighted the other cables, remote and user manual in the carry case.
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by romperstomper on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:22 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:Try another aerial Paul, even connect to the coax in your house, you should have a 240 volt cable in the case.
The TV was working on all tuned in  channels when you came to view the TV last year, I showed you the DVD working and hi lighted the other cables, remote and user manual in the carry case.
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hi boaby will try that i left tv as i found it moved ariel around
no luck but will set up in house not really bothered as i like to read a lot while away
and lots of other things to do when away allthumbz
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Re: Missing TV Channels

Post by Greyhound on Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:40 pm

I find the Avtex aerial really good.

Are you powering the aerial?

I'm not sure about the 153D, but my version powers the aerial through the TV itself and so far have never failed to get the Beeb channels.

As above, the aerial alignment apps are essential to point it in the right direction though, and sometimes, mounting outside will give you a little better reception if you don't mind having a window ajar slightly.
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