[mythtv-users] UK Freeview trouble with channel lock SOLVED!

Andrew Ingram adingram at clara.co.uk
Wed Oct 22 13:26:44 UTC 2008

> > ...but ITV (all), Channel 4 and Five I'm getting an error about how
> > > the card should have had a lock by now and just getting a blank
> > screen. Any
> > > recordings against these channels result in a file not found when
> > trying to
> > > play them back.
> > >
> > > I'm in the South East so I assume I'm on the Crystal Palace
> > transmitter. Is
> > > anyone else having trouble?
> >
> > I get my signal from Crystal Palace and it's been working fine for us
> > all weekend.  We recorded X Factor and that was fine as was LiveTV.
> >
> > Paul
> Thanks for the confirmation Paul. I tried a channel re-scan and it's
> not
> changed anything so I've booked someone to come over and look at the tv
> aerial tomorrow. Hopefully that'll sort it out. I'll report back on
> what
> happens.

Just thought I'd let everyone know that I solved the "unable to get lock"
issue. It was indeed our aerial. Got a new one fitted today and it's all
running great again. Quite odd how it still managed to get channels from a
few multiplexes considering the damage to the aerial which I saw once it was
at ground level.


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