[mythtv-users] More Freeview madness

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sun Nov 15 18:16:28 UTC 2009

Finally got round to a friends house to install another box, and 
retune their current stuff for them. As expected, there was more than 
one instance of several BBC channels - but then I realised that for 
some there were THREE of them (and some didn't actually work) !

Then on the way home I twigged - my mate is using Winter Hill, but 
there is a local repeater for the town. So they were obviously 
getting enough signal from it for the box to decide there's a mux, 
but not enough to actually display a channel from it.

But of course, as mentioned earlier, the stupid boxes don't have an 
option to tell them which of the available muxes to use - so the 
non-functioning channels 1 and 2 were deleted, and 8 hundred and 
somethings moved into their places. This was on a Labgear box - you 
can re-organise the channels, but not renumber them. 

Simon Hobson

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