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BBC Free to Air Channels gone Missing – How to tune them back in
BBC Channels Missing - Why did this happen ?
BBC has changed the transponder it uses for certain channels
Which channels have been affected ?
A range of BBC channels and their regional variations have been effected. From an Irish prespective the main channels are:
BBC 1 Northern Ireland
BBC 2 Northern Ireland
BBC 4 / CBeebies
How do I tune the Channels back in ?
In the Example below I list how to tune the back in these channels on Triax SR110. But the procedure is basically the same for all Free to air satellite receivers.
Note: covered in the video but not in the instructions here is steps to delete any channels that have gone missing for the list.
Press ‘Menu' button
- Scroll down and select ‘Installation' option
- Enter Password ‘0000′
- Select ‘TP Scan'
- Type in Frequency, Polarity, Symbol and Specify ‘Free' Channels only
You can veiw the video here [Tuning in the missing BBC Channels]
- Select ‘Search'
- Additional channels are added to the end of the channel list.
- Exit out of installation menu and check new list and sort as desired (covered in the video).
Fixes for Satellite Receivers with USB Ports
Note for all boxes sold by TV Trade that come with a USB port ,we have uploaded an updated channel s/w file e.g.
- Argus Edision
- Argus Piccollo
- Smart MX04HD
Just visit the appropriate product page on our website and click on the ‘Attachments' tab and download the new channel list file.
Will this happen again & How do I prevent it ?
This is quite an usual problem. The BBC have not changed their frequencies in about 6 or 7 years, but it is a very big problem as there is probably about 5-10 million generic Free to Air satellite Receivers in Ireland & the UK which have been affected.
One way to prevent this would be to use an offical freesat receiver which will come with automatic channel updating.
About the Author
Keeping you up to date on all things Satellite and TV Aerial related in Ireland. The BBCs decision to change the frequencies of their channels on free to air receivers will be most inconvenient for a lot of people. The folks at TV Trade hope that by informing people how to solve this problem through this article and our blog, the hassle factor will be kept to a minimum.
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