30th September Freeview - trouble looming

You've probably seen the text on your TV about the 30th September upgrade to Freeview, but I suspect, after looking at the Freeview site, that there are going to be problems.

1. Channels might be moved to other numbers.
2. Some channels will no longer be available to some (ITV3 & ITV4).
3. Some Freeview boxes will no longer work

It might be a good idea to check if your Freeview box is one that wont work (see second link in next post)

15 Comments

so annoying everytime bloody use the tv it comes up with the message!

was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old folk who dont have sky/virgin or freeview box yet

predi - do you remember a while back they were giving away freeview boxes for certain groups - cant find the link / info now

can you help?

Thanks for all this information - repped!

May have read it wrong, but as I presently understand it, you must retune by 30th september. Has anyone retuned since the message started appearing? If you have what was the result?

Cheers 4 the info, Rep'd

WoolyM;6360764

May have read it wrong, but as I presently understand it, you must retune … May have read it wrong, but as I presently understand it, you must retune by 30th september. Has anyone retuned since the message started appearing? If you have what was the result?



You retune AFTER noon on 30th September not before

Original Poster

holly100;6360737

was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old … was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old folk who dont have sky/virgin or freeview box yetpredi - do you remember a while back they were giving away freeview boxes for certain groups - cant find the link / info nowcan you help?



Can't see anything. I believe that some organisation are going round the country exchanging old freeview boxes for new ones for £5.00. They were in Liverpool on Saturday. Your local news should tell you when they re in your area.

barneydog;6360787

You retune AFTER noon on 30th September not before



Thanks

holly100;6360737

was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old … was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old folk who dont have sky/virgin or freeview box yetpredi - do you remember a while back they were giving away freeview boxes for certain groups - cant find the link / info nowcan you help?



In our area the analogue switchover isnt till 2011. :thumbsup:
You can check here.
Handy for the old folks(luddites) that are happy with the old school setup.


digitaluk.co.uk/pos…er/

Boxes that will cause trouble listed below.

Manufacturer
Model
Description
Manufacturer Contact Details
Box will stop working and viewers will need to replace equipment to continue receiving the Freeview service.
Daewoo
DS608P
Set-top box
Daewoo 0870 100 2525
Labgear
DTT100
Set-top box
No longer trading
Triax
DVB 2000T
Set-top box
No longer trading
Portland
DP100
Set-top box
Portland 0870 100 2525
Daewoo
SV900
Combined set-top box and VCR
Daewoo 0870 100 2525
Bush
IDVCR01
Combined set-top box and VCR
Bush 0871 230 1777
BBC and ITV channels move into the 800’s.
Daewoo
DS700
Set-top box
Step- 01 [email protected]
Bush
DFTA3
Set-top box
Step- 01 [email protected]
Ferguson
FDT500
Set-top box
Thomson 01788 541970
Ferguson
FDT600
Set-top box
Thomson 01788 541970
Thomson
DTI1550
Set-top box
Thomson 01788 541970
Thomson
DTI1500
Set-top box
Thomson 01788 541970
Grundig
GDT1000
Set-top box
Grundig 0871 230 1777
Grundig
GDT1500T
Set-top box
Grundig 0871 230 1777
Astratec
TOPD1
Top Up TV Set-top box
Step- 01 [email protected]
Humax
MG-TU1
Top Up TV Set-top box
Humax 0870 247 8800
Matsui
TUTV1
Top Up TV Set-top box
Step- 01 [email protected]
Ferguson
FDT2500
Top Up TV Set-top box
Step- 01 [email protected]
Where possible, manufacturers will produce solution in the form of an over air download (OAD) or DVD based update.
Echostar
T101
Set-top box
OAD 18-21 Sept 09 Almelo.service@ echostar.com
Samsung
LExxR41 series
Integrated digital television (IDTV)
OAD Made 08442 449 999
Samsung
LExxR51 series
Integrated digital
OAD Made
television (IDTV)
08442 449 999
Panasonic
DMR ES20D
DVD Recorder
DVD available 0870 535 7357
Panasonic
DMR EH60D
DVD Recorder
DVD available 0870 535 7357
Sagem
PVR6240 – 6280
HDD Recorder
OAD Made 0871 075 0710
Sagem
DTR6240 – 6280
HDD Recorder
OAD Made 0871 075 0710
Thomson
DTI6300
TUTV Recorder
OAD Made 01788 541970
Products that have not received an OAD freeze when receiving the first multiplex.
Sony
KD- 28DX40U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX100U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX40U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32NX100U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX150U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-36NX200U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KP-44DX2U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-28DL10U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-28DX200U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-28DX50U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX150U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX200U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-32DX50U
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDE-P37XS1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KD-EP24XS1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDL-L-32MRX1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDL-L42MRX1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDE-P42MRXI
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDE-P50MRX1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999
Sony
KDE-P61MRX1
IDTV
Sony 0870 511 1999

esq3585;6360932

In our area the analogue switchover isnt till 2011. :thumbsup:You can … In our area the analogue switchover isnt till 2011. :thumbsup:You can check here.Handy for the old folks(luddites) that are happy with the old school setup.http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/postcodechecker/



This must be different from the digital TV switchover though. I was meant to be in one of the last areas to change.

holly100;6360737

was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old … was reading about this - will cause a lot of hassle and with some old folk who dont have sky/virgin or freeview box yetpredi - do you remember a while back they were giving away freeview boxes for certain groups - cant find the link / info nowcan you help?



Is this the one Holly? hotukdeals.com/ite…e-/

cuzzy;6361016

Is this the one Holly? … Is this the one Holly? http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/475743/the-digital-switchover-help-scheme-/




yes - cheers - start my mission tomorrow going round charity shops and old folks day centres and the like - i will make a poster

got pzzed off in asda the other day - old couple looking at the freeview boxes - didnt know nothing - and asda guy trying to sell them expensive one - off course i butted in :? cant stop meself -

thanks all

damm it 3 of our boxs are gonna stop working!!! this surly isnt right we dont have the money to replace these its stupid!
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