Major Freeview Rollout Tomorrow - Retune

To make channel 'Five' more accessible to a wider range of the country, tomorrow September 30, 2009 you will need to retune your TV. If you have access to Five now, you will lose it until you retune. This also will make space for the HD broadcasts which will start early next year. Up to 400,000 people may lose access to ITV3 and ITV4, so if you can live without 'five' but not ITV 3 & 4 then don't retune - though at some point you will have to.

You may also find that some channels may move into the 800s though this should only be temporary and you shouldn't notice any quality difference. Some older freeview boxes will not work after the switch over.

BBC news says:
The boxes which will no longer work are: the Daewoo models DS608P and SV900, Labgear DTT100, Triax DVB2000T and Bush IDVCR01.
Meanwhile, Ofcom has also revealed that there are 29.7 million DTT-enabled TVs in the UK and that 700,000 homes now receive free digital TV - either via Freesat or Freeview.


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