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No BBC after switchover on my Humax

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I have a well used and reliable Humax PVR-8000T which has a Freeview turner and a PVR. When the UK digital TV switch over happened in April 2012 I found out that I could not get any BBC TV channels. ITV and all the other channels were fine.

I searched around the internet and found that many people where having the same problem, not just Humax, but many other older Freeview set-top boxes. I could not see my Humax on the supported list so I was thinking I needed to upgrade, even after trying a few tips.

Just before giving up I found a useful FAQ on the Digital TV help guide. It was so simple and might work for many other sets.

Try these simple steps:

  1. Press the Menu or Set-up button
  2. Find the option to automatically retune
  3. Confirm you want the box to re-scan for updated channels. 

If this does not show your BBC channels, try this: 

  1. Press the Menu or Set-up button
  2. Find the option to restore to default settings
  3. Wait a few minutes whilst the box wakes up and rescans

Hopefully this will work and you will get your BBC channels back. More details and help can be read on

Did this work for you, and what set-top box did it work for? Leave your comments below.

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