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Old 15th Mar 2020, 12:33 pm   #1
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Default Freeview Test Card no longer working in Oxford?

Hi,

I seem to be unable to get the Freeview test card to work any more, as described in the Sticky Thread above.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=46805

Has this service now been discontinued?
Attached is a screenshot of the page that I now get.
I'm using the service from Beckley, Oxford.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 12:46 pm   #2
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I get the same as you, TX Winter Hill.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 12:59 pm   #3
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Frank,

Unless there is a way to find it in the menu, I think this service has been stopped?

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Old 15th Mar 2020, 1:02 pm   #4
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Is it possible that the changes and possible closing of the Red button that this is part of the fall out from that decision?
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 2:51 pm   #5
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Are you using an HD capable Freeview tuner. Maybe it is only available on them now.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 2:57 pm   #6
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From Digital Spy:-

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In answer to your question as at 28 Nov 2019, afternoon, you can get a test card as follows: tune to Freeview ch. 250, press Yellow within 30 seconds of seeing a screen with some white text on, , tune down a channel, tune back up to ch. 250, wait for a screen of regional text to appear, then press green. Test Card W appears and fills your screen. It is a slightly compressed image I've been told. The above process only works on a Freeview receiver capable of receiving Freeview HD, so post-2007/8, I believe
I haven't tried it though.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 3:07 pm   #7
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Both my TV’s don’t have a HD tuner, so that’s the answer but it did work at one time, well after the date 2007/8, in fact one of the TV’s was bought 2010.

It’s not a problem for myself, I have checked it in the past but not recently until today, I can manage without it.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 3:21 pm   #8
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Just tried it on an HD STB and an HD TV. It doesn't work.
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