Obsolete Freeview Receiver List

Changes made to Freeview for the Digital Switchover may render some Freeview receivers and digital TV sets made before 2005 obsolete. Here is a list of known obsolete receivers.

 

Why are boxes becoming obsolete?

When onDigital, itvDigital and Freeview launched in the UK, the services used the 2k COFDM transmission system. The UK started switching to the 8k COFDM transmission system as part of the Digital Switchover, and many old onDigital / itvDigital and some early digital TV receivers, can’t handle the 8k system. These receivers were made in the late 1990s. Some other older boxes also don’t work, as they were unable to support something known as ‘Split NIT’

This means that after UK TV regions completed the Digital Switchover, people owning one of the affected boxes were no longer able to tune in to the Freeview channels.

 

I have an affected box, what do I do?

If your box has been rendered obsolete as a result of the change, you will need to get a replacement Freeview box – these cost from £25. See our page of Freeview boxes

 

I have an affected TV set. What do I do?

If your TV set can no longer receive Freeview channels as a result of the change, you will need to connect a Freeview box to your TV using a SCART lead. Freeview boxes cost from £25. See our page of Freeview boxes.

Alternatively, contact the manufacturer of your TV to see if they are able to offer any form of upgrade or alternative.

 

Affected Freeview / onDigital Set-top Boxes

The following list highlights onDigital, ITVDigital and Freeview boxes that are believed not to work as a result of changes made to the Freeview signal:

ManufacturerModel Number
BushBush IDVCR01 (with video recorder)
DaewooDaewoo SV900Daewoo DS608P
Daewoo SV900 (With video recorder – pictured)
FusionFusion FRT100Digifusion FRT100 (pictured)
GoodmansGoodmans GDB2
LabgearLabgear DTT100Labgear DTT100 (pictured)
Nokia Nokia MediamasterNokia MediaMaster 9850T (pictured)
PacePace DTVA-TPace DTVA-T (pictured)
Pace DT210F
Pace DTR730
Pace DTR735

The Pace ‘Twin’ hard disk recorder may also be affected

PhilipsPhilips DTX6371Philips DTX 6370
Philips DTX 6371 (pictured)
Philips DTX-6362
PioneerPioneer DBR-T210GBPioneer DBRT200
Pioneer BDRT210 (Pictured)
PortlandPortland DP100
SonySony VTX-D500USony VTX-D500 (pictured)
ToshibaDBT2000
SamsungSamsung SIRU200ISamsung SIRU200i (pictured)
TriaxTriax DVB2000T

 

Affected Freeview Digital TV Sets

Here is a list of Digital TV sets (iDTV sets) that may be affected:

ManufacturerModel Number
Hitachi28WDDODTN, 32WD40DTN, D36W840DTN
PanasonicTX-28DT2,TX-32DT2, TX-28DT30,TX-32DT30, TX-36DT30, TX-36DT35, TX-32DH40
Philips28DW6734, 32DW6834, 32DW9625, 28DW6557, 32DW6557
SanyoCE28DFN1-B, CE32DFN1-B, CE28DFN2-B, CE32DFN2-B, CE32DFN2BK-B, CE28DWN1-B, CE28DFN3-B-00, CE32DFN3-B-00, CE30LD3-B, CE30LD3BK-B, CE27LD3-B, CE23LD4-B, CE23LD4W-B, CE27LD4-B, CE27LD4BK-B, CE32LD4-B, CE32LD4BK-B, CE27LD5-B, CE32LD5-B
SonyKV28DS60, KV32DS60, KV28DS65, KV32DS65, KV28DX20, KV32DX20, KV28DX30, KV32DX30, KV28DS20, KV32DS20, KP41DS1, KP44DX2U, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KD28DX40, KD32DX40, KD32DX100, KD32DX150, KD32NX100, KD32NX200, KD36NX200
Toshiba28WT98B, 32WT98B, 28ZT29B, 32ZT29B, 36ZT29B, 42WT29B, 50WT29B, 57WT29B

 

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7 comments

  • Ray Bell

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I have a TECHNIKA DV3-T TV and a August DTA300B/W amplified TV antenna. Unfortunately I cannot find any channels. Do you have any suggestions?

    Kind regards,
    Ray Bell

  • Robert Williams

    Sir,
    I have a Ferguson FO1 SDB DV3 T SET TOP BOX I HAVE LOST SEVERAL CHANNELS, ITV 1 CHANNEL 4 – 5 AND SEVERAL OTHERS. I HAVE TRIED A FULL SCAN, NO DIFFERENT ALL THE CHANNELS I GET ARE GOOD SO THE SINGLE I BELIEVE IS STRONG, HOW CAN I CHECK THE SIGNAL STRENGTH?
    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.. RW.

  • Alan

    I have just placed my LG tv in the bedroom with a Dion bos/.I get a signal & there is a green light on the dion box but TV says no signal

  • Diane Huggins

    I have just discovered channel 81 talking pictures (all the old films and programs, great.
    Now I can get this channel in the living room but not in my bedroom, I’ve tried retuning it with no luck, my tv is a ferguson 15″ which I brought 10years ago could that have something to do with it?

  • AJ

    Im trying to find a compatable freeview box that works with the “Satellite Control” feature on my Toshiba V852uk VCR.

  • Sampetch

    Hi, I have a brand new lg tv with built in freeveiw.. however I can only get terrestrial tv .. I have scanned for channels both Manual and automatically but to still no avail.. do you have any sujestions on what to try next

    Cheers

  • Alan Thompson

    I have Toshiba RD-XS25SB HDD and DVD video recorder and get no channels when auto tuning. The unit is not mentioned in your Affected lists. Is this an omission?

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