Having just done a manual tune (but not taking notes) as the HDR had done a miserable job of selecting preferred transmitter, the procedure would be roughly as follows:This reprises a question I think I put on "the other place" as to how to go about manually selecting what channels I wanted to tune (short of connecting and disconnecting the aerial at appropriate times - which would be easy in this case).
- Go to http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/postcodechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes and input your postcode and house number; tick the box marked "Detail view". Look carefully at the information returned for each transmitter; don't blindly accept the recommendation for the most likely transmitter; in our case it suggests Emley Moor but the reception predictor accurately predicts that we can't currently receive from Emley Moor but we have line of sight to Chesterfield transmitter which is only 5km away.
- Having decided on a transmitter,note down the six or seven channel numbers for the mutiplexes (shown in the column headed N and on a darker grey background). If you are in a post DSO area carefully mark which one of these channel numbers carries the HD Mux.
- On the HDR press Menu>Settings>Installation. You will be prompted for a password which defaults to 0000.
- Select Automatic search for channels and immediately stop it; save the results. This deletes all previously found channels.
- Select Manual search. In the Channel field press right arrow, scroll up or down and select the first channel number from your list. In the Transmission field leave it on the default DVB-T for all channels except the HD channel; for the HD channel it must be changed to DVB-T2. Press Search. This should find a number of channel names. Save the results.
- Repeat the manual search for each channel previously noted.
- You will then need to enter your schedule of recordings.