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 https://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview-channel-checker input your postcode and house number. When the initial results appear, and click on the "Detailed transmitter view" link. Look carefully at the information returned for each transmitter; don't blindly accept the recommendation for the most likely transmitter. You are looking for the single transmitter that will give you the best signal strength across the range of multiplexes you wish to receive.
- Having decided on a transmitter, note down the channel numbers for the mutiplexes typically between six and nine (shown in the white column headed N (the N is white on a black circular background) and whether the multiplex uses a transmission type DVB-T or DVB-T2 (hover over the channel number and a popup should appear which inc.
- 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 channels; for the HD channels 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.
Updated 21/04/2022 to correct the ever changing link to the Channel Checker.
Corrections gratefully received (perhaps this could become a FAQ) and I acknowledge the prior work of Biggles on manual tuning the 9200/9300.