Freeview "transmitter" name changed
One of the most confusing aspects of digital terrestrial reception over the last decade - and it was ten years on 15th November 2008 - has been the "transmitter name" problem.
The design of the Freeview network allows the name of a transmitter to be provided as part of the digital transmission.
However, this is only done on a regional basis, so any relay transmitters carry the same name as the main one.
For example, Brighton's Whitehawk Hill transmitter transmits the name "Rowridge", 86km west-southwest of Brighton and Hove.
Reports have reached UK Free TV that transmitter parameter is being changed to the name of the region, so Pontop Pike now transmits "North East", for example.
This will help reduce the confusion when installing in some regions and nations.
You can still use Find a Freeview transmitter by frequency - ukfree.tv - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002 to find the actual transmitter you are using.
Please list your changes below!
I don't care what the transmitter is called - I'd be happy to know when this lousy transmitter is going to provide a signal strong enough to receive more than the dreary old BBC junk. For a while I had great Freeview, then there was a retune and channels disappeared, then there was another retune and more channels disappeared. Since November many of them have been back, periodically, but in stuttering and pixillated form. Film 4? Food channel? That shopping channel on 22? Russian news? Al Jazz? I used to get all these before the hideous retunes. Are they ever coming back? (And on the subject of confusion, why do channels have 2 numbers eg 13 on the signal strength page is called channel 24 and also 13 - what's Joe Public supposed to make of that?)
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John Ledbury.If you dont care what the transmitter is called and you go on stating when this lousy transmitter is going to provide a signal strong enough to receive more than the dreary old BBC junk in your own text,the answer is why should we bother to assist ya as such !
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