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Freeview HD - final dates

2010 is the year for Freeview HD for many people. But not all. The full list is here.

2010 is the year for Freeview HD for many people.   But not all
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The dates include the relays unless otherwise specified.

  • Winter Hill (Manchester) NOT RELAYS, at switchover 2 December 2009
  • Crystal Palace (London) NOT RELAYS, advanced service 2 December 2009
  • Pontop Pike (Newcastle and Tyneside) NOT RELAYS, advanced service February 2010
  • Black Hill (Glasgow, Central Scotland) NOT RELAYS, advanced service February 2010
  • Emley Moor (West Yorkshire) NOT RELAYS, advanced service March 2010
  • Lichfield (Birmingham) NOT RELAYS, advanced service March 2010
  • Winter Hill RELAYS (Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire), late service March 2010
  • Wenvoe (Cardiff, Newport), March 2010
  • Kilvey Hill (Swansea), late service March 2010.
  • Blaenplwyf (West, Central Wales), March 2010
  • Stockland Hill (Exeter, Devon, Somerset, Dorset), late service April 2010
  • Carmel (Carmarthenshire), late service April 2010
  • Mendip (Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucetershire), late service April 2010
  • Long Mountain, Moel-y-Parc, Preslei, late service June 2010
  • Llanddona (Anglesay), late service July 2010
  • Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill, Huntshaw Cross, Redrith (Devon, Cornwall), late service August 2010
  • Caldbeck (Cumbria), late service October 2010
  • Douglas (Isle of Man), late service October 2010
  • Selkirk (Scottish Borders), late service November 2010
  • Fremont Point (Channel Islands), December 2010.

All the other transmitters will have Freeview HD at switchover.

The "advanced service" is on unknown frequencies, so it is possible that there might be different coverage to standard Freeview and a wideband aerial might be required. The advanced services will move to their correct frequencies at switch-over.

You will need an HDTV and a new Freeview HD box to view the service, and a roof top aerial will be essential.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011
Derek Burton
10:53 PM

Hi, Fed up with paying for sky - I currently have a sky+ box and have been with sky over a year.
1 - Can I buy a HD freeveiw box that records like my sky + and just plug it into the existing sky dish cable.
2 - can I watch channels such as dave etc, how who do I subscribe to?
thanks in advance

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Derek Burton's 1 post GB
Friday, 7 January 2011
7:37 PM

is bilsdale transmitting freeview hd yet or is pontop the only one in the north east.

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steve's 1 post GB
Saturday, 8 January 2011

10:16 AM

steve: Only Pontop Pike, until switchover. As above.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

10:19 AM

Derek Burton:

(1) No, not a FreeVIEW+ box, but a FreeSAT+ box. All about Freesat | - independent free digital TV advice .

(2) No, you can't watch subscription channels when not using a subscription. Dave is free-to-air on FreeVIEW only, not FreeSAT.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 13 January 2011
mike kitson
11:46 AM

I have just bought a Freeview HD TV and can receive BBC1 NORTH, ITV1, CHANNEL4 AND BBC HD
Which are all great. Can you advise when I will be able to receive the other HD Freeview channels like Film4 etc? I cant find any dates or plans on any website at all?

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mike kitson's 1 post GB

11:48 AM

mike kitson: There are no plans for any more Freeview HD channels at the moment.

There will be a "spectrum auction" at some point for the frequencies as they become available in 2012/13, but this may or may not result in more channels.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 17 January 2011
Paul Weston
4:53 PM


Regarding Freeview HD. In NN15 5EX on Sandy Heath. Freeview HD is not showing as available at all. in other areas served by Sandy the website is giving a date of later this year to be able to received Freeview HD. I'm about to purchase a Freeview + box. Is it worth getting an HD one or I am really not going to be able to receive Freeview HD (even though areas further from Sandy can!)?

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Paul Weston's 1 post GB

4:59 PM

Paul Weston: Yes, you will get Freeview HD on 30th March 2011.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
5:11 PM

is it possable to cancel sky sub,but pay £10 a month to keep sky+ functions.Alex

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Alex's 1 post GB

5:20 PM

Alex: Yes, or you can pay the "Sky+ annual fee" of £120 for a new Freeview+ or Freeview+HD box.

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