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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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Monday, 17 January 2011

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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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
jack guest
6:13 PM


my postcode says that I will get freeview hd on 30th march 2011 no other postcodes in the area say they will so I wonder if it is true? my tv comes from sutton coldfield and so i dont think that goes hd yet. I suspect the predictor is wrong? can you help at all, many thanks

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jack guest's 3 posts GB

7:54 PM

jack guest: According to the Digital UK postcode checker you should already be able to receive the low power Freeview HD service which along with analogue Channel five, is transmitted from Lichfield on C34. As you say the high power HD service from Sutton Coldfield starts at switchover on 21st September. It may be of interest that you should also be able to receive Freeview HD on C30- from Lark Stoke as from 20th April 2011.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Thursday, 31 March 2011
jack guest
2:20 PM

Thanks KMJ,

I am still a little confused. I cant work out where the lichfield transmitter is but it looks like its near to Sutton coldfield. Is it right that if I can get C5 analogue then that is coming from lichfield and means I should be able to get HD ? I have been trying but no luck on the HD channels although I can pick up 81 normal freeview ones so that seems goo? I tried turning the antenna to larkstoke but got nothing so i think it is blocked from where I live.

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jack guest's 3 posts GB
Monday, 11 April 2011
12:08 PM

in derby using waltham transmitter should i be able to get freeviev HD from this transmitter thanks

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tunneey's 1 post GB

2:02 PM

tunneey: Wednesday 31st August 2011.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 1 May 2011
5:11 PM

I've just got a Freeview HD TV but don't see any HD channels :( I am postcode DN5 7AL, but the aerial points to Belmont not Emley Moor as it received a better signal years ago, and its in the loft as roof access is difficult apparently. When does Belmont get HD channels, and can I still get it from the attic with the booster I have?

Currently, signal strength is high for freeview, according to my TV. Thanks in advance.

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Mark's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 4 May 2011

8:07 AM

Mark: Freeview HD start at Belmont on Wednesday 17th August 2011.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
12:14 PM

hi i am in same boat as others have bought an lg tv with built in freeview hd and although freeview is good i cant see any hd channels am in glasgow according to freeview my area should be good to go any clue as to when i will receive the channels cheers

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