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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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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

12:17 PM

allan: Just check first that you DO have Freeview HD and not just an HD Ready set with Freeview.

You are predicted to get the pre-switchover HD service from Black Hill, so see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 11 June 2011
9:50 AM

I after double checking the freeview hd site, I got a new tv with freeview hd built in. however I can't recieve the hd channels!

ex council flat in dennistoun, Glasgow. is the aerial the problem?

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Jacob's 1 post NO
Monday, 13 June 2011

8:41 AM

Jacob: Please first see What does "Full HD Ready" actually mean? | - independent free digital TV advice . You will have to wait for the final stage of switchover, Wednesday 22nd June 2011, to be able to watch Freeview HD.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Robert Dawson
2:04 PM

I receive TV from the Sandyheath transmitter.I have an HD ready TV and a DV Recorder which tells me it is HD Full Upscaling. What else do I need to get HD progammes?

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Robert Dawson's 3 posts GB
Saturday, 18 June 2011
11:59 AM

Robert Dawson: your going to need an HD tuner,
HD ready does not mean your tv has HD tuner inside, can you give details of what make/model TV and DV Recorder ? i could look them up and see if they have HD tuner inside.

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David's 3 posts GB
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Bob Loader

8:42 PM

Can you please tell me what is going on. After switch-over we were led to believe that signal strength would be fantastic.
But ITV and HD programmes are on and off almost on a nightly basis. Are they still working on the transmitters, have they given any indication when stability might set in?
I am asking you because you have been so helpful in the past
My post code ST15 0PQ and picking up signals direct from Sutton Coldfield
Thanks for any help.

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Bob Loader's 41 posts GB
Monday, 31 October 2011
Monday, 17 September 2012
10:55 PM

Just bought Samsung freeview hd tv,tuned channels but only get bbc1,itv1ch4in hd,.manual says I get about 50 channels in hd.i am in Tyne tees region in between digital changeover dates,12sept and26sept, my ariel I think is towards pontopike,thanks

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Terry's 4 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

11:07 PM

Terry: Freeview makes available four HD channels: BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
7:52 AM

Thanks Dave,maybe I was expecting too much,me and technology are not compatible

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Terry's 4 posts GB
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