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The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interactivity, aerial group filtering and better layout.

Now with any date choice, FIVE different views, faster interact
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The new Freeview prediction system - beta - is here. Finally!

If you visit Freeview reception - UK Free prediction you now get a much more detailed page to help you with any reception issues.

As before you can see this page with a postcode, the system will shortly also allow the input of national grid references, or latitude/longitude references.

Firstly, you can get a prediction for any number of dates by selecting the appropriate tab at the top.

Five different views

There are five different views

  • By direction: this will show the various directions your aerial might point and the services you can receive from the transmitters in that direction.
  • Received signal strength: this shows the information ordered by signal strength, to help you find the strongest signals.
  • By frequency: this lists broadcast frequencies from C21 to C68, showing the services on each. This view can be used to find potential interference or to help with digital region overlap areas.
  • Service names: this lists the services that you can receive, each ordered by the strongest signal.
  • Transmitter names: and finally an alphabetical list of the transmitters with the services listed by broadcast frequency.

Aerial group choice

When you first visit the page you will see the services received by a "wideband" aerial, now you can also select the other aerial groups to see how that will effect reception.


For the moment it is not possible to resolve postcodes in Northern Ireland (BT) or the Isle of Man. Apologies for that.

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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

8:38 AM

Peter: It's as long term as you like. You need to fix your equipment.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Friday, 14 January 2011
Mark Heselden

10:09 AM
East Grinstead

I was just wondering why the Reigate transmitter is not shown on my map for postcode RH19 2NS as it is used quite widely around here. I believe it was shown in the past.

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Mark Heselden's 21 posts GB flag
Mark's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage

12:39 PM

Mark Heselden: The Digital UK postcode checker shows Reigate to offer good reception on all six muxes both before and after switchover for your area.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Monday, 17 January 2011
Paul Carden
12:32 PM

My Post Code : CO2 8QD.

I have an internal roof space aerial and when fitted 12 months ago I had no problems with Freeview Channels, even though I was told I may have problems.

In the last week I have had breakup of picture on several Channels.

There may be a problem with Sudbury??.

Please comment.




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Paul Carden's 2 posts GB flag
Paul's: mapP's Freeview map terrainP's terrain plot wavesP's frequency data P's Freeview Detailed Coverage

1:01 PM

Paul Carden: No, the problem is having a loft aerial for Freeview reception. Please move the aerial to the roof where a line-of-sight can be seen to the transmitter by the aerial.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Peter Haworth
6:30 PM


Tried Freeview predictor for GL56 9RJ - the correct answer is Lark Stoke but that is not one of the listed transmitters.

Does the predictor not identify relay transmitters or is there some other issue.



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Peter Haworth's 5 posts DE flag
Peter's: mapP's Freeview map terrainP's terrain plot wavesP's frequency data P's Freeview Detailed Coverage

6:36 PM

Peter Haworth: I'm sorry, Freeview on Lark Stoke TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice is here if you want to see it.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Ben Armine
1:05 PM

Many thanks for providing information in the clear. The tool giving transmitter direction from postcode information is much appreciated.

Where there is a choice of transmitters the terrain representation between transmitter and receiver assists choice.

It is in beta form, but there is an issue about height of receiver. Is this above sea level? Entering the postcode for Main Street Golspie shows the height as 271m when, within a metre or so, it is at sea level. The location is correctly identied on Google maps. It may not be particularly relevant in this instance but might be in areas of difficult terrain.

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Ben Armine's 1 post GB flag
Ben's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage

1:16 PM

Ben Armine: Yes, very interesting. I'm going to have to have a look at why that figure is showing up.

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