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To help you find the information you want more quickly, the boxes on the right hand column of UK Free TV have been upgraded. In addition, there have been updates to the analogue and DAB radio pages to show transmitter faults, plus new ways of looking at the Freeview channels listings.

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I have been looking at making the information on UK Free TV more "timely", and I have developed a number of new and extended features for the site. I hope you like them.

The updates are in three sections:

The right hand column "Most popular" and "Live update" boxes

There have been a number of changes to these boxes.

Each of the boxes will receive updates each minute, and will automatically switch to the section with a recent update in it.

In addition to this, to the "Live updates" box, there is now a "Faults" section:

This shows only transmitter faults for the current day - the list shows both Freeview and radio faults.

The most popular comments box now shows comments that have been posted in the last five minutes with a bold highlight.

The Freeview transmitter pages

The layout of the multiplex transmission information has been modified. The information for each multiplex is now carried on a single row for each transmission.

The old "rating" has been replaced with a measurement in decibels when a Freeview transmission is not at full power.

There is now an extra control bar above the multiplex listing, which looks like this:

You can click on this to show the multiplex channel listing in the traditional way, or sorted by the LCN ("logical channel number") or alphabetically by channel name.

Or you can choose (if you have input your postcode into the box at the top right) to see a terrain plot from your location to the transmitter shown.

And there is now a box that shows, on Freeview Light, the services you can't get.

The DAB and analogue radio pages

Previously, the engineering information was limited to the Freeview transmitter pages. This is now shown on the radio pages as well, including radio masts that do not also transmit Freeview:

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

12:55 AM

Another very useful improvement for most.

Personally, I prefer the Zeitgeist tab. When I select it, and view a story, the box reverts to the 'Live Updates' default, resulting in an extra click to get back to Zeit. Any chance it could remember our tab choice?

And while I'm being picky, five word summaries don't really give enough info to decide whether it's a story of interest. Would a hover expansion or longer summary be possible?

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woodface's 39 posts GB flag
Thursday, 30 May 2013

9:03 AM

woodface: Thanks for that. I can't change it the way it is coded at the moment, but I will look into some other solutions.

There is the Zeitgeist | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice page which has the full summaries on it.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
8:11 AM

Hi Brian I've had to change my email address hopefully this post will do the trick

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Rob's 3 posts GB flag
Rob's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage

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