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5USA   21 (90%) 141 129

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon 5USA page.

Official site: See the link icon 5USA website.

From Wikipedia: 5USA is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Northern Shell. It is a sister channel of Channel 5 and 5. 5USA concentrates on showing imported movies and programmes from the United States, originally broadcast from 1600 to 0100, extending its hours starting at 1200 in June 2007. - link icon read more about 5USA on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: 5USA is on multiplex COM4 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Richard Cooper

11:06 AM

Mariablanca Perezaguilar: Good Morning, Mariablanca, although owing to your shift pattern you'll probably not read this until the afternoon. You have actually posted on the wrong website. This website is for viewers having difficulty receiving a tv signal or a radio signal. You need to contact the 5USA channel. Assuming you have email facilities, you should email:

with your comments. I hope this will help you to persuade the broadcasters to show the programmes you like at a time which is convenient for you to watch them. Alternatively, you should consider looking into the My5 facility. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
11:17 PM

why does 5usa only show the same few episodes of CSI Miami over and over again during the day- there were dozens of these made- I didnt see them when they were first shown- I can only watch during the day- I work at night- all TV companies are so patronizing to daytime viewers

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AnnieP's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 5 January 2017

4:15 PM


I suggest you ask 5 USA themselves. Their website is at 5USA - Channel 5

This website is intended to assist those having reception problems.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Friday, 29 December 2017
David Lamont
1:15 PM

Have recently watched, and thoroughly enjoyed, the Jesse Stone series.It is a likeable show ticking all the boxes for acting,script,directing and music.
Although each episode has a stand alone storyline, there is a timeline of continuity in the series.
So I wondered why 5 USA disregarded this and broadcast them outwith the chronological order?

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David Lamont's 1 post GB flag

11:59 PM

David amont:

You would be better asking 5USA directly as this website is totally incependent off all broadcasters and is intended primarily to assist with reception problems.

The webiste for 5USa is given near the top of this page as 5USA - Channel 5

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Barry Elkington
12:32 PM

We are having trouble with the 5USA picture on our Sony tv showing "blocks" (which look like interference) on
the screen. This is also happening on the other channels in the COM4/SDN Multiplex.
All the channels on the other multiplexes are fine.

However when we plug our other tv into the same aerial the picture is fine on all the channels.
Hence the problem appears to be with the Sony tv not working with just that set of channels.
The firmware is at the latest level so there is nothing else that we can obviously do.

Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problem ?

Thank you

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Barry Elkington's 7 posts GB flag
Barry's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage

2:34 PM

Barry Elkington: What signal strength and quality readings do you get when viewing 5USA and what do you get on other channels such as Pick (channel 11) or Dave (channel 12)?

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StevensOnln1's 3,645 posts GB flag
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Barry Elkington
10:00 PM

Signal Strength is High for all channels.
Signal quality is:
- Low/ sometimes Good for 5USA and other channels in that Mux
- Good / sometimes Low for Pick and other channels in that Mux
- High for BBC1, BBC2, ITV, etc.

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Barry Elkington's 7 posts GB flag
Barry's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage

11:01 PM

Barry Elkington:

You need a sigfnal strength of between 60% and 85% but no more and noless. If it is higher than 85% then you will get problems of pictures breaking and sound being unreliable. Check what values you TV reports and if they are higher than 85% then look at "Too much of a good thing" on this website.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Barry Elkington
11:04 AM

MikeP: The signal strength isn't given as a number, just a horizontal bar which shows Low, Good or High.
The poor reception seems to be related to the weather. i.e. some days there isn't a problem.
However the real question is why, when plugged into the same aerial, one tv set has no problems with this group of channels whilst the Sony one does.

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Barry Elkington's 7 posts EU flag
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