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5SELECT is the new premium destination offering the finest shows from Channel 5 alongside first run originals, including intelligent documentaries, high quality factual series and must-watch dramas.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the link icon 5SELECT website.

Freeview multiplex: 5SELECT is on multiplex PSB3 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Saturday, 27 June 2015
Noel Farrell
7:47 PM

Why do Samsung sets, despite having twin mods only allow record and view an alternative Chanel
On same multiplex .
If you try to go outside same multiplex,the system no alternative other than,

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Noel Farrell's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
4:40 PM

my 5 is now 5 selest

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grahammontgomery's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Adrian Appley
8:36 PM

Thank you so much for tonight's documentary "The Flying Scotsman : Pride Of Britain" - it really was superb.

PS. Why no auto filling [auto signing] facility below ?

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Adrian Appley's 2 posts GB flag

10:16 PM

Adrian Appley:

Just a note to say that this isn't Ch.5's website, so they are unlikely to see your comment here. Visiting their website (as per link at the top of the page) Home - Channel 5 and contact them by one of the social media links at the bottom of that page would probably be best.

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Chris.SE's 3,724 posts GB flag
Friday, 18 June 2021
Barry Kew
10:02 AM

What is the channel number of 2 Select in Scotland? It is not 55; that is BBC 4 here.

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Brian Butterworth

1:08 PM

Barry Kew: It's still 55 for 5SELECT.

BBC Four (SD) is on 24 in Scotland. In other parts of the UK, BBC Four is in 9, where as that's BBC Scotland in Scotland.

Not all transmitters carry the COM4 multiplex which carries 5SELECT, only the main ones, whereas all transmitters carry the BBC channels.

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Brian Butterworth's 38,899 posts GB flag
Brian's: mapB's Freeview map terrainB's terrain plot wavesB's frequency data B's Freeview Detailed Coverage

11:04 PM

Barry Kew:

Sounds like you might need to do a retune, changes were made to channel numbering last November.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for the current list of which channels are carried on which multiplex.

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Monday, 5 July 2021
Audrey Haywood
1:16 PM

I live about 2 miles or less from Fenton mast. Until July 1st was able to watch 5 Select Channel # 55. Since retuning numerous times it has disappeared from my Freeview. Why is this please, my neighbour also has the same problem. Thank you. Audrey Haywood.

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Audrey Haywood's 2 posts GB flag

8:42 PM

Audrey Haywood:

The retune on the 1st of July was when 5Select (at their choice) moved multiplexes from SDN/COM4 to BBCB HD/PSB3. This gives them greater coverage of the UK as that HD multiplex is transmitted from all Relay transmitters as well as the Main ones.
Unfortunately if you and your neighbour have older sets that don't have an HD/T2 tuner you won't get it.

I guess then that you haven't normally got the HD channels 101 to 105 (BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Ch4 & Ch5 in HD).
If you did normally get them, it's possible that you retuned when the transmitter was undergoing Planned Engineering (listed this week) and the multiplex may have been off-air at the time. If so, you could try a manual tune on UHF C21 (if you can't manual tune, just repeat an automatic tune).

Otherwise you'd have to upgrade your set, or get an HD Freeview box to plug into it.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Audrey Haywood
2:16 PM

Chris.SE: My set was new in 2009, so I may need to buy a new tv. That also would include the TV in the bedroom! Just wondering if 5Select is worth it, but thanks for explaining.

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