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Talking Pictures TV is the home of Vintage and Classic Programming targeting the over 65 demographic with a range of Films and Entertainment from the 1930's onwards. We are the home of the good old fashioned black and white afternoon film, available throughout the day.

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Talking Pictures TV   81 (90%) 328 306

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Freeview multiplex: Talking Pictures TV is on multiplex COM6 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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Kayj
7:31 AM
Worthing

Chris.SE: many thanks, it all looks rather bleak but postcode is: BN11 4DE. Let me have your verdict please!

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StevensOnln1
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11:42 AM

Kayj: It looks like you're not really in a good location for any transmitter and would be far better off getting a Freesat box and dish installed, rather than spending a lot of time/money/effort on trying to receive a satisfactory Freeview signal.

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Chris.SE
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11:56 PM

Kayj:

When your first said Worthing BN11, I knew it was a "tricky" area from previous experience. According to the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker you are definitely in an "awkward" location!!

I tend to agree with StevensOnln1 but, two points.
A number of modern sets have built-in Freesat tuners so all you need is the Dish and LNB.
2nd, the predictors aren't always 100% accurate. It does give the 3 transmitters I mentioned as "possibles" but none of them predict very reliable signals for the 6 main muxes.
Findon, the closest, gives the best for (only) the PSBs.
Whitehawk Hill is possibly the best for COMs4-6 with Rowridge VP (vertical) a close second for those COMs and better for the PSBs.

Have a look at your neighbours aerials and see which way they are pointing may give you an idea whether and what is worth bothering. From your location details are -
Findon is bearing 336 degrees (~NNW) rods vertcial.
Whitehawk Hill is bearing 84 degrees (6 degrees N of due E), rods vertical
Rowridge is bearing 256 degrees (14 degrees S of due W) rods vertical for the most reliable reception from Rowridge. Some may have the rods horizontal (and maybe get COM7) but the COMs are likely to be least reliable.

You could try manual tuning (or checking) for Rowridge's UHF channels (if your aerial is actually pointing that way) because with automatic tuning as the signals from all the transmitters are likely to be variable it may incorrectly pickup signals other than Rowridge which will be very unreliable with an aerial not pointing at them.
In the order PSBs1-3, COMs 4-6 the UHF channels are as follows -
Rowridge C24, C27, C21, C25, C22, C28 (COM7 is on C55 if the rods are horizontal)
Whitehawk Hill C48, C35, C36, C32, C34, C33
Findon C44, C41, C47

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Wednesday, 14 October 2020
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Kayj
7:01 PM

Chris.SE: many thanks for all of this useful information and to Steven.

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