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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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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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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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Friday, 29 September 2017
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MikeB
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6:43 PM

M.SHARROD: have you read the above comments?

A) Your TV/PVR doesn't have a T2/HD tuner

B) Your transmitter doesn't have the channel - not all do, because its a commercial channel, and they dont have cover all transmitters.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Monday, 30 October 2017
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John H
10:12 AM

Brian: I had a great signal from pontoon pike giving me excellent picture on 2 separate smart TVs with from 2 separate aerials. I did the usual refund to add new channels and lost channel 81 on both TVs.
What's gone wrong. Is it Pontoon Pike it can't be both aerials at the same time?
Any ideas. Thanks
John

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StevensOnln1
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10:31 AM

John H: Are you missing any other channels, such as BBC News HD on 107? Please provide a full postcode so we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted signal strength etc.

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StevensOnln1's 3,141 posts GB
Monday, 6 November 2017
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Col
4:23 PM
Knutsford

Also seem to have lost com7 multiplex.
Noticed last night talking pictures ch81 and BBC news HD have vanished.
Retuned TV again just now - Samsung 6 series, 2016.
WA16 6PT winter hill transmitter.

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StevensOnln1
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5:31 PM

Col: Retuning was a bad idea as you've now deleted the missing channels, making it much harder to know when the problem is fixed. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? What signal strength and quality are you seeing on other multiplexes?

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StevensOnln1's 3,141 posts GB
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Col
8:06 PM

Col:
BBC A 100/100
BBC B 96/100
D3&4 99/100
SDN 99/100
Arq A 100/100
Arq B 98/100
Com8 92/100

and no Com7 of course..

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StevensOnln1
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9:19 PM

Col: Those strength readings are very high so you may well be suffering with signal overload (see article "too much of a good thing" on this website). Try fitting an attenuator such as the one linked below to reduce your signal strength (I would buy the 6dB version too in case 3dB isn't enough) then carry out a manual scan from the TV's menu on UHF C31.

3dB Coax Plug Inline ATTENUATOR: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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StevensOnln1's 3,141 posts GB
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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David Ainsbury
11:54 AM

I live in Dudley West Midlands postcode DY13DR WHY can't I get Chanel 81 talking pictures on my freebie tvl

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StevensOnln1
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2:47 PM

Brian: Talking Pictures is currently broadcast on the COM7 HD multiplex and therefore is only receivable on a TV or set top box that supports Freeview HD (HD Ready or Full HD isn't enough as this only indicates that the TV can display a HD picture from a HDMI input). However, Talking Pictures have announced that from 30th November they will be moving to the COM6 multiplex which can be received with any Freeview TV/box (see link below). If you currently have 4Music on channel 18 then you will be able to receive Talking Pictures from 30th November (a retune may be needed on the day to update your channel list).


Talking Pictures TV to reach more Freeview viewers - a516digital


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StevensOnln1's 3,141 posts GB
Thursday, 7 December 2017
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kenny parry
2:18 PM

Brian: Hi,can I get t p on any portable unit,laptop,tablet etc,it's wonderful.

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