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Below are all of Dave Lindsay's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

ITV 3 +1
Wednesday 9 September 2015 12:46PM

Dave Skye: Because on Freeview it isn't operational 24 hours a day due to time-sharing capacity with other service(s).

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ITV 3 +1
Wednesday 9 September 2015 12:48PM

Dave Skye: See here for times:




ITV3+1 | Freeview


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True Entertainment +1
Thursday 10 September 2015 8:00PM

Lynn : It's not available from Freeview transmitters in Wales. This is because it is displaced by the presence of S4C.

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Sharon: Where does your aerial(s) point? Have you ever received Freeview with the aerial in question?

Are Freeview services on logical numbered channels 800 upwards?

It might also be helpful to know your location, preferably in the form of postcode or that of a nearby property such as a shop.

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grainne: In order to answer any question on reception it is necessary to know one's location. As you are attempting to receive from more than one transmitter then it is also relevant as to where your aerial or aerials point, and if you have two whether they are combined and fed into your TV.

Depending on your location you might find that reception of Freeview is variable, such as because there is another transmitter on the same frequency which might cause you difficulty at some or all times.

Blurry pictures relate to analogue pictures and Freeview and Saorview are exclusively digital, and bad reception can result in blocky pictures and break-up of picture.

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Mrs B Bellas: As MikeB says, you're only likely to receive PSB channels, which does not give you 5* and 5USA.

YouView offers catch-up along with Freeview. Freetime is the equivalent for Freesat, which might be worth investigating.

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Andrew: Probably, yes. I say "probably" because there are never guarantees of reception. However, you might require your aerial replacing with a wideband model, if it's a Group C/D.

I'm not familiar with the area. It looks flat which means a good view of Winter Hill, which is good.

Group C/D is the top third of the band of frequencies used for TV. Winter Hill has always used these, for analogue and all digital up to now. The two new quasi-national HD multiplexes, COM7 (which carries BBC Four HD and Talking Pictures TV) and COM8, are on Group A channels which is the bottom third of the band. The sensitivity of Group C/D aerials will be down on Group A channels (with respect to sensitivity on C/D channels).

Use the manual tuning function to see what reception is like on the two channels. A tip is to enter/select the UHF channel number but do not press the button to scan/add services as in this state your receiver will likely act as a signal meter.

For Winter Hill:

COM7 - C31 (554MHz)
COM8 - C37 (602MHz)

On the manual tuning screen if there is an option for signal mode - DVB-T or DVB-T2 - then you need to select the latter in both instances.

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JohnD: As it's a reception issue, knowledge of location, preferably in the form of postcode or that of a nearby property such as a shop is imperative.

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Freeview Play manufacturers announced
Monday 5 October 2015 4:11PM

Is this not the purpose of YouView?

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