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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

10:51 PM

Francis Owen: If the postcode you gave is you uncles, your really close to Crystal Palace, but slightly closer to Woolwich or Ally Pally, which has far fewer channels.

It could be that the TV is finding those channels first, or that he's using an indoor aerial, which tend to not be very good. Click on the 'DigitalUk tradeview' link next to your question, and you'll find out what direction his aerial should be, and what frequency Crystal Palace should be on. You might need to manually tune it, but hopefully it should work.

john murphy: Although DigitalUk is a bit iffy about your reception, since you said it used to be fine, thats OK. You've said the signal has now gone totally, which makes its sound like you've got a fault in your system. Check back from the aerial lead into the TV, but its probably a break or bad connection which has just given way.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Sunday, 13 July 2014
9:12 AM

Hi i need a scart lead that is normal one end the thin the other for my new tv as i have the older sky box can you tell me where to get one and what it is call maggie

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maggie's 1 post GB flag
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11:42 AM

maggie: As the make / model of TV being referred to is unknown, before purchasing anything its best to take a careful look at the socket on the TV just to ensure that it isnt an HDMI socket, something that would create a more expensive problem if using an older Sky box fitted with two scart sockets. However, the undermentioned link might be to what you are looking for. Scart Adaptor Currys / Haier / Logik TV`s Only ** This cable is Not hdmi to scart **: Computers & Accessories

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

12:07 PM

jb38: Before buying anything new, almost certainly you already have a scart connection in the back of the TV, although it might be hidden away somewhere (certain Panasonics, for instance). You need to look at your manual.

It does mean that you wont get HD from your Sky box, but if you upgrade to Sky HD, then they will even give you an HDMI lead to plug in. Of course your new TV might (hopefully) have an HD tuner in it (or even a sat tuner), so you can still get HD.

Personally, anyone should buy a new TV expecting to to only have one scart, and certainly dont buy something to match something you bought 5-10 years ago, because HDMI is where things are now, not scart.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

12:56 PM

MikeB: Its not really me thats asking the question! but there are a few TV's around such as the brands mentioned on the link, that as a space saving measure are not fitted with a standard size scart connector to make the device easier to mount on a wall, and I think that Maggie has acquired one of those types.

One of the LG models (number of escapes me!) also requires a special connector.

When I referred to a possible problem if the socket was only an HDMI type and not a scart, then a special and higher priced, Scart to HDMI adaptor would have to be purchased if viewing via the Sky boxes RF modulator was also not possible.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

1:44 PM

jb38: Sorry about that, but my wife complained that I was using the laptop when she was trying to do some work, so I forgot to change the name!

The vogue for 'adapters' came in some years ago with the D year Samsung LED's - they came with a small plugin thing, which customers had the unfortunate habit of throwing away with the box, not realising what it was, having not read the manual.

Panasonic basically copied the back of the Samsung (but turned it through 180 dgrees), and this included the adapter. However, relatively few still have this (Samsung's not have one scart and RGB/phonos), with only the Panasonic E6/ET61(?) from last year doing this (I really should look at this years models).

However, there should normally be something still (even top end TV's still generally have one), but it might take a careful look to find it!

I can see why manufacturers have this route in reducing the number of scarts, etc. Pretty much everything for the past 5 years or more should(!) have HDMI's, but they still have to think about legacy equipment. But I point out to my customers that rather than spend good money on various adapters to make that DVD work, they are better buying a blu-ray for £60(?), which smart, plays everything, and is of course HDMI. As for video, just how many people still use one?

Of course, since I have an old CRT, with 5 boxes attached, I do actually need an adapter, but its not something I'd recommend!

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
5:52 PM

I'm not sure if I am in the right place, if I'm not could someone direct me there? I am in Corby and apparently I use the Sandy Heath transmitter. I cannot get any BBC channels or radio stations, I have all the others with brilliant picture, no interference or anything. I have tried doing a 'new channels' and a 'new installation' scan and they just don't show up. My channel list starts at ITV! Any help or suggestions would be gratefully accepted, thanks in advance!

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Helen's 6 posts GB flag
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Friday, 18 July 2014
Heather Jamieson
3:31 PM

I live in Feance part of the year. I have a dish. I need to buy a freeviewbox to receive British freeview channels. Amazon uk don 't seem to have providers that will post it to me in France. Any ideas?

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Heather Jamieson's 1 post FR flag
6:10 PM

OT: How can I stop receiving comments/posts on twitter from this forum? I can't find how to unsubscibe from these pages - I've looked through all 134 pages for my posts (which I may have missed)

Can somebody help?

I've unticked the 'email me updates' on this post and left the twitter name blank

thnak you

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Darin's 10 posts GB flag
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8:16 PM

Heather Jamieson:

British Freeview channels are not available in France apart from 'accidental' reception in the Pas de Calais from the Dover transmitter, which is not intended. Even if you have a Freeview box and an aerial (not a dish) you would not get good British TV signals so that would not be a workable option.

You may, however, be able to get FreeSat signals using a suitably sized dish and satellite receiver. These are broadcast from a set of satellites above the Equator at orbital position of 28.2 dgrees east and with suitable equipment may be receivable at your French home, depending on where that is.

I suspect your best choice would be to buy a FreeSat box while in the UK and take it to France when you go there. The dish will need to be larger than a 'normal' one because the transmissions are intended for UK reception rather than in France.

But there are no guarantees you'll be successful.

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