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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.
 

(Don't know your postcode? Find it at Post Office Postcode finder).

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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.

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Sunday, 31 May 2015
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MikeB
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1:10 PM

Nigel: You havn't supplied a postcode, which is vital, but in the meantime search for 'too much of a good thing' on this website.

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Nigel
6:35 PM
Barnsley

MikeB: my postcode is s71 3bb also to add i have a second tv running off the same roof mounted aerial but on a separate cable and that one is fine

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MikeB
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8:37 PM

Nigel: Your 13km from the transmitter, so an overload is not a total surprise. Different TV's have different tuners, and they can all act in a slightly different way - Sony tends to be sensitive but robust, whilst Humax and Panasonic tend to be sensitive full stop. So its perfectly possible for your other TV to be OK (just about), whilst the LG breaking up. Add to that a feed to your other TV which might not be as good, etc, and that could explain the mismatch.

As they say in Jaws, your going to need a bigger boat.I'm 46km from my transmitter, and in order to get the strength down enough so that the PVR didn't get confused, I've put a 12db attenuator on that feed. Best suggestion is to get a couple of fixed ones in series (6 + 12 + 8, etc), until you've got a level thats OK. The fixed ones are less than two quid each on Amazon, and they fit into each other, so you can make a 'stick'. Get another aerial lead, so you dont have the attenuators sticking out of anything - because the weight of them will damage the sockets.

Be interesting at what level of attentuation your signal will need to come in at around 75%!

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Nigel
8:56 PM

MikeB: Hello Mike thank you for all your help.
In the end its looking like the Lg is at fault (well i think its tuner/or aerial socket as packed in,tonight it's not tuning to anything now!.
I've swapped the tv's around to make sure and my second one (samsung)works downstairs and up whilst im not getting anything on the lg!
Cheers Nige

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:06 PM

Nigel: Bad luck - 5 years old(?) so pretty much out of warrenty. Either get a Freeview HD tuner cheap (Manhatten for about 44 quid - Buy Manhattan Plaza HD-T2 Smart Freeview HD Digital Receiver | John Lewis ) or if you want to upgrade anyway, most of my customers have gone up from a 32 to a 40-42 or even 47/48.

If your about 8-10 feet away from the screen, by far the best value I can suggest is the ace Samsung H6400 from 2014. They are about to vanish (the new 2015 J6300 is curved), but has a great 400hz 3D screen, fully smart, two remotes, etc. Right in the mid range, and a very popular model.

Still just about available for 399 - Buy Samsung UE40H6400 LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 40" with Freeview HD, Voice Control, Built-In Wi-Fi and 2x 3D Glasses | John Lewis - great price, five year warrenty, and I'd be very happy having one myself!

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015
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GeordieLad
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7:45 PM
Towcester

Forgive me if this sounds like an idiotic question but do either the old MovieStar codes or PDC settings (from analogue days) still work on digital transmissions? I ask this because I'm fed up with broadcasters not sticking to scheduled program times, meaning I often lose either the beginning or the end (usually the latter) on many programs. Some of my STBs have what appear to be PDC facilities but I tend not to rely on them because the problems still seem to occur. Ignoring PDC, I always program the starts at least one minute before schedule and the ends two or three minutes after the scheduled times but even this does not always work - mainly because the broadcasters either change the scheduled programs or simply play fast and loose with the timings.

By the way, my Post Code is NN12 7TN and I'm using the sandy Heath services.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Regards

GeordieLad

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015
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GeordieLad
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11:05 AM
Towcester

Further to my post yesterday, just in case it's not obvious, I'm referring to the start/end programs when recorded on analogue VCRs - with apologies for hanging on to out-dated technology!

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:17 PM

GeordieLad: Wikipedia confirms (if it's to be believed) my suspicion that PDC worked by information encoded in the teletext data which was on the top few lines of analogue pictures. This means that PDC won't work.

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MikeP
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:24 PM
Trowbridge

Dave Lindsey and GeordieLad:PDC used 'spare' data space in the lines that were not normally displayed and some were used for teletext (Ceefax, Oracle or Teletext). So as the digital transmissions no longer have those spaces available for data there is no PDC in operation.
However, from a technical viewpoint, there is no obvious reason why such control data could not have been included with the digitised programme data. It seems it wasn't thought about at the time, so was not included with the specification. Perhaps Briantist has more information?

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