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Freeview reception at CO3 3AJ


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 13 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of CO33AJ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

Together TV +1Bluebell Hill com7
CCXTVSudbury COM4
MeritBluebell Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Sudbury EastPSB1
2BBC TwoSudbury EastPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
9BBC FourSudbury EastPSB1
 
10ITV3Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSudbury COM5
12QuestSudbury COM4
13E4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
14Film4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
17ReallySudbury COM5
18More4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
19DaveSudbury COM5
20DramaSudbury COM4
 
215USASudbury COM4
23Dave ja vuSudbury COM6
25ITV4Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
26YesterdaySudbury COM6
28ITV2 +1Sudbury COM4
 
29E4 +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
304MusicSudbury COM5
315STARSudbury COM4
32Paramount NetworkSudbury COM4
33GREAT! moviesSudbury COM6
 
34ITV +1Sudbury Anglia (East)PSB2
35pickSudbury COM5
38DMAXSudbury COM6
39Quest RedSudbury COM5
40CBS JusticeSudbury COM6
 
41GREAT! movies actionSudbury COM4
42Food NetworkSudbury COM5
43HGTVSudbury COM6
45Channel 5 +1Sudbury COM4
46Film4 +1Sudbury COM5
 
47ChallengeSudbury COM5
484sevenSudbury COM5
555SELECTSudbury COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelSudbury COM5
57ITVBe +1Sudbury COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Sudbury COM4
59ITV4 +1Sudbury COM4
63BlazeSudbury COM4
64FreeSportsBluebell Hill com7
66CBS RealitySudbury COM4
 
67CBS DramaSudbury COM6
68Horror ChannelSudbury COM4
69Quest +1Sudbury COM5
70Quest Red +1Bluebell Hill com7
72Shopping Quarter Sudbury PSB3
 
73Drama +1Sudbury COM4
74Yesterday +1Sudbury COM5
76Now 70sBluebell Hill com7
77TCCSudbury COM4
80Blaze +1Sudbury COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVSudbury COM6
82Together TVSudbury COM5
84PBS AmericaSudbury COM6
86More4 +1Bluebell Hill com7
87PBS America +1Bluebell Hill com7
 
89Court TVBluebell Hill com7
96Forces TVBluebell Hill com7
101BBC One HDSudbury PSB3
102BBC Two HDSudbury PSB3
103ITV HDSudbury PSB3
 
103STV HDSudbury PSB3
103UTV HDSudbury PSB3
104Channel 4 HDSudbury PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSudbury PSB3
106BBC Four HDBluebell Hill com7
 
107BBC News HDBluebell Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDSudbury PSB3
113RT HDBluebell Hill com7
114Quest HDBluebell Hill com7
201CBBCSudbury EastPSB1
 
202CBeebiesSudbury EastPSB1
203CITVSudbury COM4
204CBBC HDSudbury PSB3
205CBeebies HDBluebell Hill com7
211Ketchup TVSudbury COM4
 
212YAAAS!Sudbury COM4
231BBC NewsSudbury EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSudbury EastPSB1
233Sky NewsSudbury COM5
234RTSudbury COM6
 
235Aljazeera EnglishSudbury COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSudbury EastPSB1

 

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Comments
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
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MikeB
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12:36 PM

Graham Guthrie: A Samsung F6500 certainly has an HD tuner (in fact it has Freesat as well). You should be getting excellent reception from Belmont (or Waltham), so the only thing that I can think of is where in the EPG are you looking? HD channels should be 101, etc, not 50.

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Michael
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12:38 PM

Graham Guthrie: Looks like it has Freeview HD, which is good. Have you double checked channels 101-104 for the HD channels? Make sure you're not in Freesat mode.

What happens if you go to menu > broadcasting > channel settings > manual tuning > digital channel tuning - does it give you a list of 5 or 6 frequencies and UHF channel numbers?

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Graham Guthrie
3:32 PM
Lincoln

Michael it gives 5 different options in that menu. .i have checked them channel numbers up can't see them there. I checked signal strength that is showing 98 however signal quali is only showing 36
I also have a 36 bit error level.

Could this be the problem? Would buying a booster help?

Thanks for all the help

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Michael
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4:03 PM

Graham Guthrie: My Samsung with Freeview HD has 6 multiplexes listed, so if you only have 5 then you are obviously missing one.

You will need to manually add the HD channels by selecting "new", keying in "28" and then search for the channels.

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Mike
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4:11 PM

I have a Samsung 6500 series tv connected to BT Infinity which will not show HD streaming channels ie QVC extra 4 Music extra etc Any one any ideas or is this set just not able to receive this type of programme.

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jb38
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8:38 PM

Graham Guthrie: Your location is indicated as having a clear line-of-sight from Belmont @ 16 miles / 359 degrees and so is your aerial pointing due North towards that station? or is it facing towards Waltham @ 32 miles / 230 degrees? as although you should be able to receive Freeview from both stations Belmont is shown as being superior.

Just a little point I would like you to check though, have a close look at your models ID plate and make sure that its full number is UE40F6500 SBXXU, because if its anything other than that then its an EU model therefore unable to receive UK HD transmissions.

My only reason for requesting this check being that some EU models are being circulated around in the UK, and as would be expected usually at discounted prices.

By the way the HD channel from Belmont is C28 whereas from Waltham its C58.

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MikeB
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8:46 PM

Graham Guthrie: I can shed no light on the mystery of the missing mux, but I can tell you that the reason for your low signal quality is because of your extremely high signal strength.

'98 however signal quali is only showing 36' - 98% is very high, and should be closer to 75%. You certainly don't need a booster!

See - Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

JB38: I didn't know about the grey market sets - if it is one, this shows why you should buy the model meant for the country - it might seem expensive, but its the one that works best.



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jb38
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9:11 PM

MikeB: Yes quite so! one particular offender in this respect being the on-line retailer Pixmania.

As far as Graham's signal strength is concerned you beat me to it! as I was going to request that he try a test using a set top aerial or even a short length of wire (about 6 feet) instead of the normal aerial, as Samsung's cannot tolerate a slightly over the top signal, HD always cutting out first even although SD would appear to be OK.

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MikeB
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10:25 PM

jb38: I'd expect ebay sellers or some small mostly internet based shop, but Pixmania...
They are owned by DSG - which is interesting! Actually, they seem to have found a buyer for it Dixons Poised To Cut Losses On Pixmania

Hopefully, Graham's TV has just had a bit of a glitch, and everything will be ok.

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Thursday, 5 September 2013
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Graham Guthrie
12:46 PM
Lincoln

Hii have checked the model code and its a British TV. Bought it from richer sounds. The signal strength goes to 100 when I go to other channels. It is only low with the bit error on bbc channels. Could this be causing any problem? Samsung are sending an engineer out tomorrow.

Cheers for all your help and sorry about the delayed replys I'm on nights this week!

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