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Freeview reception at DH4 5LA


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 5 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of DH45LA (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 +1Pontop Pike com7
MeritPontop Pike com7
CCXTVPontop Pike COM4
1BBC One (SD)Pontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
2BBC TwoPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
5Channel 5Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
6ITV 2Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
9BBC FourPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
 
10ITV3Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
12QuestPontop Pike COM4
13E4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
14Film4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
18More4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
20DramaPontop Pike COM4
215USAPontop Pike COM4
23Dave ja vuPontop Pike COM6
25ITV4Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
 
26YesterdayPontop Pike COM6
28ITV2 +1Pontop Pike COM4
29E4 +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
315STARPontop Pike COM4
32Paramount NetworkPontop Pike COM4
 
33GREAT! moviesPontop Pike COM6
34ITV +1Pontop Pike Tyne TeesPSB2
38DMAXPontop Pike COM6
40CBS JusticePontop Pike COM6
41GREAT! movies actionPontop Pike COM4
 
43HGTVPontop Pike COM6
45Channel 5 +1Pontop Pike COM4
555SELECTPontop Pike COM4
57ITVBe +1Pontop Pike COM4
58ITV3 +1Pontop Pike COM4
 
59ITV4 +1Pontop Pike COM4
63BlazePontop Pike COM4
64FreeSportsPontop Pike com7
66CBS RealityPontop Pike COM4
67CBS DramaPontop Pike COM6
 
68Horror ChannelPontop Pike COM4
70Quest Red +1Pontop Pike com7
72Shopping Quarter Pontop Pike PSB3
73Drama +1Pontop Pike COM4
76Now 70sPontop Pike com7
 
77TCCPontop Pike COM4
80Blaze +1Pontop Pike COM4
81Talking Pictures TVPontop Pike COM6
84PBS AmericaPontop Pike COM6
86More4 +1Pontop Pike com7
 
87PBS America +1Pontop Pike com7
89Court TVPontop Pike com7
96Forces TVPontop Pike com7
101BBC One HDPontop Pike PSB3
102BBC Two HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
103STV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103ITV HDPontop Pike PSB3
103UTV HDPontop Pike PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPontop Pike PSB3
105Channel 5 HDPontop Pike PSB3
 
106BBC Four HDPontop Pike com7
107BBC News HDPontop Pike com7
108BBC Scotland HDPontop Pike PSB3
113RT HDPontop Pike com7
114Quest HDPontop Pike com7
 
201CBBCPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
202CBeebiesPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
203CITVPontop Pike COM4
204CBBC HDPontop Pike PSB3
205CBeebies HDPontop Pike com7
 
211Ketchup TVPontop Pike COM4
212YAAAS!Pontop Pike COM4
231BBC NewsPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
232BBC ParliamentPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1
234RTPontop Pike COM6
 
235Aljazeera EnglishPontop Pike COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPontop Pike North East and CumbriaPSB1

 

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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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