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Freeview reception at ME13 8LR


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ME138LR (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
CCXTVBluebell Hill COM4
MeritBluebell Hill com7
1BBC One (SD)Bluebell Hill South EastPSB1
2BBC TwoBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
5Channel 5Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
6ITV 2Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
9BBC FourBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
 
10ITV3Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
11Sky ArtsBluebell Hill COM5
12QuestBluebell Hill COM4
13E4Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
14Film4Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
17ReallyBluebell Hill COM5
18More4Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
19DaveBluebell Hill COM5
20DramaBluebell Hill COM4
 
215USABluebell Hill COM4
23Dave ja vuBluebell Hill COM6
25ITV4Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
26YesterdayBluebell Hill COM6
28ITV2 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
 
29E4 +1Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
304MusicBluebell Hill COM5
315STARBluebell Hill COM4
32Paramount NetworkBluebell Hill COM4
33GREAT! moviesBluebell Hill COM6
 
34ITV +1Faversham Meridian (East)PSB2
35pickBluebell Hill COM5
38DMAXBluebell Hill COM6
39Quest RedBluebell Hill COM5
40CBS JusticeBluebell Hill COM6
 
41GREAT! movies actionBluebell Hill COM4
42Food NetworkBluebell Hill COM5
43HGTVBluebell Hill COM6
45Channel 5 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
46Film4 +1Bluebell Hill COM5
 
47ChallengeBluebell Hill COM5
484sevenBluebell Hill COM5
555SELECTBluebell Hill COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelBluebell Hill COM5
57ITVBe +1Bluebell Hill COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
59ITV4 +1Bluebell Hill COM4
63BlazeBluebell Hill COM4
64FreeSportsBluebell Hill com7
66CBS RealityBluebell Hill COM4
 
67CBS DramaBluebell Hill COM6
68Horror ChannelBluebell Hill COM4
69Quest +1Bluebell Hill COM5
70Quest Red +1Bluebell Hill com7
72Shopping Quarter Bluebell Hill PSB3
 
73Drama +1Bluebell Hill COM4
74Yesterday +1Bluebell Hill COM5
76Now 70sBluebell Hill com7
77TCCBluebell Hill COM4
80Blaze +1Bluebell Hill COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVBluebell Hill COM6
82Together TVBluebell Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaBluebell Hill COM6
86More4 +1Bluebell Hill com7
87PBS America +1Bluebell Hill com7
 
89Court TVBluebell Hill com7
96Forces TVBluebell Hill com7
101BBC One HDBluebell Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103ITV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
103UTV HDBluebell Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBluebell Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDBluebell Hill com7
 
107BBC News HDBluebell Hill com7
108BBC Scotland HDBluebell Hill PSB3
113RT HDBluebell Hill com7
114Quest HDBluebell Hill com7
201CBBCBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
 
202CBeebiesBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
203CITVBluebell Hill COM4
204CBBC HDBluebell Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDBluebell Hill com7
211Ketchup TVBluebell Hill COM4
 
212YAAAS!Bluebell Hill COM4
231BBC NewsBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBluebell Hill South EastPSB1
233Sky NewsBluebell Hill COM5
234RTBluebell Hill COM6
 
235Aljazeera EnglishBluebell Hill COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBluebell Hill South 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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