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Freeview reception at SN4 9HG


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 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SN49HG (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 +1Oxford com7
CCXTVOxford COM4
MeritOxford com7
1BBC One (SD)Oxford South (Oxford)PSB1
2BBC TwoOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
5Channel 5Oxford MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Oxford MeridianPSB2
7Thats OxfordOxford LOX
 
9BBC FourOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
10ITV3Oxford MeridianPSB2
12QuestOxford COM4
13E4Oxford MeridianPSB2
14Film4Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
18More4Oxford MeridianPSB2
20DramaOxford COM4
215USAOxford COM4
23Dave ja vuOxford COM6
 
25ITV4Oxford MeridianPSB2
26YesterdayOxford COM6
28ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
29E4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
315STAROxford COM4
 
32Paramount NetworkOxford COM4
33GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
34ITV +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
38DMAXOxford COM6
40CBS JusticeOxford COM6
 
41GREAT! movies actionOxford COM4
43HGTVOxford COM6
45Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
555SELECTOxford COM4
57ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
59ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
63BlazeOxford COM4
64FreeSportsOxford com7
66CBS RealityOxford COM4
 
67CBS DramaOxford COM6
68Horror ChannelOxford COM4
70Quest Red +1Oxford com7
72Shopping Quarter Oxford PSB3
73Drama +1Oxford COM4
 
76Now 70sOxford com7
77TCCOxford COM4
80Blaze +1Oxford COM4
81Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
 
86More4 +1Oxford com7
87PBS America +1Oxford com7
89Court TVOxford com7
96Forces TVOxford com7
101BBC One HDOxford PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDOxford PSB3
103STV HDOxford PSB3
103ITV HDOxford PSB3
103UTV HDOxford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxford PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDOxford PSB3
106BBC Four HDOxford com7
107BBC News HDOxford com7
108BBC Scotland HDOxford PSB3
113RT HDOxford com7
 
114Quest HDOxford com7
201CBBCOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
202CBeebiesOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
203CITVOxford COM4
204CBBC HDOxford PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDOxford com7
211Ketchup TVOxford COM4
212YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
232BBC ParliamentOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 
234RTOxford COM6
235Aljazeera EnglishOxford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonOxford South (Oxford)PSB1

 

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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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