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Freeview reception at SP3 4SU


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 3 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SP34SU (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 +1Hannington com7
CCXTVHannington COM4
MeritHannington com7
1BBC One (SD)Hannington SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoHannington SouthPSB1
 
3ITV (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
5Channel 5Hannington MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Hannington MeridianPSB2
9BBC FourHannington SouthPSB1
 
10ITV3Hannington MeridianPSB2
11Sky ArtsHannington COM5
12QuestHannington COM4
13E4Hannington MeridianPSB2
14Film4Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
17ReallyHannington COM5
18More4Hannington MeridianPSB2
19DaveHannington COM5
20DramaHannington COM4
 
215USAHannington COM4
23Dave ja vuHannington COM6
25ITV4Hannington MeridianPSB2
26YesterdayHannington COM6
28ITV2 +1Hannington COM4
 
29E4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
304MusicHannington COM5
315STARHannington COM4
32Paramount NetworkHannington COM4
33GREAT! moviesHannington COM6
 
34ITV +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
35pickHannington COM5
38DMAXHannington COM6
39Quest RedHannington COM5
40CBS JusticeHannington COM6
 
41GREAT! movies actionHannington COM4
42Food NetworkHannington COM5
43HGTVHannington COM6
45Channel 5 +1Hannington COM4
46Film4 +1Hannington COM5
 
47ChallengeHannington COM5
484sevenHannington COM5
555SELECTHannington COM4
56Smithsonian ChannelHannington COM5
57ITVBe +1Hannington COM4
 
58ITV3 +1Hannington COM4
59ITV4 +1Hannington COM4
63BlazeHannington COM4
64FreeSportsHannington com7
66CBS RealityHannington COM4
 
67CBS DramaHannington COM6
68Horror ChannelHannington COM4
69Quest +1Hannington COM5
70Quest Red +1Hannington com7
72Shopping Quarter Hannington PSB3
 
73Drama +1Hannington COM4
74Yesterday +1Hannington COM5
76Now 70sHannington com7
77TCCHannington COM4
80Blaze +1Hannington COM4
 
81Talking Pictures TVHannington COM6
82Together TVHannington COM5
84PBS AmericaHannington COM6
86More4 +1Hannington com7
87PBS America +1Hannington com7
 
89Court TVHannington com7
96Forces TVHannington com7
101BBC One HDHannington PSB3
102BBC Two HDHannington PSB3
103ITV HDHannington PSB3
 
103STV HDHannington PSB3
103UTV HDHannington PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHannington PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHannington PSB3
106BBC Four HDHannington com7
 
107BBC News HDHannington com7
108BBC Scotland HDHannington PSB3
113RT HDHannington com7
114Quest HDHannington com7
201CBBCHannington SouthPSB1
 
202CBeebiesHannington SouthPSB1
203CITVHannington COM4
204CBBC HDHannington PSB3
205CBeebies HDHannington com7
211Ketchup TVHannington COM4
 
212YAAAS!Hannington COM4
231BBC NewsHannington SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHannington SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsHannington COM5
234RTHannington COM6
 
235Aljazeera EnglishHannington COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHannington SouthPSB1

 

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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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