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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT TV and Saorview from.
 

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Thursday, 9 January 2014
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Charles Stuart
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7:48 PM
Bristol

The TV has an annoying intermittent fault. That's why I'd like to replace it. It's the one I mentioned on a previous post. The TV in my bedroom is over 25 years old and works just fine!

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MikeB
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8:03 PM

Charles Stuart: OK - if you want to replace one, start with the size. A 32 these days is fine about 1.5m from the viewer. A 40/42 should be about 10ft.

All TV's from the four major brands should have Freeview HD, Full HD, be smart (at least Iplayer) and have wifi. A Panasonic E6 with 100hz screen in a 32in is about £350, and a 42in version is £499. The more you pay, the better the picture (higher refresh rate), but the sound will be flat generally.


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Friday, 10 January 2014
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jb38
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12:08 AM

Charles Stuart: Regarding the intermittent fault referred to, according to info Panasonic had released a software update purely for the purpose of rectifying this commonly experienced problem, an update which it would appear that you possibly missed by switching the TV completely off when not in use, OK during night time hours but not during the day!

Anyway, you should check the software version used on your TV by going into the TV's "set up" menu and then scrolling down E set up (No2 menu) then select system information, the first 4 digits of the older problematic software version being 5580 and with the updated version being 5610.

The problem you now have is that this task could only be done by an engineer as according to the manual your TV does not have a USB socket therefore it would have to be done internally, that is should the latest software still be obtainable.

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Ted
4:20 PM
London

I can see 118 stunning freeview digital channels in my Samsung UE40S6300 but all HD channels disappeared. I live in London SE18 area. I already reset and retuned several times. Could it be a transmitter or my aerial fault?

Thanks

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Dave Lindsay
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4:36 PM

Ted: Try using the manual tune function.

UHF channel 30 (546MHz) carries the main HD services. UHF channel 33 (570MHz) carries the new HD services, including that of BBC Four and BBC News.

If on the manual tune screen there is an option for DVB-T or DVB-T2 then ensure the latter is selected.

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Philip Williams
6:08 PM
Brighton

My house is in Southwick and I have a new aerial because of poor reception from "my" transmitter (Whitehawk). My "autotune" always chooses the Rowbridge transmitter from which the reception is DREADFUL. The aerial is directed towards Whitehawk, which gives good receotion. Every few weeks I have to do a complicated exercise involving complete reset and retune to stop the receptiion from Rowbridge being chosen.

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Charles Stuart
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6:30 PM
Bristol

@ jb38 - my software is 5570. Would Panasonic UK provide the update free as a recall? Usually repairs under recall are free in perpetuity.

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MikeP
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10:35 PM

Charles Stuart:

The correct viewing distances 5-6 times the diagonal dimension of the viewable screen, any closer will give severe eye strain. Correct height is the top of the screen being roughly level with the viewers' eyes.
That means a 40" TV should be about 16 feet/5 metres away from you usual viewing position. A 32" should be about 13 feet/4 metres away.

These values are worked out from the accepted standard ergonomic measurements pertaining in Europe.

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MikeB
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11:19 PM

MikeP: I'm sorry to disagree with you, but those standards are now obsolete. The basis for the x6 figure came from an old Canadian Soc. of Opthemology report, but now makes no sense.

Go to any TV show-room and try actually standing 4m away from a 32in TV - you will barely be able to see it. A 40in from 5m is again, very small. In fact my old 21in CRT is 6 feet away from me - if the 6 to 1 rule applies, then I should be 10 feet, which would be tiny. I would expect to be 1.5m from a 32in, and 10ft way from a 40in.

A quick look on the net shows a huge amount of advice, most of which is far closer than the 3 to 1 ratio I would use (based on manufacturer guidelines, although I notice they have decreased the ratio somewhat lately). US Consumer Reports reakons you should be 8-10ft from 46-50in Top TV Ratings | TV Buying Guide – Consumer Reports (personally I would find that unconfortable), while Currys thinks 2m for a 40in.

Which Magazine is in agreement with me http://www.which.co.uk/te…uy/, and includes a very nice little graphic.

Perhaps the best thing to do is to ask others what size/distance ratio they use - I suspect 6 to 1 will be in the minority.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014
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jb38
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12:00 AM

Charles Stuart : Re: Panasonic update query, its difficult to say as to whether they would or not and especially when its not just a case of popping something in the post for you but with them having to arrange for an engineers home visit.

All I can really suggest is you give them a ring and explain the situation and asking if they can help in any way, as there is always the chance (albeit remote!) that they might oblige as a good will measure.

By the way, should you decide to try ringing them its always best to ask the customer service person to transfer you over to the engineering department as you have a technical query involving software updating.

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