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The symbol shows the location of the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter which serves 770,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Waltham transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C32 (562.0MHz)442mDTG-50,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

 H max
C34 (578.0MHz)442mDTG-50,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)442mDTG-50,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)442mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)449mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C41 (634.0MHz)442mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 27th May 2014: 7 Notts TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Waltham transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 28km northwest (306°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 83km west-southwest (244°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

Are there any self-help relays?

BraunstoneTransposer5 km SW Leicester city centre170 homes

How will the Waltham (Leicestershire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-174 Mar 2020
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 250kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
com8(-12.7dB) 13.4kW
com7(-13.9dB) 10.2kW
Mux 1*(-14dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-14.9dB) 8kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, LNG(-17dB) 5kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Waltham was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Thursday, 4 July 2013
6:35 PM

Compro had collect lots of feedback of this issue,
And also verified this is an issue which cause from WMC, like you mentioned.
Compro already submit this issue to Microsoft,
Please await until Microsoft release new update for this issue.

Compro Technology • Information

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stef's 3 posts GB flag
Paul Stableford
7:39 PM


can anybody help with my issue above? Mine has nothing to do with WMC, not PC based problem at all:)

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9:02 PM

Paul Stableford: I've no particular insight into the particular bit of kit, although we did get a fair number of these returned last year because people found them fiddly to use and they could only record on one channel.

This thread has a lot about software…tml, but since you've got the latest, we can discount that.

I'd start with a clean auto retune, without any boosters, etc. Since your closer to Waltham than I am, and your getting a fine signal on your other TV, its obviously not the signal path or the aerial.

Waltham is on Channel 49 for a manual tune. You say your not sure of the quality, but the signal strength looks ok but varying - could it be that the signal is too strong? (my Sony is showing 93% signal!).

Other than that, I'm at a loss. If its that bad, return it. (PE12QN)

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

9:11 PM

Paul Stableford: Purely as an extreme long shot as I am not personally acquaint with this model, but in the settings menu under "aerial" does it give you a choice of either DVB-T or DVB-T2? because if it does select the latter then carry out a manual scan on Walthams Ch58.

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Paul Stableford
9:44 PM

many thanks for your reply, I might try an attenuator but I am not convinced, I have tried auto and manual on channel 58 and 0 channels show up, all the SD are fine on ch49 etc. just no HD at all, I got this 2nd hand so am stuck with it:(
I believe I can only record 1 channel at a time as well but will look into that matter separately. It does all I ask just frustrating not getting the HD channels.

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Paul Stableford
9:47 PM

Thanks jb38, Looking back over previous posts I looked at that but it does not give me the 2 options, just auto or manual scan, Air or Cable:(

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Saturday, 6 July 2013
Ian from notts

7:37 AM

Paul Stableford- are you sure the tv has got a DVB-T2 tuner built into it?
without it the tv will not pick up the high deffination signals

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8:23 AM

Ian from notts /Paul Stableford: That was also my initial suspicion with regards to this problem, Samsung's manual for that model running true to form by not being particularly helpful by omitting to provide info on the tuner, but though the link to the specifications for that model could suggest (and only suggest!) that it does have a DVB-T2 tuner.


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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

12:05 PM

jb38: I can confirm that the Samsung does have twin HD tuners - Samsung does occasionally have 'fat fingers' on its website! The turners are described by Samsung as not being the most sensitive...

There is one thing that occured to me, but I've held off becuase it seems a very stupid question: Paul Stableford - are you using an HDMI lead to connect it to your TV?

Most PVR's now have nothing but an HDMI output, in line with most TV's, where HDMI's make up the bulk of the inputs. Humax is pretty unusual in having an actual scart as well, but I notice that the Samsung does (slightly unusually) have RCA outputs as well as HDMI (which it has to have, since its a Blu-Ray), so you can connect it to a non-HDMI equiped TV.

Here's the thing - on some boxes, if you use the non-HD connections, the box concludes you cannot use HD, and therefore simply does not show you any HD channels in the EPG. Since you said you have an HD ready TV, I assume you are, but its a thought. Its always worth swapping out the HDMI lead to make sure its not dodgy, although it should make no difference.

Frankly, this model is widely seen as a bit of a lemon, and hopefully this years models are back on form - the Panasonic eqivalant is actually slightly cheaper this year, which might be a good alternative. Hopefully, Paul did not pay too much for it!

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12:51 PM

Hi All,
Thanks for the advice regarding my media centre. Eventually pointed my aerial at Sutton Coldfield, re-tuned and all is well. WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) has returned (few!)

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