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Analogue and digital signal strength

The strength of an analogue signal is no guide to the strength of a digital signal

The strength of an analogue signal is no guide to the strength
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Many people ask why they can receive an OK analogue picture, but need to upgrade their aerial to get Freeview, or sometimes get perfect Freeview reception when the analogue picture is very poor.

The digital signals are currently broadcast at low power (this will change as switchover happens) to prevent interference with the existing analogue signals. Thankfully most Freeview boxes can work with these weak signals. The following list shows the strength of the digital signal compared to the analogue for the 80 Freeview transmitters.

Expr2 Aberdare: 15%
Angus: 2000%
Beacon Hill: 1%
Belmont: 1.43%
Bilsdale: 1.15%
Black Hill: 4%
Blaenplwyf: 1.66%
Bluebell Hill: 8.88%
Bressay: 10%
Brierley Hill: 1.22%
Bristol Kings Weston: 4.5%
Bromsgrove: 1550%
Brougher Mountain: 0.5%
Caldbeck: 0.82%
Caradon Hill: 0.76%
Carmel: 2%
Chatton: 4.16%
Chesterfield: 1.8%
Craigkelly: 2%
Crystal Palace: 2%
Darvel: 2%
Divis: 0.49%
Dover: 1%
Durris: 2%
Eitshal: 0.8%
Emley Moor: 0.93%
Fenham: 1%
Fenton: 0.5%
Guildford: 1%
Hannington: 4%
Hastings: 18.3%
Heathfield: 1.2%
Hemel Hempstead: 2%
Huntshaw Cross: 3.66%
Idle: 2%
Ilchester Crescent: 4%
Keelylang Hill: 1%
Keighley: 0.91%
Kilvey Hill: 3.83%
Knock More: 1%
Lancaster: 1.83%
Lark Stoke: 416.66%
Limavady: 0.8%
Llanddona: 1%
Malvern: 10%
Mendip: 1.83%
Midhurst: 1.25%
Moel-Y-Parc: 0.41%
Nottingham: 1.85%
Olivers Mount: 9.1%
Oxford: 1.6%
Pendle Forest: 18.2%
Plympton: 9.15%
Pontop Pike: 1.93%
Pontypool: 6%
Presely: 0.83%
Redruth: 1.85%
Reigate: 1500%
Ridge Hill: 2%
Rosemarkie: 10%
Rosneath: 2%
Rowridge: 4%
Rumster Forest: 1.33%
Saddleworth: 1.8%
Salisbury: 6.9%
Sandy Heath: 1.83%
Selkirk: 6%
Sheffield: 1%
Stockland Hill: 1%
Storeton: 2550%
Sudbury: 2.01%
Sutton Coldfield: 0.8%
Tacolneston: 2.66%
The Wrekin: 1%
Torosay: 0.62%
Tunbridge Wells: 1%
Waltham: 1.8%
Wenvoe: 1.16%
Whitehawk Hill: 3.67%
Winter Hill: 1.83%



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Comments
Friday, 11 February 2011
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steve
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12:23 PM
Wrexham

alan - absolutely not!

And I don't think you can get boxes to do analogue tuning.

Sounds like a swap with someone with a decent analogue TV would be best.

Do check that Cyprus TV is entirely compatible with UK. There can be variations in things like sound separation.

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steve's 1,172 posts GB
Briantist
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1:29 PM

alan draper: Cyprus uses PAL-B (for VHF) and PAL G (for UHF).

The UK uses PAL-I.

A UK set will not have any sound if you use it for analogue reception in Cyprus, unless it the ability to change "region".

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
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will morton
9:53 PM
Kilmarnock

I live in the Darvel - 2% area.
I have two JVC LT32DE9BJ 32" Hd Ready Lcd Tv with Integrated Freeview. Recently both have stopped recording tv programmes when they are in standby mode. They will record if tv is actually switched on. This has only been happening over the last 3 or 4 months.
I have a Sagem box wired through one of these tv's and it records everything !!!
On checking my TV signal; strength 72% (as i installed a new aerial since last post)& quality 100%.
Anyone any ideas what is happening - TV's have no fault one has been for repair and sent back - no fault.
Most programs just do not record off the EPG.

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will morton's 5 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:08 PM

will morton: Can you try doing this My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice to each device.

I'm a bit confused about a TV that you say is "recording".

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
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will morton
8:58 PM
Kilmarnock

Hi i have a JVC LT32DE9BJ 32` E-series HD Ready LCD TelevisionWith 160gb (built in HD). Infact i have 2 separate units - both do not record if switched off.

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will morton's 5 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:14 AM

will morton: So... you are saying that they don't record when the power is not connected?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 27 February 2011
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gerry
12:42 PM

have had to take dowm aerial on replaceing cpopostpannot get programs 10 to 33post co sa49 9rb (sa499rb).

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gerry's 1 post GB
Briantist
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4:37 PM

gerry: Sorry, that doesn't seem to be a recognised postcode. Is your aerial on the roof?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
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WILLIAM MORTON
9:03 PM

Briantist when i say tv not powered up i mean it is switched on at the wall but not actually displaying a picture.

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WILLIAM MORTON's 5 posts GB
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:47 AM

WILLIAM MORTON: It is not usually possible to "record from a TV set", if you have a digital recorder, the tuner is in the recording device, not the TV.

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