The new Freeview prediction system - includes Freeview HD
The new Freeview prediction system - beta - is here. Finally!
If you visit Freeview reception - UK Free prediction you now get a much more detailed page to help you with any reception issues.
As before you can see this page with a postcode, the system will shortly also allow the input of national grid references, or latitude/longitude references.
Firstly, you can get a prediction for any number of dates by selecting the appropriate tab at the top.
Five different viewsThere are five different views
- By direction: this will show the various directions your aerial might point and the services you can receive from the transmitters in that direction.
- Received signal strength: this shows the information ordered by signal strength, to help you find the strongest signals.
- By frequency: this lists broadcast frequencies from C21 to C68, showing the services on each. This view can be used to find potential interference or to help with digital region overlap areas.
- Service names: this lists the services that you can receive, each ordered by the strongest signal.
- Transmitter names: and finally an alphabetical list of the transmitters with the services listed by broadcast frequency.
Aerial group choiceWhen you first visit the page you will see the services received by a "wideband" aerial, now you can also select the other aerial groups to see how that will effect reception.
IssuesFor the moment it is not possible to resolve postcodes in Northern Ireland (BT) or the Isle of Man. Apologies for that.
Try it nowTry the new UK Free TV Freeview reception - prediction system now.
Les Nicol - I think you may have misunderstood my problem. It was not to do with general reception because I normally get good reception both on analogue and digital. There was temporary (as it turns out) interference on BBC1 analogue from Black Hill - it seems to have disappeared now.
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Isle Of Arran
I think my problem is that, despite my address post code showing a "beta" ( which I take it means we should get freeview?), we may be blocked because there is a hotel just down from our house on the east side of our road ; and there is a huge garden with many large trees--could these be blocking the signal coming from the Darvel transmitter , east of us?
If so is there anything that can be done? Other than settle for freesat?
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