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ITV1+1 11 January 2011 (at last) | TV channels
Wednesday 12 January 2011 12:18PM
Spalding

ITV1 digital terrestrial, here in PE11 is Anglia West, ITV1+1 is Meridian South East.
Freesat= Anglia East and ITV1+1 is Meridian South East.
ITV1 in PO19 is Meridian South and ITV1+1 is Meridian South East.
Looks like Kent and East Sussex advertisers will get a huge boost to their advertising potential.

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Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) Full Freeview trans
Wednesday 9 February 2011 2:55PM
Spalding

Steve in Spalding, at last another person here who gets signals from Sandy Heath.
I have always used Sandy Heath in Spalding and get excellent reception on all 6 multiplexes with just a little time taken getting the alignment correct, so as to reject the Waltham multiplexes which share the same frequency,Ch 42 and 45.
I have been told that reception here is not possible because of the hills!!!!!!!!!,the transmitter is out of sight and I must be mistaken as to which services I receive.
No mistake,I am in the Anglia ITV and BBC East region.

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Chris,
There seems to be conflicting information regarding the power levels of PSB 1,2 and 3.from Sandy Heath
180 KW being the final power however, there is also information i.e. from BBC digital switchover roadshow which supports my theory that 180 KW is not being used. Whether the signal is directional and does output 180 KW in some directions is not clear. The answer from the BBC is, until Rowridge Analogue is switched off in Spring 2012, Sandy Heath will not be at 180 KW. this transmitter uses the same PSB channels.
In South Lincolnshire (PE11 2RX)all services are very good indeed on all 6 multiplexes, HD is truly excellent and the correct screen format

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Whole house digital TV | Installing
Wednesday 11 May 2011 5:46PM
Peterborough

Amanda,
I too live in Spalding PE11 2RX but use Sandy Heath, a transmitter which, some sites say we cannot receive, I have perfect reception on 5 sets and also freeview HD on 2 of them, the other sets do not have HD tuners. Where exactly are you live?
Sandy Heath could be a possibility for you as Waltham does not provide local news and does not have HD until D.S.O.in August.

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Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) Full Freeview trans
Wednesday 22 June 2011 1:33PM
Peterborough

Nigel.

I too have a 37"Panasonic TV with freeview and freesat tuners built-in. I get, from Sandy Heath, 100% signal on all multiplexes and 100% quality on five of them the HD multiplex shows about 20% quality. There has been no pixelating on any picture and there has not been since April 2011.
I also use a Humax HD recorder,the signal quality on all including the HD multiplex is 100%, signal strength between 90% on the PSB channels and about 78% on the comm. multiplexes.
That is using the same source signal, cable etc. so I wonder if the Panasonic TV is not displaying the quality properly on Ch 21? The same could be happening to yours?

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Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) Full Freeview trans
Saturday 29 October 2011 6:17PM
Peterborough

Dennis, I think that you will find that this box does not tune the freeview channels from transmitters which have undergone "digital switchover". I had one, which worked very well until Sandy Heath changed it's mode of transmission on some multiplexes in April, since then as multiplexes powered up and changed mode it will not decode the signal.
Looks as if you need to invest in a new one, not Sony!

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ITV HD
Wednesday 4 January 2012 12:39PM
Spalding

shimba: Which version of Meridian do you want to receive? Southampton, Dover or Thames Valley?

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ITV1+1, ITV1HD, BBC One HD regional services on Freeview | Blog
Sunday 8 January 2012 5:46PM
Peterborough

TimD: Why are using Tacolneston when Sandy Heath should provide you with far better signals? I have no lyp sync problems with any of my Humax kit.

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ITV1+1, ITV1HD, BBC One HD regional services on Freeview | Blog
Sunday 8 January 2012 5:51PM
Peterborough

ITV 1 Southampton does not exist free to view on freesat or freeview. ITV1 Dover (South East does however and is relayed to those viewers in the Sandy Heath area. ITV 1 does not give viewers the closest ITV 1 region otherwise we would have ITV1 London.

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HD and Freesat questions and answers | High definition
Sunday 8 January 2012 5:58PM
Peterborough

m.whitbrook: HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE GREEN SCREEN WITH MY HUMAX AND LOEWE TV,i HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE POWERED UP IN SEQUENCE I TOO WAS TOLD THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED, IT WAS NOT!!!!!! MY PANASONIC BLURAY RECORDER WORKS FINE.

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