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Freeview reception at PL21 0JJ


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 1 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of PL210JJ (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

1BBC One (SD)Plympton South WestPSB1
2BBC TwoPlympton South WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Plympton West CountryPSB2
5Channel 5Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
6ITV 2Plympton West CountryPSB2
9BBC FourPlympton South WestPSB1
10ITV3Plympton West CountryPSB2
11Sky ArtsPlympton COM5
12QuestPlympton COM6
 
13E4Plympton West CountryPSB2
14Film4Plympton West CountryPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
17ReallyPlympton COM5
18More4Plympton West CountryPSB2
 
19DavePlympton COM5
20DramaPlympton COM4
215USAPlympton COM4
23BBC ThreePlympton South WestPSB1
25WPlympton COM6
 
26ITV4Plympton West CountryPSB2
27YesterdayPlympton COM6
29ITV2 +1Plympton COM4
30E4 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
31E4 ExtraPlympton COM5
 
325STARPlympton COM4
335ActionPlympton COM4
34GREAT! moviesPlympton COM6
35ITV1 +1Plympton West CountryPSB2
36pickPlympton COM5
 
39DMAXPlympton COM6
40Quest RedPlympton COM5
41LegendPlympton COM4
42GREAT! movies actionPlympton COM4
43Food NetworkPlympton COM5
 
44HGTVPlympton COM6
46Channel 5 +1Plympton COM4
47Film4 +1Plympton COM5
48ChallengePlympton COM5
494sevenPlympton COM5
 
565SELECTPlympton PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelPlympton COM5
58ITVBe +1Plympton COM4
59ITV3 +1Plympton COM4
60Drama +1Plympton COM5
 
64BlazePlympton COM4
67CBS RealityPlympton COM4
70Quest +1Plympton COM5
71Quest Red +1Plympton COM6
73HobbyMakerPlympton COM6
 
74Dave ja vuPlympton COM4
75Yesterday +1Plympton COM5
78TCCPlympton COM4
81Blaze +1Plympton COM4
82Talking Pictures TVPlympton COM6
 
83Together TVPlympton COM5
84PBS AmericaPlympton COM6
88Classic HitsPlympton COM6
89ITV4 +1Plympton COM4
101BBC One HDPlympton PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDPlympton PSB3
103UTV HDPlympton PSB3
103STV HDPlympton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDPlympton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDPlympton PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDPlympton PSB3
106BBC Four HDPlympton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDPlympton PSB3
109BBC Three HDPlympton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Plympton PSB3
 
201CBBCPlympton South WestPSB1
202CBeebiesPlympton South WestPSB1
203CITVPlympton COM4
204CBBC HDPlympton PSB3
205CBeebies HDPlympton PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerPlympton COM4
209Ketchup TVPlympton COM4
210Ketchup TooPlympton COM4
211YAAAS!Plympton COM4
231BBC NewsPlympton South WestPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentPlympton South WestPSB1
233Sky NewsPlympton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngPlympton COM6
250BBC Red ButtonPlympton South WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Saturday, 11 January 2014
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Ted
10:52 AM
London

Hi Dave, I tried your manual tuning suggestion and I can get no signal on channels 30 or 33. I can get signal on channel 23 to 29. I also noticed that the Signal Information (signal strength) is at 38 to 42. Could this be the problem? Should I get an new aerial?

Many Thanks

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:44 AM

Ted: First establish that your TV actually has a Freeview HD/DVB-T2 tuner in it before you start worrying about aerials - because from googling your model number I cannot find anything about Freeview HD (just the model on Samsung's US website and another French website).

Find your manual and see what it says for tuner.

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Ted
1:19 PM
London

Hi Michael, we had good Freeview HD reception on our Samsung UE40ES6300UXXU v3 until mid december.

eg: I could enter 101 on the remote and get BBC 1 HD. I don't know about the DVB-2 tuner, I checked the manual and nothing mentioning it, what is it?

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:32 PM

MikeB
So why does my optician and those of all our family members tell us that so many are now reporting eye and neck problems when they view their TV sets? I am told, reliably, that almost all of them have the TV mounted on the wall, often too high for neck comfort and they sit too close and get eye strain.
The original ergonomics research was done in the USA, not Canada in 1948 and followed up in France, 1962, Germany, 1971 and Russia, 1998. Some I agree is now out of date as human stature has generally increased in that time so worktop heights now need to be about 45mm higher than before. That also affects eye height when sitting - but not to the extent of putting TVs 6 feet up on a wall! The modern mounting position is, in my humble opinion, a fashion that is bad for the viewer.

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:59 PM

MikeP: I would point out that the most recent data you cite (do you have a link - Google scholar came up with very little) is 1998. It was only in that year that the first wide screen HD TV's appeared on the market, so any research would have been done on CRT's, and is of course 15 years old.

I did find a 2012 article from a Taiwanise study
Preferred viewing distance of liquid crystal high-definition television
which reckons 3-4 times the size of the screen is optimal, although the brightness and angle of viewing of any image played a role in the distance. Looking at those distances, its a little more conservative than the 2.5-3 ratio, but no where near 6x.

Your optician and family members might well report an increase in eye, neck problems, etc (but is anacdote data?) , but of course you have packaged several different possible problems together.

Wall mounting is not in itself bad, unless you are too close, have the TV too high, and with a poor angle of view. An article about mounting TV's above fireplaces in Lifehacker Why Mounting Your TV Above the Fireplace Is Never a Good Idea , met with a something of a backlash from people who had done just that, and found the criticisim unwelcome. I happen to agree with the article, but obviously not everyone has a had a negative experience.

Distance is something else, and as I've stated, 6x the screen size is simply no longer current (it could well be a plan by Specsavers to drum up custom, of course....). Even my most nervous customers are already something like 4-5 times the distance from their CRT screens, and have been so for a good decade or more, and plenty of people have been around about 10ft from the 32in LCD for at least 5 years (3.75 times screen size). 2.5x-3x the size is conservative, and my own employers thinks 1.6m from a 40in is fine.

Even if the 6x ratio was the correct advice, the reality is that nobody is using it, be it consumer groups, manufacturers or retailers, and especially consumers. It would be interesting to know what distance people actually sit from their TV's, but I know that if I suggested the 6x ratio, I would probably be laughed at.



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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Sunday, 12 January 2014
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:55 AM

Ted: Now that you have supplied an amended model number for your TV then that alters things insomuch that it does now indicate that your model is fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner. By the way this should be mentioned in your user manual under the "tuner / broadcasting" section.

As far as non HD reception is concerned, Samsung TV's are notorious for being susceptible to tuner overloading problems if receiving a slightly over the top signal level, with in severe cases this usually resulting in no signal warning being seen, something which "might" be affecting your HD reception by being located at under 7 miles away from the powerful Crystal Palace transmitter.

To test if this applies or not you in your particular situation you should try a "manual scan" reception test on the HD channels C30 (plus COM7 C33 from 12th) using either a set top aerial or alternatively a short piece of wire (about 5 feet or so) connected into the aerial socket of your TV.

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Monday, 13 January 2014
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james andrews
10:18 PM
Machynlleth

james andrews: does anyone know why freeview in ll36 Abergnolwyn has been off since 20 december?


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Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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Trevor Dobie
6:19 PM
Marlborough

When can we, in Marlborough Wiltshire, using the local relay transmitter, expect to receive more than 19 TV stations please. I feel we are missing out on so much because we chose not to live in a city.

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Michael
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6:53 PM

Trevor Dobie: You've asked the same question each of the 4 times you've posted on this website - do you even bother to read the replies? (Hint, the answer to your question is a two letter word, and the opposite of yes.).

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