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Freeview reception at SO18 5SU


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 11 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of SO185SU (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

FreeSportsRowridge COM6
1BBC One (SD)Rowridge SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoRowridge SouthPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
5Channel 5Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
6ITV 2Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
7That's SolentRowridge LSO
9BBC FourRowridge SouthPSB1
10ITV3Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
11Sky ArtsRowridge COM5
12QuestRowridge COM4
13E4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
14Film4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
 
17ReallyRowridge COM5
18More4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
19DaveRowridge COM5
20DramaRowridge COM4
215USARowridge COM4
 
23BBC ThreeRowridge SouthPSB1
25WRowridge COM6
26ITV4Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
27YesterdayRowridge COM6
29ITV2 +1Rowridge COM4
 
30E4 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
31E4 ExtraRowridge COM5
325STARRowridge COM4
335ActionRowridge COM4
34GREAT! moviesRowridge COM6
 
35ITV1 +1Rowridge Meridian (South Coast)PSB2
36pickRowridge COM5
39DMAXRowridge COM6
40Quest RedRowridge COM5
41LegendRowridge COM4
 
42GREAT! movies actionRowridge COM4
43Food NetworkRowridge COM5
44HGTVRowridge COM6
46Channel 5 +1Rowridge COM4
47Film4 +1Rowridge COM5
 
48ChallengeRowridge COM5
494sevenRowridge COM5
565SELECTRowridge PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelRowridge COM5
58ITVBe +1Rowridge COM4
 
59ITV3 +1Rowridge COM4
60Drama +1Rowridge COM5
64BlazeRowridge COM4
67CBS RealityRowridge COM4
70Quest +1Rowridge COM5
 
71Quest Red +1Rowridge COM6
73HobbyMakerRowridge COM6
74Dave ja vuRowridge COM4
75Yesterday +1Rowridge COM5
78TCCRowridge COM4
 
81Blaze +1Rowridge COM4
82Talking Pictures TVRowridge COM6
83Together TVRowridge COM5
84PBS AmericaRowridge COM6
88Classic HitsRowridge COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Rowridge COM4
101BBC One HDRowridge PSB3
102BBC Two HDRowridge PSB3
103UTV HDRowridge PSB3
103ITV 1 HDRowridge PSB3
 
103STV HDRowridge PSB3
104Channel 4 HDRowridge PSB3
105Channel 5 HDRowridge PSB3
106BBC Four HDRowridge PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDRowridge PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDRowridge PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Rowridge PSB3
201CBBCRowridge SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesRowridge SouthPSB1
203CITVRowridge COM4
 
204CBBC HDRowridge PSB3
205CBeebies HDRowridge PSB3
208POP MAXRowridge COM4
209Ketchup TVRowridge COM4
210Ketchup TooRowridge COM4
 
211YAAAS!Rowridge COM4
231BBC NewsRowridge SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentRowridge SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsRowridge COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishRowridge COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonRowridge SouthPSB1

 

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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
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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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