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Freeview reception at WV1 4LF


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 38 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WV14LF (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)Sutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
7Big Centre TVSutton Coldfield LB
9BBC FourSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsSutton Coldfield COM5
 
12QuestSutton Coldfield COM6
13E4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
17ReallySutton Coldfield COM5
 
18More4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
19DaveSutton Coldfield COM5
20DramaSutton Coldfield COM4
215USASutton Coldfield COM4
23BBC ThreeSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 
25WSutton Coldfield COM6
26ITV4Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdaySutton Coldfield COM6
29ITV2 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
30E4 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
31E4 ExtraSutton Coldfield COM5
325STARSutton Coldfield COM4
335ActionSutton Coldfield COM4
34GREAT! moviesSutton Coldfield COM6
35ITV1 +1Sutton Coldfield Central (West)PSB2
 
36pickSutton Coldfield COM5
39DMAXSutton Coldfield COM6
40Quest RedSutton Coldfield COM5
41LegendSutton Coldfield COM4
42GREAT! movies actionSutton Coldfield COM4
 
43Food NetworkSutton Coldfield COM5
44HGTVSutton Coldfield COM6
46Channel 5 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
47Film4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
48ChallengeSutton Coldfield COM5
 
494sevenSutton Coldfield COM5
565SELECTSutton Coldfield PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelSutton Coldfield COM5
58ITVBe +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
59ITV3 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
60Drama +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
64BlazeSutton Coldfield COM4
67CBS RealitySutton Coldfield COM4
70Quest +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
71Quest Red +1Sutton Coldfield COM6
 
73HobbyMakerSutton Coldfield COM6
74Dave ja vuSutton Coldfield COM4
75Yesterday +1Sutton Coldfield COM5
78TCCSutton Coldfield COM4
81Blaze +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVSutton Coldfield COM6
83Together TVSutton Coldfield COM5
84PBS AmericaSutton Coldfield COM6
88Classic HitsSutton Coldfield COM6
89ITV4 +1Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
101BBC One HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
102BBC Two HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103UTV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103STV HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
103ITV 1 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
105Channel 5 HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
106BBC Four HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
109BBC Three HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Sutton Coldfield PSB3
201CBBCSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVSutton Coldfield COM4
204CBBC HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDSutton Coldfield PSB3
208POP MAXSutton Coldfield COM4
209Ketchup TVSutton Coldfield COM4
210Ketchup TooSutton Coldfield COM4
211YAAAS!Sutton Coldfield COM4
 
231BBC NewsSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
232BBC ParliamentSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsSutton Coldfield COM5
235Al Jazeera EngSutton Coldfield COM6
250BBC Red ButtonSutton Coldfield West MidlandsPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Thursday, 13 April 2017
MikeP
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10:35 PM

Jean Willey:

Then it appears that your TV is only an 'HD Ready' type and not a full HD one. The only way to view the programmes you want is either to change the TV for a full HD one or else buy a set top box that is also a full HD one.



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Ceri
11:22 PM
Shrewsbury

If my house receives full coverage from the transmitter 5miles away (I can see it on top of the hill from my back garden). Your predicted channel list lists loads of channels. Why do only ever receive 2 at time? They also change every time I turn on the tv, but only ever the main 5.


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Friday, 14 April 2017
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Jean Willey
9:18 AM

Thank you Mike, I have just got my paperwork out and the tv is a Toshiba 22L1333B 1080p Full HD LED TV. So I still do not know why I cannot get HD channels or C32 and maybe others that I am not aware of.

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StevensOnln1
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12:02 PM

Jean Willey: Full HD refers to the screen resolution, not the tuner as MikeP incorectly stated. You need either a TV or box with a DVB-T2 tuner (usually labelled Freeview HD or Freeview Play) which according to Toshiba's website your TV doesn't have. You can get a Freeview HD set top box (such as the Manhattan Plaza HD-T2) for under 50 if you aren't intending to replace your TV any time soon.

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Jean Willey
1:50 PM

Thank you StevensOnln1 - I will do as you say, and thank you for the information.

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MikeP
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10:00 PM

StevensOnln1:

I correctly stated that Full HD refers to the TV set having both a DVB-T2 tuner as well as a screen capable of 1080p resolution. That has been the accepted definition for many years abd is used as such on this website. An HD Ready TV has a ascreen capable of 1080p but does not have a DVB-T2 tuner.

Jean Willey is likely to be using Ridge Hil, based on the links in her original posting, so should be getting the HD services.

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StevensOnln1
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10:58 PM

MikeP: You are incorrect. Full HD refers only to the resolution and not the tuner. There are many TVs on sale which are labelled Full HD because they have a 1920x1080 panel but do not have a DVB-T2 tuner. Jean Wiley would indeed be able to receive COM7 from Ridge Hill, however Toshiba's website confirms that the TV model number she has does not have a DVB-T2 tuner.

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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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MikeB
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9:29 PM

MikeP: Sorry Mike, but as a neutral party, I have to say that Steven is correct.

Full HD TV's were described as such (or often as 'Full HD 1080') some years before DBV-T2 tuners became available in about 2010-11. 'HD Ready' normally descibed a x768/720 panel, when you think about it, it just said that the TV could take an HD signal, even though unless you had a blu-ray, Sky, Virgin or Freesat, you weren't going to get it.

Think just how many times people have complained about having a HD TV, but can't pick up HD - its because the HD part is about the panel, not about the tuner. Now, fortunately, its both, although I was asked at least three times today whether a TV came with Freeview!

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MikeP
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9:41 PM

MikeB

I disagree! The term full HD has been used for some years since TVs equipped with DVB-T2 tuners appeared as opposed to those that are just HD Ready which do not have DVB-T2 tuners. Even you have used the difference in the past.



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MikeB
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11:16 PM

MikeP: 'Full HD' has always been taken to mean it had a 1080 panel, and hence could be used with a Blu-Ray player. But those appeared before DVB-T2 tuners appeared on the market.

For instance, this is a review of the Sony KDL W5810 Sony KDL-40W5810 review | What Hi-Fi? (the only TV Sony has made with a Freesat tuner) which appeared in 2009, which only had a Freeview tuner (and would only have that, a DVB-C or a DVB-S tuner), and yet the review refers to it having a 'Full HD LCD'. Thats because it had a 1080 panel.

One of the reasons why the industry brought in standard descriptions was to try to avoid the confusion of marketing descriptions which confused people - HD ready - Wikipedia - hence HD Ready meant just that, and even HD Ready 1080 was the official terms for 'Full HD'.

Even now, there are plenty of TV's which are 768 panels and discribed as HD Ready by their manufacturers, which actually have HD tuners. But those tuners can't make a 768 panel into a 'Full HD' one.

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