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Freeview reception at BS3 1DL


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 45 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS31DL (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

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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)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
2BBC TwoBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
5Channel 5Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
6ITV 2Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
7Made in BristolBristol Ilchester Crescent LBS
9BBC FourBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
10ITV3Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
11Sky ArtsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
12QuestBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
13E4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
14Film4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
17ReallyBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
18More4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
19DaveBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
20DramaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
215USABristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
23BBC ThreeBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 
25WBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
26ITV4Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
27YesterdayBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
29ITV2 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
30E4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
31E4 ExtraBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
325STARBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
335ActionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
34GREAT! moviesBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
35ITV1 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB2
 
36pickBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
39DMAXBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
40Quest RedBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
41LegendBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
42GREAT! movies actionBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
43Food NetworkBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
44HGTVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
46Channel 5 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
47Film4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
48ChallengeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
 
494sevenBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
565SELECTBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
58ITVBe +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
59ITV3 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
60Drama +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
64BlazeBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
67CBS RealityBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
70Quest +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
71Quest Red +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
73HobbyMakerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
74Dave ja vuBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
75Yesterday +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
78TCCBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
81Blaze +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
83Together TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
84PBS AmericaBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
88Classic HitsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
89ITV4 +1Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
101BBC One HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
102BBC Two HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103UTV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103STV HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
103ITV 1 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
104Channel 4 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
105Channel 5 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
106BBC Four HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
109BBC Three HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Bristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
201CBBCBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
202CBeebiesBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
203CITVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
204CBBC HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
205CBeebies HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
208Pop PlayerBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
209Ketchup TVBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
210Ketchup TooBristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
211YAAAS!Bristol Ilchester Crescent COM4
 
231BBC NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
233Sky NewsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM5
235Al Jazeera EngBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
250BBC Red ButtonBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1
 

 

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Sunday, 16 April 2017
MikeP
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10:34 PM

MikeB:

If that is the case then what would be the correct term, that users would understand, for a TV set with at least 1080p resolution and with a DVB-Ts tuner?

On this website, it has been the convention that 'HD Ready means a TV that is capable of displaying 1080p images but does not have a DVB-T2 tuner. The term 'Full HD' has been used here for quite some time and is taken to mean a TV set capable of showing 1080p images but is fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner so that it is capable of receiving the transmissions of HD channels, such as BBC1 HD on PSB3 multiplexes.

A great many viewers as confused by terms that are not descriptive accurately of the product and marketing people as amongst the biggest culprits in confusing the viewing (and buying) public.



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StevensOnln1
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11:12 PM

MikeB: HD Ready = 720p/1080i, Full HD = 1080p. Neither indicate the type of tuner - there are plenty of Full HD TVs with DVB-T tuners and plenty of HD Ready TVs with DVB-T2 tuners.
TVs with a DVB-T2 tuner are labelled either Freeview HD or Freeview Play for some smart models made by manufacturers who have adopted the Freeview Play smart TV platform. TVs with a DVB-T tuner will be labelled Freeview, regardless of the the resolution supported by the panel.

I fully agree that the marketing is confusing but referring to tuners by talking about screen resolution doesn't help.

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Monday, 17 April 2017
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MikeB
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8:59 AM

StevensOnln1: Agree with the HD Ready v Full HD divide - its simply the display, and was certainly around in 2008 (Full HD cost more), before DVB-T2 tuners were even tested.

If you want to see what people who ask questions on this site think that terms mean, you can see an evolution in the question they ask. At the time of digital switchover, when people could finally get HD via their aerial, the complain was 'the person who sold me the TV said I could get HD - so why not?'. And you'd have to point out that the panel is HD, but the tuner is not. Then you got 'I've just bought a TV which is Full HD, but I can't get HD on it - why not?' And you'd have to point out that it was a cheap TV which wasn't equiped with an HD tuner, and the emphasis on 'HD' was a bit of a scam (which the govt finally sorted out last year). Now, its 'why can't I get Talking Pictures?'

I'd expect a TV to be labelled 'Freeview HD' these days, although even LG still has one TV in their range with just a DVB-T tuner, which really annoys me (it took us ages to twig that it didn't have HD, because thats just expected these days).
However, Freeview Play is different - its a smart function, and its nothing to do with the tuner (although I'd be amazed if such a set didn't have an HD tuner as well). Sony's use Youview, which works in a similar way, but current Samsungs still just use apps (which smart TV's also use, even if they have Freeview Play/Youview), but of course have Freeview HD, etc. So just as the tuner and the panel resolution are seperate, so is the particular smart functionality.

To be honest, this debate is slightly out of date. 85% of the sets in a main showroom will be 4K, and all of those will have a DVB-T2 tuner, plus a possible sat tuner, be smart, have wifi, etc. You will be lucky to find an HD panel at anything above 50in, and the likes of Panasonic has just one model of HD TV from 32-49, and even Samsung has just two. And the prices are increasingly very similar - you'll pay just thirty pounds more for the decent 2016 Panasonic x600 4K set in a 40in than you will for the Samsung 5500 HD set. I was shocked to find that the 49in Samsung HD which I've always liked was more expensive that the rather better 4K Samsung equivalent.

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MikeP
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11:19 PM

MikeB & StevensOnln1:

So it appears that the concensus leans towards refering to a DVB-T2 equipped TV as a Freeview HD model then.

This discussion illustrates the confusion created by not having an agreed term adopted by all the major manufacturers. No wonder the non-technically aware viewing public are confused!

Thanks for the input, I will use the term Freeview HD for such sets infuture.



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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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12:26 PM

Also note that generic devices with DVB-T2 demodulators (there as many DVB-T2 TUNERS as there are digital aerials) will fail to decode the BBC ENCRYPTED EPG for services on the T2 multiplexes, producing what is often described as "Chinese" programme titles/descriptions.

An advantage of such devices is their ability to record programmes as transmitted, where "Freeview HD" devices will encrypt them to disk.

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Friday, 12 May 2017
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Martin Matthews
8:36 AM

We are using Freeview in a rented property at EX22 7LS, house name South Hockwill but on auto tune, the Panasonic Freview TV will only time to ITV Central, not South West. The BBC on channel 1 is tuned to South West. Do you have any suggestions for us to receive ITV South West?

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MikeP
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9:17 AM
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Martin Matthews:

According to the 'digitaltrade uk' data you should be using Caradon Hill transmitter which only transmits West Country services, so it is likely that your TV is getting signals from somewhere else. Your aerial should be aimed at a bearing of 198 degrees. Look at Which Freeview channels does the Caradon Hill transmitter broadcast? to check which channels you should be using to get the services you want.



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Ralph Morris
9:27 AM

Yesterday (and today) Llanddona stopped transmission of 'Ch46' for a while (around 0700). Retuning yesterday promoted BBC 1 Northern Ireland (sic!) to the No.1 spot, delegating BBC (Wales) to the 800 series - but Sky News re-appeared on Ch132. Later in the day, BBC (NI) was reported an "untuned". Another re-tune returned everything to normal (BBC (Wales), Sky News on 132 and no mention of Northern Ireland!).
I'm just curious if anybody knows what is going on and for how much longer. And can I look forward to BBC (Orkneys) transmitting from the Llanddona aerial (:

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StevensOnln1
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12:07 PM

Martin Matthews: I think you might be looking at ITV HD which carries the Central region on Freeview in the South West (ITV Westcountry West HD & South West HD are currently only available via satellite but will be on Freeview eventually). If you change to channel 3 you should have ITV Westcountry South West. You certainly aren't within range of any Central region transmitters.

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StevensOnln1
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12:13 PM

Ralph Morris: Rather than anything happening at Llandonna, you were more likely experiencing lift conditions which allowed you to receive one of the transmitters in Northern Ireland at a higher strength than would be available under normal reception conditions. Retuning whilst this is happening isn't recommended as it can result in your TV retuning to the wrong transmitter as you have experienced.

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