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Freeview reception at ST6 1SQ


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 9 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST61SQ (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)Fenton West MidlandsPSB1
2BBC TwoFenton West MidlandsPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Fenton Central (West)PSB2
5Channel 5Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
6ITV 2Fenton Central (West)PSB2
9BBC FourFenton West MidlandsPSB1
10ITV3Fenton Central (West)PSB2
11Sky ArtsFenton COM5
12QuestFenton COM6
 
13E4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
14Film4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
15Channel 4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
17ReallyFenton COM5
18More4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
 
19DaveFenton COM5
20DramaFenton COM4
215USAFenton COM4
23BBC ThreeFenton West MidlandsPSB1
25WFenton COM6
 
26ITV4Fenton Central (West)PSB2
27YesterdayFenton COM6
29ITV2 +1Fenton COM4
30E4 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
31E4 ExtraFenton COM5
 
325STARFenton COM4
335ActionFenton COM4
34GREAT! moviesFenton COM6
35ITV1 +1Fenton Central (West)PSB2
36pickFenton COM5
 
39DMAXFenton COM6
40Quest RedFenton COM5
41LegendFenton COM4
42GREAT! movies actionFenton COM4
43Food NetworkFenton COM5
 
44HGTVFenton COM6
46Channel 5 +1Fenton COM4
47Film4 +1Fenton COM5
48ChallengeFenton COM5
494sevenFenton COM5
 
565SELECTFenton PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelFenton COM5
58ITVBe +1Fenton COM4
59ITV3 +1Fenton COM4
60Drama +1Fenton COM5
 
64BlazeFenton COM4
67CBS RealityFenton COM4
70Quest +1Fenton COM5
71Quest Red +1Fenton COM6
73HobbyMakerFenton COM6
 
74Dave ja vuFenton COM4
75Yesterday +1Fenton COM5
78TCCFenton COM4
81Blaze +1Fenton COM4
82Talking Pictures TVFenton COM6
 
83Together TVFenton COM5
84PBS AmericaFenton COM6
88Classic HitsFenton COM6
89ITV4 +1Fenton COM4
101BBC One HDFenton PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDFenton PSB3
103UTV HDFenton PSB3
103STV HDFenton PSB3
103ITV 1 HDFenton PSB3
104Channel 4 HDFenton PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDFenton PSB3
106BBC Four HDFenton PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDFenton PSB3
109BBC Three HDFenton PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Fenton PSB3
 
201CBBCFenton West MidlandsPSB1
202CBeebiesFenton West MidlandsPSB1
203CITVFenton COM4
204CBBC HDFenton PSB3
205CBeebies HDFenton PSB3
 
208POP MAXFenton COM4
209Ketchup TVFenton COM4
210Ketchup TooFenton COM4
211YAAAS!Fenton COM4
231BBC NewsFenton West MidlandsPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentFenton West MidlandsPSB1
233Sky NewsFenton COM5
235Al Jazeera EngFenton COM6
250BBC Red ButtonFenton West MidlandsPSB1

 

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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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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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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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