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Freeview reception at BS4 2XN


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 15 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of BS42XN (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

FreeSportsBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
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
103ITV 1 HDBristol Ilchester Crescent PSB3
 
103STV 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 MAXBristol 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
235Aljazeera EnglishBristol Ilchester Crescent COM6
 
250BBC Red ButtonBristol Ilchester Crescent WestPSB1

 

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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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Ceri's 1 post GB
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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