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Freeview reception at OL6 8SB


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 6 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of OL68SB (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

Spotlight TVWinter Hill GIM
Now 70sWinter Hill GIM
Country Music Entertainment Winter Hill GIM
1BBC One (SD)Winter Hill North WestPSB1
2BBC TwoWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
3ITV 1 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
5Channel 5Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
6ITV 2Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
9BBC FourWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
10ITV3Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
11Sky ArtsWinter Hill COM5
12QuestMoel-Y-Parc COM6
13E4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
14Film4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
17ReallyWinter Hill COM5
18More4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
19DaveWinter Hill COM5
20DramaWinter Hill COM4
 
215USAWinter Hill COM4
23BBC ThreeWinter Hill North WestPSB1
25WMoel-Y-Parc COM6
26ITV4Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
27YesterdayMoel-Y-Parc COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Winter Hill COM4
30E4 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
31E4 ExtraWinter Hill COM5
325STARWinter Hill COM4
335ActionWinter Hill COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesMoel-Y-Parc COM6
35ITV1 +1Winter Hill GranadaPSB2
36pickWinter Hill COM5
39DMAXMoel-Y-Parc COM6
40Quest RedWinter Hill COM5
 
41LegendWinter Hill COM4
42GREAT! movies actionWinter Hill COM4
43Food NetworkWinter Hill COM5
44HGTVMoel-Y-Parc COM6
46Channel 5 +1Winter Hill COM4
 
47Film4 +1Winter Hill COM5
48ChallengeWinter Hill COM5
494sevenWinter Hill COM5
565SELECTWinter Hill PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelWinter Hill COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Winter Hill COM4
59ITV3 +1Winter Hill COM4
60Drama +1Winter Hill COM5
63GREAT! movies Christmas 1Winter Hill GIM
64BlazeWinter Hill COM4
 
67CBS RealityWinter Hill COM4
70Quest +1Winter Hill COM5
71Quest Red +1Moel-Y-Parc COM6
73HobbyMakerMoel-Y-Parc COM6
74Dave ja vuWinter Hill COM4
 
75Yesterday +1Winter Hill COM5
77NOW 80sWinter Hill GIM
78TCCWinter Hill COM4
80Clubland TVWinter Hill GIM
81Blaze +1Winter Hill COM4
 
82Talking Pictures TVMoel-Y-Parc COM6
83Together TVWinter Hill COM5
84PBS AmericaMoel-Y-Parc COM6
87Now 90sWinter Hill GIM
88Classic HitsMoel-Y-Parc COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Winter Hill COM4
91Classic Hits MCRWinter Hill GIM
101BBC One HDWinter Hill PSB3
102BBC Two HDWinter Hill PSB3
103ITV 1 HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
103STV HDWinter Hill PSB3
103UTV HDWinter Hill PSB3
104Channel 4 HDWinter Hill PSB3
105Channel 5 HDWinter Hill PSB3
106BBC Four HDWinter Hill PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDWinter Hill PSB3
109BBC Three HDWinter Hill PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Winter Hill PSB3
201CBBCWinter Hill North WestPSB1
202CBeebiesWinter Hill North WestPSB1
 
203CITVWinter Hill COM4
204CBBC HDWinter Hill PSB3
205CBeebies HDWinter Hill PSB3
208Pop PlayerWinter Hill COM4
209Ketchup TVWinter Hill COM4
 
210Ketchup TooWinter Hill COM4
211YAAAS!Winter Hill COM4
231BBC NewsWinter Hill North WestPSB1
232BBC ParliamentWinter Hill North WestPSB1
233Sky NewsWinter Hill COM5
 
235Al Jazeera EngMoel-Y-Parc COM6
250BBC Red ButtonWinter Hill North WestPSB1

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:05 PM

Daniel: The point is, as you alluded to, whether the issue is one of your building's communal aerial system or your own equipment and wiring.

Speaking to your neighbours is obviously one way of nailing it, although you have to ensure that they are using the terrestrial aerial system and not satellite (Sky/Freesat).

Have you tried swapping the lead from the wall socket to the TV? Swap the TV with a Freeview box. If you have a Freeview TV and Freeview box together, connect one and then the other and demonstrate that both are not working.

If it appears to be the aerial system then you need to contact the party responsible (e.g. landlord) so that they can get it put right.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014
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Charles Stuart
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3:07 PM
Bristol

Periodically my PVR and YouView boxes carry out software updates. However, I don't know that my TV does because I switch it off fully when I'm not using it. How do these software updates occur and how often? Should the TV receive an update? (It's a Panasonic 32" TX-32LMD70A.) If it should, how?

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

4:43 PM
Southampton

Charles Stuart:

softward update for your tv can only occur through at usb adaptor or Ethernet port.

so I wouldn't worry about your tv updating.

If you have issues with your tv and feel it software needs updating then you will need to download the software onto a USB stick then install manually onto the tv.

regards

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:22 PM

Charles Stuart: Although Jamie is quite correct insomuch that you could download the latest software updates for your TV into a USB stick for purposes of direct transfer into your TV, but though that model you have does have a switchable automatic update facility for OA (over-air) download's, therefore you should ensure that this facility is actually active by following the undermentioned procedure.

Press "menu" then on the main menu select "set up" and then "system update" and make sure that "auto update in standby" is set to on.

You could if you wish just select "system update now" an see if anything changes, but its better to leave the TV on the auto update mode because should any updates be immanent a message will flash on the screen to this effect.

DTG weekly OA downloads can be checked from the info sent out on the website below, although the latest download info will not appear until Jan 13th.

DTG :: DTT Receiver Downloads

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:05 PM

Charles Stuart: To be honest, your TV is over 5 years old, and Panasonic is unlikely to be supporting this model any more with updates.

Its certainly too old to have a USB or ethernet connection. I just wouldn't worry about it.

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Charles Stuart
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:41 PM
Bristol

Thanks for the answers. The TV is showing its age and I guess that a new TV is the best option. It's just that I have no idea when I'll be able to afford a new TV. I have a low income and a cat that needs £51pm of medicine. I guess that I may be able to afford a new TV when the cat dies but the medicine seems to do its job and the cat keeps going. (I think a cat gives more pleasure than a TV.)

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Thursday, 9 January 2014
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hugh ferguson
2:26 PM
Deeside

we receive all the free view and sky documentaries except for channel 554 any reason for this and can it be regained

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:01 PM

Charles Stuart: If your TV is working, why worry about replacing it? If you are using a PVR or Youview box with it the main function of the TV is for use as a monitor.

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jb38
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6:06 PM

hugh ferguson: Both 553 and the +1 version 554 are encrypted as they are part of a Sky subscription package, but with both of being chargeable extras to it for anyone who wishes to view them.

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MikeB
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6:51 PM

Charles Stuart: I agree with KMJ - your TV is fine, and unless it goes wrong or you decide it needs to be changed, its OK (as I said, I just wouldn't worry about it). And I'm speaking as someone who sells TV's!

The reason your Youview box gets software updates is that its a much newer machine, where software patches and updates are useful, and of course its connected to the internet, which makes such things possible automatically.

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