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Freeview reception at ST6 6XP


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 2 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of ST66XP (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 PlayerFenton 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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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
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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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Charles Stuart's 159 posts GB
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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