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Freeview reception at WD17 3AL


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 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of WD173AL (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)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
2BBC TwoHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
5Channel 5Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
6ITV 2Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
9BBC FourHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
10ITV3Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
11Sky ArtsHemel Hempstead COM5
12QuestHemel Hempstead COM6
 
13E4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
14Film4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
17ReallyHemel Hempstead COM5
18More4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
 
19DaveHemel Hempstead COM5
20DramaHemel Hempstead COM4
215USAHemel Hempstead COM4
23BBC ThreeHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
25WHemel Hempstead COM6
 
26ITV4Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
27YesterdayHemel Hempstead COM6
29ITV2 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
30E4 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
31E4 ExtraHemel Hempstead COM5
 
325STARHemel Hempstead COM4
335ActionHemel Hempstead COM4
34GREAT! moviesHemel Hempstead COM6
35ITV1 +1Hemel Hempstead LondonPSB2
36pickHemel Hempstead COM5
 
39DMAXHemel Hempstead COM6
40Quest RedHemel Hempstead COM5
41LegendHemel Hempstead COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHemel Hempstead COM4
43Food NetworkHemel Hempstead COM5
 
44HGTVHemel Hempstead COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
47Film4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
48ChallengeHemel Hempstead COM5
494sevenHemel Hempstead COM5
 
565SELECTHemel Hempstead PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHemel Hempstead COM5
58ITVBe +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
59ITV3 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
60Drama +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
 
64BlazeHemel Hempstead COM4
67CBS RealityHemel Hempstead COM4
70Quest +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
71Quest Red +1Hemel Hempstead COM6
73HobbyMakerHemel Hempstead COM6
 
74Dave ja vuHemel Hempstead COM4
75Yesterday +1Hemel Hempstead COM5
78TCCHemel Hempstead COM4
81Blaze +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHemel Hempstead COM6
 
83Together TVHemel Hempstead COM5
84PBS AmericaHemel Hempstead COM6
88Classic HitsHemel Hempstead COM6
89ITV4 +1Hemel Hempstead COM4
101BBC One HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
102BBC Two HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103UTV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103STV HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
103ITV 1 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
105Channel 5 HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
106BBC Four HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
109BBC Three HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Hemel Hempstead PSB3
 
201CBBCHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
202CBeebiesHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
203CITVHemel Hempstead COM4
204CBBC HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
205CBeebies HDHemel Hempstead PSB3
 
208Pop PlayerHemel Hempstead COM4
209Ketchup TVHemel Hempstead COM4
210Ketchup TooHemel Hempstead COM4
211YAAAS!Hemel Hempstead COM4
231BBC NewsHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
 
232BBC ParliamentHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1
233Sky NewsHemel Hempstead COM5
235Al Jazeera EngHemel Hempstead COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHemel Hempstead LondonPSB1

 

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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
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

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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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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

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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