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Analogue and digital signal strength

The strength of an analogue signal is no guide to the strength of a digital signal

The strength of an analogue signal is no guide to the strength
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Many people ask why they can receive an OK analogue picture, but need to upgrade their aerial to get Freeview, or sometimes get perfect Freeview reception when the analogue picture is very poor.

The digital signals are currently broadcast at low power (this will change as switchover happens) to prevent interference with the existing analogue signals. Thankfully most Freeview boxes can work with these weak signals. The following list shows the strength of the digital signal compared to the analogue for the 80 Freeview transmitters.

Expr2 Aberdare: 15%
Angus: 2000%
Beacon Hill: 1%
Belmont: 1.43%
Bilsdale: 1.15%
Black Hill: 4%
Blaenplwyf: 1.66%
Bluebell Hill: 8.88%
Bressay: 10%
Brierley Hill: 1.22%
Bristol Kings Weston: 4.5%
Bromsgrove: 1550%
Brougher Mountain: 0.5%
Caldbeck: 0.82%
Caradon Hill: 0.76%
Carmel: 2%
Chatton: 4.16%
Chesterfield: 1.8%
Craigkelly: 2%
Crystal Palace: 2%
Darvel: 2%
Divis: 0.49%
Dover: 1%
Durris: 2%
Eitshal: 0.8%
Emley Moor: 0.93%
Fenham: 1%
Fenton: 0.5%
Guildford: 1%
Hannington: 4%
Hastings: 18.3%
Heathfield: 1.2%
Hemel Hempstead: 2%
Huntshaw Cross: 3.66%
Idle: 2%
Ilchester Crescent: 4%
Keelylang Hill: 1%
Keighley: 0.91%
Kilvey Hill: 3.83%
Knock More: 1%
Lancaster: 1.83%
Lark Stoke: 416.66%
Limavady: 0.8%
Llanddona: 1%
Malvern: 10%
Mendip: 1.83%
Midhurst: 1.25%
Moel-Y-Parc: 0.41%
Nottingham: 1.85%
Olivers Mount: 9.1%
Oxford: 1.6%
Pendle Forest: 18.2%
Plympton: 9.15%
Pontop Pike: 1.93%
Pontypool: 6%
Presely: 0.83%
Redruth: 1.85%
Reigate: 1500%
Ridge Hill: 2%
Rosemarkie: 10%
Rosneath: 2%
Rowridge: 4%
Rumster Forest: 1.33%
Saddleworth: 1.8%
Salisbury: 6.9%
Sandy Heath: 1.83%
Selkirk: 6%
Sheffield: 1%
Stockland Hill: 1%
Storeton: 2550%
Sudbury: 2.01%
Sutton Coldfield: 0.8%
Tacolneston: 2.66%
The Wrekin: 1%
Torosay: 0.62%
Tunbridge Wells: 1%
Waltham: 1.8%
Wenvoe: 1.16%
Whitehawk Hill: 3.67%
Winter Hill: 1.83%



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Comments
Monday, 6 June 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:32 PM

i spurdens: That's not very much to go on. What sort of TV, what's your postcode, are you using Freeview?

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Thursday, 16 June 2011
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Jerry Brett
7:43 PM
Sudbury

Jerry Brett: Brian, Humax upgrade was the same one they were broadcasting a year ago apparently. I missed it anyway.
So nothing new to report

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011
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Richard McNulty
4:33 PM

How can I get IPlayer on Freeview? (52.2500,-0.8833) 

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Steve
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:32 PM

NOT, AFAIK.

I'm sure that in a few years all TVs will come with a built in PC so you can surf he internet on your TV. Apparently this can already be achieved in various tortuous ways - but I just want something that reads my Booadband Wireless Internet connection.

There are "Internet ready" TVs, but they seem tied to a sort of portal.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011
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Tom
11:27 PM
Barnsley

Hi I have moved into a new house, I put one aerial in the loft and got most freeview channels but sometimes some channels don't work so I have to wiggle the cable behind the tv to sort the problem. To fix this I bought a massive aerial but this still hasn't resolved the problem, has anyone got any advice???

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Friday, 1 July 2011
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Steve
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:41 AM

Check the connector you have to wiggle.

Is it a fly-lead, or at the end of the cable from the aerial.

Lofts not ideal for digital - roof better.

And large ae - which you should not need, hard to align properly.

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Sunday, 10 July 2011
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Andreea
3:40 PM
Barton-upon-humber

Hi. I haven't had digital or analogue signal on any on my TV sets since Friday 8.07.11. I live in Lincolnshire area. I have tried to re-tune them many times but every time there's the same result - no channels found. Has anybody else had this problem? Is it something to do with my aerial or with the reception?

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Steve P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:28 PM

Have you asked others locally if they have the same?

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Friday, 15 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:55 PM

Richard McNulty: A BT Vision box will do this.

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