Full Freeview on the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter which serves 70,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Reigate transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Surrey (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Essex (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (London),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Reigate (Surrey, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Reigate transmitter?
How will the Reigate (Surrey, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 5||(-3dB) 5kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 200W|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 100W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area
Eric Hayman: Without checking I am unable at this present time to say for certain if Vestel are still providing "over air" downloads for that chassis, or whether because of it being an older chassis it can only be done by downloading the software into a PC then transferring the data into the Digihome via an RS232 cable between the PC and the box, which I unfortunately have to say is very likely to be the only way that its possible to upgrade that model now, of course this also affects about another 15 or so badge name brands (Hitachi / Sharp, etc) that also use that chassis.
However this is a link to the software download information site, and which only last week had a Vestel chassis download listed, but though you didn't miss anything as it was for a T836 which is a much later model.
DTG :: DTT Receiver Downloads
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Eric Hayman: Just for information purposes I also include the undermentioned link to the unofficial Vestel site and which on reading same you might find of interest, as it refers to upgrades for various chassis including your own, and as you will no doubt notice a qualification that applies with updates to any Vestel equipment with odd problems, basically being that software updates might effect a cure on some devices but not all.
Unofficial Vestel PVR Information (UK) - Digital Switchover
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Thanks for your help to get my Digihome DTR160 recorder to function correctly after the Reigate DSO.
I followed your links and also found some other posts on this problem, some going back
to the first DSOs. It seems there will not be a fix any time soon, or indeed ever, as this model has been discontinued.
I resolved my problem by throwing money at it. I purchased a Toshiba HDR5010KB DSR. This does all I want perfectly. It records two programs simultaneously and in HD. I recommend it.
Thanks again. CU Eric
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Eric Hayman: Thanks for the update re your purchase of a Toshiba HDR5010 and pleased to hear that you have found it to be totally satisfactory for your requirements, the only slight reservation I have with Toshiba devices being by them having a tendency to be sluggish to commands, as other than that I rather approve of Toshiba products and are easy to work on.
I also feel that you were wise to ditch the DTR160, because any attempts to cure its deficiencies in my book comes into the category of, and to use the expression, "flogging a dead horse", as you can spend no end of time downloading the firmware upgrade into the PC, then having the inconvenience of transferring the file into the Digihome via an RS232 lead, only to find out that after having done so that the whole exercise had turned out to be a waste of time, as in many cases these older devices really requires a hardware update in the form of tuner, rather than a software attempt to cure their ailments.
Anyway, thanks again for your update.
Regards / jb.
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Roger: I don't think that you will be able to receive from Reigate at your location. I think that the most likey transmitter is Crystal Palace which is 22 degrees anti-clockwise from Reigate and is horiztonal.
If you have re-aligned due to not being able to pick up the COMs (that's the Commercial channels including ITV3, Pick TV, Yesterday, Film 4, Dave etc) from Hannington, then the reason for this is probably down to the Chepping Wycombe relay transmitter using the same channels and therefore drowning out Hannington's COMs.
You should be aware that if your aerial is a Group B one, which it might be for Hannington, then it won't be optimum for Crystal Palace which is Group A. If it is a wideband aerial (or Group K), then it will be fine (although widebands aren't as sensitive at the bottom of the band (Group A channels)).
Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial
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If it is the case that you can't get the COMs from Hannington, then you could theoretically combine an aerial on Hannington and one on Crystal Palace to give you Meridian with Commercial channels from CP.
You should be able to identify which transmitter(s) your receiver is tuned to by looking for the UHF channel number on the signal strength screen.
There are five full Freeview standard definition channels and one HD one. Refer to each transmitter's page for details of the channels used by each.
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