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The symbol shows the location of the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 920,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sandy Heath 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.

 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)291mDTG-3180,000W
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1 BBC One Cambridge, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)291mDTG-3180,000W
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3 ITV (Anglia (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Anglia east),

 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)291mDTG-6180,000W
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45 Film 4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H -0.2dB
C51 (714.0MHz)291mDTG-8170,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 24 others

 H -0.2dB
C52 (722.0MHz)289mDTG-8170,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

 H -0.2dB
C48 (690.0MHz)289mDTG-8170,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike , 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

 H -5.6dB
C32 (562.0MHz)291mDTG-649,600W
Channel icons
63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

 H -13.3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)291mDTG-68,400W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5: plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Sandy Heath transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look East (West) 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Cambridge CB4 0WZ, 29km east-northeast
to BBC Cambridge region - 4 masts.
70% of BBC East (East) and BBC East (West) is shared output
regional news image
ITV Anglia News 1.0m homes 3.7%
from Norwich NR1 3JG, 119km east-northeast
to ITV Anglia (West) region - 5 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Anglia (East)

How will the Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupVHFA KKWWWW

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 30th March and 13th April 2011.
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Sunday, 28 June 2015
5:25 PM

Edward : We are going to need a bit more information than you've given in order to help you. Firstly, the make and model - each TV is slightly different, so we need to know what you have. A postcode would be handy if you want to know what channels you should get for tuning it the TV.

Next - what exactly is the problem? Settings can mean a lot of different things. Is it setting up/tuning the TV, or is it the settings on the panel itself - the brightness, contrast or the mode (dynamic, cinema, etc)?

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MikeB's 1,417 posts Gold Gold xx
11:03 PM

Sony smart tv 42 inch and picture setting .

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Edward's 4 posts xx
11:45 PM

Edward : That really doesn't help much. I'm guessing its a recent Sony TV, probably a W7 or 8, but it would nice to actually know the model.
What would really help is what you mean by 'picture setting'. Is it too bright, on the demo setting (and thus too bright, too much contrast, etc), or what. Tell us what you want to do or what you cannot do, or else we really cannot help.

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Monday, 29 June 2015
7:49 AM

The picture seems to couldy and white . it's
Sony KDL42W706 42 Inch Full HD Smart LED TV.
I just want to know the best picture setting as ive tried to correct it but it just dont look right.

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6:57 PM

Edward : I'm not sure what you mean by cloudy and white, but there are several possibilities.

Firstly, do you actually get a picture on the TV? By that, I mean a proper picture, but perhaps just very pale, etc. If your just getting 'static' (which certainly is cloudy and white), you need to follow the steps in your manual, because almost certainly you've set up the TV to only use the analogue tuner, which is going to pick up nothing.

If the TV has a very rubbish picture, then check the manual and reset it to factory setting/first time install (or what ever the phrase Sony uses). This will take the TV back to the first time you turned in on, so go through the setup procedure carefully - plug in the aerial, etc.

If you've done that and the picture is still awful, then you might have a duff panel (it happens), you should just take it back to the people you bought it from (who was it?), and get them to test it. The W7 series is a very decent TV, and the panel gives a good picture, so you might have just been very unlucky. At least go back to the shop, perhaps having taken a photo on a phone, etc of the screen, so that they can see what its like, and make suggestions.

If your not sure how to set it up, etc, then get a professional to do it. Obviously people who deal with aerials etc can do it, but its probably easiest to get the people who sold you the TV to do the setup/install. EXpect to pay fifty to sexity pounds. This sounds a lot, but its easier than stressing and no being able to use the TV you've purchased, and I know that at the place where I work, they will wire it up, tune it in , and show you how to use it.

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MikeB's 1,417 posts Gold Gold xx
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
3:42 PM

Your all useless.
i want to die i dont see the point in my life.

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Edward's 4 posts xx
Sunday, 5 July 2015
10:38 PM

hallo ich habe nach England vor 3 Wochen Ich habe Probleme mit meinem TV-Signal bewegt.

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