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At this time, not all of the UK is covered by Freeview. As we get closer to the Digital Switchover, more transmitters are being upgraded for Freeview, but there are still a number of homes that can't get Freeview. There are several coverage checkers out there that are databases of UK postcodes with information about likely Freeview reception.
The three main Freeview coverage checkers are:
By entering your postcode into one of these checkers, you should be able to get an indication of whether that postcode will be able to get Freeview.
This will tell you if you're meant to get Freeview where you are.
One of the biggest complaints about coverage checkers is that they're not very accurate. For some, they report "no coverage" even though Freeview reception may be possible, and for others, they report Freeview reception is possible, but that household can't get Freeview.
There are several reasons why postcode-based coverage checkers can give inaccurate results:
From our experience, coverage checkers tend to err on the side of caution - after all, if the coverage checker was optimistic, it could encourage people to go out and buy Freeview equipment that may not give them a picture.
If you think that the Freeview postcode checkers aren't giving you accurate information, here are some things to try:
Here are some recommended links:
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