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Friday, 20 April 2012
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s gladman
2:31 PM
Worthing

I live bn14 8ph . the tv is constantly having interference and its been like it all day today. Its so annoying and so bad that i cant watch any programs. This digital tv is not very good at all in my opinion. wish it was still the old way.At least i could watch the programmes i chose.

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Stephen P
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4:41 PM

s not-gladman - you seem to have a choice of main transmitters and relays, which implies a "difficult" reception area.

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Do you know which you are using?

Might be worth getting a local aerial man who will know - or comparing notes with neighbours.

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Monday, 7 May 2012
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Ian P
9:39 AM
London

My builtin Freeview (Sharp Aquos TV) worked pretty much perfectly before the switch over. Now i can't get every channel i had before, every plane or helicopter that goes over pixilates the image, unable to get some channels at various times (no signal error). I've not changed my aerial (it is about 15 years old). I'm pretty much 2 miles from Crystal Palace transmitter

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Stephen P
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11:12 AM

Ian P - is that an external aerial?

You may not need it. Try with juds the fly lead, or aany wire in the inner coax connection.

Digital signals can be too STROING for the box to cope with!

What is "The Tonge House" ?

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Ian P
12:44 PM

Stephen P & Dave Lindsay:
THanks for your responses. I've checked the signal strength and quality meters as shown by the menus and the Quality is almost 100% and the Strength is about 50%. The error rate is "<E-8"
I unplugged the aerial cable from the wall socket and the Quality and Strength dropped to about 10%

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Ian P
12:57 PM

Stephen P & Dave Lindsay: Some additional info:
Aerial is external, Signal Info: Network:London, Frequency: C28(530MHz), Modulation: 8K64QAM R3/4 G1/32
The signal strength is indicated by red/yellow/green bar and its just less than halfway along the yellow band hence my guess of 50%.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:32 PM

Ian P: What you have said subsequently adds weight to the suggestion that the problem is too high a signal level.

As the tuner gets more overloaded, the signal strength meter is of less and less value as they usually start to indicate lower levels being present until such a point where it will say no signal is present when in fact the opposite is true, being that the signal is extremely OTT.

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Stephen P
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2:45 PM

Ian - have you compared notes with neighbours?

Did you use Freeview before the analogue closedown?

Are you in sight of C Pal or is there a hill in the way? This shows a HUGE signal

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Are you getting a picture without the aerial plugged in? You may need a wire lifted up a bit - esp on ground floor. And caox is not ideal - but hust a flylead lead up to a windowframe works fine for me in Herne Hill.

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Ian P
4:06 PM

Dave Lindsay: thanks for the explanation.

Stephen P: Freeview was pretty much perfect before the analogue switch off.
I've removed the coax from the floor socket thats connected to the aerial and wedged it into a coat hanger (as a temp. measure) so i could hang it on the window.
I did a re-scan and an update scan and now i've got all my channels back i had before switch off. I'll try removing the aerial from the outside so just the coax is showing so i can plug the TV back into the wall socket so it looks neat.

Thanks a lot for your help. Its most appreciated and it saved me money as i was thinking that i needed to either get a new aerial or re-locate the existing one.

all the best.

Ian

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