G Dixon: Its just as well that you had a spare aerial, as it can be bit difficult to purchase replacement amplifiers for these aerials, basically because its extremely unusual for them to develop a fault, myself having three of the single output types, two used at home facing towards different transmitters and the other used for mobile signal testing purposes, log aerials being excellent for this purpose by them having a virtually even response across the band thereby giving a more accurate indication of the actual levels received from each of a stations multiplexes.
As far as your cable runs are concerned, if you have any doubts about them, try connecting each of them each of one at a time rather than all at once, checking that the TV installed in the room fed by the lead you have just connected is working OK before going onto the next.
Hi, I have 2freeview TVs in separate rooms. We cannot get a lot of the channels especially in the evenings. Sometimes it says no channels available and sometimes it just keeps breaking up. I don't know what the aerial is . What should I do?
Hi everyone, perhaps someone can help, I live within 10 miles of our main TV transmitter which transmits on 7 channels including 28. My lounge and bedroom tvs use one aerial and show all channels, my computer uses a 40year old lump and receives all channels, my other tv (with freeview tuner) uses a modern wideband aerial and used to get all programs bar HD now has breakup on some but cannot get film 4 + 1. Downlead changed, flylead renewed and breakup now gone I hope, new aerial but still cannot get film 4+1. Investigation finds that tv is seeing channel 27 (!) with very good signal and finds programs on it including film 4+1 but does not show them in the EPG, a spare digibox also does the same, tv tried connected to the other aerials and ok. other aerials when checked are using channel 28. I used to get said program on this aerial so am at a loss as to the issue. any help much appreciated. sorry for the long post
Dave Brown: "Investigation finds that tv is seeing channel 27 (!) with very good signal and finds programs on it including film 4+1 but does not show them in the EPG, a spare digibox also does the same"
EPG data is effectively encrypted for all services, SD as well as HD, on the T2 multiplexes.
Do the devices bear the "Freeview HD" logo? See the section headed "Copy protection" here:
thanks for the quick replies, i'll follow them up, the tv is an older LG led model listed as HD ready, but why is it finding these BBC-B mux programs on channel 27, my transmitter is Belmont which carries these on Channel 28!!
I live in the PE32 1ST area and since Friday have had a very poor or non-existent digitalsignal on my Sony TV. The transmitter at Sandy Heath was apparently undergoing maintenance during the week commencing 26th October and there was a warning of a potential weak signal but nothing to indicate that there might be no signal at all. I have tried clearing all the channels and reloading them many times with no luck - each time I got a different number of channels. Reloading the channels sometimes works for a short while, 10 minutes or so, then I get nothing again. Sometimes I lose all BBC channels but can get ITV and Channel 4 and vice versa. For a short while on Saturday evening I seemed to be connected to London and got channels that I don't usually have. Can you tell me if the problems I am experiencing are down to the engineering work and, if so, when will normal service be resumed?
R Cross: I would say that the problem being experienced with reception from the Sandy Heathtransmitter is more inclined to be caused by atmospheric related problems rather than anything connected with the source of transmission, as Tropospheric ducting maps (ack: William Hepburn) indicates that a wave of high pressure has been (and presently is) sweeping from left to right across the mid to lower half of the UK, the forecast being that same will not completely clear the UK until late Tuesday / Wednesday morning.
Needless to say, adverse atmospheric conditions being the most likely reason for numerous complaints having been made over the last few days from viewers experienced problems with reception, even although located in a variety of areas covered by different transmitters.