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My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I e
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You need a "wideband" aerial rather than a high gain one (see all about aerials). Also, if you use a signal booster in the setup, this can cause problems with digital signals.

Can I suggest that you try the following:

1. Check that all the connectors are OK, in particular that there are no stray wires and that both the outer shield and inner wire are connected;

2. If you are using any signal boosters, turn them off;

3. Check to see if you have anything like a VCR connected via a UHF fly lead - sometimes these can changed to use channels such as 68.

4. If you have a wideband aerial, if you can try raising it up an additional metre;

See also all about aerials.



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Sunday, 3 April 2011
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Chris Hughes
7:46 PM
Leicester

We're now getting small red dots or squares on most channels (near the right side of the screen, about half way down). Is this an indicator of poor signal strength? The cahnnel reception seem to be OK. And we're now not getting two channels that we were before, Fiver and Five USA. We got a new arial for digital TV about 9 years ago, pointing at the Waltham transmitter. Our postcode is LE2 1WG.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Briantist
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7:56 AM

Chris Hughes: It is most likely to indicate a problem with the set-top box you are using.

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Monday, 18 April 2011
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Mike Rowe
9:30 AM
Wisbech

Just changed over to BT vision and checking the digital switchover site it said I should be able to receive sky sports 1 and 2 however I cannot get them. I have tried a rescan but still no good. Is this possible and if so is it my arial at fault do you think (IE not wideband) My postcode is pe14 9pq

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Briantist
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2:17 PM

Mike Rowe: Yes, you will need a wideband aerial to receive Multiplex ArqB (also ArqA and SDN) from the Sandy Heath transmitter.

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Friday, 29 April 2011
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Frinnie
9:25 PM
Aberdeen

We had lots and lots of channels including Film4 and ITV3 before digital switchover. We lost a lot of channels at switchover, and had a new aerial put up. He said we needed a high-gain aerial and it cost 140+VAT. The aerial is on the southern end of our roof. The old Freeview set at thetop of the house has all the channels fine. There is a new connecting box with an amplifier in the roof rafters and then the feed comes to our downstairs Plasma Freeview TV. As I mentioned, it used to have lots and lots of channels including Film4 and ITV3. Now we have 18 only, and despite automatic and manual retuning nothing changes.

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Frinnie
9:25 PM
Aberdeen

Ao I wonder if you could very kindly help us - we would be so grateful. Thanks in advance, Frinnie

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Frinnie
9:26 PM
Aberdeen

Sorry, that's an incomplete email address - here is the full one.


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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
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sue evans
7:29 PM

Why do we only have a few freeview channels? We live in Stroud in Gloucestershire and having talked to various people this seems to be common.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.

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Harry
7:57 PM
Oldham

sue evans: This is because the transmitter you are receiving from is a freeview 'lite' transmitter and only carries a few channels. The only transmitters that offer a full freeview service are all of the main transmitters and also relays that serve a large coverage area. If you supply your postcode, there may be a full service freeview transmitter available.

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