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Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?
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No, an amplifier won't normally help with a Freeview signal. Can I suggest the following:

1. If you can raise the aerial up by an extra metre or so;

2. Check the direction of the aerial and that the it is either "vertical" or "horizontal" as required.

3. Check that all the connectors and cables are in good condition, look especially for stray wires from the outer shielding on the cable being loose;



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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:59 PM

eazy_gee: Not usually, not unless you choose to erase the hard disk.

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Sunday, 23 October 2011
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shell
6:49 PM

Not sure then as some channels have NO signal,for one example we cannot watch cbeebies but the last tenants could WITH a booster.:(

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jb38
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8:54 PM

shell: CBeebies is on the same multiplex as BBC1/2 etc, so if you can view these programmes then there is no reason for not being able to view CBeebies, unless the data gathered during a previous re-scan is corrupted.

You have to carry out a "first time" re-tune, this can also be called dependant on box, a "factory reset" or "default setting", and is the only way to purge the box (or TV) of corrupted data.

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Monday, 24 October 2011
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shell
4:09 PM

Hi Bri, No BBC 1 or 2 either.:(
Have retuned lots all to no avail.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
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Cyril Maud
9:53 PM
Burnham-on-sea

My Humax PVR 9300t defaults to south west when i want west. Done loads of manual retunes but no good

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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shell
9:30 AM
Cambridge

Thanks Brian.
I have no of the "inputs" described, but have the DVD player in the side sockets of the TV. It seems to be "single interference", but when typing the the postcode, it seems its should be perfect here, not sure where to go from here?
Shelly.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:18 AM

shell: Does it work when the power is taken out of the DVD player?

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jb38
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9:34 PM

shell: On looking over your postings it would appear that its the two high powered multiplexes you are having problems with, this immediately giving rise to the suspicion that its an over powerful signal that is possibly causing your problem and not the reverse, as you are located at only 11 miles away from Sandy.

Just purely for a test, if you have access to a set top aerial try carrying out a rescan using that, if this enables you to get BBC1 etc but its of a poor quality it doesn't really matter, as the test is just to find out if it comes in at all, as if it does then you require an attenuator in line with your TV's aerial socket.



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