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Thanks for your answer. We have 2 outside aerials & 1 in the loft, all aligned with Belmont. All I can think is that they may be of different quality.

Until recently all worked very well; years back the in-loft one was linedup for Belmont but we had lousy reception for 5, so rotated it. That was OK until recently. these last few months our picture and sound quality deteriorated, both breaking up so much that we can't tolerate viewing.

The remaining oe was professionally installed on a chimney stack and has more elements than the others. Each aerial serves just one set, the "big" one is on a freeview box & is fine. The second outdoor one signal goes to an HD ready set withuilt-in freeview. It USED to be fine.

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Thank, Briantist, w've only been here 28 year but its a strange old house to which bits have been added over many years. The last occuants effectively splitit into 2, one had the indoor aerial, the other the one on the stack When the fixings rustd we had it replaced. The 3rd one I installed as high above one gable as I could reach. The overall size would take masses of cable.

Maybe we'll have to wait fo the pro's to do our "proper" set up in about 6 weeks. What they do for one set we'll have to copy for the others. Mind you, I'm a bit past roof climbing age now!

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Many tanks for all yur elp. After two f us retuned the b******d thing 4 or 5 times we've got acceptable reception back on all the usual channels. I remain convinced that "someone" has modified the quality of transmissions from Belmont so that only our hghest quality, professionally installed aerial worked adequately.

I've arranged for a new installation for the outdoor aerial that I installed above a gable end, and will sort out the in-loft one sometime.

As to saving cable using a splitter - I doubt it which is why we run the shortest possible to each of the 3 main sets, it would take 25 metres to r end to end without ay vertical lengths. For years we found set-top ones OK when our children were allowed sets in their own rooms, those days are past - but we didn't change anything; we just lost certain channels.

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