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location ST13 8LQ - Leek.

(re-posted and update from original in 'Leek transmiiter' page)

Hi since the Digital switchover, while I can receive a signal I have been having a problem getting it to all rooms in my house.

Thesituation is this:

I still have a loft aerial - I know I need one on the roof but that will have to wait a while.

The cable from the aerial comes into my Living room and goes through a signal amplifier - shouldn't be needed (?) but it also acts as a splitter.

one output goes to the main TV, which works fine. another output goes back into the wall into the loft and is then split to feed kitchen and bedroom.

Two Problems:

1. TVs in these other two rooms will not find all channels, and will not 'lock on' to allow you to watch those they have found. Is the answer to split the original signal in the loft or might it just be bad cabling somewhere - though there was never a problem with analogue.

2. I have 3 TIVOs in the living room, they have RF out which allowed them to be viewed in Kitchen/bedroom by putting 'in line' with analogue TV signal - all use SCART to main TV. doing this with the Digital signal - ie feed digital signal through the Tivos OR combine them after Tivos - caused interference on analoge and loss of digital channels. RF channels were: 39, 60, 53.

the 'Free RF' link for our trasmitter indicateds that only 64,65 and 66 are 'free' on our transmitter, which if I change to these it causes interference between all 3, presumably because they're adjacent ? Does Freeview really use up all other available channels ? And if so what's the answer - is there one ?

Any help/advice much appreciated - I WILL get a rooftop aerial, honest !


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