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I have moved recently and now have a freeview recorder box which seems to pick up most of the channels (we are 4.8miles from the Tunbridge Wells transmitter).
My problem is that the picture and sound randomly 'crackle' which is very frustrating.
I have looked at maybe getting an aerial engineer out to see if the aerial requires some 'tweaking' but am worried that we will get opportunist advice (yes i am a cynical s*d).
Is there anything anyone can suggest i try before i go down this route, or what sort of costs would be reasonable for an inspection etc.

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Brian : Thanks for the reply, i've read through the pages suggested and am sitting here watching Channel 4 atm and its 'crackling' every few minutes or so - do you think that a mains filter device really is the answer ?
Or is it more likely to be the aerial cable may need looking at, there is very little coming through the wall and its quite an old brown coloured one !

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Steve P : The neighbours have installed sky and say they dont have any issues.

Briantist : The odd thing is that last night it didnt skip or crackle once during live tv or even during recorded playback !
I'm still off the opinion that its down to the cable and will take your advice and get someone to install a new run form the aerial down.

Thanks for all the comments guys :)

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