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Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) Full Freeview transmitte
Wednesday 21 September 2011 10:51PM

Location : Bilton, Rugby, CV22
Aerial : Roof mounted
Source : Sutton Coldfield ( think )

Re-scanning after switchover got same no of TV channels as before ( 72 ) - but now includes HD 4 - so a positive tick here.

Now seem to have a noise problem with Ch39 signal group ( ArqB / Film 4, 4 Music, etc. ).

The signal remains week ( up a little - but still only 45-50 against say 80-85 for BBC1 ) on my Samsung TV ) but signal 'blocking' / freezing - frequently.

Looked at 'single' interference page - tried to remove / power down other kit ( Panasonic freeview DVD recorder, VCR etc ).

Have booster behind TV - so tried changed gains down / up / removed.

If remove booster - ch39 gets virtually no signal direct to TV or to DVD-R box. ( Other channels get medium signal strength and high quality (10) on DVD-R box.

With booster on low-medium gain - get full strength (10 - and no saturation warning ) and high quality (10)

Ch 39 recovers a bit but - sticks at medium strength / low quality 3( amber / red warning )

( Signals were weak before switchover and got weather related problems at times - but was hoping re-power at SC would solve )

Like HD - but don't like losing Film4.

Any advice appreciated, to help guide / pin-point solution - e.g. replace my aerial or internal / external interference issue etc

Thanks in advance

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