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All posts by Michael Perry

Below are all of Michael Perry's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


Dave Marks:

Terrestrial TV, such as Freeview, comes from ground based transmitters and uses a UHF aerial to receive the signals. Satellite based TV comes from an Astra satellite in a geo-stationary orbit above the Equator, roughly over Eqst Africa, and uses a dish to receive the Ku band signals.

To watch Freeview you can use a UHFD aerial mounted correctly for your intended transmitter (there are over 1000 of them!) and fed into the normal coaxial aerial socket of the TV.

To watch Freesat yoiu can use your existing dish as the same satellite as used by Sky is used by Freesat. But you need either a separate set top box or a TV with a satellite receiver built in. If your TV has one it will have a screw-on 'F' connector for the satellite downlead to feed the signals into the satellite tuner.

A dish cannot be used to receive Freeview at all, nor any other terrestrial signals.



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Wednesday 8 November 2017 7:06PM

L G BETTAG:

The simple answer is: Yes, probably. Indoor aerials are only any use if you are close to a main transmitter and can see the transmitting mast clearly.

To be any more help we need a full post code please?



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Mary Kerr:

To help you we need a full post code, just giving a town name is not enough to bring up the information needed.

Have you chacked all the wires into your equipment? Have you checked with neighbours whether they have the same problem?

Retuning in such circumstances only serves to lose channels and it does not recover those having problems. So please don't retune again until the cause of the problem has been identified and rectified.



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Rhian Williams:

I presume you mean 'poor reception'. To be able to offer any advice we need a full post code so that we can examine the reception conditions at your location.



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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Monday 13 November 2017 5:38PM

Martin:

I would suspect that the new LNB is faulty. You effectively confirmed that by refitting your original LNB and found all the signals were there again. Try returniong it to wherever you purchased it saying it appears to be faulty. They should either replace it free of charge or refund your money.



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Adrian Morant:

The partial post code you give is insufficient tp trigger the display of reception data for your location. Please provide the full post code (all 6 or 7 figures) so we can see what the reception conditions are locally to you and which transmitter you are likely to be using.



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Al Jazeera HD
Tuesday 14 November 2017 6:04PM

Don:

Does your TV receive BBC1 HD on 101? If not then you will not get Al Jazeera as it now only broadcasts in HD. If you do get BBC1 HD, then a retune may be required - but only if you do get BBC1 HD, etc. To get it, you transmitter needs to broadcast the required HD signals and your TV must be a Freeview HD type, HD Ready or Full HD is not capable of getting the HD signals as they are not fitted with the required tuner system.



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Marc Hall:

The owner of the blocks is responsible for the aerial systems. If that was the local council and they have sold off the flats to individuals, then they have created a problem for themselves and the residents. There are planning laws concerning how many aerials amd/or dishes can be fitted to a building. Generally speaking, the whole building is only allowd to have a total of two units, either aerials or dishes or one of each.

So you need to discuss with your neighbours in the privately ownbed flats how you are going to resolve the issue.

You may find the information given at https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/48/satellitetv_and_radio_antenna to be a useful starting point.



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That's Salisbury
Friday 17 November 2017 12:17AM

TERRY SANKEY:

This is not the website for That's Salisbury so please direct your comment to them instead. Try their new website at http://www.thats.tv/



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Steve Packham:

For any of us contributors to offer any advice we need a full post code, please? Only then can we see what the signal reception conditions are l;ike at your locality. Note that a partial post code is insufficient to trigger the details needed.



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