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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.

Full technical details of Freeview
Tuesday 23 April 2019 9:24PM

D A Brown:

I can only assume that the box is faulty if it is not storing the settings for COMs 7 &8.



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Full technical details of Freeview
Wednesday 24 April 2019 9:14PM

Corrieri:

The Licence Fee is so that you are allowed to receive any 'live' TV broadcasts, not just the BBC services. Look at the explanation on the TV Licensing Website:
TV Licensing


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Anisor:

If you have a Sky dish connection available, you should be able to get Freesat. For reception of Freeview you need an aerial. Note that Sky does not use and aerial but a dish mounted externally.



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Darren Long:

The problem you report may be curable by an adjustment on your TV, but not all Freeview TVs have that facility. The partial post code you gave does not help as we need a full post code to check on any of the transmitters.



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Teresa Marshall:

The Digital UK Coverage Checker, at Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows that you are only 18 km from the Tacolnston transmitter and that you should have excellent reception. At that distance it is unlikely that you actually need an aerial amplifier so you may have too much signal. Your first step should be to check all the aerial cables and connections, unplugging all the coaxial plugs/sockets and refitting them. Then you should check that you are tuned to the correct channels, shown on the linked page above, and look at the received signal strength. It needs to be between 60% and 85%, any lower or higher will cause the pixilation your are experiencing. If the signa strength is higher than 85% then remove the amplifier and check again.

Incidentally, there is no such thing as a 'digital' aerial, all aerials designed for UHF TV reception are suitable for both analogue and digital reception, the nature of the modulation does not affect the reception in any way.

The other factor to check is whether the problem occurs at a set time of day, in which case it could well be some device operating on a clock/timer system. Also check whether there are any taxi operators nearby, their communications are often the source of interference.



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Eileen Slater:

Please provide your full post code so that we can look up the expected reception at your location. Also check that you are now tuned to the correct transmitter for your location.



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Jamie Rose:

Please provide a full post code so that we can look up what the reception is expected to be at your location. Note that not all transmitters broadcast all the channels.



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Medinnersready:

Then I suggest you contact Arqiva who operate and maintain the transmitters. Use https://www.arqiva.com/co…us/.

This website does not have any responsibility for any transmitter.



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Rosamund Tomlin:

Please provide a full post code, the partial one you have given does not enable us to view the expected reception conditions at your location.

You should not have retuned as they will never return any of the suspect channels, akk it does is remove the tuning data for those channels you usually have.

Aerial amplifiers (boosters) do not use SCART connections, so what is that box? If it is an aerial amplifier then it will have one coaxial socket for the input from the aerial and at least one coaxial output to feed the TV set.

Only when yoiu give the requested full post code can we contributors make any meaningful suggestions.



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