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Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Swi
Saturday 22 December 2012 5:45PM

I live on Anglesey , @ 10 miles from transmitter, which is within sight of my house. Have had intermittent picture breakup since analogue was turned off. Aerial is in loft linked to a Labgear CM7274 masthead amp which distributes to 4 tv's around the house. Could the breakup be due to signal overload? I was thinking of fitting a variable attenuator, but where would it go? Does it have to be on the lead from the aerial to the amp/distributor (both in the loft, so not so easy to adjust)? Or could I plug the attenuator on the socket to the main tv, which also carries 12v dc from the powersupply next to the main tv to the amp in the loft?

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Thanks JB38. So, just to check I've understood correctly what you've said, I should just use a short piece of solid wire to bridge the inner core connectors of the aerial input and lead to tv. Should I also unplug the power supply downstairs?

On the one tv I have which gives signal quality bars concurrently with the picture I have seen the quality (but not signal level) drop as the picture breaks up. I'll report back on what we get on the bypass test.

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