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alywin
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Freeview reception problems?

Post by alywin » 8 Jul 2019 23:41

A couple of times recently, we've turned on the TV to find a message saying that there is no signal detected. We're in line-of-sight to the Crystal Palace transmitter. Is anyone else having the same problem, or is it just us?

angela53
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Re: Freeview reception problems?

Post by angela53 » 9 Jul 2019 07:48

I have had similar recently so retuned the TV. The channels returned but some had moved to a different number

John H
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Re: Freeview reception problems?

Post by John H » 9 Jul 2019 09:53

There are lots of problems arising to the inappropriate choice of frequencies. While people upgraded their aerials to supposedly broadband ones few realised the downlead would present an issue. I have several sets in my house. On some it is possible to receive only some channels. There are lots of problems that can arise due to being so close to the main transmitter... don't let me bore you with the details... but look up "the Penge Effect" to see how this led to an interesting phenomenon in an earlier era.

If you do have problems and cannot see all the channels then it is time for a new aerial and downlead installation.

alywin
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Re: Freeview reception problems?

Post by alywin » 11 Jul 2019 11:29

Actually, I'm starting to wonder whether it doesn't like the HD recorder I've temporarily got plugged into it. I'll see if the problem persists into next week.

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Re: Freeview reception problems?

Post by John H » 11 Jul 2019 22:45

If you are looping through the recorder that may well contribute to your problems BUT that does suggest downlead or even aerial issues.

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