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PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 12:50
TV HELP PLEASE - FREEVIEW

Hello, can someone help me please.

I have a samsung LCD with built in Freeview. I was using a coax cable originally and got a picture on the freeview, but sometimes it was a bit jumpy. Now I can't even find any channels when i search. I tried a new coax cable to no avail. Any one have any ideas? or advice on what I need?

ElvisRamone Posted on 15/9 12:53
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Aerial?

ChrisTheRed Posted on 15/9 12:58
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I have a phillips one and i only get half the channels - the others have poor signal or are just not found!

I tried a aerial booster, a new aerial and wires all at much expense but nothing changed!

PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 12:59
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So I'm best of spending 30 quid on a freeview box?

NE14BJ Posted on 15/9 12:59
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sounds like a pointing issue on both accounts. Try turning your aerial around.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 13:01
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also - would a freeview box guarentee the signal.. or do u need an aerial with that as well?

HappyHead Posted on 15/9 13:21
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Don't you have to get a specialist Freeview aerial fitted? I understood that regular existing aerials wouldn't pick up most of the freeview channels and that the picture quality wouldn't be great.

SmellMyCheez Posted on 15/9 13:24
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You may need a new digital aerial - worked a treat for me.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 13:33
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snellmycheez...

where from and how much?

borosmog123 Posted on 15/9 13:46
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you,ll prob pay about 60 quid to get one fitted , just look in yellow pages for local installers

ballbag15 Posted on 15/9 13:56
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Pinkponce...stop being such a knobhead and find these things out for yourself!

PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 14:13
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ballbag - ive been trying for ages... THe likelyhood is that people on here have had similar problems, hence it is easier to find out.

ballbag15 Posted on 15/9 14:30
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I know that you wank over laminated photos of yourself, I know your doing it now

PinkPonce Posted on 15/9 15:39
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Yawn...

I was actually on youporn...as for laminating photo's? Bit of a waste of money on laminating materials. Usually my photo's just wipe clean.

Squishy_Face Posted on 15/9 21:00
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PP Do you live in Teesside?

northeastlad348 Posted on 15/9 21:04
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we foned loads of people up about digital ariels and cause u r gunner need one in the nxt few years they have all put theire prices up

sanddancer Posted on 15/9 21:56
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Had the same problem myself, fitted new digital aerial and cable still haven't got all previous channels. gonna fit new coaxial outlet wall plate for digital cable and see how that goes. The transmitter is in Bilsdale and if you search it on web it shows that the signals for some channels are crap.

shamblesfarm Posted on 16/9 1:44
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I work as a aerial installer they are some parts in teeside where upgrading your aerial and coax will not solve your problem parts of eston/lazenby/redcar/normanby struggle trees buildings height etc all are factors.The strongest signal comes from bilsdale there is also pontop pike transmitter which is weaker in strength but digital signal requires a better signal quality rather than strength if it was to just replace your aerial and coax with a wideband digital aerial the least youd pay is 50 maximum would be 70 if an installer calls without a digital meter to align your aerial chase him away.They are a few cowboys about same as in any trade.

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darlo_red Posted on 16/9 2:12
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Pinkponce, i got ondigital years ago and had to have an arial upgrade to get all the chanels, have freeview now (same set up as the ondigital/itvdigital thing)and no problem so i'd imagine your issue is an arial thing. cost me about 50 notes back then so probs gone up a few quid since

thesonofgod Posted on 16/9 10:15
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shamblesfarm-do you know how much it would cost to put in an aerial socket in 4 bedrooms,also the picture on two channels in my back room are poor so would it be better to get a booster or put in a digi aerial?

shamblesfarm Posted on 16/9 11:29
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With a digital system you are better off not using face plates as this can decrease the signal the best system to use for multi oulet tv from one aerial is a low noise mast head amplifier to a wideband aerial.The mast head amp is sited underneath the aerial on the roof then you take a screened coax cable to each room through the wall.On any of the coax cables you will them have a power suplly which powers the mast head on the roof its only low power dc current.Then you can have freeview on each tv if you have sky tv you could have a similar set up but using a different type of amp which also you to watch sky tv on each tv too also the ability to use a digieye to turn the sky box over from another room also with a sky system the amp is powered from the sky box itself so no power suplly required.On a job like that money wise youd be looking at 140 all in.

thesonofgod Posted on 16/9 11:34
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shamblesfarm-Cheers for the info shamblesfarm do you have a phone number or the name of the company for future reference, if you dont want to leave it on here email me it at boroboy2010@hotmail.co.uk. thanks.