Freeview intermittent interference
Brian Butterworth published on UK Free TV
There are several different types of interference that cause problems. This page deals with the situation where:
There are two main causes of this type of intermittent interference
is caused by mains
-powered household devices that contain a large motor, such as:
- Washing machine;
- Tumble dryer;
- Central heating pump or combination boiler;
- Power tools (drills, jigsaws etc)
- Vacuum cleaners;
- Water pumps;
- Automatic doors
You can identify if one or more of these devices is causing the Freeview reception
problem by powering off the devices.
If one of these devices is causing the problem, then the reception
problem can usually be solved by using a mains
filter device and use it on the Freeview
boxes mains connection.
Such as device is this: Maplin: 6-Way Flat Screen and HDTV Surge Protector and Mains Filter
Mobile phone interference
If you keep a mobile phone by your Freeview box
television, keep it further away!
This also applies to other transmitters
such as baby monitors, video
senders, walkie talkies, and portable phones.