michael lawrence: Advice on problems of this nature can only be given if a location known, this preferably given in the form of a post code or one from a nearby shop / post office, this info being necessary in order to enable access to the status of the transmitter's that cover the area, plus the viewers location relative to that of the transmitters.
All channels show a 10 for signal except those broadcast on 54 where the signal drops to 2. All channels broadcast on 55 give a signal of 6. Why brilliant signal on all channels except these.... I live at m
Thanks to everyone who gave their help and advice. Sorry I didn't report back sooner but all is now well! I tried most of the solutions suggested but to no avail. A friend had a little-used digibox that they no longer had any use for and let me have it. I thought it was worth a try and once installed my interference problem was solved immediately and we have enjoyed trouble-free telly ever since. What a relief! Am so glad it wasn't anything that called for any more tinkering or, even worse, having to call in an aerial expert.
Since changing from a talktalk freeviewbox to an EE box we are experiencing a lot of pixilation and screen freezing particularly on HD. We have had a new aerial and a booster box fitted and this has not helped. We live close to Walthamtransmitter and have a strong signal, however we live 150 meters from a railway line and the trains travel along the same level as the aerial. It only happens when a train passes by, and only affects HD. Can you help
Brenda Newby: If you reside in an area close to the Walthamtransmitter then the addition of a boosterbox could actually make the situation worse, therefore, should the booster box be easily accessible try bypassing it by connecting the lead from the aerial directly into the EE box.
However, if the start of the problem coincided with the installation of the EE box, then you may not get over the problem referred to, as the tuner in the EE box is possibly less able to cope with the type of interference you are experiencing from the trains, especially if they are of the 25Kv overhead wire variety, as their current collection pantographs radiate massive levels of interference.
Of course this isn't a particularly good week for trying tests antway, as engineering work is being carried out at Waltham starting today.