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Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?
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No, an amplifier won't normally help with a Freeview signal. Can I suggest the following:

1. If you can raise the aerial up by an extra metre or so;

2. Check the direction of the aerial and that the it is either "vertical" or "horizontal" as required.

3. Check that all the connectors and cables are in good condition, look especially for stray wires from the outer shielding on the cable being loose;

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My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound o1
I have now lost all signal can you tell me what the problem might be?2
I have a Durabrand cg5660-m and I need the lock key code!3
What is the Inversion Effect and why does it effect my Freeview TV reception? 4
My ITV/C4 Freeview channels have disappeared - what can I do? Is it my SCART ca5
My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected6

Tuesday, 19 August 2014
10:36 AM

Phil: Although, if you look on the terrain link, you have something in the signal path about 2km away, DigitalUk reckons your fine on Rowridge VP. You say its deteriorated, so your not in a position where you've always had problems.

Assuming nothing else has changed (and Rowridge uses low RF channel's, which are unlikely to be affected by 4G), the only thing left is your aerial system. Your TV is telling you its a problem, hence the 'no signal' . Start from the TV and work backwards to the aerial. Could be a loose or fallen out aerial lead, but if not follow the path back. Its likely to be a frayed wire, loose connection, corrosion, moisture in a cable, etc.

If the aerial is in the loft, you can check back yourself if poss. If not, its a ladder or calling someone out. 4 years and there is already a problem...not great.

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MikeB's 1,443 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 1 November 2014
3:35 PM

I have a portable dvd player / tv and radio. our other tv signal is fine but the portable has deteriorated in the last couple of weeks. reception of both radio and freeview is often poor with garbled sound. can anyone help.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014
1:59 PM

hi have just purchased a sagem rt190 hd freeview box , the picture is blocky and hd channels are impossible to watch, phoned sagem and was told i have poor signal strength, yet my old humax works fine, can anyone help

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belshaw's 1 post xx
2:40 PM

belshaw: Postcode?

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MikeB's 1,443 posts Gold Gold xx
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
10:45 PM

belshaw: In addition to that said by MikeB. Sagemcom RT190's have a facility for powering such as mast head amplifiers, this achieved by 5 volts being injected into the aerial down lead, if your aerial system does not incorporate any form of amplification then its advisable to check that this facility is disabled on the box, done by pressing "M" on the remote control and selecting "Information" / "Antenna signal information", ensuring that "Power supply by DTR" is set to OFF.

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