freeview help

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  1. nuker

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    :lease: thinking of trying one of those indoor aerials in bedroom to see if i can get freeview, live in coventry says signal is ok. anyone got any ideas how successful it would be.
     
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    Have you tried the postcode checker on the Freeview website?

    If you get good coverage then a wideband indoor aerial may work but impossible to say because it may depend upon exactly where in your home the TV is:)
     
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    Propagation of radio waves, especially through solid objects (like walls) is highly unpredictable.

    In-room aerials suffer from two things - the walls of the premises it is in, and the walls of other buildings in the signal path. Typically a rooftop aerial will have a clear "view" over nearby buildings towards the transmitter.

    A good few years ago, I was billeted in a house in Thorne, South Yorks. By a huge margin, the nearest transmitter is Belmont in Lincs. However, I could only get a clean signal from all (4 at the time) channels by using the much more distant Bilsdale transmitter - nominally far too distant for satisfactory use, expecially with an indoor aerial. Just illustrating how unpredictable reception can be, from indoors.

    You can but try it.
     

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