Freeview Query

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  1. Howard0000

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    Apart from the postcode check and it saying that you can get it in your area, is there any way to check yourself if you can receive Freeview digital terrestrial well? I get pretty decent reception on 1-4, but channel 5 is pretty grainy.

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    Reception of analogue tv is no guide to DTT reception (Freeview). The postcode check is not very optimistic. It says I can't get it but I get a very good signal :) About 1 mile away reception is poor but DTT is ok even if the signal is weak. Some channels (SDN MUX) are poor and not really watchable but thats only C5, QVC, bidup so its not really a issue. The best way is to either try a box if you can borrow one, ask a neighbour who has a box or ask on the digitalspy.co.uk forums if anyone in your area works ok.

    DTT forum
    http://forum.digitalspy.co.uk/board/f/13/ds.html
     
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    Go to your local independent TV shop and ask them. They may well know that your neighbours, say 5 houses away use it no problem.

    Or, if you are lucky, they will lend you a box to try for the day. Obviously, if it worked for your neightbours, it should work for you, depending on the quality of your aerial.

    My local shop lent me a 'loaner', and it sort of worked. But because it sort of worked, they got my business and had the pleasure of fitting a new aerial for me and while they were up there fitted an FM aerial too. So we all won as I now have a perfect analogue and digital picture plus cracking FM reception. :smoke:

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    Buy a STB from Argos and try it out. If there are any problems just take the box back, i think they do a 14 day no questions refund period.
     
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    Channel 5 is no guarantee as a different transmitter is usually used
     
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    To my knowledge the digiboxes are exempt from this 14 day money back. Check before buying.

    Come to think of it you have to ask in store before buying one anyway so it says in the catalogue.:rolleyes:
     
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    I bought a digibox from Dixons and asked if I could take it back if I couldn't get full reception - They said it'd be fine.
     
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    Argos do exclude DTT boxes from the returns policy.
     
  9. Howard0000

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    Damn
    anyone wanna lend me theirs? :(
     

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