Question Freeview Signal/Picture Issues

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  1. hillom

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    I live is a good signal area and when my TV is tuned it shows that for most channels the signal strength is over 70% however i am finding that the picture scrambles and keeps dropping out. I have also found that re-tuning my TV doesn't fix the problem as i quite often find that i loose channels after re-tuning. I live in a flat and dont have a socket for a main aerial anywhere, and in my previous flat i used the same TV and aerial and didn't have this problem at all. Any ideas on what may help?
     
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    So, can we presume you're using an indoor set-top type aerial?
     
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    The fact that you had good reception at your last location with your current set-up bears no relation to your current situation. Field strengths vary considerably and can impact alignment of external TV aerials, internal devices far more so.

    If you're stuck with an indoor aerial try a powered device, using an extension lead so that you can try different locations in your viewing area and so forth, but recognose that unless you have really good signal strength, indoor aerials are at best a comprmose, and no substitute for an externally mounted antenna. It may just be that you won't get decent reception.

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    nothing impacting the signal like tumble dryer, central heating?

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    There are apps (Android) that show the direction of local signals. I use one in my caravan. Can you try pointing the aerial at a different one ? They have different signal strengths and also horizontal and vertical. I used to use an powered internal as stated above (a long time ago)
     

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