poor signal from wall aerial, any ideas??? + what freeview box to get??

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  1. tallstac

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    hi all, at the moment in my bedroom i've just a cheapo freeview box going to my crt.

    the aerial is from the wall socket, and the main aerial is split between 7 rooms (living room and 6 bedrooms).

    i dont get all the channels i shoudl, probably about 65% and some of them are really choppy with the signal dropping all the time.

    now i've just bought a 32" lcd for my room and want a decent picture on it, so what should i use to go from the aerial socket to the back of the tv, some sort of booster box??

    thanks for any help.
     
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    Rather than trying to "boost" an existing glitchy signal, it's always better to try and remedy whatever is causing or allowing the glitches. In-room boosters as you suggest amplify both signal AND noise (and it's the proportion of noise in the signal that causes glitches).

    How old is the aerial; do other TVs in the house receive Fereeview satisfactorily?
     
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    i would suggest that you replace the coax cable from the aerial to the splitter and then from the splitter to the wall socket (assumed that the splitter box is amplified and powered fom the mains?) with agood quality coax
    not the sort of matchstick thin crud .
    search in Maplins for some decent stuff.
     
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    the aerial was fitted on the roof top 3 years ago, and yes other people in the house have poor freeview signals, like not getting certain channels.
     
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    have you done a postcode check for freeview?
     
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    yeah done that and it says i should be able to get all the channels. like i say i'm missing some channels altogether and others are really choppy.
     
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    then it can only be that the aerial is not good enough, or the cable is not good enough, or the distribution box is faulty.
    the easiest and cheapest thing to change first is the cable.
    i installed a friends humax twin 9200 machine and it installed fine,however a couple of days later it started to lose channels and break-up.
    i had installed a digital ready loft aerial but not the cable .
    he called a company who changed the cable only and all is now perfect!!
     

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