Retuning freeview box when in different signal area?

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  1. blue_harvester

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    My parents currently have a freeview box and they live about 30 miles away from me in a weak signal area. I'm considering cancelling my NTL subscription and going for freeview but I want to check first if I can get freeview with a set top aerial (I live in a strong signal area).

    Can I simply plug my parent's freeview box into my aerial and everything should work provided I get the signal, or will I have to retune the box?
     
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    You just plug in the STB and do a scan for channels. Takes 2 to 3 mins on most boxes. It should then pick up the channels in your area.

    Having said that the freeview digital signals are weaker than analogue so you may have trouble with a set top aerial. Ordinary 18 element outside aerial would probably be OK on a strong signal area.

    You could try a Maxview (or similar) signal booster with the indoor aerial but it may still not be sufficient.
     

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