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Set top freeview reception advice

ponja

Standard Member
Hey guys.

Just recieved my usb dtv dongle with the small antennae in the mail. I always suspected I might be able to get something but would eventually have to buy the Argos telecam receiver.

Lo and behold mux B and D show up perfectly after a couple of scans and repositioning. I have tried some more however and am unable to get any other ones. The quality of the B and D at one certain position is about 55% and I can manage to get C up to 45% at one spot. I suspect it requries 50% for the channel to actually show? Using BlazeDTV.

Now my question is if I keep playing around with this would I be able to get more channels? I haven't spent much time on it and the B and D reception is perfect. Or should I just admit defeat and buy the telecam?

I'm in London WC1 on crystal palace transmitter

Cheers, Ponja

Edit:
Right managed to get another mux in by slightly tipping the antenna using some blue-tack =)
When having my hand on the antennae I am able to raise the quality to about 45 for another mux I'd like. I am wondering if anything like
aluminium or similar could possibly give me that ~7 lift i'd need for this mux and then I'd be set. Otherwise I suppose it's the telecam =(
 
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BigCam

Established Member
Hi :hiya:
Have you tried connecting dongle to another aerial as the supplied antenna is only suitable in areas with strong reception
Maybe getting a TV set top aerial might improve reception
Ive read a few reviews on dongles and most work better connected to the main house aerials
BigCam
 
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ponja

Standard Member
Just bought the telecam tce 2001 and for some reason it's worse than the dongle antennae... I can see how it's possible that the signal is not strong enough here but I really cannot see how this antennae could possibly be worse than the one supplied with the dongle. this is strange

Edit: I did however try to hookup the amplifier that came with the telecam to my dongle aerial, voila I have the remaining muxes :D
 
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