Signal Booster to allow Freeview

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by GlennP, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. GlennP

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    I have a second TV hooked up to a loft aerial - manages to pick up some Freeview channels but not all. Will a signal booster enable me to pick up the missing channels or do I need a beter aerial.
     
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    I was here last christmas......you need a better aerial, it will save you huge amounts of grief!
     
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    A signal booster worked for me. It's a gamble I guess, but may show that you don't actually need to upgrade your aerial. Maybe you know somebody you could borrow one off first to check?
     
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    In a lot of areas you need a wideband aerial for Freeview, and yours may only be usable over part of the band and may not pick up all the muxes.
     
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    Glenn, you could get a signal booster from Argos/Index and return it if it doesn't work. Although you may find that you require a better aerial.
     
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    There is two types of booster one for boosting signals down long lengths of cable where loss is likely to occur.

    There is also a mast signal booster which you place as neat to the aerial as possible to boost weak signals.
     

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