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Suggestions how to improve signal for LCD

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by chuckylefrek, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. chuckylefrek


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    I recently bought a Mikomi 20in LCD TV from Argos to replace my Sony CRT TV.

    Anyway the picture quality is rather grainy which I believe is due to an inferior signal.

    The CRT TV picture was perfect though I believe LCD TVs require a very good signal.

    There is an aerial on my roof so I am not sure what my best and cheapest options are and would therefore appreciate advice.

    Should I just take it back and get a 20inch CRT?

    Should I take it back and swap for the 20in Wharfedale with integrated digital?

    Or should I get a signal booster?

    Or do I need a new aerial on my roof? (What sort of cost are we talking for this?)

    One other question. My freeview box used to sit on top of the CRT TV as for some reason it worked better than when sat under the TV on top of the DVD player.

    With these LCD TVs this is not possible. Where do people normally position their freeview boxes? Does it make any difference?

    Thanks in advance

  2. scrapbook

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    If the aerial is on the roof then you would probably be wise to get a specialist in.

    Ideally to improve an aerial signal, assuming of course you have a decent aerial and it is pointed in the right direction, you need an aerial amplifier. An aerial amplifier should be fitted as cloase to the aerial as possible otherwise all you do is to amplify the fuzziness.

    Signal boosters are generally not much good because they are so far away from the aerial that again they merely boost the fuzzines.

    I fitted an £40 aerial from argos in the loft, fitted an aerial amplifier that was designed to boost digital signals and have an excellent digital and analogue picture.

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