TV channels : bad pictures with noise using aerial input

Serville

Novice Member
Hi guys, I need some advice with my problems.
I just moved to a new apartment with tv & internet cable services.
I installed a new LED 40" android TV , FullHD. I have no problem with the internet speed with around 20Mbps Up & downstream. My biggest problem is with the TV channels provided by the apartment.

My apartment provides a direct coaxial cable to connect to the Aerial plug / Antenna-Input on the back of the tv. It is a basic standard aerial plug usually found on old TV ( I believe it is RF, or F connector). I include some photos for your attention.
The tv channels provided by the apartment are all the usual channels found in cable tv which include international channels and movies channels like HBO, HBO Signatures, Cinemax, etc.
The problem is with the picture quality which is really bad. It is really like a bad aerial tv with weak signal reception. The problem is gone with streamed video like youtube. The picture is crystal clear like a normal TV .
I assume (from the aerial connector type ) that it can only provide SD channels with 480i or 576i maximum. Correct me if I'm wrong.
But even at 480i or 576i resolution in a FullHD TV, the upscaled video quality is not supposed to be this bad with so much noise. What do you think could be the problem ?
I personally don't think it is the TV, or upscaling problem, since the picture quality is excellent with streamed videos.

I attach some photos and sample videos for your review.
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EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
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That connector is capable of providing plenty of bandwidth. Here in the UK it's used for half a dozen HD channels at once.

I've no idea what the setup is in Indonesia. It could be that your TV provider is only broadcasting in low quality, it could be some sort of distribution system splitting the signal up for the different flats.

What sort of noise are you seeing? If it digital-style glitches or analogue-style snow?
 

Serville

Novice Member
Sorry . I said I would attach video sample, but I had problem attaching video. A beginner glitch in this forum. ;)
Let me try again now.



 

noiseboy72

Distinguished Member
It's difficult to tell from the videos, but it looks like the satellite signal is being converted to standard definition analogue TV and re-broadcast. This is what could be called a "hotel" system or closed circuit TV and is common in hotels and some shared accommodation, where a selected number of channels are made available on a standard TV.

More modern systems will use digital and possibly high definition modulators, as more channels can be accommodated on the feed - and the quality retained. It looks like your apartment has only older standard definition analogue equipment which is why the signal looks poor on a modern TV.

You will be best to stream the video to give you the best quality or if possible, have your own dish installed to pick up the satellite feed directly.
 

Serville

Novice Member
Thank you all for the advice. I also think this is a signal problem from the apartment because they still use analog and split it to many apartments , which cause weak signal reception.
It seems I have no other option but to spend extra to subscribe satellite TV for my apartment.
 

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