On 9 Jan 2006 at 7:26pm Paul wrote:
I'm sure this must have come up before but what're the chances of getting decent Freeview reception in Lewes?
On 9 Jan 2006 at 7:51pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
It depends where you are. According to the info service that you give your postcode to, I shoudn't be able to get it but I do. I have a booster from the ariel. The on screen signal indicator shows I'm only getting about an 15% of the maximum, however, the picture is great and only very occasionaly freezes.
It might be worth a try, the boxes start at about forty quid. Your other option is 'free sat', though thats a hundred and fifty. Good luck.
On 9 Jan 2006 at 8:16pm Paul wrote:
I'm getting a PVR -just wanted to see if it was worth getting someone out to improve the aerial. We live up by the Prison so we should be pretty well placed for the Heathfield transmitter.
On 10 Jan 2006 at 2:29pm Alex wrote:
I was thinking about doing the same thing. I can't remember which one it was, but if you ring around there was an aerial dealer (in Brighton I think) who said he'd only charge me if he successfully installed a new aerial that picked up freeview, so no risk if it turns out you can't get it. Let me know if you do get it, as I'm up that end of town as well. Cost was about a £100 I think.
On 11 Jan 2006 at 8:05am Dave wrote:
Well I live in the old part of malling,about the lowest ground level in Lewes. £130 of aerial and I get it fine
On 14 Jan 2006 at 10:15am Paul wrote:
The aerial guy will be here on Monday. I'll let you know how it goes.
On 15 Jan 2006 at 9:44am Smiler wrote:
Who are you getting to do the aerial?
On 15 Jan 2006 at 10:32pm ALfie Noakes wrote:
If you get good reception direct from Heathfield then you should get Freeview, a new aerial might be needed though.
If you receive from Newhaven or Lewes transmitter then you're out of luck for a few years yet. Possibly these transmittes will go digital when they finally turn off analogue TV (2012 perhaps?)
On 16 Jan 2006 at 1:54pm dats wrote:
Prob a silly question, but how do I know where my signal comes from - by looking at the direction my aerial points? I live in the Cliffe(ish)... :-)
On 18 Jan 2006 at 9:49pm Alfie Noakes wrote:
If you're in the Cliffe area then your aerial points either to Newhaven (due south pretty much) or westerly to County Hall which is less likely)- either way you cannot receive Digital Freeview for some time. The areas in Lewes that can get digital freeview from the Heathfield transmitter are: 50% of Malling estate, most of Nevil estate and surrounding areas. Some top end of Western Road areas and some of Wallands area including Landport.All generally require a new wideband aerial for good reception.
On 20 Jan 2006 at 3:00pm dats wrote:
Thanks Alfie :-)
On 21 Jan 2006 at 11:00pm Paul wrote:
The aerial cost £78 and was supplied by Channel View Aerial Systems - Telscome Cliffs. The Freeview reception is excellent from here (behind the prison) and the Humax PVR tuner is brilliant. I'm already enjoying the freedom and novelty of hard drive recording though the quality of the recorded picture falls short of the transmition.
On 13 Feb 2006 at 3:12pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
put a £39 freeview box in my mum's house at Malling and it worked with a 35 year old aerial.
On 19 Feb 2006 at 6:10pm Edd wrote:
Might be worth checking that you have all the channels as an old "grouped" antenna may only give you some of the multiplexes. There should be around 85ish channels (including radio). if you are not recieving all of the multiplexs you may need a wideband antenna. Hope that is of some help