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Freeview - bad reception?

On 2 Jun 2015 at 7:39pm Pumpkin wrote:
For the last week or two our freeview reception has been awful. Have tried all the usual solutions etc. We're in Winterbourne - anyone else got problems.
On 3 Jun 2015 at 2:52pm bastian wrote:
yes us to, but it turned out to be dust in the port, try unplugging, blow on it and put it back in.
On 3 Jun 2015 at 4:43pm Barons Down wrote:
We are just up the hill from you Pumpkin, and our freeview is all okay... maybe one of your aerial/lead connections on TV or on PVR box has worked loose, or maybe the rooftop aerial has shifted in the wind?
Don't forget they occasionally update channel settings on Freeview etc, so it may be worth trying to "retune" your Freeview system if lead connections all seem okay, before you get an aerial engineer out.
On 3 Jun 2015 at 5:44pm trooper wrote:
@ Pumpkin, I agree fully with Barons Down I have yesterday re-tuned a neighbors system as she was also having the same problem and now it works fine.These units do tend to get overloaded and require to be got back to basics.
I hope you have by now solved your problem.
On 7 Jun 2015 at 10:47pm Pumpkin wrote:
Sorry, missed your responses.
No unfortunately still got problems. We've tried unplugging the cables etc, and re-tuning but no joy. We can get BBC, ITV, C5 but channels such as Dave, 5USA, Quest etc where we have had perfect reception is completely unwatchable.
On 8 Jun 2015 at 11:32am Barons Down Road wrote:
Hi Pmpkin,
Sorry to hear you are still having problems. It could perhaps be down to tree foliage blocking the signal. Digital signals may be less able to cope with degradation/loss of signal strength due to physical "interference" between your aerial and the transmitter aerial? Annual tree growth, plus the arrival of spring foliage may have added to your reception problems?
Or maybe the recent strong winds have twisted your aerial out of allignment.? Again, digital TV signal may be less tolerant of slightly mis-aligned aerials than were the old-style analogue TV signals.
On 8 Jun 2015 at 11:54am trooper wrote:
@Pumpkin. Sorry to see you are still having problems,I do not know if you have a "Dish" on your property but if you have I have a MANHATTON digital box that works on FREESAT.I repeat you must have a"Dish" you are more than welcome to have it free if it will help. I assure you that you will not get the problems you are having at the moment. Post here if you agree.

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