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What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?

What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?

What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?
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See: Freeview reception - all about aerials

TV aerials are designed to receive certain groups of channels, for example a type "E" can receive on channels 35 though 68, and a "W" is a "wideband" aerial. This is different to a "high-gain" aerial. For more information can I suggest:

In the UK the main transmitters require the TV aerial to have it's "fins" horizontally, relay trasmitters require the aerial to be mounted with these fins vertically.

Both the type and position of aerials are designed to give the best possible reception with the least interference, and change from place-to-place around the UK

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Sunday, 9 January 2011

7:01 PM

P Shelley: No, an indoor aerial is not suitable for Freeview reception. You can attach more Freesat boxes to you dish, however.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 11 February 2011
3:25 PM

hi i have been told at maplins an indoor aerial will be ok for freeview didital is this wrong. keith

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keith's 1 post GB

4:42 PM

keith: Indoor aerial are very poor for reliable Freeview reception. Sometimes you can place them by a suitable window and receive a partial service, most often not.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 7 April 2011
david heads
9:38 AM

my ariel is on the is about 1 1/2 yrs old.we have always had a perfect picture.the ariel is one of those with the yellow parts on has about eleven or twelve prongs on it split between two bars.a yellow plate on top and yellow plate on bottom.we have had very good reception until about a month ago.the picture keeps freezing and then disapears.i cannot get any itv channels and a lot of the time no bbc.i have looked at the diagnostics on my tv and the signal strenghth on most chanels fluctuates between 0 and 60%.and then comes in at 100% sometimes .any ideas

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david heads's 1 post EU
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
12:06 PM
Gerrards Cross


I would really appreciate some help:

I have a new Samsung TV with built in Freeview HD. From the channels list, I seem to be receive the Freeview HD channels that are available in my area. From the postcode search I apprear to be 24 miles from Crystal Palace.

However, my problem is with the reception of freeview HD. While normal freeview works fine, the HD is un-watchable. The picture breaks up much like a sky dish in heavy rain.

I have a booster connected to the roof mounted aerial, and a single cable that has been spliced into three to service three TV sets in the house. My suspicion is the cable splicing is to blame for the lack of reception, but some confirmation would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Andrew's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 6 September 2011

8:45 AM

Andrew: You are in a strong signal area, so you might need to remove the booster from your system for Freeview HD to work.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 11 September 2011
4:08 PM

Done all the routines but still missing CH52 when retuning it shows 28/30% signal strength
all others are OK @ 60%+ BBC etc 80%. Retuned Wed 7th Emley moor transmitter, and several times since.

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Bill's 2 posts GB

4:58 PM

Bill: Channel 52 is on very low power at present and so there really isnt much (or even worth) trying to do anything about it, as its only ten days until switchover stage 2 takes place, then your problem should be completely rectified.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
4:39 PM

Spot on jb38 thanks.
Another problem, I have a Goodmans LD2667D and unable to get my sky connection to work on it, previously it was connected to an analogue goodmans and worked ok.

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Bill's 2 posts GB
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