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Do I need to buy a booster? | Installing
Sunday 5 May 2013 7:45PM
Cowes

My postcode is PO31 7SJ and I live in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

I have an aerial on the roof (-attached the the chimney) and a booster splitter up in he loft. This was all fitted by TV/electricity specialists a few years ago at the same time as they installed several TV sockets around the house, including basement, living room and bedrooms. The signal was never great and used to be affected by cruise liners passing along the Solent. Boat passage no longer has any impact but the TV signal has got worse and a TV specialist came to check things and said the booster splitter needed replacing which he did a year or so ago.

Things seemed to work again fairly well, but never brilliantly and sometimes unplugging and plugging the aerial would fix things temporarily. Recently things have deteriorated so often there is not any signal. The picture flickers all the time since The big change and digital was introduced and most often there is the "weak or no signal" notice on e screen while trying to watch the BBC channels, while other times it is only the other channels and sometimes no channels work at all.

What should I do? Get the aerial adjusted, the booster fixed, change the cables or just throw my TV out the window?

In despair
Angie

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We use Freeview and my TV is a Samsung 40" so I'd rather not have to throw it out of the window.

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Do I need to buy a booster? | Installing
Wednesday 8 May 2013 9:51AM

Hello JB and Mazbar and KMJ

Thanks so much fr coming back t me. TV still behaving bady and picture gets white lines and freezes all the time if it works at all.

It looks like I need to get a specialist in as I am struggling to even answer your questions, I will try to find out and let you know, My house is on the RHS of the road going up the hill from the sea. Would itnhelp if I check the compas bearing of the aerial?

The original installation of coax, booster and TV sockets was done by an electrical firm who claimed TV expertise. The booster was replaced by a TV specialist.

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Do I need to buy a booster? | Installing
Thursday 23 May 2013 10:48AM

Thank you so much for all your help.

Gradually all channels, except BBC came back and suddenyl over the weekednd that started working too! Hoorah but don't understand at all why it is so erratic!

As soon as it starts playing up again I'll follow up again

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