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Sunday 9 September 2012 12:59PM
Exeter

I have an LG TV model 42LV550T which says it has a HD Freeview tuner. I just installed a 91 element wideband high gain aerial:
Channel coverage:21-69
Frequency range: 470 - 862MHz
Antenna gain: 14-16 dB
Beam width (degrees): H30 / V33
Front - back ratio: 26 dB
Impedance: 75 ohm
Antenna length: 2210mm
Used autotune on the TV but dont see any HD channels. I shuold also get Film4 but dont see that on the list. My transmitter is Stockland Hill.
Not sure what I else I need to do?

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Monday 10 September 2012 5:58PM
Exeter

Re Stephen P - thanks for the suggestion but What is RTM? Also confused by +/- frequencies suggestions. Re the list should I be getting some or all of each "Mux" list, or any one list only?
In between posts I noticed the list of channels I thought I had turned out to include many with no signal. I did a clear channels and auto-tune, shorter list of channels some with no signal, repeated and got a medium size list some with no signal.

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Tuesday 11 September 2012 5:38PM
Exeter

A further update; i have done a signal test and they are all poor, even the ones with a good picture. They are in single figures. Due to a deal between the developer and Virgin we are not allowed to have outdoor aerial or sat dish. My aerial is in the roof which i guess explains the poor signal. Can i boost it or am i not getting enough to boost?

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Tuesday 11 September 2012 8:29PM
Exeter

Stephen,
already tried the manuals - no help. LG support said that if no HD is showing the signal strength is too poor.

Paying VM £30/mth for a landline i don't want broadband and free TV. I can get broadband/landline for £14/mth so trying to get freeview via the aerial. A Management Co, also a deal done by developer, enforces covenants in the Title Deeds.

I thought Stockland hill would be best but i will try the other directions - as you say all points available.

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Wednesday 12 September 2012 6:05PM
Exeter

JB38; yes booster is set to on in the TV. Going to go up in the loft and try different aerial directions. First will probably buy a meter to save on the trial and error. Are the cheap noes ok? eg £15 to £20 in Maplins.

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Saturday 15 September 2012 6:50PM
Exeter

Thank you Stephen P and JB38 for your guidance and encouragement to keep going. I now have a full set of channels including HD, in fact more than I had with Virgin. Very happy!

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Saturday 15 September 2012 8:51PM
Exeter

Update!
~Got everything working this afternoon, turned off and then around 7pm turned on; watching HD then suddenly at about 7.15pm loss of lots of channels, had around 50% signal and 100% quality on 22,23,25,26,28,& 29, then lost 22,25 & 28 with zero signal and under 15% on the rest. Checked Stockland hill status, no reported problems; aerial is ok, booster is on. Any suggestions?

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