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    Okay, not sure about this. No clue really haha.

    Anyway, i bought a hdtv gawd um 3 weeks ago?
    and its in my bedroom mounted on my wall witha freeview box on it

    I cant pick up every channel with the box i dunno why, but i used to be able to - i cant pick up itv1 or channel 4 so i have to use the regular channels..

    However the tv quality on it is like a portable
    I dunno how to up it without an outside aerial. Can anyone help me?

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    Have you moved the aerial? Even the tiniest movement can duff up the signal, moving my aerial less than 1cm to the left causes me to lose most channels...

    Original Poster

    Yeah, but its on the window ledge.. where it was before.

    To be honest, an external aerial is the only real long term solution, yes indoor aerials will work OK for some locations, however nothing can beat a good quality external aerial.

    Original Poster

    Can you get ones that sit on the wall outside? [like you can drill it on to the wall]? cause i cant get up to the roof.
    Are they cheap/easy to install

    t0mm you will need a decent aerial where you are as the Nottingham re-transmitter is rubbish. Yes you can get a wall mounted one and a booster.
    I can come put one up if you like for cost of bits and say a £10 for my time?

    SD is bad on HD

    add-man

    SD is bad on HD




    Not on my TV it isn't.

    Is it internal freeview, or the same 'box' as before? It could be that the quality of the tuner is less.

    I would take up Gavin's offer and save yourself £100!

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    t0mm you will need a decent aerial where you are as the Nottingham … t0mm you will need a decent aerial where you are as the Nottingham re-transmitter is rubbish. Yes you can get a wall mounted one and a booster.I can come put one up if you like for cost of bits and say a £10 for my time?


    Might take you up on that.

    How much do you reckon itll cost altogether

    Will have to wait a few weeks until i gather money up though.

    Quite a few people are happy to spend a lot of money on a good TV yet fail to recognise the importance of a good quality aerial.

    Ideally it's best to have a digital ariel in order to receive the best signal quality and to maximise the amount of channels that are available in your area. This aerial should be mounted at the highest point on the building. A bona fide aerial instalation company will have good equipment to test for the best signal strength. If the above is carried out this will keep any signal break-up to an absolute minimum assuming the tuner is good.

    However, most people use their existing analogue aerial with good results. DIY-ers usually position the aerial in the same direction as the neighbours though digital transmitters are not in the same location as analogue.

    It is not advisable to use an indoor aerial. Many that do have an acceptable signal usually have the inconvenience of readjusting the aerial each time a different channel is selected. A booster or aerial amplifier may help in these circumstances but is not guaranteed to solve the problem.

    Above all else, I'd strongly recommend to forget about using an indoor aerial. A good quality one is worth every penny especially when it has been correctly installed.
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