Freeview - Signal Help

  Adz1310 19:13 24 Oct 08
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Hi everyone
I have got freeview and the signal quality is 100%, but the signal strength ranges from 75-80%. Was wondering is there anyway to increase this? Can I get it into the 90's? If so how? Will a booster help? Thanks

  Technotiger 19:16 24 Oct 08

What freeview are you talking about - actual TV, or a Freeview PC Dongle? If the latter, the position of the Aerial is critical - a outdoor rooftop aerial is best.

  Adz1310 19:20 24 Oct 08

Both! We have got a digital aerial on the roof.

  Stuartli 19:21 24 Oct 08

The signal strength seems fine - you'll find that it varies depending on which MUX from which you are picking up a transmission.

  Stuartli 19:22 24 Oct 08

The correct term is not "digital" aerial, but wideband...:-)

It's a marketing ploy.

  Adz1310 19:26 24 Oct 08

ok wideband! haha. Would a booster make the signal stronger?

  woodchip 19:28 24 Oct 08

Yes, But it will not make picture better if its a bad one

  woodchip 19:28 24 Oct 08

having said that, I have found that booster work more often than not

  karmgord 19:34 24 Oct 08

if it helps when analogue is finally turned off they will be able to boost the digital signal.

  laurie53 21:35 24 Oct 08

My signal strength varies between 50/60% but I still get perfect pictures.

Are you sure it's not a poor connector somewhere?

  Stuartli 00:05 25 Oct 08

I'm in the Winter Hill transmitter area - the Freeview MUX transmission strengths are, on average, one 87th of the analogue signal at present.

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