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Freeview reception poor after digital switchover


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Ever since the analogue signal was turned off, I have had problems with my Freeview digibox.

Every day I have to retune it as otherwise some channels go missing.

Recently they haven't come back even after retuning namely channel 30 (Fiver) and channel 82 (Sky News)

Before this happened I used to get messages on screen like 'bad signal' and 'no signal'

Any idea why this could be happening ?

Some channels have both high signal strength and signal quality whilst others are very low which results in the picture and sound breaking up.

Before anyone says that I need to buy a digital aerial, this aerial was working fine until the digital switchover.

Does anyone else get this ?

Would a signal booster help ?

My Freeview digibox is a Panasonic DMR-EZ25


p.s. I miss Sky News as I was a regular 'Jeff Randall Live' viewer :(

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You have to remember that the analogue and digital signals are in the same frequency band, but that there is a disparity between the signal strengths.

Putting an amplifier in to boost the possibly weak digital signal also amplifies the analogue signal which may well be much stronger and overload the amplifier.

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Just wait till they switch on 4G. An 'insignificant minority' of customers will no longer be able to receive Freeview due to interference.

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onionskin Just wait till they switch on 4G. An 'insignificant minority' of customers will no longer be able to receive Freeview due to interference.

If true then I'll have to go back to Sky as I couldn't be without TV altogether !

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