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Ive bought an aerial for my tv but its not getting good signal or all the channels. i live in a basement flat so i dont no if this is the problem. what do i do?

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What kind of TV do you have, does it have a tuner in it? What type of aerial did you get , does it go on your TV or is it outside? Is the aerial HD or Standard? These are some things I need to know to help you.

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Often ABC channels have no signal while all the others are okay.


Guessing you are talking about free to air channels broadcast by terrestrial channels.
I have the same set up , just a normal tv receiving signal through an aerial......Bearing in mind that signals come from different sources , the aerial / antenna needs to be optimally located and positioned.
I often get signals from commercial tv but lose the signal from the BBC here in the UK. I bought and fitted a signal booster and a good aerial and no longer suffer from poor reception on any channel.

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What's your question? I just bought Finesse tv but it does show any channels its just blue screen only ive tried to do automatic channel preset but nothing happens


The blue screen shows that you do not have a signal coming into the TV. So it sounds like you have the wrong input selected and or no aerial connected. Check the manual look for the inputs menu any cycle through them. My best guess is the DTV (Digital TV) input is not selected or you have it selected but no aerial plugged into receive a signal.

Once you have confirmed this run the automatic channel pre-set again.

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I have a week signal can yu tell me why please


Hi

Assuming your location receives an average signal strength from the transmitter, a weak signal reception, could be due to:
- Wrong location of your aerial.
- Is it obstructed by vegetation or other buildings?
- Is the aerial pointing in the right direction?
Check the internet for your nearest transmitter or repeater station in relation to your location so you can align you aerial properly (one trick is to look at the direction other aerials around you are pointing and follow accordingly)
Have you installed a good quality cable and connectors?
Have you checked the cable is not shorted or damaged in any way?
Do not introduce kinks of more than 90 degrees

If you live in a weak signal area:
Have you installed a high gain multi-channel aerial?

If you install a good quality cable with good quality connectors and aerial you should have no problems receiving digital TV signals.

Hope this helps

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I would try the tv on another known aerial and then re install on the new aerial. as what you describe sound like a signal fault.

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I have a brand new technika tv 216/54g. It has freeview built in. I have a brand new indoor digital amplified aerial also technika but I cant get it to pick up any stations. Do I need anything else? please...


Hi there,

You don't necessarily need anything else, but you may not have a strong enough signal to pick up the digital/freeview channels using an indoor aerial. It could also be that the indoor aerial is not correctly aligned.

If the signal strength is lower than approx. 50%, the TV may detect them during the automatic channel scan but it wont store them. When the signal strength for any digital channel is 50% or lower it's more or less unwatchable - the picture would be constantly breaking-up or freezing and the audio drops out continually. Trying to scan for channels using an indoor aerial is rather hit and miss. Numerous attempts may be necessary before you get any channels.

Assuming you have a roof aerial, it is far easier to temporarily connect the TV to a fixed aerial point while you run the automatic channel scan. The TV will store all the channels and you can then move it to it's permanent location and connect the indoor aerial. You can then adjust the indoor aerial with the channels already stored until you find a location for the aerial where you have a good signal.

Doing it this way also eliminates the possibility of a fault with the TV and confirms that you are performing the channel scan correctly. If the TV is connected to a fixed aerial point and you are still unable to receive or store any channels, then it's likely that you are performing the channel scan incorrectly or there is a fault with the TV.

Please try scanning your channels using a known working fixed aerial point. If you are still unable
to receive any channels - or you don't have any fixed aerial points - please post back for further assistance.

Hope this helps.

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You will need to have an outdoor aerial installed, the signal area you're now living in will not be a strong enough reception for an indoor aerial no matter how good or expensive. You could try the indoor aerial in different positions around the room especially by a window to try & pick up some other channels but the long term this will cause some of the programmes to break up or freeze. An aerial on the roof or in the attic will be your best solution to pick up all the digital channels on freeview.

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it's the aerial, tv has nothing to do with channels. it's the signal that carries the channels. i'm pretty sure if you had it hooked up to a cable box, you'll get all the channels, so i'm sure your tv is fine. i would double check on the aerial and positioning the attenna has some factor into it.

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Tv with built-in digital tuner not receiving any channels


Is your outdoor aerial a proper freeview aerial and are you in a strong or weak signal area.You can check here:http://www.stevelarkins.freeuk.com/freeview_digital_tv.htm
Also check your connections as the coax may be shorting with the braid or a bad connection.once checked try ordinary channels on upstairs tv and if ok retune all your digital channels.
This can be due to a few problems.Firstly make sure your aerial is pointing in the right direction as beam aerials attenuate(disregard) signals which are not pointing directly at the aerial.
make sure you are using good quality 75ohm cable i.e rg6 and connections are good and not shorting out.
The length of run of the cable will also affect the signal as will any splitters or joins in the cable.
If you know the signal is good in your area then it will be down to the aerial,cable terminations ,aerial position or a combination of these.
If the signal is poor you can either...Buy a high db gain arial which will amplify the signal and or a masthead preamp which will again boost the signal.
please note that if your aerial is not pointing in the correct direction then any boosting of a bad signal i.e ghosting...will only make it worse.
try starting from aerial direction then connections then a high gain aerial and or booster.

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Try a signal booster from **** Smith or Harvey Norman, RadioShack, Tandy, Walmart etc ( I assume you are Australian - Freeview :) )
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Get your own aerial, if you don't live in a concrete shoebox....

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