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I have a telecam aerial that i use for freeview. model number - TCE5001. it was working absolutely fine until one day it just stopped working. what could it be and what alternative would you suggest ?

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Nikkai freeview box was working fine until yesterday eve but then came up with no signal or bad signal. Tried re-tuning but doesn't make any difference.


This would definately sound life a signal problem. Freeview signals can vary quite alot in strength.But you should have it on a solid surface to protect it from heat

Nov 07, 2012 | Televison & Video

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Hi I have two freeview boxes running from one aerial which split at a boooster box, one tv works fine, it the farthest away from the booster box, but the other has some channels freezing up and stuttering,...


Hi,

The problem you describe is called "Digital Cliff Edge" and it's caused by signal loss. I wont go into the specifics of that at the moment as it's not going to help solve your problem. I you want more information about DCE, try an internet search.

As you are using the same aerial and booster/splitter for both TVs, you are correct in ruling these out as the cause of the problem. The fault is probably in the co-ax cables or connections but you might have a faulty freeview box. Please run through the following checks to establish the source of the fault.

1. Swap your Freeview Boxes - you shouldn't need to re-scan/tune as they are running off the same aerial..
If the Freeview box from the TV that is working correctly freezes and stutters on the other TV, the fault is probably in the cables or cable connections. Next, try the "faulty" Freeview box on the TV that is working correctly. If you get stuttering sound and freezing/pixellation you probably have a faulty Freeview box. DO NOT SWAP ANY CABLES FOR THIS TEST.

If the problem is the same after swapping the freeview boxes:

2. Swap any non-fixed cables, e.g the co-axial "fly-leads" and scart cables - one at a time. See if the fault "moves" with the swapped cables. "Fly leads" are the short co-ax cables that link the Freeview box to the TV or the TV to a wall mounted aerial socket. If the fault "moves" with the swapped cable, you have identified the source of the fault and should either repair or replace this cable.

Try these tests first and post back with the results. If you haven't identified the source of the fault, I will try to assist you further.

Regards,
BElectric

Nov 21, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Hitachi L42VC04U cant get freeview at all. Freeviewworks fine on another tv


The easiest way to check if the fault is with the TV or the aerial is to plug the TV in where the other WORKING TV is connected to the aerial.

If it works, then you have a problem with the aerial or the aerial cable.

If not check that the TV isn't in analogue mode. Press the "DTV" button on the remote. The TV should display "DTV" in the top corner of the screen.

If you are definitely in digital mode, and freeview doesn't work when the TV is connected to the other aerial connection, then you probably have a faulty TV.

Is the TV new or was it working OK previously?

Please rate my solution if you find this helpful. Thanks.

Oct 14, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Cannot get any digital channels since local digital switch over


The official line on this is that you should try and retune again, but there are some Panasonic models with similar model numbers to yours which have been specifically identified as having incompatibility problems with the Freeview retune.

However, your model is definitely not one which appears on the problem list, so it's worth checking that your aerial wasn't misaligned or damaged during the gales last weekend. In addition the Winter Hill transmitter is currently undergoing work until December which will significantly boost the digital signal and give it HDTV capability, so your box may have have been knocked out of kilter if the current digital service was temporarily operating at restricted capacity. Digital signals are by their nature much weaker than analogue tv and if you have a marginal aerial system which has been up for many years and which feeds a number of televisions in the house then it's definitely a good idea to see about upgrading your aerial system.

The difference in actual parts costs between a top spec aerial system and a poor one are surprisingly low, it's also easily possible with careful design and installation to get a better performance with poor parts than you can get with a poorly designed and installed system using top quality parts. One thing does hold true though: a well designed and installed system using poor parts will only last a few years before needing serious attention but a proper job can last up to thirty years.

If you're sure about your aerial system and retuning does not help, then you'll need to contact Panasonic directly. The first web address below will give you their contact number along with a list of Freeview boxes with known retune issues. A second web address which I've given takes you to an excellent Sheffield based tv aerial company which has an incredibly informative website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/01_10_09_freeview2.pdf

http://www.aerialsandtv.com/index.html#ATVinfo

I hope that you've found my answer to be helpful and ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer.


Oct 05, 2009 | Panasonic DMR-EX75EB-S DVD Recorder/HDD...

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No signal for 5 days. aerial works in television


Off/ON signal U well get ur signal back.Make sure U have plug in tight have power all the times.

Aug 13, 2009 | Sagem PVR 6280 Freeview DTV Receiver /...

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My Sony KD28DL10U digital TV will not tune into freeview


I think this is one of the TV's that wont work as part of the Digital Switchover as it's too old. My Brother has the same TV and has had to buy a new Set top box to get Freeview.

Jun 10, 2009 | Sony Televison & Video

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My analogue tv signal keeps dropping out for days at a time


do the isolation type, start by connecting one tv, if it works, connect another one and so on.
what is happening is that all the tvs are connected in parallel if one line shots then all lines goes off. because of common output.

okay

Apr 30, 2009 | Samsung Televison & Video

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Similar problem as you helped me solve before.


OK, I think I see the problem there.
The aerial lead from the DVDR to TV should be removed.
You should have it setup the same as the other Freeview - VCR - TV
Nutshell time:
Main aerial to Freeview input.
Loop aerial from freeview output to DVDR areial input (all this does is allow you to watch freeview, or standard both out of the DVDR)
So..
Scart from Freeview to DVDR input
Scart from DVDR output to TV
Set DVDR to AV input mode.
Set TV to AV (whatever number you need for that..you now won't get anything on screen unless you have the right input selected)

If you can now see the Freeview picture on the TV and change the channels with the Freeview remote then you should be set for recording.

Having the aerial and a scart lead both going to the TV is not needed.

Apr 14, 2008 | Philips VR550 VHS VCR

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