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LE32R74BDX can someone please help,when viewing ITV and Channel 4 through the normal aerial "not sky" the picture breaks up into squares and freezes.I also have the same problem on some of the freeview channels

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This is because most new lcd tv's have a poor tuner built in and require a stronger ariel, to pull in the analogue or digital signal. Check that your ariel is freeview capable whether using freview or not, as these ariels are better at pulling in the signal, or do what i have had to do and buy a mains plug in signal booster from Asda for about £6.00, this did the trick, especially if you don't want to replace an ariel costing about £30.00

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