Help! How to get the best TV reception in this part of my house!
Hello, I have a tv in a part of my house where the signal is not very good. I recently bought a free view box and also a booster aerial but the picture kept freezing or it would lose sound. Please does anybody have any suggestions as to the most effective way for me to watch tv in this part of the house? Maybe a stronger aeriel (if it exists)? Ive returned the freeview box and aeriel to the shop in the hope of finding something better. Be grateful for any suggestions. Thanks Heather
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Re: Help! How to get the best TV reception in this part...
The area where you live creates reflexions or gaps in the signal (seeing how hard is to get the signal) maybe mountains around maybe big constructions or just simple a deep in the overall terrain. In all this cases maybe the solution is to get signal from the sky. This is done by: ex (dishnetwork, comcast) or any of those vendors with the little round antenna that you pay monthly. Now if the problem is only in that room of the house; then an xtra instalation can feed signal to that area from the other areas in the house where the signal is working good with you other tvs around the house. Just a couple of splitters and good isolated cable is needed to transport it.
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If you are in a city you might pickup all you need with an inside antenna, but for better reception put up a mast on your house and hook up a UHF / VHF antenna. You may need to put on a rotor to point the antenna to the source of the signal. Or if you know where your source of the signal / channels you want to pick up. Point the antenna that direction and have someone watch the TV until you get your best signal.
If you are using an indoor Antenna: 1- the most probable reason would be the location of the antenna and TV in an area where the reception is very low. Indoors all houses are affected by the running electrical circuits which in turn generate magnetic field that together with the structure of the house obstruct or weaken the wave signals of wireless and TV reception. Also this issue may be aggravated by the vicinity you are live in. Where you are living may not have the optimum reception from some services including TV signals. Your best bet is to try moving the (Indoor) antenna closer to the outside (such as windows, or better to a balcony) and try all four directions of the house. 2- One other possibility, is the antenna jack being disconnected from one of its wires (or a de-solder) at an internal part of its circuit). This problem can be detected by trying another antenna that is working good when used with another TV (and preferably at a different location) thus testing for the possible weak signal at the same time. 3- The last possible issue is the antenna receptacle built onto the Tv set. This may have a problem of some element of it disconnected internally on the board or de-soldered.. If the Antenna is external, all the above points are still valid, but the probability is higher, for some hidden disconnection on the receptacle, the antenna plug or at the connection of the co-axial cable with the external antenna. (Once I found a co-axial cable with disconnections of its central copper wire within the protective insulating coat- probably due to defects in the plastic coat that had microscopic holes that allowed air and humidity into the central wire and caused it to corrode and have those discontinuities)..
Try the resetting the TV. To do this unplug the power chord from power socket, and wait for atleast 45 minute. TV will reset itself. The try to get signals.
If your TV receive poor quality telivision signals, captioning may contain errors, or there might be no captioning at all. Some possible reasons for poor quality are automobile ignition noise, electic motor noise, weak signal reception or multiplex signal reception like ghosts etc.
If reset also didn't help you, the tuner inside your TV is defective, or weak. It should be replaced with same type and number. OK.
Hello Blwas5 hi, If some channels have sound and others none, its either the TV has poor reception or, its the channel's weak signal. check them both or see if your neighbors TV acts like yours. If thy neighbor reception is good, then thy TV has poor reception, you can't do anything to fix that. get another TV with good reception qualities.
Somewhere along the line from the aerial there must be a signal splitter that feeds the upstair and downstair terminals.
Try to find that splitter and switch the output to see if the problem goes from up to downstair.
If it does switch then you know the problem is with the splitter block, and if it stays the same then the problem is with the cable and/or the connectors that run downstairs.
Also the reason you get a pixellated(snowy) picture is because of signal loss during the length of the cable you ran downstair.
If running a cable downstair becomes the best option to fix your problem , then you could buy a cheap 10db signal booster/r.f amplifier to correct the signal loss and a cable splitter to feed both tv`s
That booster would be installed upstair in your case(near the source of the signal to be amplified).
I could send you a small diagram if need be.
Hope this will help and Merry Chrismas
Getting reception for you is not something we can conjure up. Therew could be a million resons why u cant get reception including a damaged TV receiver or a damaged Disk receiver, broken coax etc etc etc.
You can buy a meter that connects in line between the dish and the Tv that will measure any signal being received for about $20. But is no guarantee that the TV is not faulty even if you see a good signal on the display. Often better to engage a Tech on site than fall off the roof and become a para or electocute yourself playing around inside the TV.
Life is more valuable than saving a few bucks on a tech!
hello, it possible if your sharing the signal to sometimes loose reception you should have a dedicated hdtv antena or hdtv cable service for your main tv.
you can check by removing all the other sets and see,
if it happens again then you need a dedicated hd antenna or signal. this should be better for you and your hdtv reception.
Bro the reception in that area of the house must be poor, as you've said. The walls in that area of the house must be too thick, or some part of the house is blocking the signal that the attena emits. You should consider getting an antenna that can be placed outside the house, like on the roof top. Make sure it isn't being blocked by anything, like trees with large branches or whatever.