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To pick up digital signals you need two things a good aerial and a good lead to it. The best type of aerial is like the one shown below. As for the cable to it, get the same stuff used to link up satellite dishes. Also shown below. If you need to split it for more than one TV get a proper splitter.
Never use the old type brown cable, it lets in water and doesn't stop electrical interference. A badly suppressed car on the old analogue TV caused a few dots on the picture. If it gets into a digital signal the picture will freeze and then vanish till it's gone. That's why you need very good cable.
To watch the HD channels you will need a really good signal, so invest in a decent aerial.
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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

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My neighbourgh can get freeview tv just using his old ariel, i on the other hand can not. have i done something wrong with the tv set up. thanks


Probably not. Freeview signals are hundreds of times weaker than the old analogue signals, so will show up every single problem on a badly maintained, badly installed old external tv aerial.

In most areas, a tv set-top aerial is a waste of time and even a loft aerial may have problems. Any aerial system which is not direct from the external aerial to the tv can also suffer problems, as each Y-splitter and joint wastes an awful lot of signal.

Your fix is to get a proper modern aerial system fitted. If it's well designed and installed with the proper parts and cabling (does not necessarily mean most expensive) then it should last for another 30 or so years and ideally won't need signal amplifiers.

Note that although your neighbour gets reception, he probably suffers regular picture break-up, freezing and /or pixellation especially in poor weather unless the aerial was in top condition beforehand and was relatively modern.

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you may want to try changing the coaxial aerial cable that feeds the tv, these can go faulty. also if you are running a series of tvs off one aerial, you should be using an aerial booster, other wise you will get a signal drop (as displayed on your tv).
If these small things don't cure it, the set requires replaceing as the tuning card is knackered

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The problem with inside aerilas is the signal strength of 70% contains noise as well. You could try using a higher gain aerial and the interference will be limited with a better signal.
Any electrical items can interfere with a poor signal.

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The signal from the communal aerial might be weak, since other people are using it, or it is experiencing interference with a power cable or something.
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http://www.freeview.co.uk/_retuneinfo/

If the above process does not work then check the link above for additional information and also visit the accompanying site links below to find more information for your model of TV / FREEVIEW box.

For troubleshooting the retune procedure visit http://tvretune.co.uk/troubleshooting/

For specific model information visit http://tvretune.co.uk/productmanuals/

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