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Setting up my freeview box- NO CHANNELS FOUND

I have just moved into a new shared house which has a old cable and wireless box with an areial coming from the wall into the black box. I want to set up my freeview but its not picking up any channels. If i bypass the black box and put the arial from the wall into my TV i can get a perfect picture but when i set up my preview it can't pick up channels...i am at my wits end with it PLEASE HELP

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Hi.

The cable & wireless system is not capable of picking up the digital freeview frequencies.
Idealy you need to put a new aerial on the roof,
If this is not possible try an indoor aerial that you to plug in to the mains electrical supply.

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