Moved into a rental house recently where the aerial on the roof was connected by a pay tv cable to a box onthe side of the house (which was previously installed by the cable tv company) - this box then had (amongst others) a cable running under the house and into the tv room. I don't want pay tv I just want free to air - can I simply plug into the outlet in the tv room and get free to air through the pay tv cable - or do I have to disconnect the pay tv cable from my antenna and install a new co-axial from the roof antenna to my TV?
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hello there could be a few things that could be wrong 1 check the male aerial connection make sure it's fixed tight . 2 you may be getting interference from other devices near your tv like a cordless phone 3 your aerial could have moved slightly try retuning it again also make sure the aerial connect to the set top box and the lead from the set top box to the tv hope it helps
Unless you've got an "expensive" Freeview box that modulates its output on to the RF (Aerial) connector then you can't.
Most Freeview boxes have 2 aerial connectors - 1 IN from the Aerial itself and 1 OUT to connect to the TV - BUT this is ONLY a PASS-THROUGH connection. This means that the digital Freeview signal which is decoded from the aerial signals is NOT output on the OUT connector and sent down the co-axial cable to your TV. Only the "old" ANALOGUE (not Freeview NON DIGITAL) comes down that co-ax. What you should do is connect the Freeview box to your TV with a SCART cable via the SCART connectors on both. You need to select the AV input on the TV using the remote.
Even if you do have an "expensive" box that does modulate the digital decoded programmes and output these of the RF OUT connector, you should still use a SCART cable as the picture produced will be far better
Hope this helps
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With the snowy problem; it does sound like aerial has
disconnected. Try putting your finger over the aerial socket
hole behind the TV while TV is on (using your self as an aerial). If snowy disappears then
you have an aerial plug/wire disconnection problem.
poor satellite reception... possibly mis-aligned dish (moved by wind?) or a tree/building blocking line-of-sight have a local installer (most tv aerial installers) take a look at the dish/cable (for worn spots on the cable)
When ever the picture freezes intermittendly the problem is usually poor connection on the signal line (antenna or connection on tv) or poor reception. Could be the tuner if the tv has one.To eliminate the tuner possibility try anther tv set if possible.
If you still cannot figure out the problem,let me know what kind of set up you have connected to your tv set.
Do you have a satellite or cable box and if you have splitters.
If you put aerial up your self was it wide band aerial ?
Is it in the atic or on the roof ?
Have you used decent quality cable (not the cheap stuff)
How long is cable run from aerial ?
Have you checked that when you fitted rf plugs that none of the braid strands are touching solid copper inner core ?
Ask an earial installer or Tv shop what the signal strength is like in your area. http://dysonmanuals.llc.nu/