Reception/signal not found in a strong reception area
Hello, I've got a bit of a weird problem and the three tech teamhaven't been able to help yet. What happens is that I'll pull my phone out of my pocket and it will show no signal... no bars. However, It is in an area where I know there to be great reception. I assume that at some point, i travelled through an area where there was no signal and my phone just never realized that I came back into an area with good signal. At any rate, as it's happened a few times, I just tested it to see if it would receive a phone call in this state, and it does not. If I try to make a call, it says, no signal but immediately after it disconnects, it recognizes that there is a signal there, and then works properly again. Obviously though, it is not ideal, as I am missing calls if I have not noticed that it is in this state of denial :) Any ideas?
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Different digital boxes and tv's have different levels of RF gain. Some need more signal and some need less to work efficiently.
Possibly your Bush pvr needs a much stronger signal than your tv so the available signal is permanently on the threshold of reception and atmospheric conditions will some of the time reduce the available signal when reception will become impossible for the box but still be above the threshold for the tv set.
Modern Bush is not reknown for being a high quality brand and the purchasers of budget brand pvr's often discover reception or performance problems in fringe signal areas. Because a single aerial must receive a very wide range of frequencies it will be more efficient for some channels than others and so one channel could be a fringe channel and another channel produce a very strong frequency.
The signal strength and quality can be checked for each channel by selecting options in the menu in order to check this theory.
The problem might be solved by replacing the Bush pvr with a premium brand or replacing your aerial for a more efficient type. One of my friends had five different boxes before he gained a satisfactory performance and another friend three boxes and still has problems.
My installation has a new high gain wideband aerial on top of my 3 storey house and a distribution amplifier in the loft to keep the input lead short and the whole lot connected by very good quality double-wrapped co-ax.
I had to add different amounts of attenuation for each box or tv set but in spite of the signal being on average too strong and needing attenuating there are still channels for which the aerial is not as efficient and providing only a weak signal.
You are in somewhat of a fringe area and subject to the vagaries of proper reception. Hopefully you have a good outdoor antenna mounted as high up as possible. You might also consider adding an antenna amp to the downlead to boost up the signal.
Digital signals are not as strong or robust as analog ones and good reception can be thwarted by tree leaves in the path of the signal to your set!!!!!!!!! You should have as clear a line of sight to the transmitter as possible. Relocation of antenna is also another possibility.
I had a similar problem with an LG 800 phone I had to get a "Wilson Electronics 815225 Sleek Booster Single" for it to use the phone in the basement apartment where I live and it works great I get three to four bars now. However it costs about 80.00 at Walmart, and Amazon, I couldn't use the reception booster while away from home though so I found out that Samsung, phones work much better here and most other areas as well. I hope this helps
Tune to a strong channel. Go into the menu. Find the Channel or Antenna whatever your tv calls it. Set the signal strength display.
If the signal strength show good and your picture is lost then a problem may be in the tv. More than likely the antenna is not picking up a strong signal. Try rotating it some.
You can go to www.tvfool.com to see what stations are in your reception area.
I assume you have tried to retune the TV & angle the antenna in different positions. Very often, due to the location of your home & the strength of signal in that area, you usually find that , no matter what you try, an indoor antenna is just not strong enough to pick up in a weak reception area. The only alternative is to try & add a signal booster onto it or much better still ( and a lot less future reception problems) is to rig up an outdoor antenna.
I don't know in what area you live & therefore how strong your reception area will be, but as a general rule an indoor antenna is never the best type of aerial to have to receive digital signals, you will always find that you pick up some good strong channels but more often the rest of the channels will be poor or non-existant & will constantly break-up/freeze etc. The best advice would be to try & fit an outdoor antenna if possible.
I have the same problem. Contacted 3rd party tech, take sharp pick or equal and there is supposedly a button in the very center of the antenna port of the phone. gently push the pick in the center of the jack and it will trip the switch. I tried it on my second damaged phone and it worked, so far.
It may be just a problem of the signal bouncing around and your laptop is struggling at times to find the signal.
Some earlier laptops don't have a wireless booster built in the screen.
Go to your laptops' web site and see if there are any updated drivers for your wireless card.
If still unhappy with results purchase a USB wireless dongle and dissable wireless card, it may have a better reception area, or purchase a signal booster that works in conjunction with your wireless router.