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2005/08/02 10:40:01 (permalink)
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Freeview

Hi,

I have a freeview box that was given to me by my mum as a house warming gift. Its very cheap and basic and is around 3 months old now. The problem is that some of the channels are starting to get really fuzzy/distorted and unwatchable. I thought with this being a digital signal there wouldnt be a problem. I really want to know if this is a problem with freeview itself or the cheap box that I have. I just dont want to go out and buy a new box just to discover that it is no better.

Can anyone help?
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    Play
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 10:56:55 (permalink)
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    swith off at the mains take the card out and give it a good rub, mine builds static up and does this
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    windymill
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 11:07:03 (permalink)
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    I was going to get freeview, but when I did the postcode search it told me I may have to change to a different type of ariel for best reception. Could that be part of it?
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    vascular1
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 11:19:43 (permalink)
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    its a digital reception, via your house aerial mate.... so its still succeptible to picture problems associated with such an areal... try adjusting your house aerial bud..


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    Archie130979
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 12:53:05 (permalink)
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    When I moved house I got crap reception with my free view. I had to buy a new digital aerial as to one in my new house was only analogue. When I done this the picture was alot better. You might have to check you have a good enough aerial aswel mate.
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    cliff_vtr
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 13:15:34 (permalink)
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    digital reception is either there or not. If the picture is fuzzy, ie halfway between perfect and nothing then the problem lies within the output from the box to the TV. Check cabling, plugs/sockets.

    Any questions then ask as I work/design this stuff

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    Gunit
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 13:44:04 (permalink)
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    i am interested in getting a freeview box. I am in the right area according to the website and can recieve but need to get my aerial converted to wideband, anyone any idea how much this costs?

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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 14:26:29 (permalink)
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    Gunit
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 14:49:51 (permalink)
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    nice one mate, cheers!

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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 16:23:47 (permalink)
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    I have a freeview box but i don't get all of the advertised channels? Any idea why?
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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 16:31:13 (permalink)
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    Is there anyway of getting the top up channels at a discount? i.e. free

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    RE: Freeview 2005/08/02 16:38:30 (permalink)
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    you will get the free to air ones, the rest you will have to pay for.
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