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Thanks for that explanation- yes I mean Yesterday on channel 19. The postcode thing indicated I should be able to get 20 channels here- the lower end and I would say I probably pick up more than 20 but the one I would watch the most is the one I can't get.
Do you think this may change in the future?
I don't have HD on the main TV.

If I had Freesat - I presume it wouldn't come from same useless transmitters but up there from the sky so to speak and would be well? Maybe when I can afford it I can swap over.

Yes I see what you mean about hte HD numbers - I've got another TV with the 101, 102 options etc but they come in freeview. I hadn't twigged they were the HD channels. Doh! :lol:
Try removing the amplifier from the system (signal booster) it can cause interference in poor signal areas. sounds daft but I read it in the ARGOS catalogue and it worked for me.
Madfloyd
Henrietta wrote:Thanks for that explanation- yes I mean Yesterday on channel 19. The postcode thing indicated I should be able to get 20 channels here- the lower end and I would say I probably pick up more than 20 but the one I would watch the most is the one I can't get.
Do you think this may change in the future?
I don't have HD on the main TV.

If I had Freesat - I presume it wouldn't come from same useless transmitters but up there from the sky so to speak and would be well? Maybe when I can afford it I can swap over.

Yes I see what you mean about hte HD numbers - I've got another TV with the 101, 102 options etc but they come in freeview. I hadn't twigged they were the HD channels. Doh! :lol:
Hello Henrietta,

As Floyd had said, an amplifier can cause problems if you already get a reasonable strength of signal i.e. it's no use adding another 14db to an ariel that's already giving you 17db or you'll risk swamping the TV's tuner. In fact those who live right next to a transmitter have some of the worst signal problems & have to fit an attenuator which will reduce the signal strength.

Also there's a huge difference between a weak signal & a poor signal since digital transmissions are made up of both signal strength & signal quality i.e you can have a strong signal that's of poor quality which an amplifier will just amplify & make the poor quality even poorer whereas a weak signal of good quality will benefit from an amplifier.

A 4G filter is only normally fitted if you can't get any Freeview without it.

The link below will tell you what Freeview channels you should get from your transmitter.

http://www.freeview.co.uk/availability

With Freesat you'll get more channels than with Freeview & it doesn't depend on a regionally based transmitter.
I've had filter man and aerial man try with and without filters and neither makes a difference. I get far more channels than the link above thinks I should be picking up all be it not very reliable. It sounds to me from what I have read transmitter has stopped sending Yesterday channel in my area and nothing but Freesat in due course is lilely to fix it.
Henrietta wrote:I've had filter man and aerial man try with and without filters and neither makes a difference. I get far more channels than the link above thinks I should be picking up all be it not very reliable. It sounds to me from what I have read transmitter has stopped sending Yesterday channel in my area and nothing but Freesat in due course is lilely to fix it.
Hello Henrietta,

Yes it's all down to the multiplex capacity of your nearest transmitter which may be a small local repeater transmitter but there's a good chance that the unreliable signals are coming from an another overlapping transmitter which would explain why you're getting channels that you aren't, in theory, supposed to be getting.

Freesat will not have these constraints as one satellite would probably cover most of Europe.