TV Ariel experts help please.
Ive got an issue with my tv reception. Basically its dreadful. The ariel is a year old and all looks ok. It was fine but just before christmas but it deteriorated to the point where its unwatchable. we have a BT vision box which also uses the ariel but that is absolutely fine. Any ideas? Tried retuning it and all that did was lose a load of channels. The ones that remained are still really bad. The bt vision box drives me nuts though because the user interface is crap. And before you say it, i don’t want sky/virgin. Couldn’t afford it even if i did want it but its about 500 channels of rubbish.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
is it an analogue TV? 😉
Have you have a postcard from at800?
Are you in one of these areas?
Finally.Posted 4 years ago
went a bit ropey, then gradually got worse over a fairly short period of time. its a digital tv thats only about 4 years old. have tried plugging straight into the tv without running through the bt box first but its the same. its royally annoying.
samuri, are you feeling ok? 🙂Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
its a digital tv thats only about 4 years old. have tried plugging straight into the tv without running through the bt box
This does seem to suggest that it’s the TV tuner that’s failed/failing rather than the aerial connection. The BT Vision box *should* have a signal strength/quality thing somewhere (try this link). See if you can compare on the TV.
If it is the TV – cheap freeview box or replace the BT Vision box with a YouView box – really good interface.Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
My money is on water ingress from a poorly sealed connection at aerial;
Though the BT box is still working….
This is the usual problem though – especially crappy aerial co’s that fit a new antenna without replacing the cable when it’s usually the cable that’s actually the problemPosted 4 years agoallthepiesMember
Could still be cable issues with the TV tuner being more sensitive to poor signal quality compared to the BT Vision box.
If the TV is portable i.e. not an old skool 60kg CRT or monster 60″ job then you could take it round a mate’s house and try their aerial connection. If it’s still ropey then you know your TV is duff.Posted 4 years ago
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