General TV signal problems
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Re: General TV signal problems
Brighton Whitehawk Hill
Amplified extra hi-gain
Your trusty set-top aerial isn't going to get you very far here ... your local transmitter is just a low-power relay. It's also your only choice as there are no other local or distant transmitter options.
The same transmitter broadcasts analogue at a slightly higher power, which will be why your set-top aerial gets you a poor analogue picture even though there's no digital.
'Amplified extra high gain' means you need a big rooftop aerial and a powered amplifier to get good quality reception from the Whitehawk Hill transmitter. That's the sort of thing that *should* be on the other end of the coax terminal in your room, but probably isn't, if you're getting nothing from it.
If you want any TV at all, you are going to have to talk to your landlord, if only to find out what the other residents in your building are doing to get theirs.
And no, I wouldn't buy that lovely Humax until you sort this out, it won't make much difference. If any.
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