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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on Today at 02:10:18 pm »
Ooo, I'll have to check but, if my experience of house building is anything to go by, if it costs extra they won't bother, even if it's a couple of inches of wire.
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Ian157 on Today at 12:30:49 pm »
That's true. With yours being a new static maybe Willerby fitted a Satellite cable too?

Is there a junction box with satellite and aerial connections on it?

Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on Today at 10:25:10 am »
Never thought of going underneath. That is a good option if I can't follow the route that was done when the original aerial was installed but obviously Willerby have the advantage of installing the cables before all the walls went up. I'll have to see what options I have.
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Ian157 on September 29, 2020, 12:54:36 pm »
The person who installed the dish ran a dual coax cable from the lnb down the drainpipe and up under the floor behind the tv.
The cable is nearly unnoticeable. He made a hole just big enough for the dual cable then sealed underneath.

I don't have a Freesat recorder but the option is there if it is ever needed.

I don't think you can use the same cable as the tv aerial as its a different impedence.



Ian

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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by TonyM on September 29, 2020, 12:28:21 pm »
On my last caravan, the cables ran uninterrupted from the dish to the Freesat box. Remember to leave some excess cable to allow for repositioning etc. You can if you want run the cables from the dish to a wall mounted socket in the van so you can then plug in another suitable length of cable to connect to the Freesat box or the TV if it has a built-in Freesat tuner.
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on September 29, 2020, 11:51:13 am »
Great tips guys, thanks.

I will have a good looksy when I get down to Cornwall. Hopefully in a couple of weeks.

For FreeSat, do you use the same aerial cable to the inside of the caravan from the dish or do you need to run a separate line?
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by TonyM on September 29, 2020, 11:37:13 am »
I understand 4G/5G phone signals can cause issues, especially if there is a mast near to you. You can get filters for this or change to an aerial that will filter it or get a masthead amplifier with a built in filter.
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Ian157 on September 29, 2020, 09:51:34 am »
I know when i was having issues with Freeview. On the Freeview downdetector website all areas near here people were having issues. The nearest other transmitter is nearly 65 miles away.

I think the signal from that would be far too weak to get any sort of decent reception. Especially with atmospherics and other erroneous signals.

I am pretty happy with Freesat. There are more HD channels than Freeview and so far no picture breakup.

Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on September 29, 2020, 09:00:22 am »
Thanks Tony,

We are heading down in a couple of weeks and we'll look at all the options. I need to look at my 3G/4G connection as well.

We just have the bog standard aerial that came with the van. Only have one TV but there are times it drives us nuts. Now we are not going to rent any more we are happier to do some more homely modifications. I actually have a spare aerial I was supposed to fit at home, another job I never got around to, in the loft. I may have a look at that and see if that would suit. 

We can get ok TV reception but from time to time it just breaks up and the HD channels are a no go
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General Discussion / Re: Freeview Issues
« Last Post by DaveE on September 28, 2020, 07:35:28 pm »
In our case Tony the local town and surrounding area is notorious for poor freeview reception in certain weather conditions. We are in reality less affected than most but it does get to us sometimes.  The towns Facebook page is repeatedly getting posts about poor reception.
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