Really hoping someone can help with my Freeview problem. We recently moved from Swindon to Milton Keynes and since my 'main' TV is not able to pick up Freeview properly. It scans fine but only picks up 26 channels, which are the standard BBC C4 etc plus the HD versions and some kids ones. I have checked my postcode online and I should be able to receive everything.
I have tried re-tuning over and over in different ways and fiddling with all the settings to no avail. In our previous house it worked absolutely fine with no issues.
In at attempt to diagnose the problem I have tried our other TV in the same ariel socket with the same ariel lead (the lead is 10m long and I wondered if that was the issue) and this one works absolutely fine and picks up over 140 channels, so it seems to be some kind of issue between my main TV and the freeview signal. Weirdly, the second TV that works fine is a 10yr old Samsung and the main one we are having issues with is a fancy 4k 1yr old Samsung.
Can anyone suggest what I should try next to fix the problem? Would a signal booster or an indoor ariel help? Or is there some magic fix? The main roof ariel doesn't seem to be an issue as the second TV picks it up fine. I just don't know what to try next?
If your normal aerial does not work on it and it works ok on your other TV I cant see the point of buying a booster to get a better signal. I think my connection is either Bedford or Wisbech not sure which one I Picked.
Probably your settings on the TV that's the problem. If using an aerial you have to set the connection to aerial and not cable.
.... I cant see the point of buying a booster to get a better signal.
I'm not convinced it's a poor-signal issue either. It seems too much of a coincidence that the number of channels his new Samsung is receiving is the same number as what's available on "Freeview Lite". My hunch is that the TV has latched onto a nearby relay transmitter.
By the way, Sandy Heath is the main transmitter for Milton Keynes.
When you reset the freeview channels it should tell you what Transmitter it is connected to. And like Secret-Squirrel says if it does not say Sandy heath change it to that. That is your nearest transmitter. And of course it should be set to digital channels only.
I suppose new TV's nowadays will probably all be set to that. My old TV says Digital and analogue.