xp media edition-TV reception

  eddiemoose 13:15 09 Dec 2006

I am running xp media edition SP2. I have set up my pc to receive freeview TV but I live in a poor reception area and have installed a mains powered signal booster to the main incoming aerial but I still had problems with the picture breaking up. so I fitted a second booster direct to the pc. My main tv has freeview via the main aerial/booster and is OK but pc reception is still awful. has anyone else come across this?

  Stuartli 13:20 09 Dec 2006

If you can't get a strong enough signal then I'm afraid you won't have much success until the analogue transmitters close down and digital signals receive a significant boost.

  anskyber 13:22 09 Dec 2006

Are you using a wideband (digital) aerial?

  Stuartli 15:20 09 Dec 2006

The point is relevant about a wideband aerial but eddiemoose states it's a poor reception area.

Even with a narrowband aerial quite a number of Freeview channels can be picked up - a wideband aerial picks them all up.

  eddiemoose 20:52 09 Dec 2006

Thanks for the replies. My areial is about 18 months old & I was told by the installer its the best you can get. I get a resonable signal on my main TV, although it does break up a little in cold dry weather but my PC is awful & I can't even get ITV1 sound or vision it's totally un-watchable.

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