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Master Geek
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# 36649 29-Jun-2009 20:40
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My aerial cable fits my TV ok but is loose in my HTPC freeview plug? weird. I thought that all aerial cables and connections should be standard - just either male or female (fyi its a male connection on teh cable into female on the TV and TV card if that helps?)

trying to run Freeview via the HTPC video card but Freeview signal is very low even though I had a Freeview aerial installed professionally.

any clues or hints from the experts? what other info do you need?


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Master Geek
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  # 229420 30-Jun-2009 07:26
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oh yeah have tried 3 different aerial cables now - all the same :(

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  # 229571 30-Jun-2009 14:24
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Some female Belling-Lee connectors (the type for a standard TV cable) are split to allow for a little play when you put the male connector in or out. Over time they can stay warped out a little which is what I suspect is what's happening to your TV card.

If you have a small set of needle nosed pliers you can gently squeeze the two halves of the female socket back together a bit if you want.

If it's not a split socket it's probably just normal wear and tear, and unless it's causing issues I wouldn't worry.

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