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Topic # 31259 10-Mar-2009 21:48
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Hi - we have Freeview on a Sony Bravia and have problems on windy nights (like tonight) with the digital reception, it gets grainy and looses reception. When I go to analogue the reception is perfect....is it common for digital to loose reception due to inclement weather? The aerial is one of those Gizmos and generally performs okay

Also Prime (on analogue) is generally not great either and seems to be easily affected by the wind, so much that it was unwatchable tonight

Does anyone have suggestions to what the problems may be?? I hope it's not a problem with the TV as it cost heaps


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  Reply # 200542 11-Mar-2009 09:33
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Hi Phil, welcome to GZ. correctly installed and maintained DTT/DVB-T is no more effected by weather than any other radio system in the V/UHF bands. You say Prime is effected as is DTT, both of these are in the UHF band, however you say normal analog is ok, I presume you mean TV1,2,3,C4, these are in the VHF band.

I also presume (as you have a Gizmo) that you are in the ChCh area and recieving signals from Sugarloaf. If the above is true then I would suspect that the UHF elements of your Gizmo have come loose both effecting Prime and DTT.

Personally I am not a fan of the Gizmo, they are a very broadband an non directional design, if you no longer have use for analog broadcasts might I suggest you have your antenna replaced with a new UHF Yagi antenna, otherwise have a inspection of your Gizmo and see what loose.

Cyril

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