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Topic # 68692 26-Sep-2010 16:10
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I have a SAMSUNG 32B450 tv with an Inbuilt freeview HD tuner. Currently I can only get analouge tv (1,2,3 and C4). No digital at all.

I have an aerial that looks like this(I'm sure it looks 100% like this):

We used to run Sky UHF on it years ago but stopped when dvb-s came in. However I'd like to use it for the secondary TV in the house.

The aerial goes to a splitter box in the roof which then connects to the TV via a wall outlet(I have no problem cutting the cable and installing a new box if need be).

From the wall outlet we use a booster to get reception(we're in a bit of a gully).

The aerial is currently pointing in the general direction(the Triangular V end) of the Howick shops(Just like every other aerial in our street).

Any Ideas how to get Digital tv? I hope that was enough information.


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  Reply # 384575 26-Sep-2010 16:37
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If they put in the large antenna, they probably put in a masthead amplifier.

They need to be powered by a wallwart and injector that you have inside. When the sky "techs" installed the sat box, they would normally take the power supply away meaning no amplifier for the UHF, so no prime etc (that was before prime was owned by sky or even on sky)

You can either bypass the amplifier since they are normally not needed for digital or else get a power supply for it, but confirm you have one first by looking in the box on the pole of the antenna to see that it has an adjustment in it, the passive combiners do not have anything to adjust.


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  Reply # 384577 26-Sep-2010 16:46
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There is a black box on the aerial. With one cable coming from it(The coax cable). That is the only thing I saw when I was up there today However there was a black port on the side that was taped over from memory.

I'm not sure why I can't get digital TV when I can get analouge fine. It's pointing in the right direction too.

Perhaps the aerial/splitter box or amp are killing it?


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  Reply # 384601 26-Sep-2010 17:57
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silver565: I'm not sure why I can't get digital TV when I can get analouge fine. It's pointing in the right direction too.

Perhaps the aerial/splitter box or amp are killing it?

Analogue (1, 2, 3, C4) is VHF, Digital is UHF.

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  Reply # 384604 26-Sep-2010 18:02
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Ah sorry. It's VHF.

The tv scans and only finds analouge channels. no digital channels are found

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  Reply # 413047 5-Dec-2010 15:17
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Thankyou for the help

It's all go! 

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