I'm currently living in a rented house in Greenlane, Auckland and am having issues with my Freeview signal from my UHF antenna.
When connected to my Samsung TV (with an internal tuner) I will receive a clean picture for around 45 seconds followed by 15-20 seconds of no picture, this also occurs with the DVB-T tuner in my HTPC suggested a signal problem and not the tuner. Both the TV and HTPC report the signal around 30-40%.
A visual inspection of the external antenna suggests it is pointing west and its alignment mirrors that of my neighbours.
Other than paying someone to fix it, or rerunning new cables is there anything I can try to enhance the signal?
My parents currently have a powered signal booster attached to their TV that was installed by a servicemen due to a weak signal (their property is in a lull), would something similar help here?
I've had a look on the Jaycar and DSE website and they have one signal booster, however the packaging say it will only help with signals that are already strong but not strong enough to split.
If a signal booster is a viable option can anyone recommend a make and model? and a place to purchase?