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Offline Warrengate

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TV Digital interference
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:07:51 am »
Has anyone else experienced the same problem as us... we live in Warrengate Road, for the past couple of weeks at approx 8.30pm to 10.30pm every evening we loose ITV, Channel Four and Five. We have been told by the BBC it could be someone using illegal radio or some kind electrical equipment? Our neighbour is also experiencing the same problem.
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 11:33:51 am »
freeview or terrestrial?
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 12:38:09 pm »
Hi BrookyP

It's both analog and digital channels, we have a new TV with integral digital tuner, our roof mounted aerial has recently been checked and is 100% ok. I think nearly everyone along the road without Sky is affected.

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 01:14:13 pm »
I experience the same problem too, I have freeview built in and regularly loose reception but its only for 2-3 seconds and then comes back.
I only live up the road in Old Hatfield, but when I was in Welham Green the signal was fine........ ???
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 02:22:41 pm »
Hi. I got this problem last year 2 to 3 sec outages then as normal-now stopped.  There is a tread on this forum all about it...maybe the mods can merge this one with that? I seem to remember its something to do with transmission bursts from the bbc/bp transmitting station-may be wrong though.

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 03:39:48 pm »
Ok thanks, I'll take a look at the other thread.
It's not a few seconds of interference for us though, its a complete block out for about 3 hours until 10.30-11pm for ITV, Channel 4, 5 and 6.
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 08:25:53 pm »
although the picture quality has been extremely grainy on all channels other than 5 for quite a few months now.

LOL!  Remember when channel 5 started and hardly anyone could get it and those that did got fairly mixed reception?!!    ;D
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 08:36:15 pm »
I know, quite ironic really, especially as I very rarely view anything on it!
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 09:16:04 pm »
Especially ironic since 'five' has just been purchased by Richard Desmond (from his personal piggy bank, for £103 million, no less).  Richard D is best known for certain magazines and channels that are either best viewed in HD or extreme graininess (spelling?!?) depending on personal viewpoint / life-style choices...

For viewers in Water End, this is either brilliant or awful news...  :)

Best of luck to Harriet Harman's husband if they live there...

Aidan

PS:  apologies to anyone reading who works for The Express - I know he is also known for owning that too...  :)
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 09:33:18 pm »
Aiden, did you mean Harriet Harman or Jacqui Smith? :icon_scratch:
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 09:42:18 pm »
Ah yes; sorry, wrong sleaze...   ;D

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 10:42:48 am »
Switched on the TV yesterday evening - no ITV, Channel 4 or Channel 5. Retuned TV. Tried switching to each of the channels and received a message saying that they are not availabe. I have a roof top aerial and tried receiving the channels digitally. This has worked very well until the last few weeks (in Welham Green). Has anyone any idea what is going on?
 

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Re: TV Digital interference
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 01:32:01 pm »
Hi,
We had a similar sounding problem a couple of years ago. I got the local aerial man in to check the aerial, the booster, the sockets etc. and all were fine. He asked me to call him when it was next happening and he would come straight round and review the signal. Which he did. There was a great big "spike" in the middle of one of the digital channels, that knocked out ITV and I think Channel 4.
He suggested that a near neighbour was intentionally or unintentionally broadcasting within the digital spectrum. That is not permitted.
I therefore wrote to all my near neighbours outlining the problem and that if they were broadcasting, could they either stop, or contact me so we could organise the appropriate suppression etc.
Strangely, having delivered the letters, the issue stopped immediately and the TV channels have been perfect since.
Perhaps a letter or 10 to your neighbours would help...
 

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