on 16-04-2011 18h39
We've had BT vision for a couple of months, a few weeks in we started experiencing bad picture quality and noticed that the signal quality jumps around (on most channels but not the BBC ones). Could this be caused by the Home Hub which is now situated next to the TV. We had freeview before and had a different broadband supplier and didn't have any problems at all (the router was in a different room).
Does anyone have any suggestions to what we can try to reduce interference and therefore signal quality?
thanks in advance for any help...
on 16-04-2011 18h44
on 16-04-2011 18h47
on 16-04-2011 19h30
16-04-2011 19h56 - edited 16-04-2011 20h04
The hub and the phone wiring it's connected to should be kept away from things like TVs, or anything else which generates electrical noise, for the sake of broadband. The hub is also a transmitter so if it's close to unshielded aerial wiring it could conceivably muck things up.
Are you using the wireless feature of the hub? If not you could turn it off and see if that makes a difference. You need to login to the hub and change the wireless settings to do that. If you are you may want to invest in some shielded aerial cabling or moving the hub as far away from AV wiring as you domestic geography will allow.
It is also possible that there are engineering works which are affecting a single multiplex, check that at ukfreetv.
Then again there's trees. In weak signal areas the trees coming into leaf can wreck things if your aerial is below the level of surrounding trees. This is something you would just be beginning to notice after the winter.
on 17-04-2011 1h04
The weather can affect the signal. Windy weather can shake the aerial around. Warm dry weather can increase the interference from distant transmitters on the same frequency.
on 17-04-2011 12h02
on 17-04-2011 12h25
on 17-04-2011 15h39
Have exactly the same problem in the Anglia Reggion. We switched to Full Digital between march 30th and April 7th and if anything it's worse than before. I can't even watch Dave and other channels on 481 etc now as it's that bad
on 18-04-2011 7h40