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Digital Switchover (DSO) has now been completed in many parts of the UK, but Freeview reception problems still continue to affect a large percentage of the viewing public. The most frequent cause are old TV aerials and badly screened coaxial cables which provide a poor TV signal more prone to interference pick-up.
Frequent retuning has been required as a result of changes to the digital channel allocations on many UK TV transmitters. This has been made worse by Ofcom's proposed sell-off of a significant part of the UHF TV spectrum in order to free up space for new mobile Internet services. Ofcom propose to auction off UHF channels 61 to 68 (791MHz to 862MHz) for 4G mobile Internet services.
The need to carry out a frequent digital re-tune of set to boxes and IDTV's has left many UK viewers with missing Freeview channels, a poor digital signal and equipment tuned to the wrong transmitter as well as interference leading to picture freezing, and pixilation issues.
Our self-help fault finding and troubleshooting guides help you to improve reception quality of Freeview digital television by replacing poor aerials and old coaxial cabling as well as identifying sources of TV interference which cause picture break up.
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