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Is your telly supposed to work anywhere in the house, if connected to a proper aerial cable?

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Flgihtattendant Sat 25-Jul-09 16:35:36

I'm confused so hope someone can help.

Got one TV in living room, which works fine when plugged into cable (which I had to run from bedroom). Reception quite good, better with digital box, but sometimes we get 'no signal' with that.

Anyway...have got another tv in the dining room, and yesterday I finally sorted out a double socket to run a cable to each.

The one in the dining room searched, found 4 channels as per, then when I adjusted the sound it cut out and said 'no signal' - this is without any digital box, just plugged directly into socket.

I'm worried in case something is wrong with the telly (second hand but meant to be vg) or else because I'm running two cables from the same aerial.

We do have a signal booster for the whole house as it's very tall and made into flats - I pay for this on my electricity, as it comes from down here for some reason.

So...should both tvs work or does it depend on where in the house they are?

Thanks for any input (ha ha) grin

whomovedmychocolate Sat 25-Jul-09 20:52:27

Okay, here's what I know about a digital signal - you either have it or you don't. Analogue you can get a range of quality - from total shite snowy, to clear as a bell can see the nits in the kids hair clarity. So if you don't get a strong enough signal with digital you just don't get anything.

So in this case, what's likely is your signal booster isn't boosting enough. The fact you have to plug into a digital box in one TV would indicate you don't have a strong enough signal without it. May I suggest you take the digital box to the second TV, plug it in there and see if that rectifies the problem?

Flgihtattendant Sat 25-Jul-09 21:06:17

Ah WMMC that is a really good idea. I'll try it later when the monkeys have gone to bed.

At least that would give me a better idea of the problem.

Thanks smile

whomovedmychocolate Sat 25-Jul-09 21:19:54

Yeah, wait till there is nothing worth watching on anyway! wink

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