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« on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 12:39 pm »

I having problems with Freeview. It's integrated into my Sony TV. The image had been breaking up and freezing of late and getting 'no signal'. I tried looking online and I can't work out whether it's because I'm using a standard RF cable to go into the wall. Some sites said often Summer can bring atmospheric interruption, and a bad cable will only make it worse. I didn't have this TV last Summer so am not sure about that.

On the wall there are two normal RF jacks, and then the one marked by red:



BUT ... on the back of the TV, even though it has Freeview built in, it seems only to have a standard RF out.

What the hell? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 12:55 pm »

  read a book instead











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« Reply #2 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 12:56 pm »




Where's a mod when you need one??
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« Reply #3 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 12:58 pm »

in the airy-fairy room, singing. 
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« Reply #4 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 01:06 pm »



we've been through this before!
the one circled is the satellite dish connection.
built in freeview uses standard connections and is a UHF signal. try another fly lead, the flimsy ones don't
have enough shielding.
It could of course be a bad UHF signal from the aerial on the roof...
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« Reply #5 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 01:10 pm »



we've been through this before!
the one circled is the satellite dish connection.
built in freeview uses standard connections and is a UHF signal. try another fly lead, the flimsy ones don't
have enough shielding.
It could of course be a bad UHF signal from the aerial on the roof...
Yep, it wasn't that long ago either 
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« Reply #6 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 01:11 pm »

read a book instead












A walk would be better   





And not to the fridge 
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« Reply #7 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 01:28 pm »

I just walked drove to the dairy, and got meself some banana lollies 
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« Reply #8 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 03:35 pm »



we've been through this before!
the one circled is the satellite dish connection.
built in freeview uses standard connections and is a UHF signal. try another fly lead, the flimsy ones don't
have enough shielding.
It could of course be a bad UHF signal from the aerial on the roof...
That rings a bell


Hey ... could you link to a cable with standard connectors that you think would be worth me trying? Current one is $5.50 from TradeMe
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« Reply #9 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 03:40 pm »

Got a link to the cable you're talking about so we can see which tree you're barking up this time? eek
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« Reply #10 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 03:43 pm »

A standard RF aerial cable, but a good quality one that would have enough shielding to not screw up the digital signal


Sorry for calling you fat bastard eek
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« Reply #11 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 03:44 pm »

Well, I am a bastard and I'm a bit on the heavy side, so it's stating a fact really eek
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« Reply #12 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 03:49 pm »

Link then. You fat bastard eek
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« Reply #13 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 05:19 pm »

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« Reply #14 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 06:20 pm »

You give me the link you dumb fat bastard
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« Reply #15 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 06:23 pm »

If I knew what to buy I wouldn't have to ask you fatterer dumberer bastard
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« Reply #16 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:15 pm »

im pretty sure the f type is the sky cable but if it is uhf you need one of these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/cables-aerials/auction-438423338.htm

have you tried the aerial socket below that one? looks like its pushed out of the back of the plate..... that more likely to be the terrestrial in
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« Reply #17 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:20 pm »

or refer to this helpful thread
http://www.thelastpost.co.nz/smf/index.php/topic,34414.0.html
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« Reply #18 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:21 pm »

FFS it's even the same photo
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« Reply #19 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:22 pm »

  hes a worry
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« Reply #20 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:40 pm »

That pushed in socket below is a normal rf jack, just like to one beside it. It's what I am using at the moment. And that F connector thingy, will that mean I am then using a satellite dish? (I am assuming one is on the roof if they have both jacks there ... it's a 3 story building so I don't know for sure).

This problem just started, and the old cable broke at one of the connectors. The new one I bought is really cheap and the problem is worserer. It MAY be a problem with the TV itself, the wall jack's wiring, or something on the roof, but getting a decent cable is the cheapest thing to try and fix to rule out. Because terrestrial gets a better signal than satellite, I'd prefer to keep using that if possible. But I'm asking if a more expensive, better shielded standard RF cable might fix the issue.

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« Reply #21 on: Sat 14 January, 2012 - 10:58 pm »

That pushed in socket below is a normal rf jack, just like to one beside it. It's what I am using at the moment. And that F connector thingy, will that mean I am then using a satellite dish? (I am assuming one is on the roof if they have both jacks there ... it's a 3 story building so I don't know for sure).

This problem just started, and the old cable broke at one of the connectors. The new one I bought is really cheap and the problem is worserer. It MAY be a problem with the TV itself, the wall jack's wiring, or something on the roof, but getting a decent cable is the cheapest thing to try and fix to rule out. Because terrestrial gets a better signal than satellite, I'd prefer to keep using that if possible. But I'm asking if a more expensive, better shielded standard RF cable might fix the issue.


worth a try, just bear in mind the top f connector wont work unless you have a sat decoder of some description, so id be checking the cable and jack, if it still no good get your landlord to get someone in to check out the gear on the roof
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« Reply #22 on: Wed 18 January, 2012 - 10:16 am »

Went to Jaycar and splashed out on a $18 shielded gold plated cable. Fricken many times the price of the normal ones. But am testing it at the moment and seem perfect.



I think anyone with integrated Freeview probably - given the chance- needs to eschew the cheaper RF cables just the be safe
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« Reply #23 on: Wed 18 January, 2012 - 10:21 am »

Mind you ... chewing on the damn tings may be part of the problem
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« Reply #24 on: Wed 18 January, 2012 - 06:34 pm »

 

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« Reply #25 on: Thu 19 January, 2012 - 06:15 am »

Went to Jaycar and splashed out on a $18 shielded gold plated cable. Fricken many times the price of the normal ones. But am testing it at the moment and seem perfect.



I think anyone with integrated Freeview probably - given the chance- needs to eschew the cheaper RF cables just the be safe
my customers never have problems, i make the leads while im on site, out of rg6 cable and good quality connectors
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« Reply #26 on: Thu 19 January, 2012 - 09:18 am »

That's good service!

I'm a convert now, with everything going HD etc. No more cheap cables for me. Will only get quality ones
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