How to Fix a Wobbly Freeview Signal
Do you find that your TV signal often freezes or cuts out? This can be very frustrating, especially if you’re trying to catch up with your favourite show, but thankfully it is entirely possible to fix a wobbly Freeview signal.
Britain initially switched over to digital TV in 1998, but it wasn’t the easiest transition, and this can cause problems for people living in certain areas. However, recent research has found that Brits watch around four hours of TV a day, so it is understandably annoying if you can’t watch any at all!
Here are a few ways to fix your Freeview signal.
The first thing that you should do if you have a bad signal is check the Digital UK TV website to see if there any known issues, such as engineers working in your area.
If there are no known issues in the area, make sure that the aerial cable is connected properly at both the aerial socket and the TV.
If the aerial cable is very long, that could also cause problem. Replace the cable with a smaller one to see if the problems stop.
If this doesn’t work, try retuning your TV using the installation option in the menu. This will give you an automatic search function that will try to reconnect to the aerial.
Boosting the Aerial
If you try the above options and none of them work, it could mean that you need to boost your aerial. You can do this by buying a mains-powered signal booster, but it is important to note that this will only work if you have some level of signal already; if you have a black screen, you may need to replace the aerial.
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If you have tried all of these options and you still can’t get a good signal, you should go to the place where your aerial is located (often this is the loft or outside the home) to see if you can see any issues. If you see any potential issues, you should call a professional to come around so they can either fix or replace the aerial.