Help...Please.

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Sweeney-todds, May 28, 2009.

  1. Sweeney-todds

    Sweeney-todds Deleted User

    Hi Guys.

    Lorraine and I bought a telly for the Rienza.

    First thing we had to do was change the existing 12v socket, for a cigarette lighter type....all done and working fine.

    Ariel lead is all good, but cant tune the Tele in, had on digital tuning to.

    Do you think the existing ariel on the van should pick up digital?
    Or do we need a new ariel ??:Doh:

    Bill and Lorraine:Smile:
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Try tuning into a normal analogue signal first.

    if its a flying saucer then it may not work on digital.

    try turning off the the signal booster box....a recent post suggested it can interfere with digi signals
     
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    Ours is fine.
     
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    Depends on your ariel type. If it looks like a flying saucer it is probably the reason you are having trouble.

    Ours is a directional one (Status type, not round) & we get DTV unless we are in a dodgy area with a poor signal.

    Keith
     
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    hi brian.....some seem to work ok, others dont.
    ours did as we are only 1/2 mile from the transmitter but once away from home it was useless.
     
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    It also depends where you are, some places still have very weak digital signal

    Ralph
     
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    which wont be helped by the omni aerial.....if it is, in fact, omnidirectional?
     
  8. Sweeney-todds

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    Hi All....

    Thank you for your replies and suggestions.:thumb:

    It is a Flying Saucer:BigGrin:type thingy majig:Doh:
    I will try all you have suggested.

    If I get no joy......what are the options open to us?


    Bill & Lorraine:Smile:
     
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    Nearly every caravan I have ever seen has one and also an aerial on a pole so I would never trust one to work.

    Ralph
     
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    Are all digital tv transmissions using the same polarization?
    Analogue tv transmissions use both horizontal and vertical polarization depending wether the transmssions are from a main transmitter or a relay transmitter. The aerial needs to be correctly aligned.
     
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    not sure but i reckon the very narrow bandwidth used for digi channels would allow a single polarization for all channels.
    i think we have so few analogue channels 'cos they are quite bandwidth hungry and there isnt room on the wavelength for many more.

    could be talking out my a**e but thats how i see it.
     
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    a standard house type aerial on a pole is the cheapest but inconvenient.

    a made for motorhomes/caravans directional aerial is the most convenient but quite expensive......status 530-5 or 530-10.


    beat option, but most expensive unless its a suitcase type, is a satellite dish, either roof or tripod mounted.
    no tuning when you move from place to place, just re-align the dish.
    no problem getting a uk TV signal anywhere in northern/central europe providing theres nothing in the way ie: tall buildings, trees etc of the line of sight to the satellite.
     
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    No pappajohn, the polarization has nothing to do with bandwidth or channels, it's the make-up of the electric and magnetic fields that form the emf wave that we receive at our TV aerial. In Horizontal and Vertical Polarization, the emf wave is rotated 90 degrees difference to each other, and means the receiving aerial must be rotated to the same angle for reception to take place (as well as pointing in the right direction).
    You could be in a strong reception area, but still not get a picture because your aerial
    may need to be rotated 90 degrees.
    I do not know if H and V polarization is being used for digital TV.

    Hope you're still awake pappajohn?


    :Rofl1:
     
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    yes but you only have vert or horiz in any one area...we are vertical i think without going out and looking at the aerial.
    i always thought the bandwidth could only carry a certain number of frequencies hence very few analogue channels......or is it the BBC pulling rank.:RollEyes:
     
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    Non directional, dysfunctional, unfathomable, disreputable,untunable,unsellable? :Rofl1:.I'd not give mine away, it's like a kind of sentimental folly, a reminder of the past glorious days of B.B.C. dominance and dodgy black and white pictures that wobbled 6 times a day when the old B.E.A. Dakotas flew over our house when I was a bairn in Aberdeen. :RollEyes:
     
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    no signal

    hi bill and lorraine i had the same problem now i just use an old sattelite system perfect picture i paid £40 for dish, remote,reciever,coax cable and patio bracket just point the dish south east and pick up a great signal every time:thumb:
     
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    Hi
    Fit a satellite dish. I have a camos flat sat plus wind up. Its spot on.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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