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UHF Aerial Installation

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Posted 6 months ago

I'm living in a two story duplex house in Stonefields with a satellite (see picture). About two weeks after installing my second TV, the satellite signal was lost. when it started failing, it would still tune into Freeview for a minute or so, before the signal was lost. During this period, I noticed the quality was around 80%, but the strength was around 20%. I suspect this is something to do with the LNB and I'm not sure if it possibly could have been damaged with power being sent by a second TV (both Samsung, 2016 and 2019 models with Freeview; Sky is not being used), or more likely, it's just got old and damaged.

My home is setup with a central hub with F sockets (see picture). All of the splitters are non-power blocking. I believe there are three cables running from the roof, labelled Sky (this is what I was using for Freeview), Roof and Antenna. Each room is fitted with a coax outlet. The lounge has 2 coax and 2 F sockets allowing a back-feed to the hub, although my TV doesn't support this and I don't have a separate set-top box.

I'm considering whether it's worthwhile repairing or replacing the satellite or installing a UHF aerial to allow me to receive HD feeds. I suspect a new UHF aerial is the better option.

I'm interested in the best option to get Freeview setup and the cost to do so. With the central hub and cabling in place, I suspect this should be as simple as setting up a new antenna.

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