Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MJP, Apr 5, 2006.

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    MJP Guest

    Needs decent aerial

    MJP, Apr 5, 2006
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    Jean Guest

    I've just bought a FREECOM DVB-T USB STICK to receive freeview channels on
    my pc. I've tried everything to get a signal but still nothing even though
    freeview is available in my area. Everything has installed ok so I know its
    not that. Does anyone know anything about these gadgets and any ideas how to
    get a signal?.....................Jean
    Jean, Apr 5, 2006
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    Jean Guest

    How decent?
    Jean, Apr 5, 2006
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    MJP Guest

    The throw-out aerial provided is small and only really useful where you have
    a strong TV signal. In other locations, you should try to plug in a standard
    coaxial feed from a roof-mounted antenna; an adapter is supplied. This may
    restrict the places you can use the Stick when you're on the move, but it's
    still a very useful solution for anybody who wants a second TV in a study or
    home office.

    Cons : Poor reception, supplied aerial is useless !
    Just got one of these for my daughter who is at Uni for use with her laptop
    I honestly don't know why the aerial attachment is supplied, as I have been
    unable to get any reception whatsoever, whether indoors or outdoors.

    The small print say that this product should be used in conjunction with a
    roof aerial to ensure the best reception, which makes a nonsence of the
    blurb which states:
    "You will be amazed how such a small stick allows you to access free digital
    TV and radio signals including teletext wherever you are"

    Not Recommended
    MJP, Apr 5, 2006
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    Peaches Guest

    Exactly what is not functioning?
    Have you scanned for channels?
    You will have received an onscreen
    message after scanning that:
    "No signal"?
    "Multiplex not found"?
    Etc etc.
    Peaches, Apr 5, 2006
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    Jean Guest

    I can get the screen up ok but in the bottom right corner it says no
    signal. I've tried scanning but no channels come up!
    Jean, Apr 5, 2006
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    Peaches Guest

    Then it is a reception problem or possibly a fault?
    Assuming you have a freeview STB attached to TV
    and can receive broadcasts? If so try attaching that
    (rooftop?) aerial to the freeview stick.
    Peaches, Apr 5, 2006
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    Dan Evans Guest

    Hows the antennae connection?


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    David Guest

    They work fine with a good signal from a rooftop aerial. That's all you can
    say. They're not very sensitive and you'd have to be sitting next to a
    transmitter to get anything through
    David, Apr 6, 2006
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