Originally Posted by Nasher
Now the weather is a bit dodgy some of the channels on our digital free-view are un-watchable as the signal keeps freezing.
As it was fine up to a few weeks ago whilst the weather was better, I'm tempted to try one of the signal booster type devices rather than go to the expense of a new Ariel.
However I had a bad experience with one about 20 years ago that made the signal worse.
Has anyone had any experience with a particular unit that worked well? and is suitable for digital Freeview TV.
Nasher I have used these in two different houses. In my experience they work well provided you fit them close to the ariel. When I have tried them closer to the TV I found that the amplified the noise as well as the signal and there was no benefit (or as you say it was worse).
As far as I can remember there was nothing special about these units with regards digital. I don't know the brand or model - but they were standard B&Q or Argos units - and knowing me - at the cheaper end of the market.
Just before you rush off to get an amp though - are you sure it is the signal strength? We have a Tevion Digital PVR (cheap Aldi box) that has apparently got a known firmware bug since they did an over the air upgrade months ago - it causes the box to freeze (like it has lost signal). I believe the problem is not limitted to just our model of PVR.