Tony Registered User
#181

Try a manual terrestrial scan and see what signal and quality readings you are getting


bbbbb said:
Hi Guys,
Got one of these last week. Works fine with the satellite channels (I already have sky),

bbbbb Registered User
#182

Tony said:
Try a manual terrestrial scan and see what signal and quality readings you are getting


Thanks, will try that later.
Did a full rescan, but it didn't find any channels, though I think it's setup correctly (the channels/freq match what my laptop tuner has found).

If I press the "edit" button I get signal strength/quality display.
These show 0/10%.
If I move the antenna I can get fluctuations in the signal, occasionally jumping up to 90%, so enough to get a still frame. It jumps around alot, and is very sensitive to tiny motions (or even standing still!).

edit:
did the manual scan, getting 0% signal intensity, 10% signal quality

Tony Registered User
#183

bbbbb said:

edit:
did the manual scan, getting 0% signal intensity, 10% signal quality


Then i'd say its an antenna problem or the DTT tuner is faulty, try going directly into tv with ant and see if you can pick up TV 3 on analogue

Harcrid Registered User
#184

As Tony has said, if you are having problems with no terrestrial signal it's best to plug the aerial directly into the TV and rotate the aerial until you can get the best TV3 picture. The Ariva should then find the terrestrial channels when you connect it up and rescan.

Paul Kiernan Registered User
#185

I have an Edision Combi which picks up the Terrestrial just fine (using a few different aerials). I got the Ariva last week and it's much more picky, only getting a picture with the best aerial perfectly aligned, and not working at all with other aerials that Edision works OK with.

Also, as with Bandon, mine hangs everytime I try and record to USB Stick. I'm waiting for a HDD to arrive to see if it's any better. It's very frustrating!

bbbbb Registered User
#186

I can tune in the analog channels.
Picture is ok (i.e. not great on 42" screen, but same as NTL analog I had years ago).

So is it likely to be a faulty tuner on the ariva box, or is it just picky as Paul describes:

Paul Kiernan said:
I have an Edision Combi which picks up the Terrestrial just fine (using a few different aerials). I got the Ariva last week and it's much more picky, only getting a picture with the best aerial perfectly aligned, and not working at all with other aerials that Edision works OK with.
...


TBH if this is the case, then I would consider it not fit for purpose?

Kristopherus Registered User
#187

Most probably ,your aerial needs tweeking.

darrenheaphy Registered User
#188

Just got one of these and hooked up to Saorview antenna, automatically detected the Irish channels and works fine

dodzy Registered User
#189

darrenheaphy said:
Just got one of these and hooked up to Saorview antenna, automatically detected the Irish channels and works fine
Does what it says on the tin. Dont be so surprised

darrenheaphy Registered User
#190

dodzy said:
Does what it says on the tin. Dont be so surprised


Heh, in the space of several weeks we'd been through a Triax and some other model and they were crap!

Mal78 Registered User
#191

Hey bbbbbb,

I'm an installer on the Northside. I tell all my customers here not to bother with an indoor aerial no matter how expensive or what any sales person from power city may say, the only success stories that have worked have mainly been in attic conversions or maybe along clontarf where there is nothing obstructing the signal. Double glazing will drown out a lot of signal. I have found that an indoor aerial only works in about 25 % of houses here and even at that bad weather can even affect them. A small 13 inch aerial which I use is perfect for the job, its very discreet.
If you are still having problems, email me at mswan10@hotmail.com and I'll drop round for free to see if it is a faulty box or if you just need an aerial.

Mal.

Kristopherus Registered User
#192

Hey, Mal. Don't give your email out in a public forum like this. Spammers will be loving you for it. Give it via pm & delete it from your post.

tooler1 Registered User
#193

just got myself a ferguson ariva 120
and am very leased wit it
i have noticied in the satellite settings,that hotbird 1 is enabled
and while scanning it finds all the channels that astra2 finds
can anyone please explain the reason for this?

Kristopherus Registered User
#194

All the channel are co-located on different satellites. If one sat mis-behaves, there is ready-made back-up available.

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gerrymartin Registered User
#195

Is there any way to permanently turn off subtitles on these units?
If this has been already covered here can someone direct me to a link?
Thank's in advance for any help. Gerry.

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