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Irish Digital TV Looping Scan

  • 04-01-2021 10:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ shedelement29


    Hi there,
    I recently bought a TCL TV from amazon and I'm am having a frustration issue with the Saorview channels. After preforming a channel scan the TV finds all the channels and it is possible to view them at high quality and the TV says the signal strength is at 94%.
    But every minute or so the picture and sound drop out and come back quickly again. Does anyone understand what this problem is or how to fix it ?
    Any help appreciated!
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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    What type of aerial are you using,if indoor move aerial to another position.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ shedelement29


    I've used an arial wired through my house (in attic with a socket on the wall) and a bunny ears arial both with the same issue. I don't believe the arial is the issue as the both work fine with the external saorview box I used before I got this TV


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    In tuner setup does it allow to set your location to the nearest transmitter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ shedelement29


    No the only options are auto or manual. I've tried with both methods. I looked up the closest repeater to me and manually entered the broadcasting frequencies (Channels). Both had the same issue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    What model tv as many issues crop up with google.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ shedelement29


    TCL 43DP628


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭ mackersdublin


    Hi there,
    I recently bought a TCL TV from amazon and I'm am having a frustration issue with the Saorview channels. After preforming a channel scan the TV finds all the channels and it is possible to view them at high quality and the TV says the signal strength is at 94%.
    But every minute or so the picture and sound drop out and come back quickly again. Does anyone understand what this problem is or how to fix it ?
    Any help appreciated!

    Does the picture only break up on RTE One and RTE2 ?

    Also did you buy it from Amazon.co.uk ?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TCL-43DP628-Smart-Freeview-43-Inch/dp/B07GT9D8VX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=TCL+43DP628&qid=1609867903&sr=8-1


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ shedelement29


    No it breaks on all 7 saorview channels. Yes it is that TV from amazon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    Freeview is UK where we use Saorview and wondered if not compatible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭ mackersdublin


    No it breaks on all 7 saorview channels. Yes it is that TV from amazon.

    The tuner in your TV might be more sensitive than the Saorview box you had been using. It has to be a signal issue if you can view the channels but they break up occasionally


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,784 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    The tuner in your TV might be more sensitive than the Saorview box you had been using. It has to be a signal issue if you can view the channels but they break up occasionally

    Surely if the tuner on TV was more sensitive this would mean it would pick up a better signal than Saorview box? Does the OP still use Saorview box? If so the aerial cable will be going first into Saorview box and then to TV meaning a longer cable run to TV than to Saorview box and hence greater loss of signal. I would suggest if this is the case plugging aerial cable straight into TV and see what signal is like.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    My signal on Rte2 vanished on box and tv and had to move aerial again.


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