Saturday 31 March 2007 1.20pm
Hi Cathy - I had a problem with poor signal quality on some Freeview channels using the communal aerial feed in our flats. The poor signals manifest themselves as picture break up - usually small square boxes break up the picture, sometimes with loud squeaks as the sound breaks up to.
I bought this ( RT67X) amplifier
from Maplin on Bishopsgate
for £14-99 and have had no problems since.
The amplifier is simply plugged into a mains socket using the built-in plug. The original aerial lead that goes to the Freeview box is plugged into the amplifier, and then a "fly-lead" is used to connect the amplifier to your Freeview box - takes 1 minute to install. The fly-lead is of the "male-to-male" type - if you don't have one then Maplin can also sell you
one as well.