Boosting signal to aerial

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#1
I have an odinary tv and room aerial (i have no access to the roof, so cannot install a rood antenna) and my signal is very week and consequently the picture is bad.

Can anyone recomend the best and most economical way to boost the signal to my aerial.

What is the best aerial to buy? should I get a booster?

Any help would be great.

Thanks.
 

Llew

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#2
If your signal is poor, a booster will make matters worse e.g. if you have a snowy picture, more snow will be the result.

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#3
You can always find out where the transmitter is and move an antenna to that side of the house, it can make a huge difference.
 
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#4
Unfortunately, it's a question of signal-to-noise ratio. There's no way of increasing this without improving your antenna. But, could you install a loft aerial? Get a long one with lots of elements, more than your roof one, then even pointing through the roof it should get a better signal (hopefully). If considering a Freeview receiver, check the aerlal is suitable for that (sometimes channels are "out-of-band").

At least you've got a picture. Digital TV is worse, when signal-to-noise goes below a certain threshold, you get nothing.

Sounds like you've got analogue only TV, hav u considered Sky "freesat"? I think this costs about £160, a one-off payment, maybe about what a roof aerial installer would charge, and you'd get all the free sat channels (but some free ones are only on Freeview).
 
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