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By marco_b 28 July 2012 27

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that reception on WIN Canberra has been real dodgy. Pixelated and jerky most of the time. Watching the NRL is a nightmare. I am looking forward to the Olympics but watching the Games will be hopeless with the current reception. GEM and GO are similar but not quite as bad. All the other channels are fine.

Is anyone else experiencing this as well? Is there anything I can do about it?

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watto23 12:02 pm 21 Nov 12

Milknife said :

Ok, I came across this unresolved thread and was struggling with WIN, and GO reception.

Seriously, if you toggle the subtitles, the reception seems to ‘reset’ and the channels are received just fine. Works every time, had no reception for WIN until stumbling across this. Hope it helps.

I’m going to guess that the subtitles are encoded slightly differently and it’s only an issue with particular hardware.regardless of if they are on or not as they are still sent / received.

OK a couple of points I’m going to make here, because I had similar issues, which have gone away now.

Firstly an amplifier to boost your signal will generally not fix a problem, only amplify it more. You only need these if you split your antenna say more than twice.

I knew my antenna was fine, as one TV never had issues. The other TV typically had issues on WIN. occasionally prime as well.

As it turns out, cabling can be a big problem. Don’t go buy cheap cables, it won’t help. I ended up DIY my own cables using RG6 coax. As it turns out from the wall plate to the PVR and PVR to the TV was where I was having issues and replacing those cables with RG6 coax fixed all my problems.

Its also worthwhile getting your wallplates done with F type connectors (ie screw type that foxtel uses).

Anyway if you know how to strip coax and terminate it (pretty easy) then its not too hard to DIY. Otherwise give a TV cabler a call. They may even have some pre made RG6 cables for you to try.

Mav 11:04 am 21 Nov 12

Milknife said :

Ok, I came across this unresolved thread and was struggling with WIN, and GO reception.

Seriously, if you toggle the subtitles, the reception seems to ‘reset’ and the channels are received just fine. Works every time, had no reception for WIN until stumbling across this. Hope it helps.

I’m going to guess that the subtitles are encoded slightly differently and it’s only an issue with particular hardware.regardless of if they are on or not as they are still sent / received.

Funny you should mention this, we bought an LG PVR the other day and when I did the initial scan it found a whole bunch of channels which were duplicates of the usual frequencies we get on the other equipment we have with digital tuners. Now the strange part is the usual freq’s for GO, GEM, and WIN do not receive any transmission yet the higher channel freqs receive these channels just fine.

I think I will just edit the channels to take out the ones that are not receiving.

Milknife 9:45 am 21 Nov 12

Ok, I came across this unresolved thread and was struggling with WIN, and GO reception.

Seriously, if you toggle the subtitles, the reception seems to ‘reset’ and the channels are received just fine. Works every time, had no reception for WIN until stumbling across this. Hope it helps.

I’m going to guess that the subtitles are encoded slightly differently and it’s only an issue with particular hardware.regardless of if they are on or not as they are still sent / received.

Deref 7:13 pm 30 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why you watching free tv for???

Anyone would pay for that crap?

Evil_Kitten 5:59 pm 30 Jul 12

I don’t have any problems with WIN, but I have never been able to get the ABC, and Ch10/11/OneHD drop in and out from being good to totally unwatchable.

This is since I got a new flat screen TV about 8 months ago. I have an antenna on the roof.

I don’t know what to do. It shits me to tears.

FreshKidIce 4:55 pm 30 Jul 12

What TV are you using? From memory, WIN broadcast on what’s known as a .5 frequency. As in, SC10 broadcast on say 168.0 and Seven on 345.0 but WIN are on 293.5.

Some TV’s don’t search for the .5 and so it can only grab the nearest frequency which is almost there, but not quite.

MERC600 4:13 pm 30 Jul 12

Your not using a splitter are you ? I had to go out and buy a HD recorder, while keeping the old DVD VHS player. So I needed a splitter to get the piccy to the new box. Then noticed when the new box was on, the telly pics were mostly crook. Haven’t done a new seek whatever on the telly yet. Also haven’t had a yarn yet to one of the TV experts at the club ( there will be 4 or 5 of them ) but I suspect you and I may need a booster.

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