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Re: Terrible DAB reception

I have been told I can put a DAB aerial on the TV pole and connect it to the TV cable going into the house using something called a diplexer.  This can either be in the form of a box on the TV pole itself, or be included in a TV booster amp as a separate output for my Onkyo.  In either case, if this works it will apparently mean that I won't have to have two cables running from the roof into the house.

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Re: Terrible DAB reception

The problem is, if it doesn't work you will have spent money on the diplexer, and you will have to go up on the roof a second time to run a seperate cable. Is it such a problem to have a second cable coming into the house?

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Thanks for your interest, Chudleighpaul.

I guess it will have to be yet another cable.  I haven't been able to get any DAB this weekend, and even listening via the internet has not been problem free and occasionally drops out.   Yet I switch on my old portable transistor and it works every time anywhere in the house. Progress just ain't what it used to be.

I posed the question because I had read on another forum that using a diplexer was a solution, but you are of course right in pointing out that it probably won't save me any time, effort or expense.   

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Got to the bottom of this.  Called up my local aerial bloke, thinking I would have to get a DAB aerial fitted.  He told me that my local DAB transmitter had been on the blink and that they had been carrying out repairs/maintenance over the past weeks, hence the degradation and loss of the signal.

The aerial bloke said that, because the DAB transmitter for my location was coincidently placed directly in line with the TV transmitter, there was really no need to use anything other than my digital TV aerial to pick up the DAB signal.  So, I've now re-tuned my Onkyo and have got the signal back at 98% efficiency.

Thanks everyone for your help with this.  

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RE: Re: Terrible DAB reception

Having the same issues here... weird.

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