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    • Neither am I, however, having installed or repaired thousands of antenna set ups since digital TV started, I have some knowledge of this. Proper digital signal analysers are capable of measuring parameters to enable successful installation of either terrestrial or satellite systems, & have the capability to give the necessary information to achieve this. Not necessary, as I know exactly of which you speak (It's one of the methods I use to demonstrate to customers why their reception is patchy, & how, when repaired, much improved the signal now is.) You may have electrical interference on VHF channel 6, or it could also be a poor quality incoming signal, either because the signal is passing through or around obstructions, or there is a reflected signal from somewhere (which in the analogue days would give rise to ghosting & other artefacts.) You could purchase something like this entry level meter to assist in your quest.
    • + 1 Having people paying the same price for a variable service depending on distance from a box is rubbish. JSmith 
    • Yeah this gives me the S$%ts too .... you have got to be joking !  That is why blu-ray discs are still king for PQ ... (or whatever disc format will permit 4K)
    • The short answer is this NBN is a bloody joke,  64th slowest in the world.  And if your luck enough to be lumbered with fixed wireless, as most of the country areas are.  The best of luck with that.  When the wind blows, speed drops, When it rains [most of the time in the Dorrigo area, that's why we grow loads of spuds  and dope] the speed drops. When the kids come out of school, the speed drops.  And if the dog happens to wee on the wire, it's rat s**t for a week Our little village shop has both NBN fixed wireless for general use and the Centrelink computer is ADSL2.  The speeds are like night and day. No need to say which is faster As it is at the moment if you want an internet connection, your told you have to have the NBN if it's available.  All very democratic NOT.  Only one ISP will allow a new ADSL service. Frankly Dial-up was quicker, and probably still would be, if you where allowed to have it.   And someone just suggested 4K streaming,  give me a f**k'in break.
    • I think I may not have communicated the issue clearly. CH6(Seven) signal strength is always good whether via the masthead amp or not. It is the QUALITY which is bad which to me means that there is likely interference and packets are dropping. I am no way any expert in these matters but surely a field strength meter only measures the strength of the signal NOT the Quality which needs a digital tuner to measure. I am willing to be corrected on that but I can't see how a meter can measure the  digital packet quality without some sort of tuner/debug/error detect software involved.  My Quality varies constantly on CH6(Seven( varying from good to poor, very poor and non extistent), I might take a video of the  signal screen  page on my TV to show you. It is in constant motion sliding across the screen from poor to good and back again. btw disconnected the landline and no difference.