tv reception in europe

parny replied on 27/11/2023 20:08

Posted on 27/11/2023 20:08

hello, we recently returned from a tour to Holland, Germany and Luxembourg. It was our first tour in Europe since 2019 (the covid enforced break) unfortunately our tv wouldn't work. I found a good signal with my signal finder bur the tv just didn't find any channels. This happened at every site we visited (7). As  we had a strong signal from the aerial we thought that it must be a fault with the tv which is now7 years old, however, when home the tv tuned into uk channels.

Can anyone help me, has there been a change in tv signal transmission in Europe in the last 3 years or so? 

Do I need to buy a new tv to receive Europe tv. ?  We had enjoyed watching Spanish tv (i know, it takes all sorts!)




Tammygirl replied on 28/11/2023 16:36

Posted on 28/11/2023 16:36

I'm not sure if you are talking satellite TV using a dish or if you mean terrestrial TV using an aerial. 

I have not tried terrestrial so cannot comment on that. 

I do however use a satellite dish when over there. Picking up UK channels in France is fine with an 85cm dish, Spain however you can't.

I have noticed that trying to pick up BBC is not as easy as it once was due to SD being turned off. Our TV is HD but depending how far south you are picking up HD isn't always possible. 

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