DVB-T

DVB-T Anyone using DVB-T out there? The self proclaimed “digital” revolution in TV broadcasted from the . As far as I know Berlin was one the first places to get this. DVB means Digital Video Broadcasting, and the T identifies the sub standard (terrestrial television).

I think I got the cheapest combo (reciever and antenna) you can possible by at Conrad, even though I live on the first floor and the clerk suggested that I might have to “invest” in any of the modells that have more scope/range (= expensive), it works most of the time.

So, during all my trying, I noticed some glitches.

For example, sometimes when the weather changes – without touching the reciever or antenna – the channels get all static. Or when one of the black helicopters flies by outside – the picture is gone. Yeah, really, I live pretty close to the airport (Tempelhof) and the police station, and there are (really) enough helicopters to notice. (THEY FOLLOW ME AROUND ALL DAY ANYWAY, I SWEAR.) Also, when I recieve a call on the cell phone the picture goes blurry.

So don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to complain too much. I rarely ever use it, and on top of everything it’s free – unlike the cable access they have been trying to sell to me. But I was wondering if I can fix the issues with a better antenna, or whatever I would have to do to. So any recommendations, my fellow Berliners?

3 Comments so far

  1. Geoff (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    One of the first to get DVB-T? We’ve had it in the UK since 1998. Were we really that far ahead of the rest?


  2. till (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    Well, “in Germany”. ;) Keep in mind, we are more or less dealing with Germany not the UK here.

    I don’t think Germany is an early adopter in general.


  3. required name (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    I guess that you have an indoor aerial. Extending the antenna cable with 3m of coax cable worked for me to improve the reception. dunno why.



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