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Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

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Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

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Whilst 4G may interfere with some local Freeview reception in the future, money has been put aside to supply affected viewers with ONE filter, if you have more than one aerial, you will need to purchase additional filters, if so affected.
If you use a 4G phone in your home, this may affect Freeview, even with a filter in the aerial lead.
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

I thought it was the 4G overspill into the freeview band that's at fault.

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One particular problem is that a very common type of Freeview signal decoder, superheterodyne receivers are sensitive to signals being present nine channels (72MHz) away.
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

So how can inserting a filter before the RF amplifier help?

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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

Interesting 4G info PDF here, especially pages 17 onwards.

http://www.ukfree.tv/readthis.php?id=6803
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

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Whilst 4G may interfere with some local Freeview reception in the future, money has been put aside to supply affected viewers with ONE filter, if you have more than one aerial, you will need to purchase additional filters, if so affected.
If you use a 4G phone in your home, this may affect Freeview, even with a filter in the aerial lead.
And why should you have to pay for additional filters when the problem is caused by someone other than yourself.
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And why should you have to pay for additional filters when the problem is caused by someone other than yourself.

You don't.
As  part of the spectrum sell off mobile operators were initially forced to set aside £180 million in funding, this led to complaints from the broadcast industry as they didn't think this was enough to cover the problem.
So the government came up with another scheme whereby in return for a speed up of  4G roll out the operators had to setup a company/body with even more funding.
Either way the consumer doesn't have to foot the bill for filters
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

Will the filter be mounted on the roof, as close as possible to the aerial, to reduce signal degradation?

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So how can inserting a filter before the RF amplifier help?

The problem is 'RF blocking'.
Certain 4G/LTE bands will also block most things in 2.4GHz 802.11 range too.
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

Is the interference mutual?
I'd like to think so.
If 4G mangles both my TV and my Wi-fi I ought to be able to do the same to their unnecessary broadcasts.

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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

You don't have the equipment/power to be able to interfere with 'them'.
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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

Must get a parabolic dish!  Cheesy

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Re: Will 4G possibly interfere with Freeview Reception.

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And why should you have to pay for additional filters when the problem is caused by someone other than yourself.

You don't.
As  part of the spectrum sell off mobile operators were initially forced to set aside £180 million in funding, this led to complaints from the broadcast industry as they didn't think this was enough to cover the problem.
So the government came up with another scheme whereby in return for a speed up of  4G roll out the operators had to setup a company/body with even more funding.
Either way the consumer doesn't have to foot the bill for filters

Hmm, it appears at800 disagree with you. In their FAQs it says…
Q: What if I have more than one TV running Freeview?
A: Households will receive one filter free of charge. Filters for additional TV sets will need to be bought. These filters will be widely available on the high street and online and will cost between £5 and £15. We will let you know where you can purchase filters from a reputable retailer and would encourage consumers to buy only those displaying the at800 branding.

Also, if you need to have a weatherproof filter fitted on your roof they will "contribute up to £50 for this via a voucher scheme", but I doubt £50 will cover the whole cost.
If all else fails they will "help you change to a different TV service – such as free-to-view satellite", but I'm betting it's up to you to fork out for new digital recorders etc.
It's early days, but if their estimates of 1 in 10 people will be affected I expect there will be plenty of outrage expressed if things aren't handled better than I think they will be.
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Tony