Basically, the new FVP-5000T I've just installed in my lounge can only find 42 channels (auto tuning). My TV aerial is split into 3 (Maplin 4-way passive splitter in the loft). The Samsung TV in the kitchen finds 110 channels, as does the Samsung TV in the bedroom.
I tried a signal booster in the lounge - still only 42 channels. The ageing LG set's tuner in the lounge also sees a similar number of channels (minus the HD ones). This made me think the problem may be in the feed to the lounge, so I replaced it with the same grade of cable as the kitchen - still only 42 channels. I tried retuning the box in the kitchen - still only 42 channels (so the problem isn't the Maplin splitter, or the new feed to the lounge). Is this a duff box, or are the Humax tuners inferior to Samsung's?
The next step would be to replace the passive splitter with a powered one to boost the signal.
The box reports 53% signal strength, 100% quality on channel 101, 50% and 100% respectively on 1.
Has anyone else seen this problem? Should I try something else before resorting to a powered splitter?