Best Indoor Aerial for Freeview


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HI i got the alba freeview box at weekend.. This is used int he bedroom, for extra viewing etc. I Cannot put a aerial in the loft as there is no room and i dont want to run a cable down the wall as we have recently decorated. SO im looking for a indoor solution. It seems im ina medium strength area ( a mate said something like that), yet i dont know how to check.

That aside im currently using the one for all aerial which i had for standard tv. IT seems to get some of the channels but not all. Like ITV C4 FTN etc i cannot watch / have little signal.

IS there any aerial that will supply the strength i need or am i going to get a awfull looking out door aerial! :( I was looking at the Phillips box in argos... for about £34, is this pointless though?

any help appreciated

Chris Muriel

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You may not get all the channels or multiplexes - have to suck it & see.

The best indoor antenna would be a log periodic type in most cases (more resistant to reflections and multipath) - like the Antiference Silver Sensor.
However a normal yagi type (higher gain) might work better if you are able to put it in an unobstructed area with clear line of sight (except for any windows) to the transmitter.
Basically an indoor antenna is not recommended and you'll have to experiment. It might help if you're able to borrow a few different types (friends, neighbours etc.) and experiment with the installation before you purchase an aerial.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.

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