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Can I get decent FM reception from a TV aerial?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by broona, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. broona

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    I've got a TV aerial lead coming through into my living room from an outside aerial, but not connected to anything, as I solely use Sky+ so have no need for analogue TV. Can I plug an extension cable into this and connect it to the back of my FM tuner on my separates system, or is there more to it than this? I'm currently using a dipole t-shaped aerial, and it's pants, just want some improvement on this for not a lot of outlay, and if this would work, it'd be the simplest solution for me. Thanks. :smashin:
     
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    Probably not, unless you are in a really strong signal area; the elements on a TV aerial are optimised for UHF frequencies. VHF requires longer elements.
     
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    I no longer have a radio tuner in my system, but I did previously have a Denon 3802 with radio and that was fed from my TV aerial (loft aerial split for Freeview & FM radio) with no problems. I am however in the London area where we do tend to get strong TV & radio signals. I would therefore suggest that you give it a try and see if it works. If not then just replace the TV aerial with an FM aerial, but useing the same coax cable to connect it up.

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  4. broona

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    Thanks for the replies, for the sake of a fiver for the wire and plugs, think I'll give it a go, not a lot to lose! :smashin:
     
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    I use it and it works a charm! Fantastic reception for FM!
     
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    Yes I can! Bought a TV extension kit from Poundland for a fiver, connected it up, perfect (well 10x better than the aerial I was using before). :thumbsup:
     
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    being a big fan of Dom Jolly and the Trigger Happy TV series, I remember the sketch where he goes into the "Pound Shop" and keeps asking "how much is this?"...to which the shop assistant, getting more and more agitated, keeps saying "It's a pound"".....so I'm a bit worried that you went into poundland and paid five pounds for something....

    ....but I guess if it's 10x better...you got the better part of the deal

    (no flames please - a late night attempt at humour!!)
     
  8. broona

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    Good point, it was 'Pound Stretcher', not 'Poundland' or 'Everything's a Pound'!!! :rotfl:
     
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    You said Poundland :D :D
     
  10. broona

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    I know what I meant!!! ;)

    PS, Purely Belter does it better than Dom Jolly! :D :rotfl:
     

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