Digital aeriel with a tick

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by jerry, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. jerry

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    I don,t think he was having a laugh but when my Sky was being installed very recently the engineer asked how old my regular aeriel was. I said about 15 years maybe more, he then said that when analogue is switched off and digital is all there is I will need an aeriel with a tick. Can anyone enlighten me as to what he possibly might mean.
     
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    He's probably been looking at a list of aerials and those suitable for digital reception had a tick beside them:rolleyes:
    If your aerial is 15 years old it's probably past it's best anyway.
    There are a lot of place on the net for advice on this such as
    http://www.dtg.org.uk/retailer/benchmarking.html

    http://www.dtg.org.uk/consumer/what_is_dtv.html

    and always remember for digital terrestrial your existing aerial may be suitable, but in some areas a new aerial and aerial cable may be necessary.

    A chat with a local CAI approved installer will sort things for you
     
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    Hi Jerry
    If your aerial recievies Freview now it is highly unlikely analogue switch off will cause any problems. There are aerials approved for use with digital

    http://www.cai.org.uk/asp/bmaerials.asp

    This does not make them 'digital aerials' however; all aerials receive UHF it is your tuner that recognises whether the signal is carrying digital or analogue.
    I am using a 20 year old aerial to run 4 digital tuners with perfect reception.

    Richard
     
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    Sky don't employ installers with engineering qualifications and they certainly don't employ aerial engineers. I'd take what he said with a very large pinch of salt.
     

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