Digital aeriel with a tick

jerry

Active Member
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.
 

fernandez

Novice Member
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
 

Richard46

Active Member
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.
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
 

SamRadford

Novice Member
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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