need advice .. for new aerial and set up

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  1. DT.SMOKIN

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    hi all . right i need a few pointers from you guys .. on which aerial i should buy and supporting products ...to recieve freeview in my house .. + i will be looking to distrubute the signal to 4 rooms .. 3 bedrooms + living room

    so tell me what i need and products you reccomend for this set-up

    hopefully screw-fix has all i need.. so u can post the links till what i need :thumbsup:

    my postcde is BT422QE

    thnx ryan
     
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    Regarding the aerial - impossible to say for certain what you need without seeing your house - you might be quite near a transmitter but there might be a block of flats in the way - but for a DIY job; you're saving on paying a firm so take advantage of that to get the best aerial you can afford. I would say, as a fellow DIYer, work out what aerial you need based on how well your house is placed is positioned in relation to the trasmitter and what aerials your neighbours have - then get the next aerial bigger.

    Regarding aerials - obviously you don't want to pay an excessive amount but some people, and I'm not saying you, set out to find the cheapest aerial. I would say get the best aerial you can afford - one of the good makes.
     
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    Very useful info. According to wolfbane I need high gain aerial,which i already have(dab45), but still have some noise interference/occasional freezing on some channels. My aerial is in the loft ,booster is a 4 way maxview 13db,and humax freeview signals range from 20--60% at best. What else can I use to boost signal ? a mast head amp? anyone please[​IMG]
     
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    The greatest improvement you could make is to get your aerial outside the loft...you may then not need a masthead amp.
     

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