Sending Freeview 'over the air'

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by tman, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. tman

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    Not sure if this is exactly the right forum but...

    I have another TV that I want freeview on, but I'm loathed to go through the coax re-cabling route to give the set a feed. It will be awkward and take more time than I have.

    I have a Nokia 221T which I'm happy with, and this other TV will be about 20 feet away from it, but in a conservatory. It has no direct aereal feed, so the only way I can think of (with minimal fuss) is to use a video sender, but I've no real experience of them, so here are the questions.

    1. Do they work with digital (freeview) signals?
    2. Can they pass remote control signals?
    3. Is the quality as good as the source?
    4. Are they expensive? i.e. will it be cheaper to by another Freeview STB and a portable aereal?
    5. Any recommendations?

    Cheers
     
  2. NX3

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    isn't it cheaper just to get a 2nd freeview / ex-OnDigital box ...if you live in an area where a portable aerial is good enough to get a signal.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    1. Yes. Just connect it to a scart output on the box.
    2. Most can, but not all. Check before you buy.
    3. No, but not too bad as long as the microwave is not being used. This will wipe out the signal.
    4. From around £50 up.
    5. I use a couple of Gigavideo units. The Phillips units available from Argos are also good.

    Mark.
     
  4. MrRalphMan

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    tman,

    I would recommend the One for All SV-1720.
    These also accept RGB.

    Paul.
     

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