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TV Aerial

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by gazzerr, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. gazzerr

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    I need to instal a TV aerial in my new house. All the cabling is done so I just need the aerial. I'm not clear if I can just pop to B&Q and set it up myself or if there is more of a science to it? Do aerials come in differnet shapes/sizes and cost and does it take much to tune it in?

    Grateful for any advice.
     
  2. MartinImber

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    If the transmitter is near DIY,

    If not get a CAI registered fitter with DTTV experience to do it
     
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    Err - are you really in the Hague - and where is the nearest B and Q?

    If you are talking about receiving UK TV, you need:

    The right colour code for your transmitter,
    The right number of elements (rods and bits)
    Decent cable and connections

    Best thing is to look at the direction and size of other aerials around your house and buy the right colour code of one of them.

    The BBC reception web site will tell you more.
     
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    If you are really in Holland, and want UK TV, I would suggest a large (long) antenna with X-shaped elements from a reputable manufacturer - like Fuba of Germany ; I would also recommend a good low-noise aerial preamp, to be fitted next to the aerial.

    Chris Muriel
     

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