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Indoor aerial (with booster) needed

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Hello (and welcome). I've recently purchased a exciting samsung digital tv from Dixons (thanks for the codes) but need to get an aerial to watch the bloomin' thing. I've been told that the t… Read More
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1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
Hello (and welcome).

I've recently purchased a exciting samsung digital tv from Dixons (thanks for the codes) but need to get an aerial to watch the bloomin' thing.

I've been told that the tv needs a strong signal so thought i could do with a booster box as well. Does anyone have any good advice?

I live in a rented house so cant really start drilling holes through walls to install an outdoor aerial.

Bit worried because a friend just bought the 32" version and only receives 11 freeview channels (although he does live in a urban area).

Help? Thanks....
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1d, 3m agoPosted 1 decade, 3 months ago
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#1
Welcome to HUKD:)

I can't receive ANY freeview channels where I live.

Anyway,
Argos sell cheap Boosters, as for an Aerial, I'd go with a local guy if possible. Let them climb up a ladder, it's safer.
#2
Cheap Philips indoor aerials available from these guys...

CheapestElectrical

They also have an eBay store so you could grab it even cheaper.
#3
hessian
Cheap Philips indoor aerials available from these guys...

CheapestElectrical

They also have an eBay store so you could grab it even cheaper.


Would an in door aerial be strong enough for 'Freeview'?
I don't think the 'Landlord' would object to an Aerial being put up but it may be worth asking them first.
#4
Try this one if it does not work 30 days to return for full refund http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/app.detail/walk.yah.UKEL~UK21
#5
Type your post code in this page......

http://www.freeview.co.uk/home

If you are not in a receiving area even buying a booster may not work!!!

This is what freeview say about indoor aerials....

Can I watch Freeview using a portable set-top aerial?

A small number of households might be able to use a set top aerial. This only applies if you live in a coverage area close to a transmitter, but reception would still be unreliable and so we strongly recommend that you use a rooftop aerial for good reception.


I did this check for my old postcode (i am in a full receiving area now) and this is the message i got.

The good news is you can get some of the Freeview TV channels and radio stations in your area, but not the full line up. Have a look below for the channels you can see right now.

After the big digital switchover, where all television will go digital between 2008 and 2012, you should be able to get the full Freeview service.
#6
Thanks for the advice.

I checked on the Freeview site and I should be able to get the full lineup of channels. Additionally, in my old house (just around the corner) we managed to get the full lineup on an indoor aerial without booster.

My concern specifically relates to the use of an indoor aerial when used with a Samsung LCD as these apparantly require a strong signal to operate.

Is there a way to check the strength of the (hopefully built in to the aerial) booster? Ie, are there are extra-strong ones available?

Thanks for the advice already, but any specific advice to this query would be much appreciated.
#8
Tesco had one for about £10. Its a green box - think it might be technika? thats got some kind of a boost to it and it being tesco you can always take it back. We bought one and its fine and dandy
#9
i have an indoor arial from poundland, the kind with the two moveable prong things like you see on cartoon tvs.

Its better than any i've tried with boosters and whatnot. Don't know if its any good for digital signals though as i'm not in a freeview area :(

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