Thought it may help someone: - Avoid rip off from local installers.
Before buying from Argos, I had called at least 5 or 6 local aerial installer guys and the minimum quote I get was £185 +VAT and highest was £350+VAT
**Argos charges only £102 (incl. VAT) for professional installation services from a reputable company. Make sure you ask in-store about this service before making payment for installation**
I had bought a 48 element digital TV aerial from Argos for £40, which comes with complete installation kit. I had also paid for Argos TV installation services package. The total should have been £140 but...................I have paid a TOTAL of £102 cuz Argos gave £40 off on installation service. In a way TV aerial came free :)
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For outdoor installation Argos contracted party is hydeparkcorner.net. I am convinced with hydeparkcorner's service as well. Once you buy the product, Argos give 0845 number to call hydeparkcorner installation company but you call this number instead: - Tel: 0161 368 6999. You can do it online as well. Your Argos purchase bill comes with information you require to log on to hydeparkcorner's website.
Give your purchase details to Hydeparkcorner company (keep Argos bill with you when you call cuz they would ask for TX Number). These guys send you a confirmation SMS. You can choose the day and time that suits you for the installation. Their vans have on-board items like wiring,clamps and brackets etc. you can buy it from them but they are bit dear. (in case you may run out of it)
**48 element high gain aerial can support 2 TVs with Freeview and you may need a booster if you need to run more than 2 TV's or better buy 78 element aerial from Maplin [was on half price (£29.99) sale 10 days ago, not sure if that was nationwide]
If you may need to buy a straight Mast for outdoor fittings then get one from Maplin or B&Q.