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Digital-TV-Aerial-+-Kit-52-Element £33.74 @ Focus DIY

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#1
No such thing as a digital aerial :thumbsup:
#2
philmitchell
No such thing as a digital arial :thumbsup:


Was just going to say the same thing. There was a bit on Watchdog last week I think saying that something like 90% of aerials that are already installed will pick up nearly every Freeview channel, and the other 10% will just not get as many channels. Might be wrong with the %s
#3
philmitchell , god i hate a know all!!
All you normal people read this and learn http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051054. Most of you will need to change in the next 2 years
#4
Bora Horza
Was just going to say the same thing. There was a bit on Watchdog last week I think saying that something like 90% of aerials that are already installed will pick up nearly every Freeview channel, and the other 10% will just not get as many channels. Might be wrong with the %s


In my region, the digital terrestrial channels uses a wider range of the frequency spectrum than the old analogue channels, and the digital transmissions have also been at a lower power output (although that might have improved with the recent channel changes), so the recommended aerials have changed from a low gain, band D (anyway I think it was D) that were fitted on most homes in this region, to a high gain wide band (band "W") aerial. Also if I recall correctly digital transmissions are more adversely affected by reflections off buildings etc than analogue ones, so a directional aerial is desirable, also some models of digital receivers are a little unstable if the signal strength is poor.
#5
jonnjybegood
philmitchell , god i hate a know all!!
All you normal people read this and learn http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051054. Most of you will need to change in the next 2 years


BTW Phil Mitchell is correct - there is no such thing as a "digital" aerial - any aerial manufactured in the last 10 years will pick up digital or analogue
#6
melted
In my region, the digital terrestrial channels uses a wider range of the frequency spectrum than the old analogue channels, and the digital transmissions have also been at a lower power output (although that might have improved with the recent channel changes), so the recommended aerials have changed from a low gain, band D (anyway I think it was D) that were fitted on most homes in this region, to a high gain wide band (band "W") aerial. Also if I recall correctly digital transmissions are more adversely affected by reflections off buildings etc than analogue ones, so a directional aerial is desirable, also some models of digital receivers are a little unstable if the signal strength is poor.


Just passing on the info which was on Watchdog regarding 'digital' aerials.
#7
Can't immediately see what is included in the "kit".

Struth, if (repeat: if), you need to improve your aerial, just get a Vision Log Periodic jobby and problem over. Period. You would be hard pushed to not find many outlets capable of delivering the superb V10-040 option under £30. Some further informative detail buried in the link below, although possibly not the least expensive vendor:
http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/best_aerial.htm
Not practical to go into endless tech-speak here, but in problematic reception areas log periodic aerials are great for obtaining positive results from aerial boosters / distribution amplifiers feeding more than one TV. This alone can be advantageous in negating the need for multiple high-gain aerial installations.

An example of the Vision log periodic V10-040 at £22 delivered.
Example of Vision range from same vendor.
Seriously, if the professional 030 or higher gain V10-040 don't do the job then it is highly unlikely you will find any other practical alternatives.

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