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Gold 52 Element Digital TV Aerial with Fixing Kit was £44.99 now £22.49 @Focus
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#1
[LEFT]Great deal.Well found! HOT and REP'd[/LEFT]
#2
Bought this some months ago and, maybe it's where I live, but the reception is between poor and non-existent. The chap that fitted it tried all different directions to no avail.

I would steer clear to be on the safe side - no point getting a cheap aerial that's no good. False economy.
#3
For a good selection of TV aerials try CPC, probably a good bit cheaper than this even with postage. ([url]www.cpc.co.uk[/url])
#4
dogswotsits
For a good selection of TV aerials try CPC, probably a good bit cheaper than this even with postage. ([url]www.cpc.co.uk[/url])
Don't forget their 'Headline' prices don't include vat.(Very annoying) when comparing prices with other companies.
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Sorry; this looks like cheap tat. No technical specifications or other details seem to be provided - enough of a reason to steer clear.

TV aerials are one of those things that it's a false economy to skimp on; although the price is low, the cost of missing the FA cup final due to failure is perhaps considerably higher. Plus, if it lets water into the download, you risk frying your fancy new tv set.

Look for a quality, branded, grouped aerial from the likes of Antiference or Televes. Take time to make a good, watertight, job of installing it yourself -- or get a reputable, personally-recommended, professional in.
#6
Voted cold from me .... whats the point of buying a tv ariel that will only work until 29th July (my birthday BTW) 2009 when they turn off the signal in my area. :x:roll:
#7
omisnad
Voted cold from me .... whats the point of buying a tv ariel that will only work until 29th July (my birthday BTW) 2009 when they turn off the signal in my area. :x:roll:



What are you going on about!!! yes they are turning off the analogue signal but replacing with a digital one, you still need an aerial to recieve the transmission, it's just that some normal aerials can't pick it up or they need an adjustment or replacing.

This would be a perfect replacement at this price, althoug I would ask a local installation company before you buy and get i installed.
#8
Don't be fooled that gold is a good colour for a UHF tv aerial. It's just an anodised colour on aluminium and might be more problematic than a plain aluminium finish. Professional installers don't use gold aerials!

The audio and video marketing industry seems obsessed with gold this and gold that, but there's rarely any technical benefit (and in the case of low grade gold plating often technical disadvantages) in colouring everything gold.
#9
This site has good recommendations of what kind of aerial you need, and seems to be impartial: http://www.aerialsandtv.com

Regards
#10
Go for an aerial that is CAI Approved/Benchmarked otherwise reception will most likely be poor.
#11
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MXD48.html

£14.50 with free delivery if you're close to a branch.

TLC are great BTW. Have a look around their site 'cos they've got some good prices on a range of electrical stuff.
#12
Typical shoddy goods from FOCUS again!!!!!!
#13
Bingohomer
What are you going on about!!! yes they are turning off the analogue signal but replacing with a digital one, you still need an aerial to recieve the transmission, it's just that some normal aerials can't pick it up or they need an adjustment or replacing.

This would be a perfect replacement at this price, althoug I would ask a local installation company before you buy and get i installed.


.... Dont make any assumptions LOL :roll: ............... I cannot recieve a Digital signal and i will NOT be able to recieve one even AFTER they turn off the analogue one. I dont live completely out in the sticks, and they are a few towns in my area (North Devon) who are also in the same boat.
#14
omisnad
.... Dont make any assumptions LOL :roll: ............... I cannot recieve a Digital signal and i will NOT be able to recieve one even AFTER they turn off the analogue one. I dont live completely out in the sticks, and they are a few towns in my area (North Devon) who are also in the same boat.


Sorry for that I thought they were making sure everyone got it when they did the big switchover, Bloomin hell that's a bit poor then, does that mean you get out of paying for a TV licence??? or get a drastically reduced one.
#15
Bingohomer
Sorry for that I thought they were making sure everyone got it when they did the big switchover, Bloomin hell that's a bit poor then, does that mean you get out of paying for a TV licence??? or get a drastically reduced one.


Thats alright .... I have had a nice TV with freeview built in for 3 years now - completely pointless LOL. Info taken from freeview.co.uk the result for my area is : 'Unfortunately, you won't be able to receive any Freeview channels now, or after your region has switched to digital TV. To find out more about switchover and how it affects you, visit digitaluk.co.uk.' .... Basically a big F U.

I personally am really angry that i will still have to pay the tv license even after the switch over. The digi coverage isnt as good as they talked up initially and hence part of the reason behind the introduction of FreeSat.
What makes it even more irritating is that we are one of the first to have the analogue signal turned off.
#16
I've just moved house and bought one of these; it improved the picture quality a lot over the old standard aerial. I also got another 10% off on top for being a new home owner (go in store with proof of house purchase and fill a form in)

Before we were getting an ok signal but the picture would regularly freeze and now and again both picture and audio would stop. Putting the aerial together took about 15 mins and luckily i already had a sturdy chimney pole to attach to – not sure how good the supplied bracket would be.

As a side note on the reception – aren’t they going to boost the signal or something after the analogue is switched off ? You could go Freesat but if you want a HDR version, they're £300 at the mo.

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