High Gain 32 Element Digital Aerial Kit just £12.06 delivered @ Toolstation - HotUKDeals
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This great deal was posted over 6 months ago and having just took advantage of the great price I thought it deserved a re-post. You'd be hard pushed to find an aerial kit as cheap as this.

- Suitable for digital and analogue reception
- CAI Benchmarked at STD 2
- Includes mounting cradle and clamp.

The High Gain Digital Aerial Kit 52 Element also available @ £22.45 Delivered

With the Digital switchover taking place in my area over the next 2 weeks I though it be wise to invest in one of these. If anyone finds a Digital aerial kit cheaper elsewhere then please let us know. Cheers.

Enjoy ;-)
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#1
Whats with the cold votes? If someone could post the link where you can get one cheaper then fair do's.
#2
stevey_p7
Whats with the cold votes? If someone could post the link where you can get one cheaper then fair do's.


Don't take it personally - if it's genuine hot deal then the heat will rise later on.

People have probably voted cold as you mentioned the words re-post..!!

Voted hot by the way :thumbsup:
#3
note :- you`ll have to buy a "mounting kit " unless your just replacing a existing aerial
#4
So So
note :- you`ll have to buy a "mounting kit " unless your just replacing a existing aerial


- Includes mounting cradle and clamp.
#5
stevey_p7
- Includes mounting cradle and clamp.


yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post
#6
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


I hardly think his response qualifies as "slagging off"?

As to your original comment "note :- you`ll have to buy a "mounting kit " unless your just replacing a existing aerial ", it is quite clear to me that this deal is the aerial only.
How far do you want to take your qualification?
Whats next - note:- you need to have your own roof? :roll:
1 Like #7
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


Don't think he was slaging off your post in any way, just repeating what it says on the website. TOTM?
#8
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


Now now So So is it that time again ? my missus gets just like you monthly too :p
#9
Toolstation is great.

Much cheaper than your local DIY store on many items. Why bother wasting fuel with Free next day delivery with just a £10 spend. Check out their hardware section for carpet accessories.:thumbsup:
#10
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


nob.
#11
So So;6430618
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post

^ Someone with an attitude problem - this is an aerial kit, not a pole kit!!
Your comment is a waste of time.
#12
There is no such thing as a 'digital' aerial
#13
Do I need one of these?

My aerial is probably at least 10 years old and the switch over is on 30th of september here.

ATM I have around a 50% signal. Picture quality is good but not great IMO.
#14
now now boys calm down, its all about a community spirit here at huk'd no need to be over sensitive.

good post
#15
So So;6430618
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


bresslaw73;6432668
nob.


Thanks for the laugh, I needed it :thumbsup:
#16
danny-mac
Do I need one of these?

My aerial is probably at least 10 years old and the switch over is on 30th of september here.

ATM I have around a 50% signal. Picture quality is good but not great IMO.


More likely your current aerial needs readjusting slightly, dont be conned into buying another aerial !
#17
danny-mac
Do I need one of these?

My aerial is probably at least 10 years old and the switch over is on 30th of september here.

ATM I have around a 50% signal. Picture quality is good but not great IMO.


Your picture quality wont be improved either. With digital, it either gets through or it doesnt. So unless your picture and sound is coming through in bits then there wont be an improvement to the picture.

At least I think thats the case :thumbsup:
#18
danny-mac
Do I need one of these?

My aerial is probably at least 10 years old and the switch over is on 30th of september here.

ATM I have around a 50% signal. Picture quality is good but not great IMO.


Are you sure about that?

There is a nationwide Freeview re-tune required later today, but that isn't a " switch over ".
#19
Inactive
Are you sure about that?

There is a nationwide Freeview re-tune required later today, but that isn't a " switch over ".


lol forgot about that. Next switch over isnt until November, and even then thats for the Winter Hill region (Manchester, Liverpool etc).
#20
for one you need to check to see if your mast or antenna is transmitting on full or half power....

since you will find in many areas BBC is transmitting at over 5 times the power of many other channels and stations, and since this varies depending on where you are located and where you aerial is pinting plus other things, then a new aerial may or may not improve your existing set up....

if in doubt then call an expert.....lol....
#21
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


The above is well out of order.
#22
I work for the Switchover Scheme and there is no such thing as a digital aerial. You may need to upgrade your existing aerial if it cannot pick up the new signal but a "digital aerial" will help no more than a normal aerial.
#23
Good deal. I bought one of these a few months back to when we put a tv in the bedroom. Cheaper and easier than adding a splitter/amp to the existing loft aerial.

People voting cold must have found a hell of a deal as I looked and most places have worse aerials for much more.
#24
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


Doesn't come with a TV or a house to watch it in either, or a gold plated toilet. Does that make it cold?
#25
Golaboots888
Doesn't come with a TV or a house to watch it in either, or a gold plated toilet. Does that make it cold?


Hmmm that spoils the deal for me. Unless someone can post details of a cheap house to put this on I shall have to vote cold.
#26
I have a standard aerial, would you recommend buying this? I can only receive 2 freeview channels with my standard aerial, does this have to go outside or can it stay inside?
#27
If this is the same as the aerial I got a couple of years ago, and I think it is, the build quality is crap. Wont be long before those bits held on by cheap plastic brea off. Voted cold. PS. a big fancy looking aerial is not necessarily the best one to get. For a better choice look here:-

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=411+1000646+500001&No=0&getResults=true&appliedparametrics=true&locale=en_CC&prevNValues=411+1000646+500001&originalQueryURL=http%3A%2F%2Fcpc.farnell.com%2Fjsp%2Fsearch%2Fbrowse.jsp%3FN%3D411%2B1000646%2B500001%26No%3D0%26getResults%3Dtrue%26appliedparametrics%3Dtrue%26locale%3Den_CC
#28
liltman
I have a standard aerial, would you recommend buying this? I can only receive 2 freeview channels with my standard aerial, does this have to go outside or can it stay inside?


If you can only get 2 freeview channels you need to do some work. You could try by just changing the cable, this worked for me. But I suspect with only 2 channels available you need a new kit, which is best placed outside.

This deal should be fine for you, if you are up to some DIY!
#29
Does anyone know if the High Gain Digital Aerial 32 Element will be ok and receive a good enough signal to go in the loft or would i need the High Gain Digital Aerial 52 Element ? Im unable to attach anything to the outside of my building.

Thanks,
#30
bmlsh1
Does anyone know if the High Gain Digital Aerial 32 Element will be ok and receive a good enough signal to go in the loft or would i need the High Gain Digital Aerial 52 Element ? Im unable to attach anything to the outside of my building.

Thanks,


These are wideband aerials: they don't give as much gain as a single band aerial, you need to find out where the strongest transmitter is, find out what bands it's broadcasting on, whether it's switched over to full power digital, what band(s) it will be in when it does. If the band hasn't changed then you can use a single band aerial (which will give you more gain) or if the bands will change or will become bands, then you will have to buy a wideband aerial. Look here first:

Basic info here:

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/

Full techincal information here:

http://www.wolfbane.com/cgi-bin/tvd.exe?
#31
And by the way when the switchover does come the signal of digital will be increased so there will be fewer problems with reception. You may find on switchover day that the system that's currently crap will work perfectly well.
#32
You do not need a new aerial to receive digital terrestrial. Even if reception is poor currently as soon as your area's analogue signal is switched off the digital signal is boosted and an aerial that worked before will be perfectly up to the job.
#33
[url]www.tvretune.co.uk[/url]

Don't forget to retune Freeview today!
#34
So So
yes but not the mounting kit ie pole fixing bracket etc
next time check before slagging off my post


Need to also buy a TV for this to work properly.
#35
Bear in mind that to securely hold a aerial on a mast to a gable wall you are talking about needing to
drill a 10mm hole and that normally takes a serious bit of kit. (My Ryobi did it easily but I killed a cheap drill battery before when trying to put up a mast bracket.
The bracket kits are anything from £5 but again you get what you pay for. If you need a wideband aerial then you may be better getting a Log periodic aerial as it has better gain throughout the range, whereas normally one like this will have poor gain at anything less than channel 37-40. They are also poorly made, but would be ok put in a loft space if you have a decent reception. (But then why do you need a new aerial)
#36
just looking for an aerial
#37
No such thing as a digital ariel (unlike digital satalite) I am using the ariel the previous owner put up in the loft and I can recieve Freeview prefectly. All it means when we go fully digital is the signal will get stronger.
#38
jasee
These are wideband aerials: they don't give as much gain as a single band aerial, you need to find out where the strongest transmitter is, find out what bands it's broadcasting on, whether it's switched over to full power digital, what band(s) it will be in when it does. If the band hasn't changed then you can use a single band aerial (which will give you more gain) or if the bands will change or will become bands, then you will have to buy a wideband aerial. Look here first:

Basic info here:

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/

Full techincal information here:

http://www.wolfbane.com/cgi-bin/tvd.exe?


Ok thanks, i'll look into it
#39
rdann
If you can only get 2 freeview channels you need to do some work. You could try by just changing the cable, this worked for me. But I suspect with only 2 channels available you need a new kit, which is best placed outside.

This deal should be fine for you, if you are up to some DIY!


hahaha! I think I will wait until I have my own place, me and DIY do not go well together :P
put together an exercise bike, took me hours, same with a small shelf, reviews from people said they did it in 5-10mins LOL
#40
After much consideration about the current situation and the future with HD broadcast, BBC, etc recommend Wideband aerials even if a cat A or B is more suitable due to the possibility of HD needing more spectrum.

I live in a high signal cat B area and have gone for this wideband aerial with everything needed included. No problems and pretty happy with purchase. Although should be noted the aeiral supplied is not the one pictured as the one I recieved had a cheaper metal plate dipole, so does not look as good but does the job.

Rough rules:
Weak signal = get the correct aeiral for now
Medium signal = get the orrect aerial for digital switchover 2011
Strong signal = get a wideband aerial to future proof for HD digital signal

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