Labgear TV Aerial High-Gain Digital (50% OFF) £19.99 Screwfix
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Labgear TV Aerial High-Gain Digital (50% OFF) £19.99 Screwfix

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Found 18th Aug 2015
Very good price for a top quality freeview aerial, Screwfix do not give model number but I think it's the LAB450T.

Professional, high gain digital aerial with tilting mast clamp for easy adjustment. Ideal for fringe reception areas. Boom folds flat and reflectors detach for easy storage and transportation. Easy dipole assembly. Fixings not supplied.
•16.5dBi High Gain
•Front / Back Ratio: 28dB
•Length: 1.25m
•Balun with F Connection
•Suitable for Outdoor or Loft Installation
•Ideal for Fringe Reception Areas
•Tilting Mast-Clamps for Easy Adjustment

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Thanks for your deal. I've added the image for you

Just today been told by an aerial repair man these are £100 and £170 to fit. Hmm. Shop around for fitter me thinks. Hot hot hot.

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Bindim_83

Just today been told by an aerial repair man these are £100 and £170 to f … Just today been told by an aerial repair man these are £100 and £170 to fit. Hmm. Shop around for fitter me thinks. Hot hot hot.


I'm sure you could do yourself, read the reviews. No need to go on the roof it will work well in the loft even in a weak signal area.

I've put one of these in the loft and signal is just as good as the one I had on side of the house

I paid the same price in screw fix 2 months ago, have this in the loft with a booster, works perfectly

john306

I've put one of these in the loft and signal is just as good as the one I … I've put one of these in the loft and signal is just as good as the one I had on side of the house


Yes, I've done just the same as well. Very good aerial.

Funnily enough, just found out the hard way that the previous owners of my house did not change aerials when analogue was switched off! Was about to order off Amazon when I also spotted this deal at screwfix. Bargain price for a very good aerial that can be installed inside the loft. Its worth getting the loft fixing kit fro screwfix at the same time for about £4 (and a digital signal meter as well - they're about £10 with Amazon, and a bit more at screwfix)

Bindim_83

Just today been told by an aerial repair man these are £100 and £170 to f … Just today been told by an aerial repair man these are £100 and £170 to fit. Hmm. Shop around for fitter me thinks. Hot hot hot.



Round my way they want £80 to fit an aerial, if you supply the aerial, I wouldn't pay more than £100 if you want it roof fitted, especially if it is replacing an existing one as the cable is already there as well.

I paid a fiver for a similar or possibly the same one when I moved house a couple of years ago (not bragging or suggesting anyone hop in their time machine, just something to consider if you are in no hurry, it may well go cheaper) but haven't used it as I have a very good roof aerial (I didn't know this at the time). I might put it in the loft though when I run the multiswitch to all the rooms and compare to the roof one. I think this is the one I bought, it looks the same but is no longer on the Screwfix site from that link: hotukdeals.com/dea…636

Bought this from screwfix a few weeks ago - fitted it the other day.

Good aerial - great deal! Heat added

I had the same aerial fitted last week for £65.

"High gain", "top quality", "professional", "digital"

Doesn't look that high gain and top quality to me, more like a normal aerial with 16.5db gain.
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 21st Aug 2015

nbgrobbo

I paid the same price in screw fix 2 months ago, have this in the loft … I paid the same price in screw fix 2 months ago, have this in the loft with a booster, works perfectly


Exactly, not really a deal

theyiddo

Funnily enough, just found out the hard way that the previous owners of … Funnily enough, just found out the hard way that the previous owners of my house did not change aerials when analogue was switched off! Was about to order off Amazon when I also spotted this deal at screwfix. Bargain price for a very good aerial that can be installed inside the loft. Its worth getting the loft fixing kit fro screwfix at the same time for about £4 (and a digital signal meter as well - they're about £10 with Amazon, and a bit more at screwfix)


They didn't need to, digital or analogue, aerial is the same. Hope you know that and don't buy another one just cause it has the word "digital" on the box.

Got one of the £5 ones a year or so ago. If putting in the loft, do not fully assemble until it is in the loft unless you have quite a big loft hatch. Once assembled its pretty big.

You might be able to get way without using a signal strength detector - just look at which way your existing aerial is pointing (or the other aerials in the same street) and point your aerial in the same direction....

This aerial is the 450W model. It's been replaced with the 450T which looks identical but has been tweaked for 4G interference.

Banned

Got one in the bedroom and one in living room, not the smallest aerial but great picture

just bought this for 27.99 yesterday from Amazon. Prime delivery this morn, put it up in the loft, (just resting on the junk up there) pointed it in vaguely the right direction and it works a treat! I've split it to the 3 tv aerial sockets and works well without a booster.
we live on the Wirral a there is a large hill and huge distance between us and winter hill transmitter but doesn't seem to make any difference. Gutted it's cheaper from screwfix but can thoroughly recommend it. Has saved me from having to put a large pole up or get a freesat dish.

gari189

Got one of the £5 ones a year or so ago. If putting in the loft, do not … Got one of the £5 ones a year or so ago. If putting in the loft, do not fully assemble until it is in the loft unless you have quite a big loft hatch. Once assembled its pretty big.You might be able to get way without using a signal strength detector - just look at which way your existing aerial is pointing (or the other aerials in the same street) and point your aerial in the same direction....



Used a compass for my loft fit but can't remember where I got the bearings from but was an Official site.

Just get a free app for your phone to set the aerial up.
I bought the loft fitting kit as well but wanted it as far into the eaves as possible and out the way and the fixing kit made it way too high, so just lay it on the insulation and its perfect.

MaximusRo

They didn't need to, digital or analogue, aerial is the same. Hope you … They didn't need to, digital or analogue, aerial is the same. Hope you know that and don't buy another one just cause it has the word "digital" on the box.



Whilst i agree there's no such thing as a digital aerial a fair few areas changed transmission groups at or before DSO, so some folks at least did need new aerials.

MaximusRo

They didn't need to, digital or analogue, aerial is the same. Hope you … They didn't need to, digital or analogue, aerial is the same. Hope you know that and don't buy another one just cause it has the word "digital" on the box.




The aerial on the roof is the digitak tv signal receiving equivalent of a chocolate teapot (we are in a weak signal area). I think the only thing that might get a signal from it is if it had a masthead amplifier. Hence why I wish I'd known in advance.

theyiddo

The aerial on the roof is the digitak tv signal receiving equivalent of a … The aerial on the roof is the digitak tv signal receiving equivalent of a chocolate teapot (we are in a weak signal area). I think the only thing that might get a signal from it is if it had a masthead amplifier. Hence why I wish I'd known in advance.


Trust me, analogue or digital, aerials are the same. Amplifiers are a good idea in week sognal areas. People that think the aerials are different somehow for digital are naive, but of course you might need to direct them differently and adjust them to the signal strength you are getting. But internally/externally they are the same.

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eb2013

This aerial is the 450W model. It's been replaced with the 450T which … This aerial is the 450W model. It's been replaced with the 450T which looks identical but has been tweaked for 4G interference.


Thanks for the model info.
There isn't much chance where I live that 4G signals will ever be a problem 3G would be a luxury

Like others I have this installed in the loft using the optional £5 loft mounting kit (just a pole with screws really). It works perfect. Heated for value - however was this price over 2 months ago when I bought mine so not a new price drop.

i bought one of these for fitting externally to my house. I was very dissapointed with the quality of the aerial, a lot of the parts are plastic and flimsy. The aerial moved a lot in the wind and when it was raining resulting in the tv losing channels all the time. The aerial is also massive. A standard tv aerial for £15 did the job in the end.

Hey rdogs2 What was the £15 one? Thanks
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