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    What's a decent roof aerial quote?

    What I was quoted:

    For a feed to a single point within the house, aerial included with mounting attached to chimney:

    £129 standard digital aerial
    £189 16dB high gain aerial on 10foot mounted pole
    £269 v high gain 3meter long aerial on multiple 10foot mountings

    Basically the plan was to get that done on the house in question and split to the rooms using:
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    and some coax cables and clipping it to the skirting boards myself.

    however the aerial costs from the fitter seems a bit of a rip off when:
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    is available

    comments welcome.

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    I'd say about £50 for the actual fitting and then whatever the aerial is on top, A decent aerial for freeview is about £40-50.

    Original Poster

    Those philax ones seem highly rated unless you know of better ones?

    And I do need a decent mounting + coax feed into the house...

    DAT 45/75 are good aerials..

    Original Poster

    Televes DAT 75 TV Aerial £53 seems nice

    Just need a fitter that'll provide the mounting (it needs to be high), coax, and fit it and run the coax without wanting to supply the bloody aerial!.

    DAT 75 is a massive aerial, But IMO is one of the best!

    schizoboy

    Televes DAT 75 TV Aerial £53 seems niceJust need a fitter that'll provide … Televes DAT 75 TV Aerial £53 seems niceJust need a fitter that'll provide the mounting (it needs to be high), coax, and fit it and run the coax without wanting to supply the bloody aerial!.



    That aerial may be overkill if you are in a reasonable signal area, you may finish up with too much signal, which can cause it's own problems.

    You will also require a very sturdy mount for it.

    You really need an aerial that is appropriate to your location.

    BTW There is no such thing as a " digital aerial ", if any aerial contractor tries to tell you different, avoid them.


    Take a look at the CAI website for reliable contractors.;-)

    Original Poster

    Called 7 people locally.

    All had 1 thing in common, they wanted to provide the aerial no matter what.

    Cheapest quote I got was £80.

    Original Poster

    All the roof installs seem to be £80 minimum for a ok to good aerial to one point within the house I was always going to spend £30ish on a 8way booster and cables to share the aerial signal throughout 4 bedrooms/lounge/dining room/kitchen/

    So loft install with good aerial, protected too so should last:

    http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/4641/tvaerialscomov2.png

    8 coax outlet boxes to screw into wall/skirting boards from somewhere cheaper (£2.50 tvaerials.com)

    i used to know a guy who sold ariels, two of them got married, the ceremony wasnt great but the reception was fantastic
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