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FLOPLAST PIPE WHITE 10ft x 21.5mm, many uses, laying cable underground clothes prop, aerial mast etc, £1.49 @ screwfix free c&c.
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Plastic overflow pipe, loads of uses, I have cut a groove in one to make a clothes prop, the other I use an an aerial mast for my caravan. Or just use it for it's Intended purpose … Read more
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If you need to run a gas pipe or wiring through a brick wall, line the hole with this first.
shadey124 m ago

You could presume, [Image]



Haha - well it's all relative isn't it? If you use PVC in an application where it causes less environmental damage than something else, it's good.
pibpob1 h, 21 m ago

From the PVC Marketing Association, I presume?And it will perish when …From the PVC Marketing Association, I presume?And it will perish when exposed to sunlight for long periods so you'll need to paint it.


You could presume,
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aerial mast? with a 21.5mm plastic pipe which'll barely hold up a pair of pants, you're having a laugh!
Gavin0115 h, 23 m ago

Won't be any good for aerial mast!!


Yes it will.. few years ago had some 22mm copper pipe so decided to use two 6 feet pieces as clothes hangers in a small walk in wardrobe. So made up some cement , blocked one end and rammed cement in, it took the weight of the clothes no problem and looked nice after polishing. So the same could be done with an aerial mast made from the pipe, story over.
This is the pipe have to use for the drain off from a combi boiler because of the acidic conensate.
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TV Wall Mount - 26" to 55" Screen with High speed HDMI, Ethernet Lead, Aerial Lead, Drill bit and fixings - £16.55 @ CPC Farnell
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Easy to install with low profile design, Secures the screen close to the wall, Distance from wall: 23mm, Contents 1.5m High speed HDMI Lead, 1.5m Etherne… Read more
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Enigma-Machine1 h, 3 m ago

it is a quarter of inch difference hardly a different product all together …it is a quarter of inch difference hardly a different product all together and the extras are cheap even if required



FINNY.D1 h, 15 m ago

totally different all together!! the one you bought is 30mm from wall.... …totally different all together!! the one you bought is 30mm from wall.... the one above is 23mm from wall and comes with extras


it is a quarter of inch difference hardly a different product all together and the extras are cheap even if required
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Enigma-Machine10 h, 29 m ago

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263398917122



totally different all together!! the one you bought is 30mm from wall.... the one above is 23mm from wall and comes with extras
This is actually brilliant, finally a proper one box solution, why hasn't anyone done this before!?
i have a small sat install business so it's a superb idea to have the convenience of combining an HDMI, ethernet Lead, aerial lead, drill bit and tons of spacers and fixings in one box.The bracket is very flush but the open design makes access to connections easy,, quality is obvious in all components, and for the price!? So yea ,what more can i say, perfect!
5m TV aerial extension kit 75p each at poundworld
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Seems like a great price for 5m of coax cable 4 plugs and a few cable clips. All for only 75p in store in Poundworld. Found in poundworld in Robroyston, Glasgow.
I distribute my Freeview antenna to 2 rooms via an amplifier (1 with PVR, 1 without) and found that with cheap cabling I got a really poor signal. Upgraded to better extensions and the issue was gone. YMMV.
Edited by: "steford" 15th Jan
I bought this some time ago for £1
The quality was and probably still is what you would expect for £1 or indeed 75p
Will connectors work with virgin
iBuyWhatIWant30 m ago

Seriously??? You’ve got Netflix and a private media server setup and you s …Seriously??? You’ve got Netflix and a private media server setup and you still require hardwired, archaic, ancient hardwired coaxial analogue tv input? Hahaha


Digital. Yes I like watching live TV. You're funny though.
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sneakybifta3 h, 23 m ago

Hardwired is always preferable to wireless, and yes Freeview over the air …Hardwired is always preferable to wireless, and yes Freeview over the air TV. Seriously. Netflix is good, I've even got my own home media server, but I still spend the most hours either watching Freeview or stuff recorded off Freeview onto an old PVR. Seriously, what's wrong with that?


Seriously??? You’ve got Netflix and a private media server setup and you still require hardwired, archaic, ancient hardwired coaxial analogue tv input? Hahaha
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1byone Amplified HDTV Doorbell Aerial Combined with Wireless Door Chime Function was £16.99 now £3.99 (Add on item) @ Amazon
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1byone Amplified HDTV Doorbell Aerial Combined with Wireless Door Chime Function was £16.99 now £3.99 (Add on item) @ Amazon ADD On Item FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £2… Read more
back to 16 quid now :-(
Is this for summoning a butler or something?
Just bought a 32" Samsung Smart TV for bedroom and will try this to see if I can get the freeview channels without getting a cable run through with aerial
But agree with WaxMechanik up the top there. Weird concoction
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Does this have a camera?
I have never had an indoor one work since the 90s
I take it it's for "seeing the transmitter from your window" locations?
Nikkai Mobile TV Aerial for Strong Signal Areas Was £6.99 now £3.50 @ Maplin
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Nikkai Mobile TV Aerial for Strong Signal Areas Was £6.99 now £3.50 @ Maplin • Ideal replacement omnidirectional aerial for mini-TVs or DVB-T USB stick• Frequency range: 410-512MH… Read more
How can you check if if I'm in a strong signal area? Please
wadz4 h, 27 m ago

Could you recommend something better please? Looking for one at the moment …Could you recommend something better please? Looking for one at the moment but this is out of stock near me


Probably do better with a wire coat hanger!
In a strong signal area you can literally use any piece of wire. I get a piece of TV coax strip it apart and form a basic Dipole antenna. No need for anything else.
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smallclone11 m ago

These are not that good. In a strong signal area, and they would not pick …These are not that good. In a strong signal area, and they would not pick up anything.


Could you recommend something better please? Looking for one at the moment but this is out of stock near me
These are not that good. In a strong signal area, and they would not pick up anything.
Original DJI Mavic Pro Foldable Obstacle Avoidance Drone FPV RC Quadcopter with 4K Camera OcuSync Live View System £769.23 @ TomTop
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Features: The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7… Read more
mamil196735 m ago

It's being reported as a safety "awareness" test so hopefully it might be …It's being reported as a safety "awareness" test so hopefully it might be as simple as an online test but knowing governments like to make a cluster........ out of something simple I very much doubt it.


Why are they even bothering ?

Any responsible person will do the test,but the truth is it's not the responsible people who are the worry,it's the people who couldn't care less,and those people won't do the test.

And who will go around checking who has done the test or not ? the police certainly haven't got the time,and even if they did,what are they going to do,drive around looking for drones in the sky,yet the owner could be a couple of miles away (as the crow flies/drone)
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It's £640 on Banggood with a code if you pay in dollars. Under £700 if you pay in pounds
Mercurius47 m ago

Chinese import. No UK warranty. No UK plug.


They'll give you a UK adaptor.
mamil196730 m ago

It's being reported as a safety "awareness" test so hopefully it might be …It's being reported as a safety "awareness" test so hopefully it might be as simple as an online test but knowing governments like to make a cluster........ out of something simple I very much doubt it.


Even if it is simple, it'll cost money. It's just another tax. A safety awareness course is not going to stop idiots being idiots... they probably won't even take the tests!!
Derek_Horatio_Shatwell7 m ago

Thank you.Spring 2018! that will give them plenty of time to bump the …Thank you.Spring 2018! that will give them plenty of time to bump the price up and add some zeros I'll be surprised if it's less than £500


It's being reported as a safety "awareness" test so hopefully it might be as simple as an online test but knowing governments like to make a cluster........ out of something simple I very much doubt it.
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Optimum Amplified Indoor TV Aerial  Was £14.99 Now £5 @ B&M In store
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weird looking aerial but a good deal if you can find it at your local store. Handy over winter as the signal gets worse. Improve your signal with this amplifier design, indoor a… Read more
cheapo20 h, 54 m ago

Speaking like a person who has ever experienced the wonders of 'the attic'.


I'm rather partial to a spot of 'Antiques Road Hunt' or what ever the f**k it's called. Catherine Southon? Christina Trevanion?
jia10011 h, 30 m ago

Indoor aerials very rarely work, unless you live next to a transmitter. If …Indoor aerials very rarely work, unless you live next to a transmitter. If indoor aerials worked no one would have a aerial installed on the chimney!!


That's what I thought until I bought the Monarch 50, I'm 20 miles from the Blackhill transmitter, it has worked flawlessly for a month now and I just plonked it down anywhere!
Designed by a NASA scientist - so it says on the box.
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TommyNooka9 h, 58 m ago

I've been through quite a few indoor aerials for an upstairs TV, I've …I've been through quite a few indoor aerials for an upstairs TV, I've found most of the cheap ones to be similarly rubbish so decided to spend a little bit more on one.I bought this one for £25 and I have been mightily impressed thus far.

Indoor aerials very rarely work, unless you live next to a transmitter. If indoor aerials worked no one would have a aerial installed on the chimney!!
termite2 h, 43 m ago

Have you tried covering it with kitchen foil?


Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M1LFHunter3 h, 3 m ago

A good thing?


Speaking like a person who has ever experienced the wonders of 'the attic'.
Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 Aerial Drone With 4K Action Camera free shipping - £219.97 @ Drones Direct and possible £20 off
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£20 of orders over £200 with a which trial for £1. https://www.dronesdirect.co.uk/content/which-promotion Product Information No training or practice neccesary - Waypoi… Read more
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TBC156 h, 3 m ago

Thanks for the info, isn’t Featured with high resolution: 480 * 272 a bit t …Thanks for the info, isn’t Featured with high resolution: 480 * 272 a bit tongue in cheek?


Yeah I guess so, is good enough to frame shots but not HD!
z1134 m ago

5.8Ghz for monitors yeah, drone has the sending antenna already built …5.8Ghz for monitors yeah, drone has the sending antenna already built in... I got one of these on Amazon Warehouse a while back, there are a few cheaper options on gearbest etc.



Thanks for the info, isn’t Featured with high resolution: 480 * 272 a bit tongue in cheek?
TBC159 m ago

So, is it 5.8?


5.8Ghz for monitors yeah, drone has the sending antenna already built in... I got one of these on Amazon Warehouse a while back, there are a few cheaper options on gearbest etc.
z1120 h, 7 m ago

Not tested the limit but my FPV monitor starts losing picture around 700m …Not tested the limit but my FPV monitor starts losing picture around 700m so I reign it in then.


So, is it 5.8?
Maximum height 120m from website. Must be the limitations of the WiFi.
Why do all these modern drones have to fly using a mobile. Ok stream video to the phone but not fly from it. A serious limitation especially when people have to look at facebook every 10 seconds...
52 Element TV Aerial £9.43 was £44 Homebase #in-store only#
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Make what you will just sharing a deal found in homebase today. Not online as Homebase branded stuffs is selling off to make way for new buyers brand. Could be a one off but wort… Read more
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sam19705 h, 55 m ago

thanks op...bagged one today. Very good timing as we are having a loft …thanks op...bagged one today. Very good timing as we are having a loft conversion and we disposed of the 30 years old aerial which was in the loft. There were about 5 on the shelf. There were also the 32 element ones for about £7


That's great! Thanks for letting me know.
thanks op...bagged one today. Very good timing as we are having a loft conversion and we disposed of the 30 years old aerial which was in the loft. There were about 5 on the shelf. There were also the 32 element ones for about £7
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None in Leeds :-(
none in Penge. gutted
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Yes comes with cable and connector.
One For All SV9305 Freeview Indoor Aerial £0.90 @ Asda Instore
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loofer

Which store please?


Portadown. It's on the receipt
MIDURIX

It was with all the other reduced electrical items like 50 disc wallets … It was with all the other reduced electrical items like 50 disc wallets for 15p, iPhone 7 and Samsung S7 glass protectors for about 50p etc.



Which store please?
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expandingmaan

nationwide?


It was with all the other reduced electrical items like 50 disc wallets for 15p, iPhone 7 and Samsung S7 glass protectors for about 50p etc.
nationwide?
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gibblesuk16 m ago

This should get a good reception. Hot


Hope you stay tuned in
EXHAUST/AERIAL CLAMP, LOTS OF USES MAKE GOOD SECOND LOCKS 99P DELIVERED FAST AND FREE 99p @ EBAY / ukautospares
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Always handy to have in the tool box, I use these as second locks on my shed and oil tank as not many thieves carry a spanner, also use them to stop my seatpost slipping on my bicy… Read more
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brooky

They don't say that now so why would they say it in the future?



Well at present they grow up with farting cars from a very young age.

In the future when seeing a farting car is rare, they will make the obvious remark regarding a rear gas emitting pipe.
I expect petrol engines will sound a bit farty to them as well given the silence of electric cars.

This clip (half way in ) has a Tesla emulating the sound of various engines. This is so ridiculous I am sure it will be a thing.

youtube.com/wat…7MU

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If you're in a hurry Halfords do a range of exhaust clamps for £1.59.
slevinkelevra

May carry one about and lock the bike up and have a spanner as my new set … May carry one about and lock the bike up and have a spanner as my new set of keys



Most Bike thieves use bolt cutters, they would snip through this in an instant. I'm not being a knob, I just wouldn't want your bike to get stolen.
Don't thieves carry bolt cutters?
Would be worth sourcing some nylock nuts too. Added security and annoyance.
1byone 0.7 mm Paper Thin HDTV Aerial £11.99 (Prime or add £3.99) Sold by 1Byone Products Inc. and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Looking to sort out the TV's in a new house & was advised by another member that these work well & save a small fortune. They sell for around £15+ but seen them on Amazon a… Read more
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andysmoore

Alright. Calm down love.



Nitpicking is very annoying isn't it.......
Bilbo1968

It's merely - just pointing it out.



Alright. Calm down love.
gazdoubleu

Can't see it working better than an old coat hanger but at least Amazon … Can't see it working better than an old coat hanger but at least Amazon have good returns policy. Plenty for sale on Amazon Warehouse deals which probably speaks volumes.



I would think unless you're sitting right by the side of a transmitter it will be pretty pants tbh.

If they were any good to the average viewer we'd all have one and not a huge one hanging off our chimney stacks would we not?
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 6th Feb 2017
Can't see it working better than an old coat hanger but at least Amazon have good returns policy. Plenty for sale on Amazon Warehouse deals which probably speaks volumes.
andysmoore

Don't think it was nitpicking. Merley pointing out the picture was … Don't think it was nitpicking. Merley pointing out the picture was incorrect.



It's merely - just pointing it out.
B&M - Indoor outdoor tv aerial - £14.99
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We'd been trying to get a freeview signal for our tv but struggling with thick walls, despite being less than half a mile from an antenna. We'd tried an SLX indoor amplified, then … Read more
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Hi, they're still on the B&M website, but you can't buy online or check stock in store, so it would be a case of just going to one if you're near and having a look. There do seem to be people selling them on ebay, but at a significant mark up.
I would like to purchase one of these aerials, can I do ig on line?
How can I find where one of these are in stock?
Great aerial , had for a few weeks now and get a great reception finally ! I also have thick walls in my old house and constantly struggle with TV reception but this does the job when I place near my window .
Should be in misc - not a deal op - always this price.
One For All SV9335 Amplified Indoor Digital Analogue DAB Radio TV Aerial - Black £13.99 @ Argos Ebay Outlet
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One For All SV9335 Amplified Indoor Digital Analogue DAB Radio TV Aerial - Black £13.99 @ Argos Ebay Outlet
Just to say mine arrived and sent it back straight away.
Really poor and very directional performance.
cold not 4k
Great for all the Stone Roses fans out there.
(Actually AFO was bloody awful).
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Out of stock now.
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one all for amlified indoor Aerial - £21 @ Sainsbury's
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One for All indoor antenna was £32 now £21 at Sainsbury Beaconsfireld instore. plenty left.
£18.95 Argos eBay
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can u find it anywhere cheaper? here is the model no. One For All SV9440 Indoor TV Aerial.
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One For All SV9440 Indoor TV Aerial. find anywhere cheaper this one.

amlified indoor Aerial



I think you need to go for a p
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Amplified Digital Indoor HDTV Aerial with Built-in Amplifier £6.99 prime (£8.98 non-prime) by 1Byone Fulfilled by Amazon
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Been tempted by this due to the reviews and to the £3 code on the page - not sure how long it's already there, I just found about the code this morning. Hoping it will improve the … Read more
TygerrTygerr

Why does watching BBC channels without paying make *them* the thieves?


I didn't say you should be able to watch without paying, I was warning people after the comment in post #18 you do need a licence for all streaming services and not just iPlayer.
What I object to is being forced to pay for something I would not choose to use given the choice.
I don't watch Sky sports or the Disney channels and so I dont pay for them and given a choice I would not watch the bbc programs and use my licence fee topay for my Netflix subscription.





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Had three indoor aerials ranging from £10 to £25, all failed to find any channels. Would avoid personally, get TVplayer app instead if you have OK Internet.
DJI Phantom 4 Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter. Amazon warehouse 20% off (Used Very Good) - £632.39
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this drone normally retails at over £1000 new. yes it's used but comes from Amazon warehouse with 20% off their regular warehouse price making it £632.39. expensive but a great b… Read more
QuantumInfo

good to heard mavic is dropping, what about the go pro drine?


The Gopro drone is definately dropping- out of the sky.
good to heard mavic is dropping, what about the go pro drine?
MarkSwift

Price drop is coming. It's sponsored by the much more portable Mavic.



When do you think this will happen?
i assume this is now expired / oos?
Price drop is coming. It's sponsored by the much more portable Mavic.
DJI DJI Inspire 1  4k Aerial UAV Quadcopter with Single Remote  £1269.68 ebay /  vodafonestore
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£730.31 off RRP. Have never seen at this price before for a high spec UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) Available from vodafone eBay store
rich146

Why are you comparing a 30-40k drone to a £2k drone !!?? Doesn't make … Why are you comparing a 30-40k drone to a £2k drone !!?? Doesn't make sense.


Absolutely.....I fully agree.
It was that several references were made to the DJI as a 'professional' piece of kit (see above: "I believe the Inspire was not marketed as a 'toy' but aimed at professionals. The British Army also doesn't use 'toys' to hit IS.")
It was to show that someone appeared to comparing one of these to a piece of military kit.
Copperface

They don't use these either. This is more of an enthusiastic amateur … They don't use these either. This is more of an enthusiastic amateur hobby bit of kit than anything remotely professional.



rich146

Enthusiastic amateur haha .. lol. What's that ?



I'd probably class it as Prosumer.
Why are you comparing a 30-40k drone to a £2k drone !!?? Doesn't make sense.
simont_space

Really?https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/09/09/dji-inspire-1-v2-0-versus-inspire-1-pro-raw/



Yup, really:
aeryon.com/

These DJI ones are great for what they are but they have low weather tolerance, limited fly time and payload.They cannot fly in rain/stronger winds and the variety of cameras and other equipment that can be loaded.

Aeryons used by police in UK and military in Canada and US plus several other countries......there again they do come in at around £30-40K. A couple of forces did have DJI's mainly for just assessing whether a UAV would be a cost effective search option but stodd them down in favour of a more robust option.
Copperface

They don't use these either. This is more of an enthusiastic amateur … They don't use these either. This is more of an enthusiastic amateur hobby bit of kit than anything remotely professional.



Really?
heliguy.com/blo…aw/
SLx 1 Way Plug-In Aerial TV Booster Signal Amplifier - only £4.99 at Argos!
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RRP: £12.99 - Less than half price. Amplifies the signal to 1 TV. Plugs in to electrical wall socket to provide a sufficient boost of power to the original aerial. I now receive… Read more
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nomnomnomnom

Yes, he's absolutely right....but it's only normally an issue for people … Yes, he's absolutely right....but it's only normally an issue for people who are close to the transmitter and use high gain aerials. Have a look online and find out the distance to yours. There is no 'range' where you can simply say that you'll have a strong signal though, as there are too many factors involved (transmit power, your aerial, cables, device, weather and so on), but if you find you're within a couple of KM and show the symptoms (check the link below) then it's worth testing for.Here is some more info on it: https://ukfree.tv/article/1107051892/Freeview_signals_too_much_of_a_good_thing_is_bad_fFunnily enough, that link has this exact booster in it and warns people of the lack of results with boosters like that :3The short version is that your signal strength should be about 75%, with the quality as high as possible.It's easy to test, just grab a 'adjustable attenuator' like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerial-Coaxial-Cable-Variable-Attenuator/dp/B007A0S8L6Loads of places will sell one, that's just the first I found through a quick search that has good reviews. Get a variable one, not a fixed one. That way you can adjust it and see if it improves or not.



Bit boozy again! Thanks again. Now that brought back memories! I bought one variable and I think one fixed 10db . I can't remember what happened with the 10db - likely not much as I'd have remembered if it acted. The variable one did nothing either - but it was cheap.
Spod

So you use a signal booster, but can't understand why a booster would … So you use a signal booster, but can't understand why a booster would work better than what is inside your TV?



It works better because it is in the loft. Cables do not generate noise they attenuate the signal (lose about 1/2 the signal in 100ft of cable). The smaller signal makes the noise from the amplifier more significant and having more signal than noise is what is important not how big the signal is.
Meathotukdeals

Afterthought. Can this be true? A guy who fitted aerials as his job said … Afterthought. Can this be true? A guy who fitted aerials as his job said our tv could be like this because the signal could be too strong?



Yes, he's absolutely right....but it's only normally an issue for people who are close to the transmitter and use high gain aerials. Have a look online and find out the distance to yours. There is no 'range' where you can simply say that you'll have a strong signal though, as there are too many factors involved (transmit power, your aerial, cables, device, weather and so on), but if you find you're within a couple of KM and show the symptoms (check the link below) then it's worth testing for.

Here is some more info on it: ukfree.tv/art…d_f
Funnily enough, that link has this exact booster in it and warns people of the lack of results with boosters like that

The short version is that your signal strength should be about 75%, with the quality as high as possible.

It's easy to test, just grab a 'adjustable attenuator' like this: amazon.co.uk/Aer…8L6

Loads of places will sell one, that's just the first I found through a quick search that has good reviews. Get a variable one, not a fixed one. That way you can adjust it and see if it improves or not.


Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 24th Aug 2016
cheers op and other contributors above, lots of useful information
Solly92

Cold because this isn't likely to improve anything. Why would what is in … Cold because this isn't likely to improve anything. Why would what is in this box work better than what is inside your TV?



Solly92

I have a 'signal booster'. It is in the loft where it minimizes loss in … I have a 'signal booster'. It is in the loft where it minimizes loss in the antenna cable and provides enough output to split and feed cables to two rooms.



So you use a signal booster, but can't understand why a booster would work better than what is inside your TV?

It's essentially the same thing, except you are amplifying the signal at the aerial rather than at the TV socket! The only difference is the potential of noise generated within the co-ax cable between the aerial and the TV, which would be amplified by the Argos booster.

Solly92

The problem is not just the 'size' of the signal but also the size of … The problem is not just the 'size' of the signal but also the size of the noise and boosters boost both and add some more noise of their own. If not well designed they can also be badly affected by other strong radio signals.



A digital tuner has a critical "threshold". If the signal is below this level, the tuner will not "see" it. So an amplifier might help if you can boost the signal above that threshold. Yes, you are also boosting the noise, which might reduce the effect of the amplification if the noise is bad, but if your co-ax cable is good and there isn't excessive radio interference it might just be good enough. Of course, it is most likely to work if you were close to the threshold anyway. And if you can get above the threshold the picture should be perfect. It's not like an analogue signal where noise makes the picture fuzzy.

Yes, putting a booster by the aerial is a better solution, but it doesn't mean that this won't work for anybody. I've found these sorts of boxes to be very effective where I live and at 5 quid it's worth a try if you've got signal problems - especially as you can return it if it doesn't work.
1byone 0.7 mm Paper Thin HDTV Aerial with Excellent Performance for Digital Freeview and Analog TV Signals, VHF / UHF / FM, Window Aerial, Soft Design £11.89 (Prime) / £15.88 (non Prime) @ Amazon
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Tib-Z

I managed to get the 0.5mm clear version from eBay for £10 and it is … I managed to get the 0.5mm clear version from eBay for £10 and it is excellent - by far the best indoor aerial I have ever purchased.



Does it have a signal booster? What strength if so?
Well I am sure analogue TV is no longer transmitted in the UK and whilst Freeview is free you still need a TV licence so I guess not strictly free to watch. As others have said it is just an indoor aerial to pick up Freeview should you be able to get a decent signal.
dheydl

Anyone remember this? Same old crap.



Wasn't that in America?
Probably ok if you live in a decent signal strength area in which case most decent indoor aerials should work. As TV aerials are directional (ie you point it at the transmitter) then if your window / room happens to be in the direction of the transmitter you stand a chance of success, those that live at 45degree angle from the transmitter probably have much less chance of success.

If you can find space to hide it away, one of these uglier looking indoor antennas will most likely work better. Of course a roof top is the best.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Aug 2016
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