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Which digital tv aerial?

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

Finally got a freeview box last night, but as I expected I can't recieve a single channel using my normal aerials (one knackered outside one, and one not knackered but not very good indoor one). Has anybody in the center of town been able to receive a decent signal using an indoor aerial? The price range goes up to about 35 quid, which seems like quite a lot for a bit of bent coathanger wire...

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When I had freeview I bought an indoor aerial for a tenner that did the trick.

I've probs still got it kicking around.... can have it if you want.

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

thanks but I already picked up an asda jobbie, 15 quid 38db boost. Picks up all ch4,more4,e4 & film four, all the stv ones and a few music channels - not having much luck with BBC so far but will probably spend more time experimenting with placement though to see what's what, I gather digital reception can be quite directional?

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thanks but I already picked up an asda jobbie, 15 quid 38db boost. Picks up all ch4,more4,e4 & film four, all the stv ones and a few music channels - not having much luck with BBC so far but will probably spend more time experimenting with placement though to see what's what, I gather digital reception can be quite directional?

A channel with Interference on analog is watchable - on digital it is not

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Get a signal booster/amplifier thing. They seem to make a difference.

Thats not what they are for, but you're right sometimes they do work in situations like that. They also have a habit of amplifying the interference in the signal and you could therefore lose channels as well.

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Try pointing the aerial towards the other transmitter - they're located in Durris and Balgownie, so one of them should do the job. I used to find that Durris was fine with an indoor aerial, but Balgownie was completely hopeless.

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He could look to see which direction the outdoor aerials are pointing in?

I just had a gander and there seems to be a majority pointing approximately westward and the 'vanes,' or whatever you call them, are mostly horizontal, though that might depends on ariel type.

(@Tam o' Shantie) I'm interested in your success with this ASDA ariel myself as my roof ariel is also b0rked. How far is your abode off the ground?

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thanks but I already picked up an asda jobbie, 15 quid 38db boost. Picks up all ch4,more4,e4 & film four, all the stv ones and a few music channels - not having much luck with BBC so far but will probably spend more time experimenting with placement though to see what's what, I gather digital reception can be quite directional?

That's the impression I get. You're also so very lucky being in the area you're in. All the tall granite buildings are hellish for your reception. I used to have a signal booster and I found that it helped. :)

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

I got the 15 pound 38db boosted asda one. i'm on the 2nd floor of a flat just off king street. when it's windy the reception can suffer a little. note to all though, avoid the goodmans digibox that sainsbury's sell. it's fucking shit, and intermittently will receive my television remote signal, and interpret it as a channel change signal. it's like a week and a half old and already acts up like the piece of shit it is.

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Apparently, Humax make the best shizzy but it costs a bit moar. I'm stuck on buying this Walmart ariel or just getting a sattelite dish...

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I got a Telecam TCE2000 from Argos for a tenner. In town (King St area) 3rd floor tenement flat with a south facing window. Pointed the thing roughly at Durris and got every freeview channel after a bit of adjustment and rescanning. Slight and occasional signal breakup on the beeb channels, although that'll probably get worse in poor weather conditions.

So, it's maybe not a bad buy is basically it :up:

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