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Indoor Aerials

Advice needed. (August 2016)

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DV
DVB Cornwall
Have notice these 'new' types on sale ....

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Has anyone used this type or are the traditional ones still best?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Indoor aerials have never really been recommended for Freeview. That being said, I've got one on the TV in the bedroom and for the most part it works. On windy nights it drops in and out so presumably nearby trees that sway in the wind are interfering. I can live with that. Before digital switchover I couldn't get sod all on an indoor aerial.

I think the quality of reception on indoor aerials will be more to do with where you live, how high up you are and what else is around to potentially interfere.
NW
nwtv2003
Again it's all dependent where you live, and where you put the sodding thing. I'm fortunate where I live that on a clear day I can see Winter Hill from our house (as the bird flies it's about 13 miles from us) and our reception is robust, but the MUX that holds Sky News, Challenge and Dave is prone to breaking up. But the new MUXes that hold the HD channels we get with no issue. It helps that we place the aerial in the window, I did move it close to a wall but it picked up very little.

I find the premium powered One For All aerials are good, we have two of them.
LL
London Lite Founding member
I seem to recall One For All selling square shaped aerials, although the current range is more traditional.

I have two Telecam TCE2000 indoor aerials which are excellent in strong signal areas, along with a One For All.
BA
bilky asko
Funnily enough, I have just bought this aerial. Stuck it in my window and it works perfectly - not bad for £10 delivered.

see here ……..

AMAZON.CO.UK
22-Aug-2016 @ 19:30
VM
VMPhil
Anyone remember signal boosters?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Talking of signal boosters, is it still true that a signal that's too strong is just as bad as a signal that's too weak?

I've either been told, read or dreamt this.
AE
AlexEdohHD13
Talking of signal boosters, is it still true that a signal that's too strong is just as bad as a signal that's too weak?

I've either been told, read or dreamt this.

Yes.
AE
AlexEdohHD13
Indoor aerials have never really been recommended for Freeview. That being said, I've got one on the TV in the bedroom and for the most part it works. On windy nights it drops in and out so presumably nearby trees that sway in the wind are interfering. I can live with that. Before digital switchover I couldn't get sod all on an indoor aerial.

I think the quality of reception on indoor aerials will be more to do with where you live, how high up you are and what else is around to potentially interfere.

I have an indoor aerial with my DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) USB Tuner. It works really well depending on where you put it (which part of the house). I used to put it in my room, but now as I have discovered, the signal works in the living room too.

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