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Any aeral specialists on here?

As the switch over is getting near enough to smell, and the fact our telly is older than any T4 out there, we have decided to go all 21st century and go digital.

Who's there aleady?

The reason i ask is I need a new roof aerial and was wondering how much on average it is to have one fitted and plumbed in (new cable the lot).

A new telly = a new position in the room = a new tv stand = a new aerial point = a radiator has to move + a new aerial.

Is it worth my while getting an aerial from maplins and bungin it up on the chimney myself (not a job I fancy).
 

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whats wrong with the aerial you have ? is it fubar'd? if not you most likely can use that . digital dont realy mean a new aerial . we paid 300 quid for a new one pluss pipped into all 5 bedrooms and living room with splitter boxes coax and boost box thingymibob . that was a cash job for some blokes . if your reception is ok now you will prolly be ok as the digi signal is supposedly gona be 5 times stronger T: . my plasma tv and bedroom flat tv aint digi either , got them before digi was ever mentioned . just connected freeview boxes and hey presto , no need to change tv's . bloomin kids are high def all singing ones though as they had them for xmas !!
 

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You may not need to buy a new aerial, you most certainly don't need to buy a new telly. All you need is a digital reciever (set top box).
You can buy a freeview box (with 100+ channels) for about £20 - £30 and as long as your aerial is compatible and the signal is good in your area, plug into any telly and away you go. You can get Freeview + which records, pauses etc as well (a bit more).
You can get Sky / Sky + (which we've had for a year and I don't know how I ever watched telly before...pause / record etc. You control when you watch not the over way round. Only down side is that you have to subscribe to get Skt +) Sky HD (you do need an HD telly for this option). With Sky you can get all the kit installed for either a one off fee (reduces the channel options and no Sky +) or a monthly fee and after a year all the kit is yours and you can continue watching all the "free to air" channels.

Your worse case minimum entry cost will be Freeview box and a new aerial (about £150 fitted). Just the box if you are lucky (£20).
Most expensive = unlimited (100 inch LED HD Home cinema with dolbly 5.1, Full sky in every room)

Good luck
 

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Cheers guys.

We do need a new TV, ours is poorly. The remote is about had it, the sound dips out - it was 2nd hand a long time ago so has done well.

Aerial - we have poor reception ocasionally, especially the BBC channels. The co-ax is original 1970's. We did the test on the Ceefax channel and had loads of the white spots missing.

Freeview - we tried that a couple of years ago, not compatible.

I think its time for a new set up. Just wondering wether to DIY or get a pro to do it.

Sky. Will never get Sky!! not paying anything to rip off murdock industries.
 
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