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Offline tom66

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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 10:52:03 pm »
The signal meter can be replaced by the information in the setup menu of most modern TVs.
 

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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 10:57:27 pm »
The signal meter can be replaced by the information in the setup menu of most modern TVs.

Very useful if you're standing on your roof and are trying to find the correct direction for the best signal.
 

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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 11:25:19 pm »
Ah yes ofcourse a built in meter why didn't I think of that.. I've got plenty of free minutes on my mobile I'll just ask for a commentary while adjusting the aerial.. The last time we had a tv you simply adjusted the aerial for the clearest picture. Sigh...
 

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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 11:58:32 pm »
That little signal meter is practically useless for digital applications.

As for the aerial, there's a great deal of guidance here: http://www.aerialsandtv.com/aerials.html
 

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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 12:53:43 am »
i found the aerial type digital tv is pretty easy to tune just point the same way as your neighbours or in the general direction.

satellite dishes are a pain in the ass i tuned a couple and they were all of nothing, needed to be spot on.
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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 02:11:20 am »
It's possible to DIY one for the fraction of the price of buying one. You don't even need much RF knowledge as the balun and preamp (if needed) are off the shelf.
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Re: Quick Aerial Question: Are cheap ebay TV aerials any good
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 02:21:37 pm »
That little signal meter is practically useless for digital applications.

I got one for satellites, tweaked it a little bit and it works a treat. I've installed a multi feed satellite dish (digital TV) for my sister and using that little meter was much better than shouting "better?". It saves a lot of time and hassle. 10 Euros spent well.
 


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