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alexism
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:07 pm Reply with quote
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I've just moved and my new place has a Sky dish but no roof aerial!

Is there any way of getting the Toppy to work with a Sky dish?

I'm anticipating the answer to that is "No, bugger off", so my second question is:

Can anyone recommend the best internal aerial I could use to get good digital reception?

If the answer to that is also "No, bugger off" then I am left scratching my head and with a Toppy I am currently using as a doorstop.

Cheers
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glenmcfar
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:10 pm Reply with quote
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You can't use the dish. Depending on where you are an internal aerial MIGHT work, but its unlikely. You need a decent roof aerial, really.

So, that's one 'No, bugger off!' and a 'maybe'. Laughing

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alexism
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:13 pm Reply with quote
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glenmcfar wrote:
You can't use the dish. Depending on where you are an internal aerial MIGHT work, but its unlikely. You need a decent roof aerial, really.

So, that's one 'No, bugger off!' and a 'maybe'. Laughing


Unfortunately a roof aerial is not an option since the landlord has vetoed it.

So I suppose that leaves me with the internal aerial as the only option - so I need recommendations for the best, most UBER, internal aerial of DOOM.

All suggestions gratefully received etc
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glenmcfar
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:15 pm Reply with quote
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alexism wrote:
Unfortunately a roof aerial is not an option since the landlord has vetoed it.


Maybe you should try talking nice to your landlord again. Surely it is in his interests if YOU were to pay for the professional installation of a decent aerial?

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mike.hinson
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:19 pm Reply with quote
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It does depend how far you are from the transmitter how wel an indoor setup will work.

have a look at the links from here

There is a site that tells you how far away your nearest transmitter is.

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underquark
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:29 pm Reply with quote
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I can see the Blackhill transmitter from my house and the Toppy in the upstairs room can get a signal on some muxes without an aerial plugged in so an indoor aerial might work. Probably better looking on an av or tv forum.

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glenmcfar
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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I'm miles from Darvel but can pick up with a set-top aerial no bother (unless I walk in front of it Rolling Eyes ). But its very much hit or miss.

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neilpercy
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:14 am Reply with quote
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just try buying one from somewhere like Argos - good returns policy (but do check the current state of the returns policy!) or buy off the internet so you know you can return it (distance selling regulations).

plug it in and give it a go - best way to find out for your particular situation/location.

maybe even buy 2 - a cheap and a 'super, powered, booster' type one. You may be surprised as to how well these work.

( I used to run an ondigital box off a super, booster indoor aerial no probs - 15, but I was within 2 miles of crystal palace transmitter at the time)

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alan_m
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:34 pm Reply with quote
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alexism wrote:
I've just moved and my new place has a Sky dish but no roof aerial!

Is there any way of getting the Toppy to work with a Sky dish?


No

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Can anyone recommend the best internal aerial I could use to get good digital reception?

If the answer to that is also "No, bugger off" then I am left scratching my head and with a Toppy I am currently using as a doorstop.


Indoor aerials are usually unsatisfactory unless you live close to the transmitter AND the room in which you are using the aerial is facing the transmitter.

http://www.ricability-digitaltv.org.uk/pages/test-reports/indoor-aerials.htm

If you still want an indoor aerial don't pay too much.

http://www.ricability-digitaltv.org.uk/pages/test-reports/indoor-aerials/recommendations/best-indoor-aerials.htm

http://tiny.cc/m3q7A

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Livy
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:43 pm Reply with quote
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=47022&criteria=aerial&doy=29m6

try something like this in the loft.

or hide it in the top of a cupboard or something.

much better than an indoor aerial

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underquark
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:23 pm Reply with quote
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Look on the bright side - you won't have problems with pigeons (hopefully).

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MikeyP
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:36 am Reply with quote
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alexism wrote:
good internal aerial?


there's no such thing

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