Aerial for tv help and recommendations....

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  1. Cookiedoodle

    Cookiedoodle Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    We have just purchased a 2007 Autoroller 700, and we negotiated a tv as part of the deal (2 children under 5 need Peppa Pig). Unfortunately, we were not canny enough to negotiate an aerial too, so I am looking for:
    1) Advice as to the best type
    2) do I need a digibox?
    3) how easy are they to fit (I don't fancy drilling holes!)

    We don't need access to Sky or loads of channels, but it would be nice to watch the news etc... We are on a limited budget, but don't want to waste money buying the wrong thing.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Peppa Pig.... Tell me about it!:BigGrin:

    My 3 year-old daughter has watched her DVD's so often that she'll happily sit in front of the TV watching them whilst reciting the words as they play.
     
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    The TV will already have a Freeview tuner built in .. so no further boxes needed..

    To get up and running try a domestic indoor aerial.. it will work where there is a reasonable signal.. look in Argos

    A better aerial without drilling holes would be a 'caravan' aerial, some have suckers to stick to the side of the van.. most caravan shop have them..

    If you decide to have one on the roof, the Status 550 Directional TV / Radio Antenna gets a good name.. but pricey at around £130
     
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    If you are thinking about buying a 12v tv - this one is good value for money, great picture & dvd playback, ok sound, light for hanging on a tv bracket, low energy consumption, built in Freeview & PVR function so no digibox needed & have optional extended warranty http://www.finluxdirect.com/led-tvs...dm/invt/22f6072-dm&bklist=icat,3,shop,tvcombi
    Not tried these but Finlux do these cheaper 19" http://www.finluxdirect.com/led-tvs...30-d/invt/19h6030-d&bklist=icat,3,shop,alltvs
    or 22"
    http://www.finluxdirect.com/led-tvs/22-tvdvd-combi-22f6072-d/invt/22f6072-d
    if don't need it to be 12v
    Tried Avtex 12v combi tv & although the tv was good the dvd playback was appalling so sent back & bought the Finlux which we are very happy with. Hope that helps...
     
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    i bought a pink polaroid tv from asda . no dvd but only cost 49 quid . this time last year. amazing value .
    it as toned down now it really was bright pink. ha ha .
     
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    always best to read the OP first .. :Wink:
     
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    . this mercury one is real good . i got recommended it by several truck drivers . they were right . had good tv all last winter when in spain .
    diggi tv is great . look for language english default and we had english speaking tv almost all the way. not soaps but films and other programs . that antenna and the cheap asda deal made a very cheap tv setup.
     
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    I have just bought one of the AVTEC ONES THAT WOMBLES HAS GIVEN LINK TO :thumb:(after reading recommends from others on here) and my man Paul who said I was wasting money is in his words very impressed :thumb:He said it's in a tin box it won't get a picture / it should get 138 channels(ish) it will be good if it picks up any -a min later and it had picked up all 138 :thumb: and he commented how he was very impressed :BigGrin:and if he's very impressed that is really impressive in it's self :Wink:-He mends tvs/comps and used to fit satellite/Ariels :Wink:
    terry
     
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    These are the best that I have ever found as well, no digi box req if Tv is digital BTW.
    Recommend whole heartedly .
     
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    I've just ordered the Avtex from EBay - thank you to everyone for their help and suggestions!
     
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