Chinese double din media unit

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  1. Diabalo

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    Just bought one of these HERE

    It has built in DVB-t but the supplied Aerial is a tiddly little jobbie the sort of thing you get on a WiFi router and I think the socket is SMA. The question is if I get a SMA to F type adapter to connect the current roof aerial will it be a problem?
     
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    so will u be able to understand the chinese tv programs? (someone had to ask)
    when u say the current roof aerial do u mean the one in the back of the current radio or the tv aerial assuming u have one. Former might be OK for radio but unlikely to be giving u good tv reception. Later is worth a try.
    i get a surprisingly good picture on my computer using a usb dongle receiver with a very similar aerial to the one shown.
    someone will be along who can help you out with a technical explanation.
     
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    Hi Berni,

    I want to use the status TV aerial on the roof, the little supplied one may work but I have my doubts.
     
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    No [problem using the adapter you suggest.
     
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    I have a free view dongle no reception from the aerial that came with it, I made an adaptor and it works fine on the house aerial.
     
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    Blimey - does it do hot chocolate as well as tea and coffee?

    I wouldn't get over optimistic about what the Status aerial will deliver signal-wise, but no harm trying. It ought to be better than a wi-fi, although it's possible to extend a wi-fi aerial with a cable if it's the detachable type. I did that to boost reception on upstairs computers in our house.
     
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    Needn't to have worried, been away the weekend before the adapter arrived so I thought I would try the tiddly aerial that came with it, hung it over the wing mirror set the unit to search and bingo it picked up all the freeview channels no problem at all, it just goes to show.
     
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    Well there you go.
    But don't expect the same reception everywhere.
    My reception is good in a lot of areas but c**p in a few
     
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