Freeview tv

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    If I have no decent Airiel on roof but want to tune my tv into Freeview what are my options.Suffice to say can't afford a sat dome are there any cheaper simple options
     
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    Are you talking freevew as you get down your aerial at home or are you meaning freesat that you get with a dish?
     
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    Get a good aerial on the roof :BigGrin:

    We have a fairly basic aerial and a pre-amp. At Stratford-upon-Avon last weekend we managed to get about 140+ TV channels and stcks of radio channels too.
     
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    Freeview

    Just want a few channels for the kids cbbc itv bbc etc.normal at home channels
     
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    Easy and cheap way is to stick one on a pole then not too expensive from the caravan shop or off ebay. Reception does vary a bit in different parts of the country and do remember that you have to re-tune the tele again when you change locations
     
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    For best performance an aerial must be DIRECTIONAL not Omni-directional.

    Two options, fit a directional aerial such as the Status 550 at about £140 or a normal house type one for £40 but this would need mounting every time you parked up.

    http://caravans-motorhomes.twenga.co.uk/caravan-aerial.html
     
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    Your cheapest option as mentioned above is to carry a pole, secure it some way to the van and have a standard home type TV aerial... A Tv alignment meter off ebay will help..
    Ensure the aerial you buy is "wideband" which will cover all channels 21-69... FORGET any blurb you read about "digital aerial"... They are all just aerials...

    You see many van with the strapped across the back of bike racks and then bolted upright once people get to sites..

    Also remember to re-tune the TV each time you move as you may cross over into different transmitter areas.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Labgear-D...?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item53e9bea086

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TV-AERIAL...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item1e6f6505f9
     
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    There is a huge choice in types of aerials and a lot of crap on the market ... some little better than pieces of Bacofoil on a rod.....

    Just recently I was looking for a decent aerial for the caravan and found this site, I found it very informative and helpful in making a choice..

    http://www.aerialsandtv.com/touringaerials.html
    For mobile installations they recommend a DM Log aerial.

    I love this footnote on the web site

    Note. I have no connections with this company, financial or otherwise.
     
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    JIM....

    Thats a link to the LEZ website... !!!!
    They want to watch BBC not visit it :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Laughing:

    sorted .. cheers
     
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    or Antenna :BigGrin:
     
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    I was trying to keep it techie free.. plus can never spell antenna.. :Wink:
     
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