Tv Reception

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  1. mjltigger

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    today we picked up our new to us PVC and unlike the old one it has a TV fitted.

    we stopped for lunch on the way home and I powered it up and tuned it in. Not a lot of channels found and the ones that were found didn't work..

    Not been home liong and tired so probably can't do a lot now but where do I start looking...

    On the roof is an aerial like this one

    http://www.jacksonsleisure.com/caravan-and-camping/vision-plus-status-330-digital-caravan-tv-aerial/

    although I can't remember if the box in the cupboard (which just has one red light on it) said digital or not so I presume if it doesn't say digital then it is an old analog one.. if that is right (hope one of you clever folk know) then do I need to change the booster or the whole thing?

    Are these any good? If I start spending money on it will I end up regretting it...

    and BTW not having had a TV in the old van I have no idea if we will ever watch it.. just seems a shame to have something in the van that doesn't work..
     
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    Sorry but ariel is crap!
     
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    succinct...


    so is there something I can easily put in its place that isn't?
     
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    And that is the reason you cant get many, if any, channels.

    Unless you are pretty close to the transmitter mast you wont get much.
     
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    from what I can see I don't think I would be able to just take the old one off and put this one on though.. I presume it needs a fairly massive hole through the roof...

    I might just stick a chromecast on the telly instead...
     
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    hmm.. thanks all for your help.. I don't fancy drilling the roof but perhaps when I speak to the chap about the shower fitting he can do it for me at the same time..
     
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    fab thank you... I presume you have to re-position it each time you stop but at least the TV would work... do you have yours in a panel van or a coachbuilt - I wonder if a panel van adds to the challenge..
     
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    I presume one has to retune too as one moves from one transmitter's coverage to another... I've downloaded a neat phone app which points to the nearest (y).

    I have a coach built, whether its relevant I know not but I think the improvement from 7 on outside aerial to 232 via the indoor mounted Avtex... is.

    The Avtex also comes with brackets to mount it outside.
     
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    The Avtex stick on aerial works better for us than our directional Status aerial, could be worth a try.
     
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    That's great thanks. I presume I stick it as well to make it water tight. I have some of the putty and black goo I used to 're-seal the skylight in the old van so I guess I can use that.
     
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