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Alternative to Roof aerial?

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by nexus5, 10 Mar 2019.

  1. nexus5

    nexus5

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    Hi,

    We've just had a kitchen / open plan restoration done. Issue is that we didn't reconnect the old aerial cable that used to come into our living room. To do that, we will have to drill through more walls etc to bring it in.

    Is there a way to get freeview/Freesat via a USB dongle or something similar? Currently using a portable aerial but the signal is erratic.

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  2. pete50

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    All a dongle can do is connect you to the internet using the mobile phone network. There are channels for both Freeview and Freesat on the internet but they are very limited. You also have Netflix and the """"Free??????"""" (you have to buy a box to get it. Free my A***) Now TV and a few others but again very limited. The only way to get off air channels is with an antenna or a sat dish and, as you have found out, an external antenna.
     
  3. mattylad

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    If you want a good signal then you "have" to use a cable (or two).
    Either via an aerial on the roof or a satellite dish.

    So best to bite the bullet and start drilling.
    If you have a dish up then I'd suggest putting both dish and roof aerial feeds in at the same time as what you don't want now you may want in the future.
     
  4. nexus5

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    Righty o. Thanks guys.
     
  5. JohnD

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    you may be able to use a loft aerial.

    if you get a good enough signal it will be easier and cheaper, and will not suffer the ravages of stormy weather, so will last longer

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    sorry, old thread.
     
  6. winston1

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    Maybe, maybe not. But undoubtedly he'd still have to drill the same holes.
     
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