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Television aerials ... boosters etc.

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by jonbey, 26 Jul 2018.

  1. Sureitsoff?

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    pigeons seem to like it as well
     
  2. jonbey

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    yeah, that's why i took the photo! Don't seem to affect the signal though.
     
  3. Tigercubrider

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    It is an "digital TV aerial " if it receives DTV.
    there isn't any analogue Tv in the UK, not since 2012.

    So it's more superfluous to call it "digital" than being untrue
     
  4. bernardgreen

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    "digital" is the format of the DTV image, this digital image is constructed from a stream of digital data that is carried from the TV transmitter to the receiving aerial on an analogue wireless frequency carrier.
     
  5. aptsys

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    It's all analogue until after the AFE and digitisation within the receiver!
     
  6. gman76

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    Labgear refer to it as a"digital aerial" in the instruction manual. screwfix are just relaying that information.

    To say they are "liars" is propostreous .

    Once again Winston, you contribute to the forum for no other reason other than to correct terminology or take the higher ground.

    Do one.
     
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  7. winston1

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    Labgear ARE lying or perhaps mis-informed. But for an aerial manufacturer being mis-informed is preposterous. So they must be lying deliberately.
     
  8. Lucid

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    Oh for goodness sake, Winston. Are you really so much of a pedant that you can't let a single incident pass or take a pragmatic approach every now and then?

    I think you might be inventing conspiracies where none exist. Look back at what was written in this thread around Aug 13th. Isn't the more view that they're simply calling it by the name that ordinary people already use? Take a chill pill.
     
  9. winston1

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    I was quite happy to say no more until I was insulted in post 21.

    Surely the reason ordinary people use the wrong term is because retailers and manufacturers used it first, probably as a means of increasing sales when none were required. You only have to look at the packaging on some manufacturers boxes to realise that.
     
  10. bernardgreen

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    Winston.... If that post 21 made you feel insulted then your sensitivity to insults level is set far to high.

    There was a difference between aerials intended to receive the new digitised TV transmissions ( wide band ) and the existing aerials ( mostly narow band ) that were receiving the existing transmissions for analogue TV.

    Due to the channels allocated to the new digitised TV transmissions some aerials had to be changed to wide band to receive digitised TV transmissions as well as the existing channels during the change over process.
     
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    BIB: So what are you proposing?

    People use the wrong name for things all the time. It's human nature. A vacuum cleaner becomes known as a Hoover, or a Dyson. Flatscreen TVs were often referred to as plasmas for years regardless of the screen tech. iPad is synonymous with any tablet regardless of brand. It's what happens. Deal with it.

    Were retailers and manufacturers trying to capitalise on the switch to digital TV? Of course they were. This is all very old news. Do you know what, when the next big change comes, they'll do it all over again. It's human nature.

    None of us here is the Internet Police. You taking the bait every single time is, quite frankly, tedious. The reason for me saying that is because the people who understand the difference really don't need you trying to teach us how to suck eggs. As for the vast majority of the general public, they really don't give two hoots. So who are you preaching to, and why?

    You're not going to suddenly make all the retailers and the manufacturers change what they're doing. What we're left with then is you taking your anger and frustration out on a bunch of people here, some of whom are looking for help, and others who are willing to offer that assistance without getting all preachy about it. Stop peeing in our swimming pool.
     
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  12. winston1

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  13. winston1

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    Wrong. Wideband aerials were always available long before digital transmission was thought of. They were not called digital aerials then.
    In the majority of cases there was no need to change aerials when digital came along as the digital muxes were in the same group as the analogue stations. Grouped aerials are still available.
     
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