Digital Indoor Aerial

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Is there such a thing as a good indoor aerial?

Since getting my Plasma I have moved my LCD into the bedroom and had hoped I could get an indoor aerial to work rather than splitting the main aerial and possibly losing some db's.

I know there are senders but I had hoped to watch the LCD when new heating etc is being installed and this means that the Plasma will be unplugged.

As always I would really appreciate advice please.
 
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I don't think so
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There are aerials out there which you'll find at any local retailer. You'll find your average one but they also come with an integrated booster which according to the manufacturers improve the signal a great deal, I've not used one so I wouldn't know.

Currys do a OneForAll aerial for around £20 which has an integrated booster, give that a try first and go from there. You're looking at around 43-46 db's on the models available in Currys.

Hopefully someone can guide you to a better solution, good luck!
 
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Thanks a lot for your advice.

I did try a One For All but couldn't get any channels.
 

aliEnRIK

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Theres no such thing as a DIGITAL aerial.

Anyways ~ people have had some luck with ones from argos (Forgets the name)

But dont be suprised if they dont work either (But id hazard a guess argos wont mind if you take it back anyways)
 

daveh75

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Split off your main aerial using a two-way distrubution amp to make up for any losses you may incur from splitting the feed. Like this for example.

Will give you far better result's than an indoor aerial ever will.
 
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daveh75:
Split off your main aerial using a two-way distrubution amp to make up for any losses you may incur from splitting the feed. Like this for example.

Will give you far better result's than an indoor aerial ever will.

That looks really good. Cheers!
 
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My indoor aerial is very tempremental. It does give steady reception but is prone to dropping out and generally just being rubbish and it involves lots of moving the aerial about to find a sweet spot. Best results are usually gained by putting it near the window for me. But split off your main aerial if you can it'll be much less hassle and give you a better picture.

For the record, I once used an indoor with an integrated amplifier and as soon as I turned the amplifier on the picture just completely went. Not a sausage.
 
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Okay thanks alwatson.

Doesn't sound like a good idea then. It's a pity as I won't really be watching the LCD very much.

Might just watch DVDs on it.
 

aliEnRIK

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alwatson:
My indoor aerial is very tempremental. It does give steady reception but is prone to dropping out and generally just being rubbish and it involves lots of moving the aerial about to find a sweet spot. Best results are usually gained by putting it near the window for me. But split off your main aerial if you can it'll be much less hassle and give you a better picture.

For the record, I once used an indoor with an integrated amplifier and as soon as I turned the amplifier on the picture just completely went. Not a sausage.

A lot of tvs (Mine included) have inbuilt amplifiers switched on by default. if you switch on an external amp with it then youll overpower the aerial conenction and it will cut out.
 

matthewpiano

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We've actually stopped selling indoor aerials simply because they just don't work well enough with digital TV. A proper loft or roof-mounted aerial is more essential than ever.
 
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aliEnRIK:alwatson:

My indoor aerial is very tempremental. It does give steady reception but is prone to dropping out and generally just being rubbish and it involves lots of moving the aerial about to find a sweet spot. Best results are usually gained by putting it near the window for me. But split off your main aerial if you can it'll be much less hassle and give you a better picture.

For the record, I once used an indoor with an integrated amplifier and as soon as I turned the amplifier on the picture just completely went. Not a sausage.

A lot of tvs (Mine included) have inbuilt amplifiers switched on by default. if you switch on an external amp with it then youll overpower the aerial conenction and it will cut out.

Yeah that's what it said in my brothers manual for his TV so I assumed it would be the same for mine.
 

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