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What price for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial installation?

What prices have you been quoted and paid for an aerial install
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In responses to the guideline I posted about how much having a new aerial fitted should cost, Ian Grice posted: "£40-£50? Every aerial fitter I contacted wants at least £150+VAT considering you can get a class 3 aerial for under £10 and a class 2 for under £15 and cable is 40p a metre why are they charging so much for 30 minutes work?"

OK, for some places putting up a TV aerial is hard work, such as multi-story properties. As many people will simply be exchanging a Group A, B, C/D, E or K aerial for a wideband type, often without changing the supporting pole or cable, a high price cannot be justified.

I am concerned that some companies will exploit vulnerable groups (such as the elderly).

So, I what prices have you been quoted for aerial installations? What price have you paid for installation?

Do you know of any companies to avoid? Do you know of any companies that are good value for money?

Or do you work for a great aerial installation company?



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Sunday, 25 September 2011
kB Aerials Sheffield
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7:59 AM

Obviously EVERYONE doesn't know as I didn't

lets start an argument about this one :-)

I will see you behind the bike sheds after school Mr


FIIIIIGHT

learn sumet new every day


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Steve P
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2:14 PM

Press report recently that Yorkshiremen don't even eat their puddings any more! Apparenly they prefer Lancashire Hotpot

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kB Aerials Sheffield
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10:17 PM

OMG


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Steve P
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11:32 PM

There is WORSE

Resident's of Ilkley now routinely go fell walking entirely without headware, thus nullifying Yorkshire's only known choral music.

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Monday, 26 September 2011
Ron Lake
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12:10 AM
Wakefield

13mm spanners and lashing wire at 20 paces Keith haha. Just tell your 13 year old that aerial erecting cant be gay, he is here to prove it lol.

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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7:27 PM

arghhhhh - you scary!

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Friday, 7 October 2011
K
K.Travell
7:53 PM

Being a member of the 'Octogenarian Club' I need some advice.

I'm thinking of buying a small 16inch TV for the kitchen to be wall installed. Do I need a roof aerial or will an indoor one do. Is the no way I can connect to the aerial in the living room. Will it work?

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Saturday, 8 October 2011
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Steve P
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12:46 AM

KT - need to know your postcode to know what strength signal you have. Either post it here, or plug it in top right of this screen.

Do you have a good digital signal in the living room?

Using what as an aerial?

Neither size of TV nor how it is mounted makes any difference. Just signal strength where you are.

If living room uses a roof aerial, Ifdeally you would split the feed from that at the top and run down to kitchen. But mostly if you can run a coax from living room to kitchen that will do the job, with either an unpoweres splitter or a powered splitter/amp with 2+ outputs.

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Ron Lake
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1:23 AM
Wakefield

KT. I live 11 miles from the Emley Moor Tower and I stripped about 30 inches of twin and earth, using only the centre copper (earth wire), bent it into a circle and soldered the stripped end of an old RF interconnecting lead to it, (centre to one side, braid to the other) leaving the suitable end intact to plug into my TV. This hangs unobtrusively behind the set.
I now get all Emleys channels (ex HD as I dont use it) with 95% signal and 100% quality on most, and very acceptable levels on all the rest with no loss of picture or sound anywhere.

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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9:24 AM

Emley moor is seriously powerfull and living 11 miles away you could probably pick it up on a wet shoe string

That said - the sensible option that has been mentioned for a reliable feed would be to tap into the roof aerial possibly in the lounge if thats easy - but it does make a difference where you live - if your further away than Ron - who is now being slowly cooked by emley moor (he he - sorry ron) then a feed from roof aerial
i would say - go buy the tv and experiment to see what works for you !

Keith KB aerials Sheffield 07946481125

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