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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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Saturday, 19 February 2011

9:29 AM

Judith, report them to Trading Standards.

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michael's 869 posts GB flag

8:12 PM

Yeh Tom if you want a laugh I had a customer said I'm out of your area but no one will install my dish will you come and do it. She did not speak a lot of English but
I thought I would give it a go
Got there and I said it's easy i can drill it to the front or if she wanted to pay extra for a lashing kit I can install it on the chimney.
No she said my landlord will not let me have a dish outside I want it in the loft.
After me explaining it would not work in the loft she asked me to leave and that was that
How annoying a?
Ian 123 aerials Oxford

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Ian's 59 posts GB flag

8:15 PM

Ian: I wonder if it crossed her mind why no one else does this?

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag
Tom Fletcher

9:33 PM

Hi Ian had that one my self a few years ago customer said I want my sky dish fitting in the loft. I said it wont work in the loft mate ,The answer came back well my aerial works OK in the loft. Tom Fletcher Alpha Aerials Sheffield.

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB flag
Sunday, 20 February 2011

8:17 PM

Yeh briantist,
Had another not long back in a rented property again, refused to let me drill a hole in the wall for cable to go through as landord had refused any drilling then once I found an alternative by doubling up on an old ntl point.
I asked him if his land lord objected if I try and hide the dish down the side alley.
He agreed
Got the ladders off started drilling 1st hole for the dish fixings and he came out "WTF do you think you are doing I will loose my deposit"
In the end when he said I could only use glue to hold up the dish we parted company.
With me biteing my bottom lip
Ian 123 aerials Oxford

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Ian's 59 posts GB flag
Monday, 21 February 2011

6:24 AM

Ian: I'm surprised your lip wasn't bleeding. I wonder what sort of "glue" they thought you should be using?

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag

8:26 PM

Uhu probabley thought it was the paper dishes you get at kids parties he he
Ian 123 aerials oxford

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Ian's 59 posts GB flag

8:55 PM

Ian: Or the sort that run away with spoons at the end of fairy tales?

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Briantist's 38,901 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
9:22 AM

Hi all, you all seem to be very knowledgeable on her so perhaps you can help.

I have sky+ and always have had in this house. Our terristrial picture is awful so we only ever watch through sky. Number of years ago I had an aerial put in my bedroom and he somehow linked it to sky, so I could set the sky channel downstairs and then go watch it upstairs. Terrestrial upstairs is watchable but fuzzy. We now have two TV's with freeview but neither are picking up channels, well the odd fuzzy one.

I have two cables coming into my living room, one that has always been there, presume it is connected to aerial in loft and obviously the sky cable. The original cable connects to sky box and sky box connects to telly.

What do I need to do to get terrestrial upstairs? really not fussed about all freeview channels but would like each telly picking up its own BBC, ITV etc.

Is there anything simple I am missing? Don't know much about all technical terms but could it be something as simple as getting a splitter or should I be looking at a new aerial?

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Les Nicol

11:33 AM

JB - Your loft aeriel certainly won't be suitable for Freeview reception. You really require to install a roof aerial. Cost around £150 but may be more if you haa larger property. Best to get a quote from a reputable local TV installer.

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