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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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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
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Tom Fletcher
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5:55 PM

Robert
thank you for that well wrote information I have never been a fan of the CAI I was hoping
the RDI would take over looks like that,s not going to happen .when the DSO rush is over and all the johnny come lately,s that have infested the trade over the last few years when all the easy money jobs have gone things mite get back to normal Tom Fletcher Alpha Aerials Sheffield

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Briantist
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8:41 AM

Robert: Very interesting, I've copied that to CAI and RDI-LB to merge? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Thursday, 27 January 2011
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Ray
5:08 AM
Walton On The Naze

I have bought a 9" portable. When I visit to a home where they have no TV nor TV aerial am I breaking the law if I use my portable in their home?

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Briantist
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6:14 AM

Ray: If the portable device is plugged into the mains, yes. If you use batteries, no.

Also, it is not you that is breaking the law, but the householder that you visit.

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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9:32 PM

Hi Brian,

On that subject, would a person watching a polish subscription service on satellite in the uk without any aerial or means of uk tv reception be required to pay for a tv licence ?

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Ian
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10:05 PM

Yes, the licence is for the possession of a device able to receive TV broadcast, not what it's hooked up too.

Years ago the Telecommunications Act was changed because when Sky came about, people thought that if they didn't have an aerial, and had a dish instead, they wouldn't need a TV licence, now at the time that may have been correct, so the Act was changed so that the licence is for the receiving device and not 'what they watch'.

I remember some thought that the licence was to watch the BBC channels being as ITV was paid for by the advertisements. So if they claimed that they didn't watch BBC, they shouldn't have to pay for a licence.

If you go into PC World (and ALL other retail outlets) and purchase a TV card for your PC, they are legally required to take your address details and inform the Licencing Authority.

Under the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1967 (as amended), they need to provide the Authority with the specified details for each sale or rental within 28 days of the transaction. This includes new or second-hand TVs, DVD/Video recorders, digital boxes, TV enabled computers and PCs with broadcast TV cards. Failure to inform the Authority can result in a fine of up to £1,000 per offence.

You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder.

Brian, not so sure that you are correct in your reply to Tim, the fact that he is using a device to receive broadcasts in the UK requires him to have a licence for that device.

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Ian
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10:09 PM

Sorry my mistake, it wasn't Tim, it was Ray.

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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10:41 PM

Hi

On the do i need a licence page if you look over to the right to the bit that is about internet / mobile phone tv, it states live tv as it is broadcast in the uk & channel islands which appears to indicate it relates to uk / channel islands broadcast tv.

Isnt there also euro about citizens having a unhindered right to their tv ?

Im not anti tv licence (big bbc fan) I just need to be able to answer the questions from my customers


Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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10:47 PM

should read,

Some euro LAW about citizenshaving a unhindered right to their tv

oops !


Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Ian
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10:57 PM

Just found this Mark on the TV Licencing site:

What are the terms and conditions of a standard TV Licence?

You means the person named on the licence.

TV equipment means television receiving equipment, such as a TV set, computer, mobile phone, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

What is a TV Licence needed for?

To use any TV equipment to watch or record any TV programmes as they are being shown on television.

This includes watching or recording streamed services and satellite TV broadcast from outside the UK. If you only watch on-demand services, then you don't need a licence.

What does your licence allow?

The licence allows installation and use of TV equipment:

At the licensed place by anyone.

In a vehicle, boat or caravan by:

You and anyone who normally lives with You at the licensed place (so long as TV equipment is not being used in a non-touring caravan and at the licensed place at the same time).

Anyone, who normally works at the licensed place (so long as the vehicle, boat or caravan is being used for a business purpose).

Use of TV equipment powered by internal batteries anywhere:

By You and anyone who normally lives with You at the licensed place.


So the last bit I think answers Ray's question, he needs a licence for the TV, but HE can use it anywhere.

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