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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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Friday, 28 January 2011
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Anon
1:41 PM

actionaerials.co.uk AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE...RIP-OFF MERCHANTS!!!!

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Ian
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8:53 PM

Hey anon what's up
I don't know anything about action aerials, but if you agree a price with them before work then they are not ripping you off.
With every company you are bound to get 1 unhappy customer. But they should help you if you call them.
Give them a call they might fix your problem to save any more Internet hassle

Best of luck
Ian 123 aerials Oxford

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Tom Fletcher
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10:49 PM

Anon
they run some kind of price menue or something before they do the work and you must have agreed to the price first you have just to look at the size of there ads in the yellow pages and you know somebody has to pay for it £10.000 for a full page add ive said it before here dont ring out of town 0800 numbers they charge a lot more Tom Fletcher Alpha Aerials Sheffield,

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB
Saturday, 29 January 2011
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philip orford
7:52 PM

i started installing aerials as an apprentiship from 1965. how firms can charge £100 for a down lead.i charge £79. for a basic 14 element wideband full rig. yaggi £89.amps t.k big poles exta,but dont rip people off i an not in the cai ect. but lets have fare play

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philip orford
7:57 PM

forgot 2 say i live in newport gwent

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Saturday, 5 February 2011
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interested person
3:25 PM

can anyone tell me how sky will be able to wire a digital o/p from a sky box to allow reception in another room instead of using rf2

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interested person
3:34 PM

further more to above using tv in other room with digital tuner via rf port

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Briantist
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5:47 PM

interested person: Sorry, you can't do that. If you have Sky+HD you can extend the HDMI output using a HDMI extender.

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interested person
10:29 PM

thanks brianist , does this mean to have a hdmi device which allows distribution to a number of tv sets each to have a hdmi port, wonder how sky boxes will evolve when analogue is obsolete to allow remote switching of channels on a network

what is the possibility of a sky box allowing a digital signal via the rf2 connection which would allow a tv with freeview to decode the o/p from the sky box.

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Sunday, 6 February 2011
Briantist
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9:21 AM

interested person: No, due to content protection issues you can't use HDMI on anything more than one-to-one.

It is not likely that Sky would ever have a DVB-T output from their boxes.

It is much easier to have multiple Sky (or Freesat) boxes connected to the dish so each can select the channel it wishes to watch.

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