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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, 18 March 2012
4:30 PM

Gerard, its not how much we have to pay, its the fact that we are being forced into it. I can't afford a freeview box let alone an aerial installation!!!

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ange's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
12:38 AM

I agree with ange - I'm happy with my 4 channels but now it's just been switched off and my freeview box and top box aerial don't pick up the digital signal, so unless I want to pay for an aerial to be installed on my roof I have a blank TV screen :( I don't know what to do as I rent my property and the landlord isn't prepared to install one

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jo's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 12 April 2012
7:19 PM

TV Aerial install with new pole and bracket and new cable only £99

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Ron Lake

11:50 PM

Jo, If you were getting the analogue channels on a set top aerial then you should also be able to get freeview. Tell the guys on here what type, model no and make of freeview box you are using. It could be that the box only operates on 2k mode. If this is the case it will be useless, you need one which is compatible with the new 8k mode transmissions.

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Saturday, 14 April 2012
Steve P

6:49 PM

Jo - Ron is probably correct, but if you post your full postcode we will confirm it.

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Steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 April 2012
9:26 PM

Hi Can anyone help, i have a modern Phillips HD tv, i have built in freeview, i have re tuned my tv and have an ariel that is on my roof,when i re tune it says 16 channels, i cannot get any of the bbc channels, itv is crystal clear and so are the few others, something seems wrong, the screen message says poor signal, if its a poor signal why are the other channels so clear,do i need to buy a new ariel, i dont know, can anyone help?

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Andrew's 1 post GB flag
Stephen P

10:55 PM

Andrew can't say without your postcode.

Have you retuned?

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Stephen P's 1,173 posts GB flag
Monday, 23 April 2012
Dave Lindsay

2:41 AM

Andrew: Knowledge of your location would be helpful. If you are close to a high power transmitter, then the problem could be that your receiver is being overwhelmed by the signal going into it.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
2:57 PM

HI my freeview signal has suddenly gone off in all rooms and says no signal cant find channels check antenna connection. My sky will work but the tvs in the rooms that require freeview wont. Any ideas?

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Stephen P

6:16 PM

nicola - did you check antenna connection?

What is the set-up?

They connecting ONE TV direct to the aerial feed. If that does not work, go outside house and see if aerial still there and pointig right way.

If you have an amp is it still powered?

And are you anywhere with recent chages? But if not, beware of retuning as you will lose channels until problem so;lved

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