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I am looking for quotes for St Anne's, Bristol, which appears to be in a black hole when it comes to Freeview. I currently have no TV at all, having had to bring down both (rather rubbish) aerials when the chimney stacks were being re-rendered.

I've only had one quote so far, which was for a new wide gain aerial (apparently with some fancy self-adjusting booster which could stop boosting when Mendip comes back up to full power next year?), lashed to chimney stack on 1930s house, satellite grade cable, new TV point to lounge and either new point or new wiring to existing point in dining room. The aluminium pole I already have was to be reused. Quote: £290 + VAT.

If that's indicative of what it costs to pick up free to air channels, I'll get Freesat. It'll cost less.

I'm waiting for a couple of neighbours to get back to me with recommendations for other quotes. Anyone else in the area had indicative quotes for that sort of work?

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Dave: in the end I went with an installer my next door neighbour recommended. One new high gain aerial on the chimney stack (they decided they didn't need to reuse the 10 foot pole the old one was on), one four way amplifier, new cabling (not "satellite grade" but rather better than my 30-40 year old co-ax), cable into lounge and connection to existing dining room aerial point. £220 in total and I can now get ITV3 and Five US with no problems - previously impossible.

I can live with that cost and it means I don't have to get Freesat plus a new receiver and then figure out how to run that through the existing DVD / hard drive recorder. That can now wait until I upgrade my TV to HD and my DVD to Bluray in a couple of years.

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