[access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible TVS with freeview required please.

Think Darren has a good technical interest in answering questions
about Freeview reception, but I think two things are worth a quick
mention.

1.  As I understand it a so called 'digital TV  arial' is no more than
a higher gain terestial arial with more elements, and as Darren says,
in a strong reception area you might not need one.

2.  A very old coax downlead can be replaced to advantage if you're
looking to maximise signal strength coming of the arial.

Indoor areals are always going to be hit and miss.

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Darren Brewer


Well I have a terrestrial aerial on my roof and it works fine with
that. The
question I think you need to answer is.  How strong is the freeview
signal
in my area?  I think I'm right in saying that even when the analogue
signal
is switched off, the majority of people will still be able to receive
freeview with their current aerial.

I think watchdog did a report about a new scam where you get sales
people
knocking on your door trying to flog a digital aerial that you may
never
actually need.  But obviously many people are worrying about not being
able
to receive TV anymore and will fall for this sort of thhing.

Darren.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:37 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible TVS
with
freeview required please.


> Does this work with a terrestrial aerial or does it require a
digital
> one? -
>
> Andy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darren Brewer" <darren.m.brewer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 2:37 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible TVS
with
> freeview required please.
>
>
> | Hi Matt
> |
> | Well I received the freeview  box the other day and I must say I
was
> | impressed with how easy it was to setup and use. The remote
control is
> set
> | out in a very easy to use manner and the buttons are not cluttered
in
> silly
> | places unlike a lot of other remote controls.  . There are
separate
> buttons
> | to toggle audio description or subtitles which is a nice touch.
> |
> | When first connected all you need to press is the OK button on the
> remote
> | and it will auto tune. As I mentioned in my previous post I want
to use
> the
> | receiver in a bedroom which doesn't have access to the roof top
aerial.
> I
> | initially tried it downstairs and it found all the channels within
a
> minute
> | and the AD worked perfectly.
> |
> | Unfortunately upstairs I only have a loop antenna although I was
quite
> | surprised that by carefully adjusting the aerial I was able to
tune in
> quite
> | a lot of the channels. It seems that the BBC stations are the
easiest to
> | get.  Again I was pleasantly surprised that even with the loop
antenna I
> was
> | able to receive the audio description.  Even watched Jonny English
the
> other
> | night on ITV2 and had the AD.  It did take quite a bit of tweaking
the
> | aerial before I got the receiver to lock onto the signal, but I
found
> that
> | to be the case with all the non BBC channels.
> |
> | .  I bought a mains powered aerial from Argos the other day to see
if
> the
> | reception could be improved a little, but unfortunately it didn't
really
> do
> | much better than the loop antenna. I'll be taking it back to argos
on
> Monday
> | for a refund. My only option now is to get someone to fit an
aerial
> | extension in the bedroom so I can access the roof top antenna and
> finally
> | receive all the channels.
> |
> | For anyone thinking of purchasing a freeview box I would highly
> recommend
> | the Logik LDR V3 from Currys, but as I've just described for best
> results
> | you need to connect it to a roof top aerial.
> |
> | Darren.
> |
> |
> | ----- Original Message -----
> | From: "Matthew Allbones" <mallbones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 3:24 PM
> | Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible
TVS with
> | freeview required please.
> |
> |
> | Hi Darren
> |
> | Having done a little research on the Nebula tv card, and hav ing
> previously
> | tried to use a set top box with an internal ariel I am not sure
that any
> | digital TV reciever wil work with an internal ariel.
> |
> | Has anyone had any previous experience of this?
> |
> | Matt
> |
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of
> | Darren Brewer
> | Sent: 16 November 2007 13:23
> | To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible
TVS with
> | freeview required please.
> |
> | Hi
> |
> | The freeview box you mentioned is the Logik, thats Logik with a K.
LDR
> V3
> | and is available from the Curry's website  www.currys.co.uk and
cost £66
> | including delivery.
> |
> | I ordered one earlier this week and am awaiting its arrival.
> Unfortunately
> | I do not have access to the rooftop aerial in the room I want to
have
> the
> | box and will probably have to buy a decent indoor one to recieve
the
> digital
> | channels, but I won't know that until I try it out.
> |
> | Darren.
> |
> |
> | ----- Original Message -----
> | From: "Matthew Allbones" <mallbones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> | Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 9:51 AM
> | Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice on reasonably priced accessible
TVS with
> | freeview required please.
> |
> |
> | Hi
> |
> | I agree that the Virgin package is quite reasonably priced.
> |
> | The only other reasoable option is the new freeview box that has
AD
> | facilities on it, I thinkg I saw it quoted at £59.  It doesn't
have any
> | other accessible features, but would work with your existing tv.
> |
> | The only tv sets I am aware of that have AD from Free view are
made by
> | Panasonic and Sony.
> |
> | All of this information is avaialbe on www.tvhelp.org.uk and they
also
> list
> | the AD shows and DVDs.
> |
> | I would recommend the site.
> |
> | Matt
> |
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of
> | Alexander Shannon
> | Sent: 15 November 2007 15:29
> | To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | Subject: [access-uk] advice on reasonably priced accessible TVS
with
> | freeview required please.
> |
> | Hi all,
> |
> | Last Night I foolishly forgot that "The Bill" was on ITV1 at 8:00
PM, so
> I
> | missed an episode.  when I wrote to a discussion list related to
the
> | program, someone said that the program I had missed would be
repeated on
> | ITV3 on tomorrow.
> |
> | I can not currently receive ITV3 as I have an analogue TV, and as
both
> my
> | self and my wife are fans of "The Bill, and my wife is totally
Blind, we
> | were thinking about looking into replacing our current TV with a
model
> that
> | is accessible and can pick up freeview, (although we would not be
able
> to
> | have an external aerial fitted as we live in a shared ownership
> property,
> | partly owned by a Housing association), so I am wondering if
anyone can
> | point me in the direction of any accessible models of TV that they
think
> I
> | should look at.
> |
> | Thank you in advance for any advice.
> |
> |
> | Alexander Shannon

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