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    I've purchased a new TV this morning the B2430HD for use in my student halls. After receiving an email from my uni today I've found out my block doesn't actually come with an aerial in the room, so I was wondering is there anything I can do to receive freeview tv or is there no chance of me using it for tv purposes without an aerial? Thanks for any help in advance.
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    (Original post by azaking)
    I've purchased a new TV this morning the B2430HD for use in my student halls. After receiving an email from my uni today I've found out my block doesn't actually come with an aerial in the room, so I was wondering is there anything I can do to receive freeview tv or is there no chance of me using it for tv purposes without an aerial? Thanks for any help in advance.
    You can buy a small indoor aerial, which should be ok.
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    Ahh quality, does it have to be digital or does that not matter? for example

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/one-for...52320-pdt.html

    or

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/one-for...52027-pdt.html
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    (Original post by azaking)
    Ahh quality, does it have to be digital or does that not matter? for example

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/one-for...52320-pdt.html

    or

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/one-for...52027-pdt.html
    Digital, definitely. The non digital one won't be of any use in the UK by the end of next year and is already useless in quite a few parts of the country already.
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    How well an indoor antenna works depends on where you are. If there's a lot of buildings / hills between you and the TV transmitter it may not work so well.

    In terms of the antenna it shouldn't matter if it's marked digital or not. All the antenna has to do is convert an EM field in the air to electrical signals on the wire (and possibly amplify it)

    My personal experience has been that a passive log periodic antenna works better than an amplified indoor antenna. Mostly because the passive antenna is more directional so picks up more signal and less noise. An amplified antenna tends to just amplify signal and noise which doesn't always help. I cant find the one I've used online (I bought it from Argos quite a while ago but this looks to be equivalent. http://www.sonicdirect.co.uk/catalog...oor-aerial.php)
 
 
 
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