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    Indoor aerial to receive freeview. Can you recommend one please?

    This is a discussion on Indoor aerial to receive freeview. Can you recommend one please? within the NOW TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; As per the title. I need to purchase an indoor aerial to receive freeview. Rather than go with possibly suspect ...

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      Indoor aerial to receive freeview. Can you recommend one please?

      As per the title. I need to purchase an indoor aerial to receive freeview. Rather than go with possibly suspect reviews online I thought that I would ask here. My location is Windsor Berkshire if that helps at all. Thanks.

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      Re: Indoor aerial to receive freeview. Can you recommend one please?

      It would be extremely difficult for anyone to recommend an indoor aerial. In theory they should all receive Freeview there are none specifically made to receive Freeview. The problem with indoor aerials, as with outdoor aerials, is how strong a signal you have where you are. The major problem that indoor aerials have to contend with are walls, furniture, exterior obstacles such as other buildings in the signal path etc etc etc. The gains on indoor aerials tend to be much less than a decent outdoor aerial. Yes there are amplified ones but these tend to amplify any noise on the signal as well as the signal. So it would not be practical for anyone to recommend any specific indoor aerials, although I'm sure someone will.

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      Re: Indoor aerial to receive freeview. Can you recommend one please?

      Online reviews will be fine in many cases, but you'll need a specific aerial for where you live. They aren't all the same.

      As pete.i has mentioned, the signal strength is a major factor. Add to the walls or roof. Saying that indoor aerials can work quite well. Mine is.

      Take a look at the page below and you'll see that there are different classifications:

      Digital UK | Reception guide

      Now take a look at these pages to see:

      Which transmitters deal with your home:
      Digital UK - Coverage checker (putting in my home details I found out that a retune is due next March for this area)

      For a map of the area the transmitter covers and the aerial group:
      https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/locations/Freeview

      The aerial group in the last link will relate to that for you in the first link.

      From here you'll have a better idea which aerial you'll need for where you live.

      If you ar installing the aerial yourself then make sure you know the direction of the transmitter before you start and so out a way to fine tune the alignment before you start.

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