Could anyone point me to a product (preferably from maplins or other large store) that would allow me to receive a signal on a digital set top box, the aerial has to be an indoor type (no option on this), high gain or sensitivity? as it's to be used in a low signal area. Cost isn't an issue so long as we don't run into three digits and keep it to two, (£00) under £100).
I've had a look round and admit to being baffled by the therms used in the descriptions such as "Reverse SMA connection".
Any help would be greatly appreciated as we've just finished building a clubhouse in our backyard and it wouldn't be right to pour the first pint without having a working signal that's watchable.
That's actually a very good idea (floor standing aerial). We have a storage cupboard which we could use when it's not use, time methinks to go to the drawing board and brush up on my welding for the floorstand. The clubhouse is built low into the ground (approx 3ft), it was done so we could get around the councils height restriction, it would have to be made so the aerial cleared the roof of the clubhouse, luckily the signal comes from behind so I don't have to worry about the height of the house, just the clubhouse.
Another possible work-round, is there a window in the wall facing the transmitter ? If so, then you can buy aerials which are practically flat that could be positioned almst flush to the glass. Worth a look ?
Hi all and thanks for the suggestions, we installed the aerial today based on a modification on DieSse's original suggestion. The aerial is now fitted on a telescopic rod (worked by a pulley) down by the narrow left side of the clubhouse, a quick wind on the pulley winches it up to clear the roofline by 2ft. Reception is not that good on normal TV but plugged through the digibox, it's perfect with an 85% signal on all channels. And as you can see from the first click here it's not visible when winched down. The aerial we opted for in the end was a high gain, high sensitivity thingy from maplins (ugly looking).
The second click here is for the curious. It's my lovingly created bar minus pumps and chiller (that's tommorows job ;-)