Beware of Yellow Pages!

I’ve said all this before, but I think it’s worth saying again, many people around here, and elsewhere no doubt, are being ripped off by companies claiming to be local, turning up from many miles away, installing the cheapest and nastiest aerial components and charging the earth for something that doesn’t work. I do my best to warn against these companies but by the time I’m called out to put it right the financial damage is done.

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Cheap Aerials

Well I always bang on about these two things…1 – never get someone out of Yellow Pages because they sound cheap and local, and 2 – you get what you pay for, although if you go with option 1 you will definitely pay more than you expect.

I’ve seen the vans in the area, I won’t mention names but the vans advertise aerial installations for £39 + VAT, this raises one important question for me – what ...

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Too much signal?

Is it possible to have too much signal from your aerial? What would the result be if this was the case?

The answer to the first question is yes, and to the second question…the result would be the same as having too little signal, a pixelated picture or even no signal.

Twice in the last week I’ve been called to homes where this was happening, both homes had aerials that had been fitted by me four ...

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An old Philips

Well I say ‘old’ but these days anything over five years old seems to be considered ‘past it’. Well this seven or eight year old TV was brought into me completely dead, no standby light, nothing. This was expected to be terminal by its owner but was infact just a very small capacitor in the power supply. No, it wasn’t bulging as most of the youview and Google ‘experts’ would have you believe, actually in the last few ...

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