TV aerial socket installation Glasgow

lauzt1987
lauzt1987 Posts: 371 Forumite
Hi there. I am looking for some advice. I have just bought a flat and we have no tv aerial point in our bedroom. I have tried connecting freeview box to portable aerial etc but signal is very poor. I would therefore like to have a tv aerial socket installed. We are in a split level flat with a communal aerial in the roof.

If anyone could pass on details of any compnay who'd be able to do this, i'd be very grateful. I've emailed a few people but no one has got back to me.

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  • dc_scotland
    dc_scotland Posts: 276
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    Is this for a second TV ? I can't give any personal recommendations for an installer, but when you do get some quotes, you should compare the cost against buying a Video/TV Sender instead. They are relatively cheap, just plug the transmitter into one TV and the receiver into the other. No need for a second aerial socket or a second freeview box. It also means that you could move the second telly to the kitchen or another room in the house if you ever wanted, without needing to bother about yet another socket.

    This is just an example, not a recommendation:
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5347926.htm
  • irnbru_2
    irnbru_2 Posts: 1,603 Forumite
    lauzt1987 wrote: »
    We are in a split level flat with a communal aerial in the roof.

    What's a split-level flat?
    lauzt1987 wrote: »
    If anyone could pass on details of any compnay who'd be able to do this, i'd be very grateful.

    I've used Digiview in the past for Aerial alignment and recommend them to others.
  • dc_scotland
    dc_scotland Posts: 276
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    edited 3 August 2011 at 4:13PM
    What's a split-level flat?
    Isn't it what council tenants refer to as a maisonette, but private owners refer to as a duplex apartment ? :)
  • lauzt1987
    lauzt1987 Posts: 371 Forumite
    Thanks for the replies. When I said split level I mean we have living room (where the aerial point is) kitchen and bathroom downstairs and then we have 6 steps up to the 2 bedrooms. I thought this may cause problems as we couldn't just have a cable extending from one to the other.

    Do electricians do this sort of thing or is it just specialist aerial people? I need a few sockets fitted in other rooms so it would be great if I could get someone out to do both.

    Thanks again.
  • irnbru_2
    irnbru_2 Posts: 1,603 Forumite
    lauzt1987 wrote: »
    Do electricians do this sort of thing or is it just specialist aerial people? I need a few sockets fitted in other rooms so it would be great if I could get someone out to do both.

    Thanks again.

    Depends :)

    How is the existing aerial socket supplied - cable down the outside?

    If you want the feed taken directly from the existing socket an electrician can do that. More than likely you'll get a distribution amp which your current aerial goes into and you then take two feeds.

    An aerial installer may do that too. They may take a 2nd cable from the roof and feed the bedroom via the external wall.

    Idealy you want a distribution system that feeds all the bedrooms and living area.
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