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Help with cheapest and easiest TV set up

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
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Kysa85Kysa85 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
Hi,

Please help, we have just moved into a rented house and we are having trouble figuring out the best way to get our TV's up and running.

Currently we are in contract with talk talk for TV and Internet and when I phoned to do the house move we upgraded to fibre which has been installed.

The master socket for the router has been installed in the master bedroom but we don't have a TV aerial in there. So in the bedroom we have subscription channels and catchup only through the TV box which is plugged into the router but no free view.

In the living room we only have an aerial socket so we can only pick up freeview.

As we would mainly like to watch TV in the living room I would like to access my subscription channels and catch up channels downstairs but have nothing to plug the TV box into.

I rang talk talk and they are sending an engineer to relocate master socket but at a cost of £65. Since ringing them and arranging the appointment though I have found a phone socket on an internal wall in the living room, can they use that?

I purchased an indoor aerial for the TV in the bedroom so we could pick up freeview but it didn't pick up any channels, I'm not sure if it was faulty or we are in a really weak area.

I've been doing some searching on the Internet for possible solutions and have seen the power adapters but it was suggested they wouldn't work in extention leads and I need to use these.

Should I try and find a better indoor aeriel or would it be best to have a TV socket fitted in the bedroom.

Some friends of mine have suggested an amazon fire stick but I get a really good deal with talk talk and would like to continue with it.

I'm so confused with all the various different options and just want to watch TV in both rooms

Thanks

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