TV Ariel Alternative

Hi

We are doing some home renovation at the moment. As part of the work, we may have to move the current TV Ariel socket to few feet away.

While the builder is very well happy to move it, I'm just thinking about an alternative here. We are using TV only for YouTube at the moment, therefore its not a big deal if we loose the cable socket - but we may need it in future.

So, if we get rid of the socket now and if we need a TV ariel connection in future, is there an alternative? i.e an indoor plug&play Ariel or something.

I know there is a free view box available in market, but I think it does need TV Ariel socket connection as well - what I'm looking is the one doesn't need socket connection. 

Thank you.

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  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    <there an alternative? i.e an indoor plug&play Ariel or something.>
    Yes but it may have very poor reception depending upon distance from transmitter and other factors .
    Freeview is via an Ariel .
  • pphillips
    pphillips Posts: 1,631 Forumite
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    A streaming stick (Roku, Amazon or Now TV) will include apps with live TV or on-demand options such as BBC IPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, 5od and UKTV Play.
  • Thanks. I just noticed that the cable is actually connected to a box which is in loft, not connected to an Antenna The box has a label as - "Antiference UPFR25U".
    I have no idea how this little box gets signal. But the TV works. Its weird. 
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Masthead  signal amplifier .Antiference UPFR25U
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218 Forumite
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    get a firestick.
  • pphillips
    pphillips Posts: 1,631 Forumite
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    mobileron said:
    get a firestick.
    Unless you want to access Now TV.
  • JJ_Egan said:
    Masthead  signal amplifier .Antiference UPFR25U
    Thank you. Does it work as like Aerial or does it get signal from the Aerial - I cant see any direct connection between the socket and Aerial.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Amplifies the signal from the aerial down the co ax cable to the socket .
    Aerial on roof co ax cable to loft and Amplifier that is powered , Co ax cable from that down the wall to aerial sockets .
  • JJ_Egan said:
    Amplifies the signal from the aerial down the co ax cable to the socket .
    Aerial on roof co ax cable to loft and Amplifier that is powered , Co ax cable from that down the wall to aerial sockets .
    Brilliant. Got it. Thank you very much.
  • Koysii
    Koysii Posts: 11 Forumite
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    Get an Xiaomi mi Box S you won't regret it. It's an Android TV box which has YouTube Netflix Amazon video Pluto TV etc and has Chromecast built in with a remote. No need for an aerial just need internet. 
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