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    • castle96
    • By castle96 8th Jul 17, 12:26 PM
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    TV Fox Antenna
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    • 8th Jul 17, 12:26 PM
    TV Fox Antenna 8th Jul 17 at 12:26 PM
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    Anyone (UK) got one. Does it work ? Is this all snake oil. Reception ?
    Most importantly, is it tied up with your computer in some way ? Ie, do you 'stream'. Their bumpf talks about receiving "signals from the tower", but surely, the signals from my nearest tower are all the BBC/ITV 'type'. No Sky type channels (pick any one), come from a tower......
    Any comments please.
    I use a kodi, I use mobdro, but still retain Sky as it is instant/dependable/easy, ie no fiddling around/waiting for downloads, pick a streaming source, programme not the same as in the paper.
    Thanks
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 21-11-2017 at 2:04 PM.
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 8th Jul 17, 12:59 PM
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    As it is designed for US TV transmission then I doubt it works in he UK. All the advertising is aimed at the American market. I cant find anything about UK use.

    Even if it did it would only pick up freeview channels.
    • castle96
    • By castle96 8th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
    right... I was reading reviews from Reading saying it was great ! Maybe Reading USA
    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 8th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 8th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
    It's snake oil... This 'antenna' aka aerial is just the same as any of the amplified room aerials by SLX and One for All and others. It'll only work in strong signal areas where a bit of wire poked in the aerial socket would work nearly as well.

    It is - of course - only suitable for terrestrial broadcasts, not satellite.

    The website changes currency and flag based on where the interrogating IP address is sited - so UK IPs get the union jack and s.
    • silichip
    • By silichip 9th Aug 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 9th Aug 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 9th Aug 17, 7:57 PM
    TVFox are being sold on Amazon in the UK and seem to have good reviews written
    about this product but only reception are DVB. Amazon link: j.mp/tvfox-uk-antenna
    • Robert Barrell
    • By Robert Barrell 8th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
    TV Fox Antenna
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    • 8th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
    I fell into the trap of buying one does not work not even using a signal buster. Requested and got my money back
    • cyberslayer
    • By cyberslayer 15th Dec 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 15th Dec 17, 1:11 PM
    Returned antenna how?
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    • 15th Dec 17, 1:11 PM
    Yeh, I fell for it! totally useless. They Require you to email and request an RMA number.support@clearviewfox.com given as address. as anticipated unable to send! Total con!
    Just interested at how you managed to return? Regards Tony.
    Last edited by cyberslayer; 15-12-2017 at 2:32 PM. Reason: email address wrong
    • PeterStringWells
    • By PeterStringWells 20th Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 20th Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 20th Dec 17, 4:38 PM
    I am now sure I have been scammed! I ordered an Antenna + Lifetime guarantee and received it within 2 days. Totally useless, would not store freeview channels. Certainly no chance of picking up satellite channels. I was sent an amplifier and charged 74.30 on my PayPal a/c. I was offered a refund if I send it back to The Netherlands. Return address is a Post Box number which Hermes will not deliver to. I am now escalating with PayPal.
    • accorian
    • By accorian 21st Dec 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 21st Dec 17, 3:25 PM
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    • 21st Dec 17, 3:25 PM
    The people behind so-called "TVFox" are paying Google a fortune to place deceptive advertising on sites like eBay UK. I was just checking back through my Purchase History and the ad was prominently displayed at the top of the page. The ad says UK buyers can now benefit from a limited-time discount offer.

    Complaints about this seemingly American outfit -- it may well not be that at all -- are widespread in the USA. This so-called "miraculous" device didn't even rate a mention in a recent Tom's Hardware HDTV antenna review. Complaints seem to indicate it is no better, or perhaps even worse, than a bent wire coathanger. Complainants apparently include customers who were sent, and their credit cards billed for, several antennas and boosters, even though only one antenna was ever ordered.

    The business's European operation may consist of nothing more than a room rented in a warehouse in the Netherlands.

    "TVFox" -- which has nothing to do with Humax other than the fact that the name could only have been chosen to confuse, is selling into the UK but is not VAT registered. It is offering a returns service but takes care not to provide an actual location. In view of the amount of money Google is pocketing from it, its existence as a business will last only as long as there's enough money coming in from enough victims to finance that advertising on eBay worldwide sites and elsewhere.

    An unregistered business that is making unsupportable claims via misleading online advertising, with a track record of taking money for goods not ordered but not returnable, and no address other than a rented PO Box is not legitimate. Anyone who has had dealings with TVFox and is concerned that they may have been scammed should file a report with Action Fraud.
    • soldierboy001
    • By soldierboy001 9th Jan 18, 10:16 AM
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    Chinese sites.
    This site is a rip off as these very same indoor aerials can be had from Chinese sites ( aliexpress ) for anything fro 6 to 10 with free posting. There is no mention of picking up signals that the broadcaster doesn't want you to know about, only the Americans would dream up that one, as that signal as of now and the foreseeable future will always be there to carry the digital broadcasts that require a Freeview box or a Freeview TV in the UK or equivalent elsewhere in the world.
    All those reviews are probably self generated.
    • takethemon
    • By takethemon 21st Feb 18, 9:31 AM
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    An advert for TVFOX appeared on my screen as I was attempting to sign in on Yahoo.
    Forever chasing the holy grail, I clicked on the link.
    Greatly enthused by their promotion, I came to moneysavingexpert for some unbiased reviews.
    Instantly deflated, I then read other reviews via Google.
    Apparently not only is it a scam but it has been renamed several times once it has been named and shamed too often and takings reflected the negative reviews.
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2643532
    • Roamingaround
    • By Roamingaround 28th Feb 18, 11:45 AM
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    I have a Kodi but it's useless for Sky Sports and Eurosport which is why I bought it. Is this Fox thing any better?
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 28th Feb 18, 12:09 PM
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    Is this Fox thing any better?
    Originally posted by Roamingaround
    I'd read the rest of this thread if I were you...
    • Petlady
    • By Petlady 7th Apr 18, 1:00 AM
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    Tv FOX ANTENNA
    Gosh I so nearly got caught out. Like other people I saw the very detailed advert and decided to go for it because I was looking for a way to watch all F1 races throughout the year. Went through to the payment page and clicked on the pay button, fortunately I only use a debit card now and this was declined, only credit cards accepted. I abandoned the page to have a quick look at some reviews, in particular MSE and what I saw made me so thankful that payment had been declined. A very lucky escape!
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 7th Apr 18, 8:33 AM
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    Gosh I so nearly got caught out. Like other people I saw the very detailed advert and decided to go for it because I was looking for a way to watch all F1 races throughout the year. Went through to the payment page and clicked on the pay button, fortunately I only use a debit card now and this was declined, only credit cards accepted. I abandoned the page to have a quick look at some reviews, in particular MSE and what I saw made me so thankful that payment had been declined. A very lucky escape!
    Originally posted by Petlady
    Know a friend who has the sports package on Sky or Virgin ?
    Get Sky, Virgin or BT with the relevant package yourself.
    The races are on Channel 4, some are but maybe not all.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 9th Apr 18, 12:46 PM
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    The races are on Channel 4, some are but maybe not all.

    All races are ON, they're not all LIVE. Good coverage though. Ends this year, then it looks like it'll be Sky only, plus F1 themselves will be launching some kind of pay option...
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