Posts Tagged ‘Digital Switch’
Well we have reached 2010 without to much hassle, despite the white stuff.
This is not all good news though as it brings us a little closer to the digital switch-over. I know this is one f my favourite subjects but I bet you a hundred pounds that some people will be sitting in the van thinking, “I wish I had listened to the digital adverts on the TV”.
This brings me to the subject of what to do next.
The choice is easy to be honest and wont even break the bank.
You have to decide if you intent to go to digital via antenna or by satellite.Digital By Antenna
This is the easy option but may not be the best way to go forward at the moment due to the lack of service in some areas. That said you can still go on with this option as long as you have your backup standard TV with you.
The main problem is that most of the digital antennas on the market are retro fit antennas and need to be mounted externally to your vehicle.
You are going to need a suitable antenna mount such as a telescopic pole or clamp. You will also need a digital signal finder to locate the strongest signal.
If you wish to make a decent job of your installation I would also recommend a cable entry cover to keep thing neat.
The plus side to this is that the complete setup should not set you back more than £60.00.Digital Satellite Dish
This option does give you the advantage of being able to take your SKY box with you and lets you watch all your non subscription channels in the caravan, motorhome or in the narrowboat.
If I have to choose and option, this would be the one for me.
To receive television via satellite is as easy as the antenna option and its ready now.
The equipment is similar to the antenna option but uses a dish to receive the signal instead of the antenna. This dish option has no need for the telescopic mounting pole as the dish can be mounted on a flat surface like a roof or table.
The setup is quite easy once you get the hang of it and takes no more time to setup either.
The Multimo satellite dish is available in kit form with everything you need but the antenna system needs to be purchased separately.