Digital TV Antenna Scam ?

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** Hi,

the other day I watched an installer put a new TV antenna on top of a block
of units in Sydney -  from the roof top there is a line of sight to the
transmitter towers 11 kms away.

He removed the old antenna that had been there for 10 years or so and
replaced it with an identical looking one -  a "combination" analogue
/digital type with elements all in one plane - like this one:

http://www.oo.com.au/Magna_Digital_L3000_UHF_VHF_Co_P82226.cfm

In 18 months time, analogue TV will be switched off in Sydney - whence all
such large antennas will become unsaleable.

Something like this one seems more logical as it is a fraction the size and
gives far more gain and a better F/B ratio.

http://www.aandjantennas.com.au/images/combo.jpeg

Surely the owners of the block would be well advised to go for an antenna
like the above.

What gives ?


...   Phil





Re: Digital TV Antenna Scam ?
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Maybe

-For FM radio reception also ?
-Stock they are trying to get rid of while it is still saleable
-Installer doesn't know what they are doing.





Re: Digital TV Antenna Scam ?

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Maybe

-For FM radio reception also ?


** Nearly all blocks in city areas have boosters and splitters that INCLUDE
an FM trap.

This will no longer be needed when analogue TV goes.

I have not seen a digital PLUS FM band antenna on offer OR any boosters
splitters that are digital only with FM bad.


-Stock they are trying to get rid of while it is still saleable


** Yep - and that would be a scam.

-Installer doesn't know what they are doing.


** Scammers all say shit like that.




...   Phil







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