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  Reply # 687919 18-Sep-2012 23:00 Send private message

Any rubbish dump or recycler will have dozens of "scrapped" VHF antennas

Cheapest option is to just replace the damaged part with one of the same length

Yes that will do until the digital changeover. But who knows you said they are elderly? they could be dead by then. Best not to waste money on a new tv or STB until nearer the time.

My Grandmother purchased her 1st VCR at age 85 and learnt how to use and program it to record her shows while she was at Bingo. Don't rule out the oldies as being unable to cope with technology!








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Geek


  Reply # 688086 19-Sep-2012 11:13 Send private message

Why would old people want to receive TV2?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 688500 19-Sep-2012 23:31 Send private message

I thought TV2 was mostly in Band III so would 'big, tall, long' be relevant to that section.

I'd have thought it was for Band I section.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 689950 22-Sep-2012 17:49 Send private message

If you are in Auckland I can help you

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Geek


  Reply # 691950 26-Sep-2012 22:24 Send private message

If you are in Hamilton I can help you - I've got a shed full of old broken TV aerials!

Cheers, Wild Bill.

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