May 6, 2008

Freesat is comming…finally, oh and a recommendation for a FreeView aerial

Filed under: Geek cool,Media Center,Technology — Simon May @ 1:35 pm

Stuff-em-up-the-hill-backwards has an interesting piece with links etc, on Freesat’s launch today in the UK.

From my point of view I can’t wait to see support for this in Media Center, there are some codec changes that need to occur for MC to be able to view the Sat channels, which I think are MPEG-4.  Hopefully this will come from the Direct-TV changes being made for the US.  This will give us HD TV in Media Center in the UK quite nicely.


Gigaboost Digital TV Aerial Kit Also over the weekend I upgraded my parents Digital Terrestrial aerial with one with a really great, and now VERY highly recommended bit of kit from Maplin.  I bought this unit, Gigaboost, it gives a 16dB boost to the signal and is simply the best Freeview reception I’ve ever seen!!  Installation was fairly simple, following electrocuting myself on a mains cable loose and un-terminated in the loft!  It’s powered mast head amplified unit.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi, Thanks for the link. Nothing quite like receiving an unexpected electric shock in cramped surroundings. Did you fit this aerial in the loft itself or is it a roof aerial that just cables through the loft?

    Comment by emalyse — May 6, 2008 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

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