Electronic Antennas!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by walter sharpe, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. I recently bought two of these contraptions as suitable for both TV and
    Radio reception.
    The advertised instructions were as follows: Simply plug in and enjoy TV the
    way it was meant to be without the expense of those ugly outdoor
    contraptions or those clumsy indoor aerials!
    Since receiving the delivery, I found there were two parts to this wonder
    aerial, one was the actual object its self which can be plugged into the
    aerial connection at the rear of the TV, the other, a small rectangular box
    with an aerial connection at one end and two small connection cables that
    each have a tiny horse shoe shaped contraptions fixed to the other end off
    each cable, but no instructions on how they are connected to the TV, or
    Can anyone assist on how to solve this conundrum?
    If so, I would be delighted for any advice.
    walter sharpe, Jan 23, 2006
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  2. walter sharpe gibbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    I'd say that is probably a 72 ohm cable to 300 ohm twinlead adapter, for
    use with TVs that have a twinlead (two screws) connection rather than a
    coax cable connection.
    The Old Sourdough, Jan 23, 2006
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  3. walter sharpe

    Rob K Guest

    walter sharpe wrote:

    Bear in mind that this is an international newsgroup.
    I'm not an expert on UK wonder aerials. Here on the continent, we have no
    need for them <g>

    I think you left out some important bits .
    Manufacturer's name, model/type ...
    Rob K, Jan 23, 2006
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    dizum Guest

    dizum, Jan 23, 2006
  5. You have no broadcast television or radio? *Everything* is cable/sat?
    Blinky the Shark, Jan 23, 2006
  6. walter sharpe

    Rob K Guest

    Blinky the Shark wrote:

    No, we have no need for *wonder* aerials, standard aerials do the job just
    fine. ;)

    Seriously though, it seems we really have a lot of cable connections,
    especially compared to the UK. I'll try to unearth some statistics.
    Rob K, Jan 23, 2006
  7. walter sharpe

    Whiskers Guest

    They have to use huge arrays or dishes to pick up British broadcasts;
    nothing else worth watching <WEG>
    Whiskers, Jan 23, 2006
  8. walter sharpe

    Budweiser Guest

    Two seperate units? ---one for the tv the other is for your radio FM
    Budweiser, Jan 23, 2006
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    You got a lot of explaining to do.
    They are connected to the tv or they aren't?
    Duane Arnold, Jan 24, 2006
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