I have a small budget/house. So I bought a Nu-Tec LCD LED TV that was on offer in Coles for $276.
A franchisee installer did a test......? and installed. It was reasonable at first, but got worse!
(I went and brought another prior to the problems, it was still in its box after 3 weeks!)
The TV needed somehow to warm up before I got any reasonable signal, (North Adelaide-line of sight to Mt L). Braking-up/'chirping' losing channels ( I could not get ABC at all for the last 48hours).
That all changed this morning.
I contacted Marsden Antennas after seeing a recomm on another tech' site.
These two guys knew exactly what they were doing! They tried to retain my current 15 yo antenna, but close inspection showed a rusted and very amateurish connection that had let water in!(They showed it to me!)
I got: a new antenna/( cabling to the lounge was also faulty!! signal strength was poor)/ a new antenna point in a better location/ new antenna point in the bedroom/ and unpack-installation-test of that set as well: $275!
What I learned from this is that you can't cut corners. It is WAY better to find experienced professionals.
I have NO connection (no pun intended!!) with Marsdens. I took a punt that they were good;-and they were. They showed me read-outs, and kept me 'in the loop' all the way through.
As a Senior and a pensioner I cannot afford to squander money. Who can?
ANY good service professional deserves word of mouth recommendation. That is why I am relating this.
I hope all remains well!!, but the difference between the two companies was chasmic!!!
And one more thing: I DID manage to get ACE on 44 very clearly. Marsdens explained why. ACE (C31) went over to a digital signal on C44 last week!
Edited by Tech-NoLogic-Al, 17 November 2010 - 12:35 PM.