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A Digital TV Antenna Installation Lets You Enjoy 17 Freeview Channels

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Television technology has grown leaps and bounds over the years: Plasmas, LCDs, LEDs and now Smart TVs have replaced the traditional analogue television sets we have been used to. We are able to enjoy clearer, life-like pictures and distortion-free, crisp sounds thanks to advanced digital reception capabilities. Along with the advancements in TV technology, the reception technology has also evolved. The humble TV antenna has been replaced by its digital counterpart who beams plenty of free-to-air television stations, also known as free-view, to most Australian households.

If you have an analogue television set, you don’t have to buy a new TV. A digital antenna installation is what you need. Together with a set top box, you can enjoy all the new stations that follow a different frequency bandwidth as well as all the analogue stations you are used to watching. Many Australian cities have benefited from this transition and people are now accessing 17 or more quality free-view channels without spending an extra dollar. Get in touch with a certified antenna installer in your area and experience digital TV reception at its best.

Hire digital aerial experts and enjoy TV the way it’s meant to be

But why choose someone else when you can do the installation yourself? The answer is simple. You won’t have to worry about fidgeting with complicated equipment or climbing onto rooftops to change over aerials. In addition, experienced service providers are able to precisely evaluate your digital aerial needs to ensure you get the best possible reception for your viewing pleasure. They also make sure you have access to all the latest digital stations like Gem and 7 mates without having to spend extra cash for a new TV.

It’s time to call in the experts if you haven’t experienced digital television yet. They will be able to supply you with a compatible digital TV aerial which will amaze you with the range of new stations at your disposal. The number and quality of the new television channels is comparable with pay television; so, if your television doesn’t have digital technology, you are surely missing out on all the free benefits. Kick back, relax and enjoy a wide variety of new TV shows you didn’t even know existed. Dial a reputed installer and feel the difference digital technology offers today.

What more can you expect from your antenna specialist?

Here are some of the other benefits of employing the services of digital antenna specialists:

Professional installations backed by a full, no-fuss warranty

Qualified technicians

Local franchises for prompt, flexible service schedules

Digital TV upgrades

Antenna systems

Home Theatre set-ups

Industry-leading equipment and cabling

Telephone and computer points

Video Intercoms

Security SystemsAntenna installers know TV antennas inside out and help you get the best reception possible with a quick turnaround time. Their technicians are fully insured to work in your premises so that you don’t have to worry about compensating for any damage from your own wallet. Why waste another day watching limited, free-to-air stations when you can enjoy the full bouquet of digital and free-view channels with a simple installation?

James Taylor has worked with some of the leading consumer durable companies in Australia. He is also a TV antenna expert and is associated with a technology magazine where he writes a column on making sense of the digital revolution.

One Nation Under CCTV
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“What kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. Something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons.” George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four

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It’s been a while since I opened up Photoshop for a bit of cheeky image editing, so here’s the latest experimental result! This one depicts a very British dystopia. George Orwell remains an infinitely quotable chap for this sort of subject, and I highly recommend his thought-provoking literary works. ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ was a truly visionary undertaking – it foreshadowed the concept of a surveillance society long before the development of modern day technologies that would make it all possible.

Britain is leading the world when it comes to CCTV. It has one and a half times as many surveillance cameras as communist China. The exact number of them in the UK is not known but an estimate in 2002 counted the figure at well over four million. The methodology of collecting such statistics is rather vague but reasonable research suggests that our country now has one camera for every 14 people.

The security infrastructure being created, whilst valid in many respects, presents a plethora of worrying possibilities. The coupling of CCTV cameras with facial recognition algorithms that track people through crowds, read registration plates and log all this data for future use is handy for current civil enforcement but leaves the door open for the state of the future to have profound levels of control over society.

(Thanks go to Richard Dawkins and the editors of Boing Boing for using the image to illustrate this article and sending lots of visitors here as a result.)

Freeview Digital Switchover & Set Top Box

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By 2012 the UK will have completed one of the most ambitious changes in the history of television broadcasting, and it is important for every television viewer to get ready for the digital switchover. When the digital switchover comes around all old analogue television signals will be switched off, replaced with higher quality digital signals.

The change to digital only broadcasting will happen on a region by region basis, but as of today most viewers in the UK already have access to digital television signals. In fact Freeview television broadcasts are already widely available to households in the UK, and these digital broadcast can open up a whole new world of TV viewing.

Digital signals have a number of important advantages over their old analogue counterparts, including greatly improved clarity, superior picture quality and greater reliability. Freeview TV viewers also have access to a wealth of enhanced services and features, including a number of interactive games designed to enhance the TV viewing experience.

Freeview digital set top boxes are designed to make the magic happen, and these boxes can provide a wealth of features not currently available with old style analogue signals. For instance, many Freeview set top receivers are able provide UK television viewers with features such as advanced programming guides. These programming guides allow viewers to instantly find out what is on and when, making it easy for viewers to find their favourite programs.

In addition to current programming, these Freeview set top boxes allow viewers to see television schedules several weeks ahead of time, as well as a handy digital programme timer that makes it easy to schedule television viewing in advance. Viewers who need subtitles and teletext can also use their Freeview set top boxes to accommodate their needs.

In addition to the benefits outlined below, Freeview set top boxes also give television viewers access to a full 48 channels of digital quality television programming, as well as 24 channels of radio channels. These radio channels provide listeners with a superior listening experience, while the digital television broadcasts provide the best in digital quality picture and sound.

Television viewers who want even more from their television viewing experience may want to take a look at the many advantages of the Freeview+ receiver and recorder. The Freeview+ receiver provides all of the benefits of the standard Freeview set top box, along with some great additional features.

For instance, would you like the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward your favourite television programs as you watch them? With the Freeview+ receiver you can do just that. Television viewers with Freeview+ receivers and recorders can also record their favourite television programmes while they are away, meaning they never have to miss their favourite shows again. No matter where they are television viewers can watch their favourite TV programmes on their schedule, not the networks’.

Best of all, the benefits of the Freeview+ receiver are available with no monthly charge and no subscription. These benefits are free of charge to viewers who choose a Freeview+ digital receiver.

Television viewers with Freeview and Freeview+ receivers installed on their sets will also be able to enjoy the best in HD programming. With a wide variety of HD programming coming within a year, it is never too early to get ready for the next wave in the television revolution. With all these benefits it is no wonder so many people are opting for the many benefits of the new digital revolution.

Aerials & Satellites can supply and install a wide range of digital tv aerial and satellite tv systems for UK home viewing, including Freesat, Freeview and Sky Digital television.

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S127-E-007094 (20 July 2009) — This is one of a series of digital still images showing astronaut Dave Wolf performing his second spacewalk and the Endeavour’s second also of the scheduled five overall in a little over a week’s time to continue work on the International Space Station. The equipment floating in front of Wolf is tethered to his spacesuit. Astronauts Wolf and Tom Marshburn (out of frame), both mission specialists, successfully transferred a spare KU-band antenna to long-term storage on the space station, along with a backup coolant system pump module and a spare drive motor for the station’s robot arm transporter. Installation of a television camera on the Japanese Exposed Facility experiment platform was deferred to a later spacewalk.

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The different viewing options for digital television – Sky TV and Freeview

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Once you have moved into a existing or new property, one of the first things that may be on your (or at least your children’s) minds is to get the TV set up. There may seem to be an endless list of options out there for watching television, but believe it or not, there are only three main options. Watching digital television is slowly moving into the future, where (between 2011 and 2013) analogue systems will be switched off, leaving home owners with three options for viewing TV. Below we will discuss these options, and which are most ideal for you and your family.

One of the more common options is having Sky television in your home. This is done by having a satellite dish and decoder set up in your home by a Sky technician. An extension of Sky is Sky multi room – this gives you the opportunity to watch different channels in multiple rooms of the home. This comes with a monthly charge from Sky, and if you are looking for a cheaper option, Sky distribution may be the option for you. This allows you to watch Sky in as many rooms of the house as you want, and an infrared system can give you the opportunity to change the channel too.

If you don’t need as many channels as what Sky offers, you can choose satellite Freeview. Satellite Freeview is best for people with any type of television, and requires a satellite dish and decoder installation by a technician. This will give you 19 different channels, and (just like Sky), these can be distributed to a number of rooms in the home.

The final option is terrestrial Freeview. This option is for people that own televisions with built in Freeview. It requires a UHF aerial to be installed, so that you are able to watch high definition channels. HD televisions provide a much higher resolution than average television, and are the way to go if you are looking for the most crystal clear picture.

If you need help deciding what option is most ideal for your household, consult your local aerial and satellite technician. They can visit you on-site, access your property and discuss your digital television options.

Looking to find the best deal on aerial and satellite dish installation, then visit www.satellitedishauckland.co.nz to talk to an Auckland aerial installer about your digital television needs.

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