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TV arial rental for property, Sydney

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by SeafordSunshine, 29th Jul, 2015.

  1. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    There is an old probably defunct TV arial, ( will shortly repair the roof. )
    It it true that Foxtel , Optus et al disconnect everything else in your property?
    I have found Optus cabling which I haven't authorised inside the premises.
    Should I remove the TV arial as well?
    any thoughts?
    thanks
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    While you're at it, remove the copper phone line, all electrical wiring, light fittings and floor coverings.

    Seriously though, do tenants expect to be able to watch TV?
     
  3. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Remove the TV Arial only if your rent per week is inclusive of a pay TV connection.
     
  4. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your suggestions, the TV arial is the 'strongest' you can have, but the block of flats next door crates a 'shadow' so the reception was never great.
    cheers
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have you had a specialist aerial tech visit the site? Digital broadcasting does not rely on the 'line of sight' which used to affect analogue reception.
     
  6. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Apparently it is completely shadowed by the units next door.. I had the man who did the Elan building, digital , it relies on certain wavelengths, and it is too close to the shadow and too close to the tower in Darlinghurst.
    I am open other alternatives, within reason. Do people watch free to air still?
     
  7. sydprop

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    Likely story - the Elan building has the Kings Cross transponder on it!

    I had a similar issue in North Sydney - 400m away but in deep gully. We ended up with a quite substantial mast.

    You can point your antenna at the other repeaters (http://ozdigitaltv.com/transmitters/NSW/67-Kings-Cross) and also attenuate the Darlinghurst (Elan!) signal.

    It was a big drama and took a while to find someone who knew what they were doing. Is it a house?

    What do your neighbours do? (This could be a false hope as they may not have updated since the move to digital).

    The other alternative is to get Foxtel - $25/month gives you the FTA channels. probably is close to the antenna price over two years ;)