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Hi. Interesting thread. Can someone here tell me whether this is a good price. I wouldn't know at all, but it seems very pricey...but then I'm quite out of date with these things.

Got a quote for installing Freeview TV + FM + DAB feeds into two upstairs bedrooms and the living room downstairs. Chap wants £617 for the job. Says he needs to put an distribution amp in the loft and then go back out and drop down into each room that the price includes everything inc. 2 patress boxes in each room , 1 solely for dab and 1 box with TV and FM coming out. Price also includes new chimney fixings and aerials as he says they need replacing. I had a high gain aerial installed 6 years ago for freeview. The chimney fixings are rusty. You can see it from the street. He says it all needs redoing.

I like the idea of a nice neat job but I wasn't expecting the final price. Is this a good price? Having hard time getting my wife to go with it. Probably living in yesteryear, but need to make sure.


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What price for an aerial installation? | Rigger's zone
Monday 5 August 2013 10:13PM

Hi MikeB

Thanks for reply. I did wonder at the price. I know it's a risky job and a fair price is called for (as it should be), but...

If someone can help with more info that would be great. Postcode is SA2 9JR.

I can get DAB upstairs on dipole fly lead thing that came with both identical hi-fis in each room although not many stations as it garbles. Same with FM except just hiss. Downstairs (same hi-fi as the two upstairs) can't get hardly any DAB stations on the fly lead which is odd as my portable cheap Tesco dab radio picks up loads of stations. FM on fly lead is abysmal downstairs also.

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