Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21
  1. #1
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    TV without access to an Aerial?

    I have a TV in my room, but no access to an aerial, so have been trying to figure out a way of being able to watch stuff, such as Live TV / catchup / Films etc

    I don't have much in the way of stored movies etc, so I'm guessing it would have to be streamed over the internet.
    Just wondering if anyone knows of something suitable that's on the market to suit this purpose?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    ClioSport Trader
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Tamworth
    Posts
    5,728
    Car
    Boxster 981

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Can you not get a plug in aerial that just sits on top / behind the tv?

  3. #3

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Has the TV got aa HDMI input or a plugs so it can be used as a PC monitor? if so a cheap PC can be used.

  4. #4
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Trouble is we live in a really poor reception area, so those mini aerial's just don't work.

    Yea Its a Samsung so has all the ports. HDMI and PC input.
    Only thing is not really sure how to watch on PC, other than that Catchup site, and I've used my Laptop a couple of times, just a real bore plugging it in each time, and having to get up and turn it on etc.

    I know sony and that do Set top box things that you can stream your movies too and have catch up services, but have no way of watching live TV.

  5. #5

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    I don't know what the product is like and I hate Maplins but somehting like this

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/cideko-andro...-player-587489 or this
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/viewsonic-vm...-player-612571

  6. #6
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Yea they look kind of good. As said for that kind of thing a PC would do just as good a job.
    Or even something like an Xbox 360.
    Its just the actual Live TV that's the issue, when I think I'd like that the most.

  7. #7
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bromley, London
    Posts
    738
    Car
    Fiesta

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    tvcatchup.com is live tv

  8. #8
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Yea I use that occasionally.
    Just wondered if there was a fuss free easier way of doing it, when I'm lying in bed for example!

  9. #9
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Canterbury (Kent)
    Posts
    707
    Car
    Fiat Coupe 20vt

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    bt vision

  10. #10
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bromley, London
    Posts
    738
    Car
    Fiesta

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Quote Originally Posted by James28 View Post
    Yea I use that occasionally.
    Just wondered if there was a fuss free easier way of doing it, when I'm lying in bed for example!
    Tvcatchup.com

    with wireless keyboard/trackpad combo

  11. #11
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Essicks
    Posts
    9,235
    Car
    Le Scoob

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Newer TVs have a USB port... mine does, .avi's and .mkv's play off that.

    Also got a Sony Blu-Ray player, which plays the above through USB too, and has YouTube, iPlayer etc on it. Cheaper option than a new 'smart' TV.

  12. #12
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    What about a jailbroken Apple TV thing?

  13. #13
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Essicks
    Posts
    9,235
    Car
    Le Scoob

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Why not just get a blu-ray player (or a PS3 if you haven't already as it does everything).

    50-100 = DVD, BR, .avi, internet TV.

    Job done.

  14. #14
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bath/Bristol
    Posts
    9,733
    Car
    Megane 225 F1

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Coat hanger

    /oldschool.

  15. #15
    ClioSport Moderator +
    Area Rep South East

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sidcup, SE London
    Posts
    16,576
    Car
    E85 Z4 3.0

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Amplified indoor aerial, they work fine.

    Alternatively, run a computer into the tv, use the iphone to control computer as a remote.

    If you have none of the above, sorry.

  16. #16
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Toffee Town
    Posts
    3,032
    Car
    MK7 Fiesta & SV650s
    I don't know if it has been mentioned already but we have a free sat box. It's like freeview but instead of an aerial it uses a sky dish. I bought a sky dish cheap, fitted it and ran the cable into my living room. Cost me about 50 IIRC.

    I hope this helps

  17. #17
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Cheers for all the suggestions.
    As said, I live in a poor reception area, so doubt those indoor aerial's will work.
    We have trouble sometimes with freeview reception from our roof aerial, let alone a mini one.
    Worth a try I guess, but don't really want to waste money on one if it don't work.

    Other alternative would be an Xbox 360, with all the media related catch up things being released on that, but still no live.
    As said, I don't really have a lot in the way of films/series on a hard drive, so simply a nas player wouldn't be much use.

    Looking at the Apple TV thread, I have seen mention of Jailbreaking it and loading XBMC on it, as apparently you can get a catchupTV app on there. Plus the thousands of other streaming apps.

  18. #18
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    35,778

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    You tried an ariel recently? Lots of updates to freeview recently.

  19. #19
    ClioSport Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sevenoaks, Kent
    Posts
    4,578
    Car
    RB 182 Clio

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    I'll have to see if I can borrow one. Really don't expect it to tbh.
    Though been looking in the apple TV thread and that seems just the ticket.

    Catchup TV for the live stuff, and on demand content to keep me happy!

  20. #20
    Forum User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,575
    Car
    Track VTS

    Re: TV without access to an Aerial?

    Quote Originally Posted by James28 View Post
    Cheers for all the suggestions.
    As said, I live in a poor reception area, so doubt those indoor aerial's will work.
    We have trouble sometimes with freeview reception from our roof aerial, let alone a mini one.
    Worth a try I guess, but don't really want to waste money on one if it don't work.

    Other alternative would be an Xbox 360, with all the media related catch up things being released on that, but still no live.
    As said, I don't really have a lot in the way of films/series on a hard drive, so simply a nas player wouldn't be much use.

    Looking at the Apple TV thread, I have seen mention of Jailbreaking it and loading XBMC on it, as apparently you can get a catchupTV app on there. Plus the thousands of other streaming apps.
    Got 3 Apple TV's in the house and they are awesome when jailbroken with xbmc.
    Main issue for you though is that you've mentioned you've got very little media hosted in the house to stream from. This is where the apple comes into its own in our hut. Kids films on a hard disk plugged into the router (along with music, tv shows, photos) and you're up and running on any TV.

    The streaming from the net part is still poor, the remote is just not good enough for searching and browsing etc.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Visitors found this page by searching for:

internet tv no aerial

how to use tv without aerial
watch tv without arial
how do you watch tv without an aerial
watch t.v. without an ariel
can i watch a smart tv without an aerial
how to watch live tv without an ariel
samsung smart tv without aerial
do you need an aerial for a smart tv
how to watch live tv without aerial
watch live tv without an aerial
working a tv with no aerieal
do i need a tv aerial with a smart tv
television without an aerial
apple tv arial
can i watch television without an aerial
do you need a aerial for smart tv
watching tv without an ariel
best way to get tv without an roof aerial
how to watch tv with no aerial
how to get tv to work without an ariel
how can i watch the tv with no ariel
got a smart tv but no aerial
can you watch tv on a smart tv without an ariel
how to watch tv with no ariel
do i need. a tv aerial with a smart tv
getting tv without an aerial
watch live tv on tv without aerial
tv without aerial plug
do you need an tv aerial for a smart tv
how to get live tv with no aerial
how to get tv when no aerial
does smart tv work without ariel
watch live tv on ps3 without aerial
how to get tv without an aerial using an eye
aerial live tv
watch tv without aerial connection
how o watch a tv without aerial
televison no ariel
live tv without an aerial
does a smart tv need an arial
how to recieve tv without an ariel
is there a way to watch tv without an aerial
no aeriel tv access
stream live tv without need for a aerial
working tv withouth an ariel
smart tv instead of arial
can i watch tv without an ariel
how can you watch tv without a arial
tv no aerial only online

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:15.