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who to get to install a cable antenna?

Postby darpy » Sat, 19 Mar 2011 7:38 pm

Greetings.

We are having a nightmare trying to get internet and TV at our new house which is a landed property. I have been told by both Singtel and Starhub that we dont have the required infrastructure installed to get services at our new place (newly build).

There is no problem having it at out current landed property and a friend informed me that I can simply take my starhub box and card to the new house and use it there for tv.

Problem is, the new place doesnt have an antenna on the roof so cant even receive normal tv. I have googled for installers in singapore with no luck.

Can anyone recommend someone that can install an antenna on the roof and cable points in the lounge room so we can watch tv there?

thanks in advance

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Re: who to get to install a cable antenna?

Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 1:31 pm

darpy wrote:Greetings.

We are having a nightmare trying to get internet and TV at our new house which is a landed property. I have been told by both Singtel and Starhub that we don't have the required infrastructure installed to get services at our new place (newly build).

There is no problem having it at out current landed property and a friend informed me that I can simply take my starhub box and card to the new house and use it there for tv.

Problem is, the new place doesn't have an antenna on the roof so cant even receive normal tv. I have googled for installers in Singapore with no luck.

Can anyone recommend someone that can install an antenna on the roof and cable points in the lounge room so we can watch tv there?

thanks in advance


More information is needed here, on how new are the apartments/house, I find it odd that no cable points are set up, even if cable isn't available outside the building The developers ought to have finished the wiring for TV.

You are stuck with getting an inside antenna booster, they sell them in Havey Norman, Courts, and other places. You have no chance of using a singtel/star hub box, without cable TV being laid outside the home, It is up too Singtel & Starhub to provide cable to the door. If that is done, it is relatively easy to set up so it works, though having it fed through the home will take some time to complete, any local TV installation engineer will do it.

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Postby darpy » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 6:41 pm

thanks for the reply.

The house is about 1 year old and all the points are installed inside the house, however, it is about 50 metres from our driveway to the street where the singtel/starhub cables are layed.

The morons who did the renovations decided to lay the cables on the drive, and then cement over them without connecting them. So we need more cables layed. the phone companies fight over whose responsibility it is to lay these.

Singtel agreed someone would come and do it by last friday, but when we call them friday afternoon they have no record of this offer or conversation ever taking place.

While singtel/starhub is one issue yet to be resolved, my query was geared more toward the aerial on the roof of the house (or lack thereof). We have all the points in the house, but there is no aerial so we cannot receive the free to air channels.

Basically we need someone to climb on the roof, install an aerial there, and connect it to the points in the house

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Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 9:22 pm

darpy wrote:thanks for the reply.

The house is about 1 year old and all the points are installed inside the house, however, it is about 50 metres from our driveway to the street where the singtel/starhub cables are layed.

The morons who did the renovations decided to lay the cables on the drive, and then cement over them without connecting them. So we need more cables layed. the phone companies fight over whose responsibility it is to lay these.

Singtel agreed someone would come and do it by last Friday, but when we call them Friday afternoon they have no record of this offer or conversation ever taking place.

While singtel/starhub is one issue yet to be resolved, my query was geared more toward the aerial on the roof of the house (or lack thereof). We have all the points in the house, but there is no aerial so we cannot receive the free to air channels.

Basically we need someone to climb on the roof, install an aerial there, and connect it to the points in the house
It's hardly worth the trouble and expense, better to buy the indoor booster antenna you can find them in most electronic outlets.

If the cables are under the drive way, they will be most likely in a protective tube and just need connecting to the junction box they should find the cables just outside the gate, other cables will be there too like power cables, phone cables and TV they normally all follow the same route but layed at different times. If concreting is planned a long tube would be used to thread the cable through to the house.

Singtel & Starhub only cover the inside to the outside junctionbox on the house, from junctionbox to the road is not covered by them. I have had reception problems myself, both antenna on roof is useless and I had to renew all the splitters myself after singtel tested them for a bad signals.

Any local handy man should be able to do it for you, even set up the antenna on the roof. Singtel and Starhub don't do it. search for TV engineer in your local area or let us know the close location, and we may be able to direct you.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25 pm

Why not see if your street is now wired for optical cable? If yes, it will cost you about S$400 to have fibre optics run to your wall, where a converter is hung for standard coax connection.

The stuff on over the air telly is rather limited.


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