May 13 2010
If you’re travelling anywhere away from a decent TV signal during next month’s World Cup, this powered indoor TV antenna might be just what you need for a clear view of England’s path to ignominy.
Aerials are a baffling area, even for the technically literate, and one in which all kinds of fraud persist. My old dad, an aerial expert, fought a losing battle against the exaggerated claims of all sorts of so-called miracle antennae. He ran a test for Which? magazine that dismissed all indoor models as useless.
However, he might have semi-approved of this model, from a respectable Dutch manufacturer. The One For All Full HD indoor aerial plugs into the mains to power an internal signal amplifier. You need to position the device carefully to get a good signal in an iffy area, but it definitely works.
The “Full HD” in the name is a bit of marketing, though. If you happen to be in range of a Freeview HD signal, it will pick it up, but just think of it as a best-of-breed indoor aerial for whatever’s in the airwaves and it may bring much joy.