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Small is beautiful.......,
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During Christmas 2013 we had the most awful winds on the SE coast and my powerful TV antenna with its mast of 2m and all its fins that acted like a galleons sails started to cause problems with the bolts holding the bracket to the chimney, the bolts worked loose with the constant vibration and the bracket started to swing with the wind. Due to the antennas size I feared for my roof and that of my neighbour. So I started to search for a compact, wind friendly solution.
After reading others reviews on how brilliant this Digidome is I placed my order. Well thinking that height probably still matters I bought a piece of 2m long, 55mm PVC waste pipe to make a mast for the Digidome put a blanking plate and F-connector socket in the base and mounted it in the existing chimney bracket with new rawlbolts. I ran the wires on the inside of the pipe to yet again reduce wind resistance. Well the Digidome is about 200mm in diameter and the shape of mushroom....the neighbours have nicknamed it my flag pole.....but I call it just fantastic because regardless what direction I turn it in I get 100% signal strength on all English TV channels and 1080i or 1080p HD depending on channel and occasionally Dolby Digital 5.1 depending on the transmission. Much more though I decided to try to optimise the direction by a little rotation of the Dome and discovered many extra channels once I retuned my receiver and now I have all the French HD channels with Dolby Digital sound as well since I'm only 30 miles from France across the water. I only get max 68% signal strength on the French Channels but perfect picture and sound by just tweaking the rotation of the Digidome small amounts until I received zero bit rate errors....viewed on the receivers transmission detail screen....I think most TVs and Receivers have this function. Well there you go I couldn't be more happy and am about to remove the second ugly metal antenna from my roof in favour of a sleek second Digidome. Happy days!