I have done a fair amount of technically-challenging installations here (sat. tv incl.aiming dish, replacing LNB, fixing Humax box; installing 2 heat pumps, lots of computer odds and ends, working how to get DV video onto SD cards; exterior security wifi camera…).
But. 30-year old technology is giving me gip.
I’m stuck now I want to access french terrestrial tv. I have an aerial, I have a location where I can fix it, I have a TV and I have the coaxial cable and connectors. I just don’t know whether I need some sort of gizmo box before the cable goes into the TV. ‘In the old days’ you just stuck the aerial lead into the back socket on the TV and got one of the kids to go over and change channels. The TV I have does have a remote. As far as the aerial is concerned, I’m pretty sure it is correct, but how can I find out about the transmitters that I might use? The neighbour’s aerial points towards Bergerac but I didn’t notice whether the dipoles are horiz. or vert.
So can someone please tell me a website with the relevant transmitter positions for here (Razac d’Eymet) that has the polarization details on it? Also the question about whether or not I need a box?