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Jargon Buster

TV or Radio Signal amplifier/booster

Term for an aerial used in European/U.S.

Reduces Signal Strength

TV or Radio Signal amplifier/booster

Confederation of Aerial Industries- represents manufacturers, installers & other interested parties.

Community Aerial TV - covering a set neighbourhood/Town/City/County

Used to secure an aerial to a chimney

Used to join together 2

Coax plug Terminates coaxial cable for insertion to TV etc via a coax plug

Aerial lead to appliance

Coaxial (aerial lead) outlet box, surface mounted within the room

Combines two or more aerial leads into one single aerial (coaxial) lead

Digital audio broadcast

Enhances DAB reception

Stereo Digital Radio Offeringa wide range of channels, as an alternative to FM.

Decibel - signal measurement

Aerial/Antenna capable of receiving the new digital signal, providing more channels and enhanced services for the UK

Combines two or more aerial leads into one single aerial (coaxial) lead

This element connects to the aerial downlead, receiving signals from the director and reflector elements.

Forward of the dipole, these are a series of tuned elements.

The satellite dish or external part of a sky installation

When sending signals to two or more TV’s or Radio, this is the signal booster.

This is the cable which connects the aerial or dish to TV, radio or set top box

Digital Terrestrial TV

Terminates coaxial cable for insertion to appliance

Enables 2 f connectors to be joined

Used to mount an aerial to a soffit

Stereo analogue radio reception, alternative to DAB, but cannot receive all radio signals

Boosts FM radio reception

New non subscription digital satellite system from BBC & ITV, featuring over 80 digital channels and estimated 200 by 2009. Broadcast in HD with no subscription required

Sky Broadcasting subscription free package

Digital Terrestrial TV, channels are provided by the UK’s mainstream broadcasters

Repeat image(s) on analogue TV sets, caused by a reflected signal

A TV aerial with 2 or more dipoles and a grid reflector

A TV aerial that will receive a segment of UHF (terrestrial TV) channels

Multi-element aerial that utilises 32 elements, or more

Integrated Reception System: A system providing UHF, Sky and radio, wich also enables connection of individual Sky boxes

Liquid Crystal Display: A flat panel TV, alternative to plasma screens.

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to multiple (2 - 4) Sky boxes via the Coaxial (Aerial) cable.

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to multiple switches

This is a dish mounted device, which converts Sky signals to send the reception through to a single Sky box via the Coaxial (Aerial) cable.

Internal aerial mounting.

Device which the Sky box can be controlled from another room.

Master Aerial TV: a UHF (terrestrial TV) reception distribution system

This is where groups of freeview channels are broadcast on a single UHF channel. This is known as a multiplexer

One Sky dish receives the signal for multiple Sky boxes, usually used in apartment buildings & hotels.

Mounted to the backbox or Patras, this plate is flush to the mount.

Caused by a defective signal which produces a mosaic or frozen image on the screen.

Flat Panel/Screen TV which is an alternative to LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

The UHF signal is transmitted on either horizontal or vertical polarities.

The signal booster is installed directly on the aerial, with a power supply unit which is required.

This converts the mains voltage to 12v, and is used to energise the pre-amplifier via the downlead.

Rear element of an aerial

Sits next to the TV and boosts TV reception signal.

Sits on top of the TV set - usually a Sky box, Freeview box, DVD player or VCR

Sky digital satellite system providing access to hundreds of digital channels and a vast range of pay to view movies, interactive services and radio stations

Sky digital system providing access to a range of Free To Air channels, no monthly subscription required

Sky HD brings a new home viewing experience, providing images in much greater detail and vibrant colours, complete with full recording facilities as Sky+. HD Compatible TV & Subscription required to take full advantage of a Sky HD system

Sky digital with recording facilities. Provides the viewer to control what they watch by pausing, rewinding and playing live TV! You can also record and watch 2 channels at the same time

Satellite Master Aerial TV: Sky/UHF reception distribution system

Splits signal to two or more TV’s

Terrestrial Trunked Radio. Used by the Emergency Services.

Blocks interference from Tetra transmissions

Pay as you view Digital TV

Terrestrial TV reception

Redundant frequency bands 1, 2 & 3. Part of Band 3 is now used for DAB.

Secures an LCD or Plasma screen TV to the mounting surface.

A TV aerial used to receive UHF channels 21-68

A tv aerial that has a dipole, director and reflector elements