Liz Reply to on 31 August 2017
|This shiny black plastic stand comes in a white/black/red box. It is in 3 parts which simply push/click together, and the flat oblong aerial I bought it for just drops down into it. I had bought the 0.7mm paper thin aerial several months beforehand, and I knew from past experience that indoor aerials do not work standing on the mantlepiece beside my TV. So I didn’t buy the stand. I hoped (in vain) that I would be able to hang the aerial up above the TV but, unfortunately, there is nothing on it to hang it by (a loop or a ring on the back would be useful). So, I tried sticking the aerial to the wall above the TV, and to the sides of it, with double sided sticky pads on the back of the aerial. This drove me mad, because TV’ reception in my house is intermittent, depending upon the weather - and I had to keep moving the aerial when changing channels….damaging the wallpaper a bit more with each move.
When sticking the aerial to the wall didn’t really work, I tried propping the aerial up on a small table, and moving the table to wherever I got the best reception. This meant the cable was stretched across the room which wasn’t ideal. But I live alone, with my dog, and we didn’t really care what a trailing cable from the table to the TV looked like while we were curled up on the sofa watching TV. This was still frustrating though, because the cable comes out of the middle of the bottom of the aerial, preventing it from staying propped up. So, eventually I really had no option but to buy the stand, and put this on the table and move the table as before, but once I’ve got it in the right place I have a great picture.
I think this is a universal stand for 1byOne’s paper thin aerials, because the slots into which the aerial drops do not actually ‘hold’ the aerial in place when the two are moved, when assembled. It just sits there. I remedied this by putting a suitably sized folded piece of card (foam will also suffice) in the slots behind the aerial. But it would be much better if there was some way of manufacturing this stand with cushioned plastic spring clips to hold the aerial firmly in place so that it does not have to keep being centred in the stand after every move. Also, the instructions are not very clear because the photos are too dark. Anyway, I’m glad I’ve now got it sorted, and I wish I had bought the aerial and the stand together in the first place.