Joanna Baird went through the roof when she couldn't get a satellite signal from the communal aerial
at her flat.
The brothers share a communal aerial
with Mr Watson - they went down to check what the problem was and saw the smokeblackened windows.
It says the majority of homes affected will not be able to install the equipment themselves and 83% of affected homes use either an amplifier or are reliant on a communal aerial
system, which would need professional installation support, involving considerable cost.
A the grandmother of a serving soldier, I couldn't get over the fact that the boys on camp each have to pay for a TV licence as they don't have a communal aerial
The pictures were beamed onto their television screens via a communal aerial
, allowing them to refuse entry to undesirables, anti-social louts and even troublesome door-to-door salesmen.
I live in a block of flats with a communal aerial
; my TV set is of the cathode-ray type (that is, not LCD or plasma) and is about three years old.
Available at www.digitaluk.co.uk/propertymanagers, it is the definitive step-by-step guide to switchover, offering practical advice and tools for property managers, especially those with responsibility for communal aerial
Many tenants live in blocks dependent on communal aerial
systems which will need updating.
If you live, for example, in a block of flats, and share a communal aerial
, you may need to contact the local authority, housing association or landlord as the whole system will need to be upgraded.
In addition to telephone points, every flat will have an ISDN-compatible line, television points linked to a communal aerial
and satellite system, audio door entry system and in ground floor properties, a security alarm will be fitted.
Residents who rely on a communal aerial
system should speak to their landlord, letting agent or property manager to make they can still receive television after the switchover.