Monday, 20 August 2012

Sky TV Make iPad Remote Control! Welcome The Zeebox!

Sky TV Make iPad Remote Control!

Welcome The Zeebox!

Officials from Sky have revealed that its’ iPad app has been updated with the functionality to work as a TV remote to control the Sky+ box. It is thought that this update will be launched very soon (end of the Summer). This technology has become all the rage with millions of Sky+ customers because of the convenience it offers.

Known as Zeebox integration, the iPad will be able to be used for: play, pause, rewind and selecting TV channels, this will work by a series of swipes across the screen, what’s more iPad users will be able to manage their TV’s planner too, as the app will have the ability to add and delete recordings!

Sky are promoting this updated app to give the user an ‘even more’ intuitive experience.

From a practical point of view, the user will need to ensure that they connect their iPad to the same broadband connection as their Sky+ box before the Zeebox technology will work, but other than the once downloaded and connected the iPad will display all the functions of the new Sky TV guide!

If you would like information about having Sky+ installed at your home or business, or would like a little advice contact Doddington Aerials & Satellites on 07794786718 or visit our website Don't forget we use abseiling so, it doesn't matter if you live in a flat and have been told 'you cannot have Sky TV because you live in a flat', it's likely we'll be able to carryout the install safely regardless!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

FM Radio Switchover

FM Radio Switchover

The long awaited TV digital switchover went extremely smoothly in our region, however recent news has reveled that the Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, has refused to commit to a digital switchover date for radio.  

It is thought a decision regarding the radio switchover will not be announced until 2013, this announcement will inform the public if the radio switchover will happen in 2015 or will be delayed, the government is reluctant to give a date for the switchover until they can be 100% certain of the official date.

Much like during the TV switchover where Tv switched from terrestrial to digital, the digital radio switchover will see all major radio stations move  away from FM to DAB only.  However good news for some; it has been reveled that the FM signal will NOT be switched off but instead will be used by smaller stations and community radio groups.

It is thought that the major delay of the radio switchover is because of the dependency on radio in vehicles, including ones which are yet to be built.  The government has commented that it will not switchover the radio in the UK until 50% of all listening occurs digitally. However it doesn’t seem that we will need to worry too much at this moment in time, because many experts of the radio industry believe that it could take up to 20years for a full radio switchover to happen.

For more information about digital radio please call us on 07794786718

Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System


Founded in 2002 Sonos is a Santa Barbara electronics company which has become world famous for it’s wireless hi-fi system, the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ‘All the music you want!’

Overall the Sonos Multi-Room Music System is pretty compact; it looks very slick and would camouflage well into just about any home. Sonos components work together as a set of electronics creating a ‘zoned’ audio system, this means that you can play one song in the lounge, whilst another plays in the bedroom or you can even have the same song playing simultaneously throughout the home.

The Sonos system works with two key components; these are ‘Zone Players’ and ‘Controllers’. Zone Players connect directly into the speaker/amp, or the system can be an all-in one integrated system, which is controlled by a Sonos controller. What’s more with a simple software download you can control the music throughout your home via your mobile phone/laptop or tablet.

At Doddington Aerials & Satellites we are lucky enough to own a Sonos system and we think it is absolutely fantastic.

The Sonos system is so very easy to use; upload the music, update and synchronise the software and away you go! The sound that the Sonos system produces is of extremely high quality and we absolutely love the system- overall a worthwhile investment for all those music lovers!

We can install your Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System, simply give us a call for more details on 07794786718!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Digital Switchover starting this week over the Brighton and Worthing regions!

The Digital switchover begins this week on Wednesday 7th March!

This is the first part of the digital switchover, this is when the analogue TV transmitters switchover in the Brighton and Worthing areas and the Meridian region will go completely digital.

Digital aerial installed in Brighton area.

For anyone who has an aerial facing Whitehawk Hill and Rowridge Transmitters (this covers most homes in the Brighton and Worthing areas) the TV switchover will happen in two stages, the first stage will be switched over on 7th March 2012 and the second stage on the 21st March 2012

On Wednesday the 7th March 2012 the BBC2 analogue will be switched off, this means that you will have to re-tune your digital TV system in order to watch the accessible channels. This will involve going into the menu settings on your TV/Freeview box and performing a channel re-scan (or auto tune), if you are not sure how to do this try checking the manual or calling Doddington Aerials & Satellites.

On Wednesday the 21st March 2012 the remaining analogue channels will be switched off in the Meridian TV region, and therefore you will no longer be able to watch TV via an analogue system. Once again you will have to re-tune your digital TV system for a second time to watch the additional channels.

If you are unsure if your TV is ready for the digital switchover or have any problems during the digital switchover then call Chris at Doddington Aerials & Satellites, 07794786718.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Digital Swithover Brighton, Worthing and Sussex

We are now counting down the days until the analogue TV transmitters switch off in our local area of Sussex and for the UK to go completely digital, TV region by TV region.

If you are unsure if your TV system is ready for the digital switchover then it is important you get some trustworthy advice.

It is important you ask a reputable aerial/TV engineer to visit you property to make sure you are ready for the digital switchover, a good engineer should not charge you for the visit - if they are simply carrying out a check to see if your TV system is ready.

Some people will need to convert or upgrade their current TV system, this is quite simple - in most cases it means purchasing a digital box. The best thing to look for is the 'Digital Tick' logo, if the product is marked with the 'Digital Tick' it means the item has been made to be compatible after the digital TV switchover.

Other people may find they need to upgrade their TV aerial, once again a trustworthy aerial fitter will inform you of this when they visit your property.

If you would like Doddington Aerials and Satellites to visit your property completely free of charge, we will give you all the information you need to ensure your home is ready for the digital switchover. For an appointment or more information call Chris on 07794786718.
Don't forget the digital switchover is fast approaching in our local areas; Brighton, Worthing, Sussex and the entire Meridian TV region!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bad TV Reception and TV Reception Problems

Here at Doddington Aerials and Satellites we have been getting an increasing number of enquiries about bad TV reception and TV reception problems.

It is very difficult to give a diagnosis about what is causing the problem over the telephone, the best way for us to help is for you to call us, we will arrange a completely free of charge appointment with you  to visit your property and find out what is causing the bad TV reception.

There are so many causes of poor television reception and therefore it is always advisable that if you have a problem with your TV reception that you contact a reliable and trustworthy engineer. A good engineer will visit your property rather than diagnosing over the phone.

Doddington Aerials & Satellites has over six years experience in the industry and can therefore fix any aerial or TV reception problem you might have. Here are just some of the services Doddington Aerials and Satellites can carryout to help with TV reception problems:
  • TV Aerial Upgrades
  • Problem Solving For TV Reception Problems
  • Problem Solving For Digital TV Reception Problems
  • Problem Solving For Satellite TV Problems
  • TV Aerial Services
  • Help With The Digital Switchover
Contact Doddington Aerials & Satellites for your more help 07794786718!

Happy New Year to Sussex from Doddington Aerials and Satellites

We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and suppliers for a fantastic first year of trading in 2011.

In these difficult economic times everyone has suffered, we have worked hard to offer our customers the very best cost effective prices and value for money, in the 2012 we will look to offer even more special offers on aerial and satellite installations.

This has been a very exciting first year; we have carried out all sorts of aerial and satellite installations for both domestic and commercial customers. We have worked on some great adrenalin rushing projects using our abseiling skills and have been extremely grateful to have carried out some great subcontracts.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make Doddington Aerials and Satellites a success, we want to give a special mention to Gavin Cox and All Trade.

Contact Doddington Aerials and Satellites 07794786718

If you would like more information about the digital switchover in Sussex visit out website by clicking here

Chris and Charlotte