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    I dunno how well this antenna is, but it's omnidirectional!

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....sPageName=WDVW
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    a regular straight up wire antennae is omni-directional. it can pickup signals polarised in most planes.

    simple maxwells equations tell us that. not trying to nit pick.
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    hehehe I was just thinking omni directional must be better as most tv antennas are directional? But omni directional might mean it may pick up more noise....
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    I have one of these 360 deg caravan antenna, works great upon testing but it looks ugly and bulky. mine has a built in noise filter which does a very good job with an ajustable gain control. I have a quite small car and I tried to place it on the rear shelf under the rear window but reception was poor. I am thinking of getting a roof rack just for that and paint both the antena and the rack. would look ugly imo.

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    Yeah, I'm looking at the possibility of putting TV in my car.

    Came across this link the other day. Not sure how well it works though.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....765385292&rd=1

    The seller is even in Melbourne!

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    I've been looking at digital/analog TV tuners myself. I'll ask about the antennae and TV in the Mercs this week when I call in to Southbank to pick up my car (probably Wednesday). I would imagine that you could just use the car's aerial for both TV and radio reception. I can tell you now that reception will probably be rubbish just before Chadstone on Princes Highway heading out of the city and after Bulleen Road along the Eastern Freeway. I'll post when I have more info.

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    you could get a usb digital tv box or card and run a normal fairly good quality omni directional aerial and should be able to pick up a good enough signal. It should have a crystal clear picture when the car is still. If your in a good area.

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    I called my man Chris at the Southbank dealership and he wasn't 100% sure but thought the antennae are located in the roof. He said he'd ask around so I'll check with him again later this week to see if he's found out anything (and can tell me). Anyone else have any ideas?

    I'm thinking if TV is too much hassle for reception reasons then I'll just go with a basic card for FM tuning. And I just found out that my car is going to be a collector's item now that they're not making anymore at the end of this year. Bonza. It'll look nice sitting next to my Mustang if I ever get it over here.

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    I can't believe i missed this silly me

    I've got tv in my car and i'm about to buy a 12v powered antenna

    it's at jaycar in ringwood or anywere else a jaycar is

    it cost $49.95

    http://www1.jaycar.com.au/productVie...Max=&SUBCATID=

    I'm gonna buy 1 so if someone else comes along with me they can get it for $44.90

    or if i can get 4 other people it's $39.90

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    Nin Nin, whats up brother? have you been working on your car pc lately? i haven't at all, was so busy. the last thing i did was to buy that antenna you are going for. it's now in my back yard hooked to my desktop media center lol. I found no where to mount it as it didn't work well from the rear shelf.

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