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Have a dabs tuner in the new car so tried it today.

I Picked up Radio 2 outside my sister’s house Firth Mossbank.

Lost the signal about the entrance to the new gas plant.

Picked it up again at the Chinese at Brae.

And it worked all the way to the Vidlin Shop and then in to Lerwick and out to Scalloway.

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This thread was thought provoking. On the back of it I spent 15 quid on a couple of connectors for my mobile phone. One an audio out adapter so it will plug into an amp so I now have digital internet radio via the stereo. The other is an HDMI adapter so I can now watch Sky, catch up TV and anything else I fancy on a different TV to the one Sky is connected to.

 

This is pretty easy to do, you need a smartphone that can use suitable free apps (Sky Go & TV Catch-up for TV, TuneIn for radio) you can buy a second hand one sim free on ebay for about £25, you dont need a sim card but the phone has to be wireless so it can connect to your router. Android phones will be cheapest I expect as iphones, like everything Apple produce, are overpriced. Both will do the job though.

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Tune-in is great, but don't bother paying for the paid for app, it's not worth it, the free one does everything MOST people need, I use it instead of iPlayer for radio catch up as it runs in the background allowing you to use phone for other things. Netflix is also good on Android. TVCatch-up is a must have, SkyGo is good but you have to remember that it can take a while for the picture to define.

Even old Nokia Symbians will do TV catch-up, download BBC iPlayer content and have a radio app built-in, the TV connector cable came as standard, was quite a shock moving to Android and having to buy extra cables.

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Tune-in is great, but don't bother paying for the paid for app, it's not worth it, the free one does everything MOST people need, I use it instead of iPlayer for radio catch up as it runs in the background allowing you to use phone for other things. Netflix is also good on Android. TVCatch-up is a must have, SkyGo is good but you have to remember that it can take a while for the picture to define.

Even old Nokia Symbians will do TV catch-up, download BBC iPlayer content and have a radio app built-in, the TV connector cable came as standard, was quite a shock moving to Android and having to buy extra cables.

 

I have an old N85 which would likely do the the tv catch up too then, dont remember it having a tv adapter but I think the box is still in a cupboard somewhere, I likely took the phone out and never even thought about the rest of the contents.

 

Sky Go isnt working atm for me as I'm using an S3 on Jelly Bean and Sky havent released the app for it yet. I have an HTC running Eclair but stupidly bought a Samsung specific HDMI adapter.

 

Might buy a generic adapter as the HTC isnt being used by anyone and although the S3 is a great phone, as an interface I find it quite a bit more fiddly than the HTC or Iphone interfaces. In the interest of not being the only person who can work the TV it might be a better long term solution.

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