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Topic # 89255 29-Aug-2011 18:28 Send private message

My Son lives in an Apartment in Wellington, he has borrowed our tiVo for the Rugby World cup. When he does a Channel search he gets all the non TVNZ channels but does not get the following

TV1, TV2, TVNZ 7, TV3 or TV3+

Prime is OK

Anyone shed light on this and have any idea how to fix.

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  Reply # 513608 29-Aug-2011 18:53 Send private message

Obviously not enough signal strength to receive all channels. TV3 and TV3+ are not TVNZ so it looks like only the MUX with Prime has enough strength to tune.
What sort of antenna is being used?

Solution:  Improve the antenna and/or add a masthead amp.
As he is in an apartment this may not be possible.

The tuner in the Tivo may be insensitive so try borrowing a Freeview TV and see if it works.
What about others in the apartment block. Do they receive Freeview OK?

Need more info to solve the problem.

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  Reply # 513881 30-Aug-2011 12:02 Send private message

It is likely to be signal not strong enough to tune those channels or the kind of antenna he is using..?
tell him to get a few coat hangers and some screws and build himself a 4 bay bowty antenna HDTV it took me 20 minutes to make. here is the link http://www.tvantennaplans.com/
It is great they gonna show those games in cristal clear freeview eh.

good luck,


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  Reply # 513896 30-Aug-2011 12:32 Send private message

KiwiNZ: My Son lives in an Apartment


That's the problem.  It's been discussed a lot here over the years.  Apartments often have filters which are now out of date and block the freeview frequencies.

Options have been:

Get the body corporate to fix it.
Get an internal aerial and hope you get enough signal.

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