Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1586 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 62


  Reply # 547193 19-Nov-2011 11:22 Send private message

Morgenmuffel

My aerial is 2 aerials both a UHF and a VHF coming into a splitter, This is amplifified as well as we don't seem to get any signal without the amp.
 


What kind of amplifier do you have?
A masthead amp at the aerial or distribution amp at the TV end of the coax? They perform different functions. The mastehead amp amplifes the signal at the antenna. The distribution amp amplifies all the signal plus crap at the TV end of the coax.
Obviously the sensitivity of the Magic TV Tuner is much less than the TV's tuner or you would be getting channels already.
Try running the UHF aerial direct to the Magic TV. If that doesn't work then try a Masthead amplifier as well. The magic TV and your TV don't need the VHF aerial connected anyway for Freeview.
Make sure the UHF antenna and coax are in excellent condition and well away from the VHF and other obstructions. Just having the VHF antenna on the same pole can be sufficient to downgrade the UHF signal drastically in weak signal areas.



185 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 547273 19-Nov-2011 17:53 Send private message

Its a mast head amp

 

There are pictures in this thread if you need to see more

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=83&topicId=57274

 

Can't work out how to link the stuff here.

 

I'll just wait for the wind to die down and disconnect the vhf and see if that fixes it



185 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 547287 19-Nov-2011 19:20 Send private message

Okey doke, disconnected the VHF and it all works now

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 29-Jan-2015 14:04 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 29-Jan-2015 17:26 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


I have had enough of Vodafone Customer Service... which ISP is for me?
Created by andrewinwlg, last reply by michaelmurfy on 28-Jan-2015 20:10 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by blakamin on 29-Jan-2015 19:10 (143 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


New to VDSL and wondering if I can change where the modem connects in the house
Created by Valcor, last reply by quickymart on 29-Jan-2015 20:59 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by joker97 on 29-Jan-2015 07:10 (131 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.