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  Reply # 668384 6-Aug-2012 15:34
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grasshoper: Yeah perhaps UHF is the better way to go, however I don't really want to fork out the money for a uhf aerial only to find reception isnt good enough.  At least with satelite I can be pretty certain.


For $30-50 (plus travel) you will be able to get an installer to do a signal test on the roof., they will then tell you if an aerial will work or not.



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  Reply # 668413 6-Aug-2012 16:08
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As the others have said....

If you are in a freeview HD reception area, (and have a modern HD capable TV), then you should be aiming for this. No if buts or maybe's on this, freeview HD is the way to go if you have the option.

To answer your original question, conceptually you need a tuner for freeview and this is either an internal tuner on a new TV or an external tuner from a set top boxe or a PVR etc. If you want to watch one channel and record another etc then you'll need multiple tuners, one for each task.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 669741 8-Aug-2012 17:26
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I can _just_ get it with bunny ears at my place, and I get it perfectly well with a short (6 element I think) UHF antenna and a 10M run of coax.

You'll almost certainly be fine with a UHF antenna. You can get a whole assembly kit including mount, coax etc for around $150, depending on how big an antenna you get. If you need to get involved with splitters, amps etc, then I'd get the professionals in to do it.

Bear in mind that UHF freeview is in HD, satellite is not.




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