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# 123130 25-Jun-2013 18:59
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Hi all, 

I just got this Freeview box and I  can not get it to pick up a signal.

There are not instructions, but I assumed it would be straight forward.

Plug cable from wall to Freeview Box then Component leads to TV. Then search and configure Freeview box.

Problem is there is not signal light on the Freeview box.

Any ideas??


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# 845199 25-Jun-2013 19:13
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first thing what aerial have you got and are you actually in a Freeview UHF area.

Edit to say.  Not sure why you didnt receive the user manual with it but you can download it from dishtv site




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  # 845260 25-Jun-2013 20:52
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I live in Newtown in Wellington, should be a FreeView area.

 
 
 
 




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  # 845264 25-Jun-2013 20:58
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Gilco2: first thing what aerial have you got and are you actually in a Freeview UHF area.

Edit to say.  Not sure why you didnt receive the user manual with it but you can download it from dishtv site


There are two wall sockets, I plugged a cable in one of them and in to the tv to see if it works and picked up 2 snowy pictures. So assume there is a aerial on the house. 

I do have a crap One For All internal aerial I can try.

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  # 845267 25-Jun-2013 21:00
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Got anything else to test signal is ok? If you are getting no lights though, it is probably stuffed. Take it back.




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  # 845269 25-Jun-2013 21:03
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paulmilbank: Got anything else to test signal is ok? If you are getting no lights though, it is probably stuffed. Take it back.


No nothing else to test it, I will get it taken back to Dick Smith in town.



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  # 845277 25-Jun-2013 21:17
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http://www.dishtv.co.nz/vmchk/Freeview%7CHD-aerialBox/98-aerialBox-mini-T1000-Freeview%7CHD-single-tuner-USB-PVR/flypage_web2_lite.tpl.htm


I
 am not being thick am I, all I need is a UHF aerial internal or external (wall socket) then connect it to the Freeview box. I do not need anything else do i??



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  # 845733 26-Jun-2013 19:25
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Swapped the box over and still no luck.

The internal bunny ears aerial works on the TV by itself.

I look at the house and there is a sky dish, we dont have sky though. Can not see any TV aerials on the house.

Even though there are two sockets on the wall next to each other, so I assume one is tv and the other is sky.

 
 
 
 


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  # 845734 26-Jun-2013 19:36
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TG09: . Can not see any TV aerials on the house.


That will be your problem then.

TG09:
Even though there are two sockets on the wall next to each other, so I assume one is tv and the other is sky.


One probably goes to the Sky dish, and the other loops through to another room.

Try the bunny ears to see if you get a signal from them - you need to be in a pretty good area though. Most likely you will need to get an external UHF antenna installed.



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  # 845881 27-Jun-2013 08:45
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RunningMan:
TG09: . Can not see any TV aerials on the house.


That will be your problem then.

TG09:
Even though there are two sockets on the wall next to each other, so I assume one is tv and the other is sky.


One probably goes to the Sky dish, and the other loops through to another room.

Try the bunny ears to see if you get a signal from them - you need to be in a pretty good area though. Most likely you will need to get an external UHF antenna installed.


I agree, I just assumed all houses have tv aerials...doh

There is a another socket in the main bedroom, so sounds like your right on the Sky disk loops through to another room.

We are renting so dont really want to get a UHF aerial installed, as we are going to be there only 9 more months.

Could try getting a internal better quality UHF aerial. 

Would it be possilble to change the UHF Freeview box to a Sky Freeview Box and use the sky dish, even though I dont have sky??

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  # 845937 27-Jun-2013 10:06
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You may be able to swap your new Aerial box for the DishTV S7070R.  Same price but uses the Freeview Satellite system.  Just plug into the existing sky dish and away you go




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  # 845944 27-Jun-2013 10:13
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Gilco2: You may be able to swap your new Aerial box for the DishTV S7070R.  Same price but uses the Freeview Satellite system.  Just plug into the existing sky dish and away you go


Sounds like a plan, I will have to do that. Cheers

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  # 846342 27-Jun-2013 18:33
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Gilco2: You may be able to swap your new Aerial box for the DishTV S7070R.  Same price but uses the Freeview Satellite system.  Just plug into the existing sky dish and away you go


Of course you won't get HD if you take the option of Freeview via satellite - you probably know that already, but it's worth saying that before you decide on that approach. As you are using a component video connection to the TV, there's a good chance that it's not an HD TV in any case.

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  # 846354 27-Jun-2013 19:00
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I bought an inside antenna for our bedroom TV from DSE.. works fine. http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/antennas/digital-indoor-active-tv-antenna-dsnz-l4075

(live near the hills in adelaide)



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  # 846372 27-Jun-2013 19:43
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Gilco2: You may be able to swap your new Aerial box for the DishTV S7070R.  Same price but uses the Freeview Satellite system.  Just plug into the existing sky dish and away you go


Ended up getting this and a cable and it all works now, cheers for you help and everyone else.


great forum.

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