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Topic # 160423 6-Jan-2015 12:15
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Hi all,

just purchased a new samsung tv (65" hu7200)
http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/uhd-tv/UA65HU7200WXRD

After having a look on google I understand DVB-T/C Means Terrestial/Cable.

From specs page:

 

Tuner/Broadcasting

 

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    DTV Tuner

     

     

    DVB-T/C

     

     

     



 

I do not have a UHF aerial, only a sky dish. I am aware that I can only watch Freeview in SD, not HD with a dish.

As the TV lists DVB-T/C does that mean I will need to buy a decoder to plug in to use freeview?

Cheers!

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  Reply # 1209137 6-Jan-2015 12:28
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You need a box for the dish ,or a UHF Antenna ( recommended)

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  Reply # 1209139 6-Jan-2015 12:28
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Yes, you will need a seperate decoder box to watch Freeview from your dish



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  Reply # 1209140 6-Jan-2015 12:29
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Thanks for your replies, I see a UHF aerial is only about $100 from DSE

do you need an electrician to install them?

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  Reply # 1209158 6-Jan-2015 12:43
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An electrician would be the last person you'd call - most wouldn't have the tools or skills to install an antenna.

An aerial installer is your best option. As to whether a DIY install is possible is going to depend entirely on your skills, you'll also have to add buy cable and then probably $50 to buy tools to strip and crimp cables unless you want to simply buy a premade cable which will typically mean you're very limited as to whether you can run it.


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  Reply # 1209162 6-Jan-2015 12:52
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sbiddle: An electrician would be the last person you'd call - most wouldn't have the tools or skills to install an antenna.



But aerials have cables and wires and stuff wink

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  Reply # 1209164 6-Jan-2015 12:57
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You don't say where you live - It may be that you can only receive Freeview by satellite you should check out this Freeview site

[url=http://www.freeviewnz.tv/coverage.aspx]



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  Reply # 1209201 6-Jan-2015 13:18
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Porirua, checked the site and I should get coverage.

 

Called an installer and getting a aerial put up tomorrow... Freeview website says that you TV needs to have Freeview HD built in to not require a decoder, Should I assume the TV listing the spec DVB-T as being equiv and will work?

 

Thanks for the quick replies all

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Reply # 1209224 6-Jan-2015 14:05
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ekul: Called an installer and getting a aerial put up tomorrow... Freeview website says that you TV needs to have Freeview HD built in to not require a decoder, Should I assume the TV listing the spec DVB-T as being equiv and will work? 

Once the aerial is installed and the aerial cable is run to and connected to the TV, all you'll have to do is tune its in-built Freeview decoder. Actually that's not quite all - after that you'll have to grab a beer (or your favourite beverage), sit back and enjoy!!



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  Reply # 1209226 6-Jan-2015 14:08
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Yeah but it doesn't say anywhere freeview is supported, just saw on the specs list the DVB-T is listed, which i assume means freeview will work?

Will def sit down with a beer :P

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  Reply # 1209233 6-Jan-2015 14:21
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Freeview from UHF source = DVB-T

Freeview from satellite source = DVB-S

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