Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

20 posts


# 154855 10-Nov-2014 19:28
Send private message

Can anyone tell me with regards to a house in Christchurch on the Vodafone cable network that has a female f-connector on the wall previously installed by Telstra. Is it possible to plug a digital ready TV into it and tune into Freeview without the need for a Terrestrial aerial?

I notice that Vodafone now have plans where you can get a freeview box with certain broadband plans, but I wasn't able to ascertain whether they encrypt the signal if it is indeed transmitted over the network so that it can only be used with their own box, or if they stream the channels to the box via the internet. 

Well I hope this makes sense, thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me.

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  # 1172385 10-Nov-2014 19:30
Send private message

You need to a Vodafone customer and subscribed to Vodafone TV


28369 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1172388 10-Nov-2014 19:31
Send private message

Simple answer. No.

You need a set top box to view content.


546 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1172399 10-Nov-2014 19:55
Send private message

if you have unlimited cable check to see if the set top box is free.


2161 posts

Uber Geek

  # 1172434 10-Nov-2014 21:10
Send private message

It comes over the Digital Video Broadcasting-Cable standard, this is different DVB-Terrestrial (normal Ariel freeveiw)


I remember on the old analog platform, normal TV channels came over the cable that you could turn into using a normal TV

20 posts


  # 1172537 11-Nov-2014 03:32
Send private message

Thanks for all the super fast responses everyone, very helpful and much appreciated.

Create new topic

Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices

Twitter and LinkedIn »

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:

News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30

BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14

Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24

2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35

New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13

OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32

Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27

D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.