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  Reply # 728949 8-Dec-2012 13:01
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Jaxson:The coax is the same for the satellite or UHF aerial install, so you can simply disconnect the satellite dish and attach an external UHF aerial IF the satellite is not required anymore.  Makes it quick and easy potentially.


Bad advice, I'd say. Did you not read that the feed is split off at each level in the building and there is at least one Sky user in the basement level?
I think he would be somewhat aggrieved if his Satellite dish was removed.

A number of other respondents seemed to have confused Andre's described home setup and his office installation.
Perhaps he has just been confused by seeing freeview channel content via his Sky feed at home??


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  Reply # 729067 8-Dec-2012 19:12
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PimpMyMagic:
Jaxson:The coax is the same for the satellite or UHF aerial install, so you can simply disconnect the satellite dish and attach an external UHF aerial IF the satellite is not required anymore.  Makes it quick and easy potentially.


Bad advice, I'd say. Did you not read that the feed is split off at each level in the building and there is at least one Sky user in the basement level?


Oh yeah, that's sht advice for sure.

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  Reply # 729085 8-Dec-2012 20:07
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Rabbit Ears?  Depends on the signal strenth and the quality of rabbit ears used for the STB?
Ive seen someone use rabbit ears for terrestrial freeview and the quality was super good. (they not in line of sight of the transmitter)


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  Reply # 729122 8-Dec-2012 22:26

Gooseybhai: Rabbit Ears?  Depends on the signal strenth and the quality of rabbit ears used for the STB?
Ive seen someone use rabbit ears for terrestrial freeview and the quality was super good. (they not in line of sight of the transmitter)



"quality rabbit ears"

The perfect oxymoron there.




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  Reply # 729141 9-Dec-2012 00:51
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Et tu Brute!

Just what I was thinking.

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  Reply # 729154 9-Dec-2012 07:43
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hdinsider:
Gooseybhai: Rabbit Ears?  Depends on the signal strenth and the quality of rabbit ears used for the STB?
Ive seen someone use rabbit ears for terrestrial freeview and the quality was super good. (they not in line of sight of the transmitter)



"quality rabbit ears"

The perfect oxymoron there.


I know...but hey you have to try the nonsense of rabbit ears at least once in your life ! 

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  Reply # 729216 9-Dec-2012 11:22
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For band 1 or band III maybe, but for UHF there are much better small indoor alternatives these days.

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  Reply # 731517 12-Dec-2012 17:23
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networkn:
reven: you wont be able to connect the tv to the sat dish directly you would need a separate box. basically you need to get someone to install a UHF aerial.


Hmm this is very weird. At home I have JUST Sky Dish, and I can get Freeview (Not sure if it's HD) on my Sony EX700 32" without issues.

Hmm Just checked the specs on the Ex700 Sony TV and it doesn't say Freeview on it. I need to doublecheck when I get home.


The simplest solution is to get a DVB-S set top box and receive Freeview off the satellite. It won't be HD, but you can get a basic box (new) from $20-$30 on TradeMe.  

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  Reply # 731531 12-Dec-2012 17:56
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silverlake: The simplest solution is to get a DVB-S set top box and receive Freeview off the satellite. It won't be HD, but you can get a basic box (new) from $20-$30 on TradeMe.  

OP didn't mention being on a budget, and his post title is about HD tv, not the satellite infill service with less channels and poorer picture quality.

I would suggest checking out the reception off the coax, or other wire from your aerial socket, but be prepared for needing either an indoor or outdoor antenna to receive Freeview HD.




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  Reply # 731668 12-Dec-2012 23:02
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silverlake: The simplest solution is to get a DVB-S set top box and receive Freeview off the satellite. It won't be HD, but you can get a basic box (new) from $20-$30 on TradeMe.  

OP didn't mention being on a budget, and his post title is about HD tv, not the satellite infill service with less channels and poorer picture quality.

I would suggest checking out the reception off the coax, or other wire from your aerial socket, but be prepared for needing either an indoor or outdoor antenna to receive Freeview HD.

There is the possibility that our friend cannot receive a UHF signal where he is and Freeview HD may not be an option. I'm not convinced that the mention of HD in the title of the post means that SD is not of interest - especially given that this is a TV for an office and installing a UHF aerial may not be an option.

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