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#115947 12-Apr-2013 22:41
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Hey, I found a thread from 2011 enquiring about this but it is locked and there was no resolution.


I cant pick up Prime or Maori TV .....

I live in Ponsonby, Auckland.
My house is just down the hill towards the city (imagine driving down Franklin Rd)
Because of this hill issue i have no Line Of Sight to the Waitakere ranges.
I have CLEAR LOS to Skytower.

I have never previously been able to pick up Prime where i am on regular UHF TV in the past...

I had hoped by purchasing a FREEVIEW (approved) HD Receiver i'd be able to get all the channels i 
couldn't before.

I previously could only tune in Channels 2 and 3. Occasionally Channel 4 but the reception was poor.

NOW, with my FREEVIEW RECEIVER i can pull down a beautiful crisp picture for ALL the channels EXCEPT PRIME (and to a lesser degree of annoyance, MAORI TV).

Any clues ?

It seems absurd that i can get all the other promised FREE TO VIEW Channels including a few foreign language channels etc.....BUT NO PRIME OR MAORI TV ?
Madness.....

Any thoughts or ideas welcome.

I just want to say off the bat that i do not at all feel that the issue is with the Receiver itself.



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  #798630 12-Apr-2013 22:45
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The mast from the Waitakere range broadcasts signal with horizontal polarity but the Sky Tower broadcasts in vertical polarity. So you need to turn your antenna 90 degress, point it to the Sky Tower and retune your freeview channels.

I hope this helps.

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  #798631 12-Apr-2013 22:45
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Slightly bizarre question, but can you watch Parliament TV or any of the radio channels via Freeview?

 
 
 
 




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  #798642 12-Apr-2013 23:43
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Hmmm ill check again now but no i don't believe i do have parliament tv squire....



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  #798643 12-Apr-2013 23:46
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AKLWestie: The mast from the Waitakere range broadcasts signal with horizontal polarity but the Sky Tower broadcasts in vertical polarity. So you need to turn your antenna 90 degress, point it to the Sky Tower and retune your freeview channels.

I hope this helps.



I'll ninja up onto the roof now and check in witch direction it is set.



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  #798644 12-Apr-2013 23:51
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Ok so my Antenna is actually pointed hard north it looks. So the SKYTOWER is about 90degree's to the right.
I'd Re-AIM it but my flatmates upstairs have SKY (for another month until they cancel).

I don't want to f*ck their sh*t up.....

Advise ?



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  #798645 12-Apr-2013 23:54
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Oh did i fail to mention.

The Cable that runs into my room and into the UHF IN on my FREEVIEW RECEIVER is 1 of 2 ends of a split that runs down from a SKY SATELLITE on teh roof which points North.



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  #798646 13-Apr-2013 00:01
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nVoID: Oh did i fail to mention.

The Cable that runs into my room and into the UHF IN on my FREEVIEW RECEIVER is 1 of 2 ends of a split that runs down from a SKY SATELLITE on teh roof which points North.


I have a UHF FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER, not a SATELLITE FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER. Stating this just in case there is confusion about my aerial vs my receiver

 
 
 
 


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  #798661 13-Apr-2013 06:33
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nVoID:
nVoID: Oh did i fail to mention.

The Cable that runs into my room and into the UHF IN on my FREEVIEW RECEIVER is 1 of 2 ends of a split that runs down from a SKY SATELLITE on teh roof which points North.


I have a UHF FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER, not a SATELLITE FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER. Stating this just in case there is confusion about my aerial vs my receiver


Well there is your problem, a UHF receiver and connected to a Sat dish, i'm surprised you are getting any channels at all.

2 choices, get a Sat receiver or put up a uhf aerial



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  #798673 13-Apr-2013 08:00
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nVoID:
nVoID: Oh did i fail to mention.

The Cable that runs into my room and into the UHF IN on my FREEVIEW RECEIVER is 1 of 2 ends of a split that runs down from a SKY SATELLITE on teh roof which points North.


I have a UHF FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER, not a SATELLITE FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER. Stating this just in case there is confusion about my aerial vs my receiver


And who would be confused, not us. If you don't have the required antenna and have never had any antenna for receiving terrestrial TV, either analog or digital, why even start this thread. TV antennas have been on roofs in NZ since 1960 so one would think that by now you would have a clue as to what they were for.

You may also want to realise that Sky's service is coming from a geostationary satellite in earth orbit and that the technology used to receive such signals is not generally used to receive terrestrial transmissions.




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  #798771 13-Apr-2013 13:56
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Spyware:
nVoID:
nVoID: Oh did i fail to mention.

The Cable that runs into my room and into the UHF IN on my FREEVIEW RECEIVER is 1 of 2 ends of a split that runs down from a SKY SATELLITE on teh roof which points North.


I have a UHF FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER, not a SATELLITE FREEVIEW HD RECEIVER. Stating this just in case there is confusion about my aerial vs my receiver


And who would be confused, not us. If you don't have the required antenna and have never had any antenna for receiving terrestrial TV, either analog or digital, why even start this thread. TV antennas have been on roofs in NZ since 1960 so one would think that by now you would have a clue as to what they were for.

You may also want to realise that Sky's service is coming from a geostationary satellite in earth orbit and that the technology used to receive such signals is not generally used to receive terrestrial transmissions.


Wow thanks for being helpful.

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  #798861 13-Apr-2013 17:55

I'm surprised how many people have set up freeview like this and have reasonable reception. The signal is being picked up in the satellite cable only, but is enough to work, for some channels anyway.

Is there any danger of the satellite LNB power from the sat receiver killing the tv's input? I wouldn't risk it myself.




don't mess with me.... i'm the hd insider....



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  #798881 13-Apr-2013 18:39
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Ok so im not blocked anymore. Right. SO..... My ignorance on this subject aside,

Perhaps i am not plugged into the Sky dish then. There is a old traditional aerial on the roof but because of the head trip cable nightmare under teh house where it all culminates in splitters and old signal amplifiers from days gone by i am perhaps doing something retarded.....

Just break this down for me....

Assuming this cable IS coming down from an old sky dish (one of those smallish ones you get in the city probably about 50/60cm width and height. obviously not some huge Contact style dish) and it splits off into two cables, one to me, the other to elsewhere, is it possible for my end to have an old school Male UHF style Aerial plug fitted onto it and for it to then function as a UHF Aerial ?

Or is that that just straight up retarded ?

And if it is so straight up retarded. Why on earth did the fellow who cranked the installation chuck a deceptive
UHF Male Aerial plug on the end ?



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  #798889 13-Apr-2013 18:52
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Im picking up 17 crisp clear channels.....EXCEPT PRIME, Maori, and Parliament...
Channel 1 glitches a little when the wind blows it seems....


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  #798899 13-Apr-2013 19:03
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You need to follow the cables, see where they go, and then get back to us with the results.

Until you do that, then nobody can advise you what the problem is, and what steps to take to resolve it.

Alternatively, as your knowledge in this field appears limited, get an antenna installer in to do it for you.

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