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#133654 29-Oct-2013 16:38
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I've just bought an Igloo box from Harvey Normans's got it home and after much fiddling with antenna cables in the attic got it to pick up signal.

At this point, I have 4 of the free-to-air channels working: TV1, TV2 and their respective +1 channels... Bummer. It also (conveniently) picks up all the "igloo" channels - but that's not really any help as I only want the free stuff.

I have a perfectly working dish, but no DVB-S unit to test that with. Given we have MySky right now, I'm picking it's probably sweet.

My options are:
1) return the igloo & get something like a DishTV T1000
2) return the igloo & get a DVB-S box, and just live with the lack of HD content (not that there's a lot we watch on free to air anyway)
3) persevere with the igloo, get up on the roof and give the antenna a twist and hope for the best.

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Located in Onehunga (and idea which direction the antenna should be pointing? It' feasible that it has been blown off course so to speak)
Signal strength details on TV1 & 2 are: SNR 21dB, Sig str. 35.0 dBuV, Quality 65%, Strength 0%
Igloo was $78, the T1000 was available for $70. Presumably there are DVB-S boxes available on special there also

Any advice is greatly appreciated!




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  #923665 29-Oct-2013 16:56
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Isn't Igloo a terrestrial receiver? You need a UHF aerial, not a sat dish.





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  #923670 29-Oct-2013 17:00
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I had incorrectly assumed that was clear.

I have both a UH antenna and a dish.




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  #923684 29-Oct-2013 17:16
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To answer the simple question, as to where to point your antenna, this page has polarity and Google Map locations of the various Freeview transmitters. The ones that Kordia reckon will cover Onehunga are Skytower and Waiatarua.



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  #923685 29-Oct-2013 17:22
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Thanks Ed.

I've taken the path of least resistance - S7070 box it is!




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  #923740 29-Oct-2013 18:57
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I am a little bit confused by your post, however do you have a normal freeview TV with the tuner built in? If so, does that pickup all the channels. At a guess I think it is either your aerial or the connections. Perhaps connect the device directly to the aerial to test it, and prehaps rotate the aerial. The device should have a signal checker in it anyway, to show the strength and quality.

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  #923770 29-Oct-2013 20:05
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Did you get the S7070 already? Because if the problem is the antenna pointing in the wrong direction then it won't matter if it's the Igloo or the S7070...





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#923773 29-Oct-2013 20:15
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freitasm: Did you get the S7070 already? Because if the problem is the antenna pointing in the wrong direction then it won't matter if it's the Igloo or the S7070...

s7070 is satellite so use his sky dish in this case




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  #923775 29-Oct-2013 20:17
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Oh, well. I thought the OP was comparing lemons... with lemons ;)




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  #923807 29-Oct-2013 21:21
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I realized I couldn't get onto the roof without a ladder, which I would have to borrow and I'm keen to cut the cord with SkyTV ASAP.

In the grand scheme, not having HD was an easier prospect to deal with than finding a ladder.

Now, to choose between Hulu+ and Netflix!




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  #923813 29-Oct-2013 21:32
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jeffois: I realized I couldn't get onto the roof without a ladder, which I would have to borrow and I'm keen to cut the cord with SkyTV ASAP.

In the grand scheme, not having HD was an easier prospect to deal with than finding a ladder.

Now, to choose between Hulu+ and Netflix!

Ladders are very useful.




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  #923821 29-Oct-2013 21:37
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jeffois: In the grand scheme, not having HD was an easier prospect to deal with than finding a ladder.


Wow.  I would have gone with the ladder.  Once you've gone HD there's no going back.  Pleased you have it sorted however.




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  #923832 29-Oct-2013 21:48
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Thanks scuwp - we have MySkyHDi now and we watch bugger all. Netflix, Hulu & iPlayer are all HD ;-)

I hear what you're saying though. We're just renting at the moment... so maybe it's time to move!




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