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Wannabe Geek

#154858 10-Nov-2014 22:12
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Hi there,

I am a bit of a newbie to freeview, so apologize if this is all pretty simple. I moved into a new house yesterday, and when I tried to set up my freeview TV, I came across some problems. The people before me had SKY in the place. I attached the UHF cable to my freeview box, there is no signal light on the box, and all i see is just dishtv screen. I tried autotuning the tv and ofcos there was nothing found. 
Does anyone know what is happening? i asked my previous owner and they said that they always had skytv and worked well with the UHF aerial, it was previously set up by professionals. 

I stay in Hamilton East, Albert street, i double checked on freeview tv website and it says that my area has very high possibility of receiving freeview coverage. Could this be due to previous skytv settings? Or issit just the freeview box being a faulty product? If so i need to return it soon before return policy expires. Please advise. 

Many thanks
Jien Pang

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Uber Geek

  #1172543 11-Nov-2014 06:15
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Sky hasn't broadcast on UHF for years so they probably had their Sky box connected to a satellite dish. Satellite and UHF aerial are two different ways to receive Freeview. Your T1000 is only for UHF and only UHF Freeview is in high definition. Either the house doesn't have an aerial or it isn't set up correctly for Freeview or the T1000 is faulty and the TV doesn't support Freeview. Can you see an aerial on the roof?


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Wannabe Geek

  #1172552 11-Nov-2014 07:06
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Yea. It looks like this. not sure what it is that uhf? They told me they did not have anything extra other than that for their skytv.




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Wannabe Geek

  #1172553 11-Nov-2014 07:10
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Sorry. Use this link instead.

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Uber Geek

  #1172573 11-Nov-2014 07:40
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That's a vertically polarised VHF antenna. You need a UHF antenna and horizontal polarisation if pointing at the Te Aroha transmitter.
Check where your antenna cable goes. If the previous tenants had Sky it probably goes to a satellite dish which won't work on a terrestrial Freeview box or TV.
Good info here.

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  #1173523 12-Nov-2014 12:50
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Hi jienpang

Has Biggles helped you with the polarisation with the UHF aerial?

Currently working with Freeview NZ and Owner of Tech Plus Services Limited
Former Consultant at Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, DISH TV Technologies. 


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