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# 177393 31-Jul-2015 22:39
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Am I am a victim of the system that has perpetuated the monopoly of "Pay TV" in New Zealand?  There is no terrestrial signal at my place.  There never has PQ better than o.k..  Way back in time I had to pay the full fee for the snowy channels we could get.  Now days there is some satellite but to get the best from it with "Freeview Plus"I  need to be Geographically located such that I would have alternatives such that I would hardly have to bother with FV+.   

Is there a crack that can provide the paging information that is in the uhf component of freeview plus to let me use the internet to get Freeview plus working?

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  # 1356404 1-Aug-2015 00:29
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Hi

I do not think you can crack the system, however we are offering Satellite products that offer all the OnDemand Apps just like FreeviewPlus but for our Satellite customers, that the difference is that Freeview provides a guide with previous listings that you direct straight to the OnDemand apps. The S8200 can offer that (Apps are almost being approved) as well as other ways to bring media to one place DLNA streaming from any device as well as streaming the current channel you are on to a computer running VLC or other software using a single IP address.

You can also buy a FreeviewPlus certified box and even though you will not be able to get the UHF channels you can still access these apps with your WiFi or Ethernet connection.





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  # 1358738 4-Aug-2015 14:54
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Is the need for the UHF input for HBB Tv in New Zealand for Geo Blocking?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1358865 4-Aug-2015 17:40
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GGJohnstone: Is the need for the UHF input for HBB Tv in New Zealand for Geo Blocking?

You'd have to ask Freeview to get a sure answer, but if you were asking me I'd say geo-blocking has absolutely nothing to do with it. After all, FreeviewPlus just redirects to the content that the respective on-demand websites are using. That content is already geo-blocked. I'd have assumed it's a cost and/or satellite bandwidth availability issue...

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  # 1358916 4-Aug-2015 19:29
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GGJohnstone: Is the need for the UHF input for HBB Tv in New Zealand for Geo Blocking?

Freeview Plus only gives you Live NZ TV plus access to TV on demand and catch up from NZ TV Channels so Geo Blocking is unnecessary.
It all seems a waste of time to me as TV on demand is available via your PC anyway and there's heaps of sources for free live and on demand services via Internet that Freeview Plus can't give you access to.
The fact that you have a UHF antenna connected has nothing to do with geo blocking. As far as I can tell the antenna is only necessary to get the EPG.

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  # 1359435 5-Aug-2015 14:35
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Its ridiculous that its not just a box with an ethernet connection and a HDMI plug on it for freeview plus.

Oldschool gotta be old tho. They paid a lot for those RF licenses that are now redundant in an internet connected world. Must keep that tuner in the box to make it seem worthwhile to keep broadcasting.




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  # 1359456 5-Aug-2015 14:58
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richms: Its ridiculous that its not just a box with an ethernet connection and a HDMI plug on it for freeview plus.

Oldschool gotta be old tho. They paid a lot for those RF licenses that are now redundant in an internet connected world. Must keep that tuner in the box to make it seem worthwhile to keep broadcasting.


I can't get my head around this either.

What about the 2015 AerialBox T2100. What happens if you don't have a UHF antenna hooked up? Will freeview+ work? Anybody tried it?

I find freeview ondemand quality on both PC/PS3 extremely disappointing. So bad that we just don't watch. Is it really any better on the AerialBox? 

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