Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




81 posts

Master Geek


# 179221 31-Aug-2015 20:06
Send private message

Hi,

I am looking to install Freeview at my place to view the Apna Channel etc.

I have a LG TV with freeview built in (I think it does its an LG 55LM6410 says something about DVB).

I currently have Sky (HDMI), so I switched to Antenna mode and tried to tune the tv for the channels, but found nothing. I had a look at the back of the TV and noticed there was no antenna plugged into the DV.ffffffffff

I have heard its possible to use the sky dish cable (currently connected to SKY Box) to get freeview. 

Would I need to buy a Satellite receiver? I see 1 day has them on sale

How would I get both Sky and freeview at the same time without switching cables? https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AAPFCN057

Or would I just be able to buy an indoor antenna? https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/home-entertainment/televisions/television-antennas-aerials/dds-dds101-indoor-uhf-hd-antenna/prod120418.html

All advice would be much appreciated, thanks :)




View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2287 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1377329 31-Aug-2015 20:14
Send private message

Apna is terrestrial, i.e., DVB-T, only channel.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


You're typing with Josh!
1418 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1377330 31-Aug-2015 20:15
Send private message

Hi

First things first please explain or confirm that you can receive Freeview HD via a UHF antenna by typing in your address here: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/  

That way we can help you with further setup instructions, to avoid jumping the gun.






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

 

Travel Geek: Brazil, Chile, New Caledonia, United States, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Cook Islands


 
 
 
 




81 posts

Master Geek


  # 1377335 31-Aug-2015 20:30
Send private message

Thanks for the quick reply guys!

Spyware - I'm not too sure what this means, but my priority is viewing the apna channel.

Josh - I entered my address and it said - 'Great, looks like you're very likely to have Freeview|HD coverage at...' At the bottom it says 'check out these greast Freeview options all subscription free' FreeviewPlus, Myfreeview|HD, Freeview|HD, Myfeeview Satellite, Freeview satellite.


1953 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1377426 31-Aug-2015 21:51
Send private message

flixide: Thanks for the quick reply guys!

Spyware - I'm not too sure what this means, but my priority is viewing the apna channel.

Josh - I entered my address and it said - 'Great, looks like you're very likely to have Freeview|HD coverage at...' At the bottom it says 'check out these greast Freeview options all subscription free' FreeviewPlus, Myfreeview|HD, Freeview|HD, Myfeeview Satellite, Freeview satellite.


All you need to do is get a UHF antenna plus coax and plug it into your TV antenna socket then do an autotune.
Read your TV manual and it will tell you what to do.



81 posts

Master Geek


  # 1379944 4-Sep-2015 18:49
Send private message

Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks

2287 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1379946 4-Sep-2015 18:58
Send private message

flixide: Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks


Obviously can only be an indoor antenna if you have sufficient signal strength and signal quality indoors, most likely you don't. Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


8754 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1379949 4-Sep-2015 19:13
Send private message

http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/

 
 
 
 




81 posts

Master Geek


  # 1379950 4-Sep-2015 19:16
Send private message

Oh right, that would be a much easier solution haha.

'Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess' - What do you mean by this? If it helps I live like a 5 minute walk from the Basin Reserve Stadium lol.

1953 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1379952 4-Sep-2015 19:24
Send private message

flixide: Oh right, that would be a much easier solution haha.

'Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess' - What do you mean by this? If it helps I live like a 5 minute walk from the Basin Reserve Stadium lol.

Can you see the Tx mast on Kaukau from your lounge window? If not then an indoor antenna is unlikely to work.

2287 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1379961 4-Sep-2015 19:43
Send private message

Kaukau is 7.2 km or so, 78 dBuV predicted. Worth trying an indoor. Apna image quality is quite poor, they transmit wrong aspect ratio and often have poor audio so the odd picture breakup due to poor reception would hardly matter in my opinion.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test




81 posts

Master Geek


  # 1379962 4-Sep-2015 19:49
Send private message

Spyware: Kaukau is 7.2 km or so, 78 dBuV predicted. Worth trying an indoor. Apna image quality is quite poor, they transmit wrong aspect ratio and often have poor audio so the odd picture breakup due to poor reception would hardly matter in my opinion.


Ohk I'll buy one from Noel Leeming to test it out and will return if doesn't work (hopefully can do this). If not, what are some good options for getting the antenna installed on the roof? Which companies are good?

'Can you see the Tx mast on Kaukau from your lounge window? If not then an indoor antenna is unlikely to work.' 

Nope ^

2287 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1379965 4-Sep-2015 19:53
Send private message

If TX mast is not visible (when looking toward Kaukau and imagining a window in wall) then forget about an indoor, Matchmaster site doesn't show terrain in vicinity but any building(s), trees will also block signal.

Note: I would imagine that many houses in Wellington have no antenna's because there is no signal but am unfamiliar with the area.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test




81 posts

Master Geek


  # 1379967 4-Sep-2015 19:58
Send private message

Jase2985: http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/


 

Highest Frequency Signal: 77 dBuV, Digital Channels:28 30 32 34 36

 

Distance: 8.4km, Bearing: 1.1 deg.

 

Recommended Antenna - 02MM-MDU36

 

Antenna UHF(27-50) Phased Array 'F' Type
Polarity Horizontal: UHF Gain 18dBuV

You're typing with Josh!
1418 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1380027 4-Sep-2015 21:48
Send private message

flixide: Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks


A indoor aerial will do the job however may have quite a bit of interference over time, a long term solution is getting a wall/roof aerial installed and getting it wired through, or even get it split so that other rooms can have access to Freeview HD and FreeviewPlus.




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

 

Travel Geek: Brazil, Chile, New Caledonia, United States, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Cook Islands


8754 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1380032 4-Sep-2015 22:12
Send private message

flixide:
Jase2985: http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/


Highest Frequency Signal: 77 dBuV, Digital Channels:28 30 32 34 36 Distance: 8.4km, Bearing: 1.1 deg. Recommended Antenna - 02MM-MDU36 Antenna UHF(27-50) Phased Array 'F' Type
Polarity Horizontal: UHF Gain 18dBuV


look at the little image under the map and see if there is anything blocking the view to the transmitter

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01


Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46


Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29


Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41


Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26


University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20


D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14


Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.