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.




82 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
2432 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

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

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




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


1449 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #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


 
 
 
 




82 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.


1956 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.



82 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

2432 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.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


9158 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/

 
 
 
 




82 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.

1956 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.

2432 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.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.




82 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 ^

2432 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.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.




82 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

1449 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #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


9158 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 »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



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.