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Topic # 191654 11-Feb-2016 15:27
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I am wanting to get rid of Sky TV (another Netflix convert!), so have two options:

 

 

 

Get a Satelite Freeview box and connect it to my existing Sky dish (but will be SD)

 

or

 

Get a UHF aerial installed and connect it to my KDL-42w-670a.

 

 

 

I can't seem to find any confirmation that my KDL-42w-670a is able to receive Freeview. Can anyone confirm that it can, before I go down the path of paying to have a UHF aerial installed.

 

 

 

PS, have confirmed that I can get Freeview: From the Freeview site: Great, looks like you're very likely to have Freeview|HD coverage at...

 

 

 

Thanks,


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  Reply # 1490597 11-Feb-2016 16:14
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Google search on the model no found a number of websites e.g. Sony Asia

 

Does have digital (Freeview HD) tuner, so go for the external UHF aerial option





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  Reply # 1493475 16-Feb-2016 22:06
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Thanks, I did a search also but I couldnt find anything that stipulated I could definitely get Freeview on the KDL-42w-670a.

 

 


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  Reply # 1493488 16-Feb-2016 22:20
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http://www.sony.co.nz/product/kdl-42w670a

 

Says it has a digital tuner, Freeview is a brand name used all over the world for FTA digital TV however standards very from country to country.

 

Given the age ( or lack there of ) of the TV you will be fine with a UHF aerial.

 

John

 

 





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Reply # 1493489 16-Feb-2016 22:22
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Thanks for the answers guys. In the process of getting a quote for UHF aerial (and also in the process of trying to cancel Sky - but their cancellation line is very busy I believe!).

 

smile


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  Reply # 1493495 16-Feb-2016 22:31
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KiwiJaz:

 

Thanks, I did a search also but I couldnt find anything that stipulated I could definitely get Freeview on the KDL-42w-670a.

 

 

 

 

Specs can be found here and it is definitely Digital. You can also find the online manual here too. You won't find any reference to Freeview in any TV manual, only in advertising material. If it has a Digital tuner it will tune Freeview HD.

 

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/kdl-42w670a

 

 




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  Reply # 1493499 16-Feb-2016 22:33
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Nice one...puts my mind at ease. Thank you.

 

 


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  Reply # 1493500 16-Feb-2016 22:36
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Some of the TV channels will be in HD too. Better pictures than the standard sky box.




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  Reply # 1493503 16-Feb-2016 22:37
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That sounds good...a no brainer to get rid of Sky. smile


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  Reply # 1493511 16-Feb-2016 22:58
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Before you shell out for the antenna install, try doing a scan with just a pair of bunnyears or some other cheap indoor antenna and see what you get. Very Likely on their coverage checker means heaps of signal in the area, so if your house isnt made of metal and you arnt behind loads of trees and stuff there is normally enough signal for indoor antennas to work somewhat.





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  Reply # 1493618 17-Feb-2016 08:26
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Good suggestion. 

 

We do have rabbit ears in one of the other rooms and it picks up the signal for most stations ok, but is pixelated on the odd channel from time to time.

 

I guess that is a good sign that once we get a proper aerial on the roof, the signal and quality will be better?


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  Reply # 1493649 17-Feb-2016 09:04
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KiwiJaz:

 

Good suggestion. 

 

We do have rabbit ears in one of the other rooms and it picks up the signal for most stations ok, but is pixelated on the odd channel from time to time.

 

I guess that is a good sign that once we get a proper aerial on the roof, the signal and quality will be better?

 

 

 

 

If you're picking up a reasonable signal with bunny ears you'll have very good signal with an outdoor antenna.


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