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# 21215 19-Apr-2008 13:53
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Hey,

Well I am in an appartment block in St Lukes, and am wondering if it would be possible to get hd freeview, we get prime in decent quality. Is there anyway to check if we are able to get freeview HD without buying something, or would the best thing to do is just ask around?

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  # 124925 19-Apr-2008 14:04
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If you are receiving Prime TV and the quality is good it would be a fairly safe bet that you will get Freeview|HD with no dramas.

This is assuming of course that the Prime signal is directly off a UHF aerial and not a satellite feed that is looped into the RF outputs in your apartments - do you just receive the FTA channels and nothing else such as Sky?



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  # 124927 19-Apr-2008 14:24
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We get 9 channels, TV1, 2, 3, C4, Prime, Juice, Maori, Two other channels, one that shows cricket sometimes and the other being Asian TV, so I guess these are all FTA.

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  # 124929 19-Apr-2008 14:29
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If you are getting channels such as Juice there is a fairly good chance all your channels might be coming off satellite rather than a terrestrial aerial. If this is the case then you're not going to be able to get Freeview|HD. You really need to find out if the building has a UHF aerial.


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  # 124931 19-Apr-2008 14:53
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Well all of those channels are FTA in Auckland, as you are in St Lukes I would say that you would probably get freeview.

I take it you mean that the cricket channel normally displays static? If that is the case then you should be able to get freeview.

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  # 124935 19-Apr-2008 15:03
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Oops I forgot that lucky Aucklanders get Juice on UHF..



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  # 124937 19-Apr-2008 15:36
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Alright cool, I might go for a walk around see if I can see anything and ask around. And the cricket was the blackcaps against england earlier in the year.

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  # 124939 19-Apr-2008 16:16
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pretty sure you'll be able to get freeview hd

 
 
 
 


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  # 124987 19-Apr-2008 20:26
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If you are planning on a set top box to get freeviewHD then I think Dick Smiths have a 14 day return policy (as long as it is returned in a resaleable condition) if something doesn't work in your house.  Maybe you should talk to someone at their St Lukes store.




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  # 125053 20-Apr-2008 13:04
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Dingbatt: If you are planning on a set top box to get freeviewHD then I think Dick Smiths have a 14 day return policy (as long as it is returned in a resaleable condition) if something doesn't work in your house.  Maybe you should talk to someone at their St Lukes store.


Talk to Jono (Young tall guy with no hair). He knows what he is talking about.
Ensure that if you are going to return it you have all the packaging and leads etc.




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  # 125054 20-Apr-2008 13:06
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FYI: I live in an apartment in Newton and can receive freeview hd in perfect quality with a cheap indoor aerial. Actually I can receive it with a 30cm long piece of speaker wire inserted into the socket on my video card!
I have line-of-sight to the Waitakere tower though.
We switched to the indoor aerial as our apartment aerial system is so noisy it's practically unwatchable.
If you are on the Waitakere side of your building you shouldn't have any problem using an indoor aerial if the apartment aerial system doesn't work...

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