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Topic # 222904 2-Sep-2017 22:51
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Hi


I am looking at switching from Sky to Freeview. I am currently getting both the Sky channels and normal  TV channels via the Sky dish....which is connected via (coaxial) cable to the  both my bedrooms and lounge....and I have MySky Plus recorder.....good setup  but just too expensive...time to go


My old UHF TV aerial (is not working)  and will need to be replaced.  So my first question is best aerial to get.  I believe I can get a better quality signal via an UHF aerial than using the sky dish.


I am in Whitby Porirua area....so believe I will get my Terrestrial signal from 



Baxters Knob Wellington



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33 (570MHz)



35 (586MHz)



37 (602MHz)



So I need an aerial that can survive the wellington weather.....old saying....you can't be wellington on a good day....but we don't get many of those.....so old aerial is pretty rusty


What aerial would you suggest? Where to buy? Should I buy second-hand?


I thinking of getting a recorder to replace the "my sky unit"....thought of getting a recorder with DVD/CD/BlueRay...so looking at the Panasonic DMR-BWT760 although may need to settle for a  DMR-HWT260GN due to price......(I have CD's and DVD's....for music ....but hardly ever play them now).


If I unhook the coaxial cable from the Sky dish....will I be able to connect this cable to the new UHF aerial and therefore be able to send the Freeview signal through the existing cabling used for sky throughout the house .. i.e. and as long as the TV has Freeview or connected to unit like the Panasonic recorder....it will be able play the freeview signal through this cabling...the hope it will play in true HD (i.e. when the signal is being transmitted in HD).


So I would appreciate your suggestion on the best aerial, I am after "value for money" but at the same time trying to get best quality signal and will survive Wellie weather? Where to buy it? Any accessories you recommend to amplify the signal if needed?


Thoughts of using the current sky coaxial cable... and as cable runs to all the bedrooms...a using this? Will using the existing cable deliver true HD? It will be difficult and costly to replace?


The MySky Unit has a Leema 7650 audio /modulator connected to which I believe splits the signal which is then fed to the bedrooms.


Thoughts on the Panasonic Freeview recorders (how close to the MySky Plus features are they?) example do they have an app for remote recording? Ease of for recording e.g.  one touch TV series? Suggestions on where to buy?


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  Reply # 1857415 2-Sep-2017 23:55

You could try the NZ Antenna Selector on the Matcmaster site.

 

http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/




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  Reply # 1857446 3-Sep-2017 08:39
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Thanks ...it has come up with a 

 

 

 

Antenna UHF(27-50) Phased Array 'F' Type
02MM-MDU36

 

 

 

Doesn't seem to matter if answer  how many outlets of whether I want to get FM

 

 

 

Question is I can use the existing cable of not? i.e. the cable that sky put in...can I unhook this and connect to the UHF aerial\

 

Many thanks


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1857451 3-Sep-2017 08:49
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xena7051:

 

 

 

Question is I can use the existing cable of not? i.e. the cable that sky put in...can I unhook this and connect to the UHF aerial\

 

Many thanks

 

 

 

 

it's RG6 cable so hooking it upto another aerial will be fine and I would have thought an standard TX16 UHF aerial would have been plenty and cheaper

 

 

 

Jaycar lists that phased array for $99 unless you have an very weak signal I'd just opt for one of these https://www.jaycar.co.nz/43-element-uhf-antenna/p/LT3181 for $53.90


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  Reply # 1857612 3-Sep-2017 14:01
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@Athlonite: Please check your messages

 

 





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  Reply # 1857730 3-Sep-2017 21:04
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xena7051:

 

I am in Whitby Porirua area....so believe I will get my Terrestrial signal from 

 

Baxters Knob Wellington

 

Horizontal

 

33 (570MHz)

 

35 (586MHz)

 

37 (602MHz)

 

 

 

 

The site you got that information from is quite a bit out of date.  There are now five muxes, not three.




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  Reply # 1857799 4-Sep-2017 05:45
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Sorry check my messages but saw nothing there?


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