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Topic # 228618 14-Jan-2018 20:07
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So I just quit Sky and now I have no broadcast TV, and I'm not sure how to go about getting Freeview.

 

I have a smart TV and still have my Sky dish and UHF aerial.

 

Does Freeview come from a set-top box or how does it work?


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  Reply # 1938736 14-Jan-2018 20:09
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If your TV is reasonably new it should have Freeview built in - plug in the UHF antenna, start auto tune and go.


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  Reply # 1938746 14-Jan-2018 20:18
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Or a freeview box from a company like DishTV will do you. 





The little things make the biggest difference.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1938749 14-Jan-2018 20:28
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jondavis:

 

I have a smart TV

 

 

 

 

Brand and model of smart TV? This will help avoid answers that are sub-optimal.

 

 


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  Reply # 1938765 14-Jan-2018 21:19
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also general location, not all areas have Freeview HD/UHF


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  Reply # 1938779 14-Jan-2018 21:33
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Freeview goes into your TV just like it has done for 100 years :)

 

Main question is, what freeview signal your area gets?


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  Reply # 1938807 14-Jan-2018 22:16
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http://freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/

 

 


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Reply # 1946561 25-Jan-2018 13:36
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This is exactly what I need to know thanks all, so I won't start a new post.

 

I have taken over a house where the previous owner had Sky via Dish & STB.

 

The dish is still on the roof, as is a UHF aerial, but when I plug my TV into the hole in the wall of the lounge marked 'TV', and auto-tune - I get nothing.

 

I also have a SatBox from DishTV, and when I connect that in between the wall and the TV and auto-tune - I get nothing.

 

I've also tried connecting in a different TV, but no luck there either.

 

Could it be that I have to change what is feeding the hole in the wall from the Dish to the UHF aerial? 

 

 

Many thanks


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  Reply # 1946573 25-Jan-2018 13:57
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Kjmeetup:

 

This is exactly what I need to know thanks all, so I won't start a new post.

 

I have taken over a house where the previous owner had Sky via Dish & STB.

 

The dish is still on the roof, as is a UHF aerial, but when I plug my TV into the hole in the wall of the lounge marked 'TV', and auto-tune - I get nothing.

 

I also have a SatBox from DishTV, and when I connect that in between the wall and the TV and auto-tune - I get nothing.

 

I've also tried connecting in a different TV, but no luck there either.

 

Could it be that I have to change what is feeding the hole in the wall from the Dish to the UHF aerial? 

 

 

 

Many thanks

 

 

Hmm. Multiple problems and a lot of missing info.

 

Are the TVs Digital or old analogue ones? You won't get anything at all with analogue.

 

Your antenna system is not a UHF only but actually a vertical UHF diplexed together with a horizontal dual band VHF. Not good for Freeview.

 

You need just the UHF antenna (remove the rest) pointing to the correct transmitter and with the correct polarity and ideally routed direct to the TV.

 

The Dish looks OK but unless it is also diplexed with the other 2 there should be two cables to two wall connections. One for TV and one for Sat.

 

Picture of the wall sockets might help?


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  Reply # 1946635 25-Jan-2018 14:51
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Many thanks that is indeed helpful. 

 

At least I can't expect this current setup to work.

 

I will go and investigate a little further. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1946881 25-Jan-2018 21:43
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Remnove the VHF antenna, also remove the diplexor.

 

Run the coax direct into the UHF and it should be all  good.

 

 

 

 


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