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Master Geek
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Topic # 23201 21-Jun-2008 18:17
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Hey guys

Last week i bought a 1080p LCD tele last week, and got a free Freeview|HD topbox free.
Today, I installed a UHF aerial. When i setup the topbox, I can get 1,2, TVNZ 6 & 7, and Sport extra, BUT no TV 3 or C4!
Why can't i get TV 3 & 4??

Any help would be appreciated!


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Master Geek

  Reply # 139607 21-Jun-2008 18:26
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Where are you located? TV3 and C4 are transmitted by MediaWorks on a different frequency, maybe you are on the edge of recption and can only get some frequencies. Check out for transmitter locations.

Not sure if that is the fault though, as far as I can tell a digital transmitter site transmits all 3 Freeview frequencies so its not like you are only within range of a TVNZ frequency.

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  Reply # 139609 21-Jun-2008 18:29
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I'm in Pakuranga, East Auckland. Before I was just using a VHF aerial and I could 1-4 ok...


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Master Geek

  Reply # 139622 21-Jun-2008 19:32
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What is your Prime reception like? Prime and Freeview|HD both operate in the UHF band so if your Prime reception is dodgy then that could be why you are having problems with Freeview.

Otherwise you could try and find the settings from the MediaWorks mux in your area and try and tune it manually, if the Zinwell unit supports that. I'm guessing if it can't find the channels in a scan you are stuck though.

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  Reply # 139710 22-Jun-2008 13:11
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The Mediaworks MUX from Waitarua is at 570MHz. So if you can, try and manually tune that into your box.

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