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#270432 9-May-2020 17:41
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We are moving into some temporary accommodation and there is no ariel point where the TV will needs to go.

I see indoor antennas advertised, but will these work for Freeview?

Can anyone recommend a good one?

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  #2479854 9-May-2020 17:46
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As a general rule if you can place it in a window that has line of sight to the transmitter then it will probably work. Otherwise it probably won't.


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  #2479856 9-May-2020 17:53
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As above,

 

Depends on where you are and how strong the signal is.

 

I have used one of these in the past

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/cables-aerials/listing-2610864659.htm?rsqid=56bb27f70adb4b2c927c9b258c1383bc-002

 

and put it behind the TV and it worked a charm, we could see the transmitter so it helped.

 

There are lots of gimmicky indoor aerials with dishes and the like, basically they are all junk.

 

The alternative that is not too expensive is something like a Vodafone TV.

 

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  #2479873 9-May-2020 18:24
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Thanks.

Not overly far from transmitter, but line of site through a window isn’t possible.

How does the below compare to the likes of Vodafone TV?


https://freeviewnz.tv/stream-freeview?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI743H45Gm6QIVjjgrCh3vWwK1EAAYASAEEgLiVvD_BwE

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  #2479875 9-May-2020 18:25
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why not just stream tv?




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  #2479879 9-May-2020 18:28
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Jase2985:

why not just stream tv?



What’s the best way to do this and get all the Freeview channels, and not have to have a seperate add for each channel?

Has to be easy for the missus.

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  #2479883 9-May-2020 18:38
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something that runs Kodi or an IPTV app which can grab an online playlist.

 

its not hard switching apps on an apple tv or similar my mother does it as shes technologically challenged.

 

Freeview On Demand Smart TV app

 

Freeview On Demand is available as a Smart TV app on all new SAMSUNG, LG & PANASONIC Smart TVs released in 2017 or later. 




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  #2479915 9-May-2020 19:28
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Jase2985:

something that runs Kodi or an IPTV app which can grab an online playlist.


its not hard switching apps on an apple tv or similar my mother does it as shes technologically challenged.


Freeview On Demand Smart TV app

Freeview On Demand is available as a Smart TV app on all new SAMSUNG, LG & PANASONIC Smart TVs released in 2017 or later. 



The Freeview on Demand TV apps don’t do live streaming fo they?

 
 
 
 


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  #2479983 9-May-2020 22:41
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Paul1977:
Jase2985:

 

something that runs Kodi or an IPTV app which can grab an online playlist.

 

 

 

its not hard switching apps on an apple tv or similar my mother does it as shes technologically challenged.

 


Freeview On Demand Smart TV app

 

Freeview On Demand is available as a Smart TV app on all new SAMSUNG, LG & PANASONIC Smart TVs released in 2017 or later. 

 



The Freeview on Demand TV apps don’t do live streaming fo they?

 

IPTV is live streaming, whatever is being broadcast at that moment. On Demand is whatever you request from the archive. We moved to Kodi for all our Freeview TV some time ago, and just keep the satellite receiver as backup or for the +1 channels, which are not on IPTV. If you have Kodi, you can get Add-Ons for NZ and Oz Freeview On-Demand.  If you have reasonable UHF signal strength, you  may also be able to get good reception with just a piece of wire stuck in the antenna socket. That is one of the joys of digital. It either works or it doesn't. It might be worth a try before you spend any money on it.

 

 

 

 





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  #2480078 10-May-2020 08:06
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If you have a decent Internet connection then the Vodafone TV box is probably the way to go. I got rid of mine because it was quite buggy, but it would still be a lot better than using Freeview with a flakey antenna.


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