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Topic # 29985 25-Jan-2009 15:18
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Hi guys,
Ive just shifted back to the wairarapa after being in Melbourne for 3 years.  In my boxes of stuff that has just arrived, i brought with me a "Bush" branded set top box.  
http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/497bcada03fd22382740c0a87e0106a9/Product/View/G5952

Now, the question is...on the box it said in large letters-"works in nz and australia".  Do i need a uhf aerial or do i need a dish?  The place we aremoving to has a uhf aerial on the roof, but am i better to get a dish?(and how much do i need to spend)-all i want is some good reception on the main channels, and dont really want to go to the expense of Sky.
BTW, Im in the middle of Masterton if that helps.  Looking at the Freeview site, Im guessing I might need a dish, but am not sure.  I was only after SD broadcasts.
Thanks-I hope someone understands...
Aaron

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  Reply # 191976 25-Jan-2009 15:28
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An australian terrestrial stb won't work here unless it supports mpeg-4 and if you want sound he-aac audio.

If it is a satellite stb then it should be fine.

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  Reply # 191982 25-Jan-2009 16:00
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That box won't work here. There is currently no DVB-T coverage in the Wairarapa anyway, if you want freeview you need to use a satellite STB.



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  Reply # 191983 25-Jan-2009 16:04
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cool,thanks for the info guys, no stress as it was only a fifty dollar box anyways.
looks like its plain jane UHF for me!

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