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#39575 17-Aug-2009 12:52
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Hi, My folks live in Timaru and I was wondering if anyone knows if some people in Timaru can receive Freeview HD.Officially its outside the Christchurch transmission area (around 160km from the transmitter), but I remember that when tv2 started way back when, Timaru people "could" pick it up from Christchurch - maybe the same for Freeview HD.

 

Anyone heard anything interesting or know of any installs?




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  #247637 17-Aug-2009 13:14
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This was asked in the DTVforum a while back, it seems dooable, but wouldnt know if anyone has...

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  #247644 17-Aug-2009 13:20
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Thanks Garvani - I found that - didnt look like anyone had posted anything much for a while.

Just thought there may have been some happy Freeview HD users in Timaru that wanted to boast about it!




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  #247660 17-Aug-2009 13:35
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I feel your pain, and wish hateful things on whoever made the decision to only install HD in the centres they did.
I live in blenheim and would love to get freeveiw from Wellingtons Mt Kaukau.. In theory it should work but i haven't heard of any success story's, one of our satellite installers has a demo freeveiwHD unit setup from Kaukau but it has a very average signal, dropping out all the time.. Its in the middle of town though so im wondering if me being slightly more elevated and with the mother of all aerials would have a better chance.. not so willing to shell out all that cash on said aerial just to find out tho ;)
Anyways back on topic.. As those attached pictures on that forum suggest, it looks certainly dooable. I guess you could be the guinea pig, or do what i did and ring up the local installers/retail outlets and see if they know if it works or not..

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  #247661 17-Aug-2009 13:39
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robjg63: Hi, My folks live in Timaru and I was wondering if anyone knows if some people in Timaru can receive Freeview HD.Officially its outside the Christchurch transmission area (around 160km from the transmitter), but I remember that when tv2 started way back when, Timaru people "could" pick it up from Christchurch - maybe the same for Freeview HD.

 Anyone heard anything interesting or know of any installs?



According to this Kordia chart, it is right on the fringe,

http://www.kordiasolutions.com/files/South_Island.pdf

For any reception you are probably going to need a fairly juicy UHF aerial with heaps of elements.


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  #247755 17-Aug-2009 16:05
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http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_reviews_info&products_id=74&reviews_id=5&zenid=d6scvhvi8cap8nrgt3cringc34

A customer of ours is in Timaru and has been able to pick up Freeview|HD.


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  #247973 18-Aug-2009 00:16
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Depends entirely on location here. I currently have two installs setup in the last month that are running reliable HD and have tested a few other areas around town with some locations having no hope at all.


Give me a call/text and we can arrage to have some testing done.


Edgar Technology
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