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# 40476 29-Aug-2009 06:48
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I have a new TV which has built in FreeView. Can I bring in the cable from the sky dish which is split one for sky in another room one for the old freeview box I used to use in the bedroom. The problem I have is the cable from the sky dish has the different plug to the normal wall socket. The Sky arial not the old VHF one.

Can I do anything here or do I need to get the old freeview receiver out?

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  # 251475 29-Aug-2009 07:13
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Built in freeview uses the terrestrial signal for freeview. You won't be able to get a signal using your dish. You will need a UHF aerial. Where in the country are you? The terrestrial signal doesn't cover the whole country. Cheers matt




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  # 251479 29-Aug-2009 07:56
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I'm in direct sight of the Crownhill UHF antenna on the Shore. Can I just get a small portable UHF arial seeing as i'm so close and in line? will that work?

 
 
 
 


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  # 251482 29-Aug-2009 08:32
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kiwis: I'm in direct sight of the Crownhill UHF antenna on the Shore. Can I just get a small portable UHF arial seeing as i'm so close and in line? will that work?


It may work or it may not work. Without actually trying it's pretty much impossible to know.


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  # 251500 29-Aug-2009 09:45
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Hi, on the shore you will need to point at Pinehill(eastern side of motorway near albany) or Waitarua, both are Horizontal.

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