I'm looking for some help in setting up Freeview HD. I'm experiencing some reception problems which might be equipment or location based.
I'm located in Khandallah, Wellington, I don't have a direct view of Mt Kaukau, my house is on the lower slopes of Kaukau and the top of the transmitter is behind two of the lower ridge lines.
I've got a Panasonic HD Plasma with a Freeview decoder inside and I have a Hills Signal Master AX323 aerial. The aerial runs through a Hills diplexer combining the VHF aerial signal, through a 4-way splitter that hives the signal off into bedrooms and the lounge. The cabling from the splitter must be original with the house (now 10 years old), the cabling from the aerial to the splitter is newer, approx 6-7 years old.
On auto setup from the TV I can't get any TVNZ channels, and I sometimes get TV3, C4, Prime, etc. The signal strength seems to be about 3/10 but the quality varies greatly, usually poor at around 1-2/10, although sometimes I get surprised and get a watchable picture.
So, is my reception toast because of my house/aerial location, is it my equipment, a combo, or...?