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Topic # 57452 14-Feb-2010 10:54
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Hi i live in pah road royal oak auckland currently im using the tv shown on the link http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/tv/lcd-tvs/acer-aspire-x1700-055-desktop/prod11291.html. This tv has built in free-view.. but i dont have the proper anteena ..the channels i can currently get are TV One,  TV Two, TV Three and C4 but all the channels except TV Two have interference. Could any one recommend a cheap solution for this issue...
 
Here are some I found on trademe plz tell which of these will work... or suggest your own...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=270700836

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=270830388

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=271136459

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=271139906

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=271533760

so plzz help me....


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  Reply # 298812 14-Feb-2010 11:06

Spamming Geekzone IRC is not a way to get an answer.



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  Reply # 298814 14-Feb-2010 11:09
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im terrably sorry i was just asking for help plzz



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  Reply # 298815 14-Feb-2010 11:12
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plz  remember to tell which one will work plz give simple detaild info...

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  Reply # 298820 14-Feb-2010 11:31
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UNIVERSAL: Here are some I found on trademe plz tell which of these will work... or suggest your own...

It's always better to use an outdoor aeriel if you can - the best option of those listed looks like:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=270830388

Of course installing an outdoor aeriel involves a lot more effort than an indoor one. There's a lot of useful information on this Aerials and Television website about aerials themselves, how to install them, cables, signal splitters etc. Just keep in mind that it is a British site, so none of the transmitter specific information there is relevant, but all of the basics remain the same.

Good luck.

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  Reply # 298834 14-Feb-2010 12:17
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My recommendation would be to call in an aerial installer to do everything for you.



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  Reply # 298838 14-Feb-2010 12:48
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ok is there any other indoor antenas that u can recamend plzzz reply

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  Reply # 298842 14-Feb-2010 12:54
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UNIVERSAL: ok is there any other indoor antenas that u can recamend plzzz reply


If indeed you are only receiving the analog VHF channels, e.g., TV1/2/3/C4 with interference then there is probably no hope of receiving UHF cahannels, including DVB-T transmissions, with an indoor antenna so forget it. Indoor antennas are generally covered by the same laws of physics so by definition if one doesn't work then the other won't work.

EDIT: I'm 16 km from Sugarloaf and indoor antenna of any sort is useless. You are 20 Km from Waiatarua so go figure.




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  Reply # 298906 14-Feb-2010 18:37
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Outdoor Antenna is the way to go, expect to pay $200 approx for install, unless you know what you're doing. If you already have a sky disk then you can utilise the cabling they have run to your TV simply replace the dish with a UHF aerial and get the right plugs to terminate at the aerial on the roof.

Dick Smith have some easy install instructions and it'll cost you $120 approx to do it that way (assuming you have the cabling alreaydi n place)

Indoor aerials are generally pretty lame unless youre in the sweet spot to get a strong signal.

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  Reply # 298918 14-Feb-2010 19:58
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UNIVERSAL: ok is there any other indoor antenas that u can recamend plzzz reply


If indeed you are only receiving the analog VHF channels, e.g., TV1/2/3/C4 with interference then there is probably no hope of receiving UHF cahannels, including DVB-T transmissions, with an indoor antenna so forget it. Indoor antennas are generally covered by the same laws of physics so by definition if one doesn't work then the other won't work.

EDIT: I'm 16 km from Sugarloaf and indoor antenna of any sort is useless. You are 20 Km from Waiatarua so go figure.


Not quite, there are more sites for DVB than analog, and UHF tends to get into buildings a bit cleaner than VHF does with all its multipathing.

I am in beach haven which is probably about 20km away (guessing since google maps doesnt seem to want to give as the crow flys directions)

VHF channels on rabbits ears are unusable - ghosting, herringbone, noise etc.

Freeview works fine. Thats a $3 set of them with the loops of them for UHF. I think most of the reception is coming from the lousy cable it has, not the antenna, but whatever, it works.




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  Reply # 302923 28-Feb-2010 10:39
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hi i found a new anteena here is the description plz tell me if this works .. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Cables-aerials/auction-274444183.htm

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UNIVERSAL: hi i found a new anteena here is the description plz tell me if this works .. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Cables-aerials/auction-274444183.htm


As stated above, from 20 km you are wasting your time. Get an antenna installer to do a proper job.




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  Reply # 302928 28-Feb-2010 11:01
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if i bought a dish is it possible to leave it on the ground and use it?

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  Reply # 302934 28-Feb-2010 11:13
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UNIVERSAL: if i bought a dish is it possible to leave it on the ground and use it?


Yeah sure, as long as it can see the NW sky. You'll need a DVB-S receiver as well as dish cannot be plugged into TV.




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  Reply # 302970 28-Feb-2010 13:18
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UNIVERSAL: if i bought a dish is it possible to leave it on the ground and use it?



Remember - if you get a dish you will also need to buy a Freeview satellite STB as the tuner in your TV wont work with the satellite version of Freeview.


Also, the picture quality on the satellite version of Freeview is poor compared to the HD version.

 

Sorry - didnt see spywares earlier reply to this.....




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