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Topic # 57589 18-Feb-2010 11:16
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A friend was telling me lastnight that if i can receive prime via uhf aerial analogue it is most likely i can receive Freeview HD
is this true?

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  Reply # 300079 18-Feb-2010 11:22
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In most areas it is, check www.freeviewnz.tv to see if you have coverage in your area




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  Reply # 300080 18-Feb-2010 11:26
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i have checked it and it says "unlikely"
I live in wanganui
i have quite good prime reception on analogue

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 300081 18-Feb-2010 11:27
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At the most basic level, yes. Resonable Prime usually means HD Freeview.

Unless you have an odd issue like myself.... used to have prime, then it vanished one day. Never seen it since. Friend who was doing Sky installs at the time came round with his gear - according to his equipment we get a brilliant Prime signal - but no TV in the house (and even tried different TVs) will pick up Prime.

So off to Freeview SD we went...




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  Reply # 300084 18-Feb-2010 11:31
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Do i have to realign the uhf aerial to receive freeview HD or can i just plug in my freeview HD tv and scan the channels

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  Reply # 300089 18-Feb-2010 11:49
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Not all of Wanganui is not officially in the Freeview|HD coverage area.

However parts of Wanganui can get Freeview|HD with a high gain aerial. Your best bet would be to contact a local aerial installer for advice.



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  Reply # 300092 18-Feb-2010 11:57
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Do you know what parts of wanagnui can ?

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  Reply # 300094 18-Feb-2010 12:11
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No. But the issue has been discussed a few times on here in the past so you could try searching for it.

I'm sure an aerial installer could answer the question for you in 10 seconds.


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  Reply # 300095 18-Feb-2010 12:11
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Tiger1970: Do you know what parts of wanagnui can ?


Have a look at the coverage maps

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/images/uploads/pdfs/palmerston_north.pdf

Wangaui's problem is that it has hills to the east, and parts are fairly low

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  Reply # 300111 18-Feb-2010 13:16
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xpd: At the most basic level, yes. Resonable Prime usually means HD Freeview.

Unless you have an odd issue like myself.... used to have prime, then it vanished one day. Never seen it since. Friend who was doing Sky installs at the time came round with his gear - according to his equipment we get a brilliant Prime signal - but no TV in the house (and even tried different TVs) will pick up Prime.

So off to Freeview SD we went...


Makes no sense, if the signal is good on his speccy then it's good on your TV.
Unless he misinterpreted the data

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  Reply # 300112 18-Feb-2010 13:20
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xpd: At the most basic level, yes. Resonable Prime usually means HD Freeview.

Unless you have an odd issue like myself.... used to have prime, then it vanished one day. Never seen it since. Friend who was doing Sky installs at the time came round with his gear - according to his equipment we get a brilliant Prime signal - but no TV in the house (and even tried different TVs) will pick up Prime.

Makes no sense, if the signal is good on his speccy then it's good on your TV.
Unless he misinterpreted the data

Maybe a strong interferering signal from somewhere closeby? Anyone else nearby have the same issue?




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  Reply # 300116 18-Feb-2010 13:25
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xpd: At the most basic level, yes. Resonable Prime usually means HD Freeview.

Unless you have an odd issue like myself.... used to have prime, then it vanished one day. Never seen it since. Friend who was doing Sky installs at the time came round with his gear - according to his equipment we get a brilliant Prime signal - but no TV in the house (and even tried different TVs) will pick up Prime.

Makes no sense, if the signal is good on his speccy then it's good on your TV.
Unless he misinterpreted the data

Maybe a strong interferering signal from somewhere closeby? Anyone else nearby have the same issue?


No, that would show up on the test equipment, and you would still be able to get the signal interference et al.

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  Reply # 300128 18-Feb-2010 14:10
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Its possible he wasnt reading it properly, he'd only been in the job for a couple of months......

Dosent bother us now anyway, went to SD Freeview as there was already a dish on the roof.




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  Reply # 300164 18-Feb-2010 16:29
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Tiger1970: A friend was telling me lastnight that if i can receive prime via uhf aerial analogue it is most likely i can receive Freeview HD
is this true?


hmmmmm . . . . Prime UHF is availabel in quite a few areas where FreeviewHD is not available.
Nelson, Timaru & Invercargill in the South Island for example.

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  Reply # 300216 18-Feb-2010 19:32
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With the high freeview take up surly the next step is to add more terrestrial coverage?

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  Reply # 300225 18-Feb-2010 20:35
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I am told there are murmurings on that exact topic and wheels are in motion,albeit slowly, it is all a question of $$$

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