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Topic # 58081 6-Mar-2010 17:35
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In December we got my mother a Samsung LBA32450 TV (Seh lives in Wanganui - we live in AK). We were able to set it up so that it got all the HD channels. About a month later the TV went on the fritz. It was replaced with a brand new TV this week - same model.

Apart from the new TV nothing in the set up has changed. Same aerial and connections etc, but now we can only get the TVNZ channels and nothing else, not even radio.

Any ideas?

Any other reception problems being experienced in Wanganui?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 305310 8-Mar-2010 09:11
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There are no local transmitter sites for freeview HD in Whanganui.  If you do get reception it is from the Wharite transmitter above the gorge behind ashurst, so a long way away.

One one particular day you might receive the signal, but you would need a very good aerial setup and an amplifier to reliably receive this signal.  Changing to the new TV may have meant getting a tv with a less sensitive tuner onboard and this is showing up the weaker signal.

If you live in the crack of Whanganui, down by the river/springvale/aramoho I'd give up on freeview HD.  I'm not saying it can't be done, just if it's for your mother you'd want it to be reliable.  In Whanganui I always recommend the freeview satellite service as it is actually very reliable, (only it requires a clear line of site obviously).

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  Reply # 305353 8-Mar-2010 10:35
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yeah, depends on where you live in W[h]anganui, on the hills maybe, in the valley, good luck.

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  Reply # 305383 8-Mar-2010 11:53
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allstarnz: yeah, depends on where you live in W[h]anganui, on the hills maybe, in the valley, good luck.
Hole has an H in it, so I think that spelling is appropriate there.

Yes you can get it there, you've let us know that in your original post.  I just think it pays to think about where the signal is coming from if you're trying to go for reliability.



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  Reply # 305469 8-Mar-2010 17:10
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She lives in Marybank which just south of Wanganui and reasonably elevated (compared to Wanganui Central). It just seems strange to me that all the HD channels could be received and now they can't.

Anyway we're getting someone to look at the aerial etc to see if there's a fault there.

Thanks.



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  Reply # 305667 9-Mar-2010 12:54
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Turns out the splitter had failed. Replaced and all HD channels being received again.

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