I have searched the other topics and this doesn't seem to be covered and so ....
I have an old SkyTV UHF aerial on my roof. I live at [number removed] Balmain Rd in Birkenhead, North Shore, on the West side of the road and our property is down from the ridge. We can see the Waitakeres clearly but not the CBD and Sky Tower. The Sky UHF aerial points sort of South West.
We have recently purchased a new HD TV and like our old TV I didn't have any other aerial and so I just plugged the Sky aerial into it. We get 9 channels. TV1 is bad reception but viewable, TV2 and TV3 are okay and the other channels (UHF I think) are generally great.
I have two questions:
1) If I buy a Freeview set top box and plug it into the Sky aerial, will I get Freeview HD and if so presumably I will get clearer reception for TV1, TV2 and TV3?
2) Is the old SkyTV UHF aerial correctly orientated to receive the UHF Freeview signal from Waiatarua?
The best I can tell is that it should be pointing further South (looking at Google maps). I can't find any documentation about where the old SkyTV UHF transmitter was situated. I have assumed that the SkyTV aerial is correctly orientated for the old SkyTV UHF transmitter.
Can anyone help with these questions please