Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




165 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 68692 26-Sep-2010 16:10
Send private message

I have a SAMSUNG 32B450 tv with an Inbuilt freeview HD tuner. Currently I can only get analouge tv (1,2,3 and C4). No digital at all.

I have an aerial that looks like this(I'm sure it looks 100% like this):

 http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/element-aerial-freeview-p-456.html

We used to run Sky UHF on it years ago but stopped when dvb-s came in. However I'd like to use it for the secondary TV in the house.

The aerial goes to a splitter box in the roof which then connects to the TV via a wall outlet(I have no problem cutting the cable and installing a new box if need be).

From the wall outlet we use a booster to get reception(we're in a bit of a gully).

The aerial is currently pointing in the general direction(the Triangular V end) of the Howick shops(Just like every other aerial in our street).



Any Ideas how to get Digital tv? I hope that was enough information.

Cheers

Create new topic
21918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4605

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 384575 26-Sep-2010 16:37
Send private message

If they put in the large antenna, they probably put in a masthead amplifier.

They need to be powered by a wallwart and injector that you have inside. When the sky "techs" installed the sat box, they would normally take the power supply away meaning no amplifier for the UHF, so no prime etc (that was before prime was owned by sky or even on sky)

You can either bypass the amplifier since they are normally not needed for digital or else get a power supply for it, but confirm you have one first by looking in the box on the pole of the antenna to see that it has an adjustment in it, the passive combiners do not have anything to adjust.




Richard rich.ms



165 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 384577 26-Sep-2010 16:46
Send private message

There is a black box on the aerial. With one cable coming from it(The coax cable). That is the only thing I saw when I was up there today However there was a black port on the side that was taped over from memory.


I'm not sure why I can't get digital TV when I can get analouge fine. It's pointing in the right direction too.

Perhaps the aerial/splitter box or amp are killing it?

 
 
 
 


3295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 210

Trusted

  Reply # 384601 26-Sep-2010 17:57
Send private message

silver565: I'm not sure why I can't get digital TV when I can get analouge fine. It's pointing in the right direction too.

Perhaps the aerial/splitter box or amp are killing it?

Analogue (1, 2, 3, C4) is VHF, Digital is UHF.



165 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 384604 26-Sep-2010 18:02
Send private message

Ah sorry. It's VHF.

The tv scans and only finds analouge channels. no digital channels are found



165 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 413047 5-Dec-2010 15:17
Send private message

Thankyou for the help

It's all go! 

Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.