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Topic # 84448 31-May-2011 14:04
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So we bought a nice shiny 50" TV recently with built-in Freeview... Freeview site says we should get HD coverage - we dont. (Installer has been out and checked it all, on wrong side of the road and too low)

Found this article regarding more coverage areas but it dosent state where or when exactly things are happening.

Anyone know more detail on where the coverage will be made ? Whangaparaoa Peninsula in those plans ?

Frustrating.......




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  Reply # 476215 31-May-2011 14:05

xpd: So we bought a nice shiny 50" TV recently with built-in Freeview... Freeview site says we should get HD coverage - we dont. (Installer has been out and checked it all, on wrong side of the road and too low)

Found this article regarding more coverage areas but it dosent state where or when exactly things are happening.

Anyone know more detail on where the coverage will be made ? Whangaparaoa Peninsula in those plans ?


Frustrating.......


 

I have been trying to find this out myself, but I don't think there is anything published. APparently it will be all done by the world cup, but I wouldn't hold my breath

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  Reply # 476223 31-May-2011 14:21
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This link has the new coverage areas included now:

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/ 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 476228 31-May-2011 14:36
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DjShadow: This link has the new coverage areas included now:

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/ 


Which shows I should be able to get it but I cant. I wont be the only one on the Peninsula in this situation either.... looks like if you buy on the North side of Whangaparaoa Peninsula , you miss out at the moment. :(

Edit : Sorry, my bad I see what youre getting at :) So theres hope..... ;)





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  Reply # 476255 31-May-2011 15:35
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Emailed Freeview... got a response back that was just a copy and paste from their press release.... #fail.




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  Reply # 476263 31-May-2011 15:48
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I can't get in Wellington CBD, Aro Street, not just Whangaparaoa Peninsula

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  Reply # 476271 31-May-2011 16:09
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If you know the names of the transmitters accessible from your property then you can look them up in SMART with the transmitter name in "Transmit Location" and "dtv" in "Channel".

That won't give a timeframe but it at least shows which sites are planned to have digital. 

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  Reply # 476273 31-May-2011 16:15
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Hmm no idea of the names.... any way to find out ? :)




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  Reply # 476275 31-May-2011 16:17
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Is this any help?

Edit: Forgot to mention that it's an older map and doesn't list Freeview on any of the new sites. You should cross-check them in SMART.

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Behodar: If you know the names of the transmitters accessible from your property then you can look them up in SMART with the transmitter name in "Transmit Location" and "dtv" in "Channel". That won't give a timeframe but it at least shows which sites are planned to have digital. 
No I don't know, but interested in find out, any idea how? Thanks

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  Reply # 476278 31-May-2011 16:22
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Regarding the "when", Going Digital says June for all sites except Taranaki.

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Reply # 477047 2-Jun-2011 13:02
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and Taranaki?

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  Reply # 477189 2-Jun-2011 20:05
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Email from freeview today


The extension to the Freeview|HD platform is currently under construction. Some regions may have already switched on for testing. We are still waiting for the official date when the new areas will be launched by the Minister and when the government will have an announcement. In the mean time we have modified our address search function to include the new extension areas. A result of ‘COMING SOON’ with a click through to a new page explaining the extension is now available.


go here for coverage maps
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/coverage





 

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  Reply # 477196 2-Jun-2011 20:46
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Following on from the comment above, has anyone found any test signals in the new areas?

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  Reply # 477199 2-Jun-2011 20:51
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Nothing in Nelson yet, but thats abit optomistic, they still need to build a shed at the Kaka hill site




 

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  Reply # 477200 2-Jun-2011 20:52
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I'm assuming all the JDA sites (which is everywhere bar taranaki) are going to involve a new pole/tower

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