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Topic # 85352 17-Jun-2011 15:11
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Is it possible to get reception via rabbit ears in a Freeview compatible TV? i have a panasonic viera V20 and i have connected the rabbit ears to to them. but given the location the TV doesnt seem to pickup any signals. how can i improve this?

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  Reply # 482241 17-Jun-2011 15:12

spend some $$ and get a UHF aerial. Even an internal one won't do as you will notice spluttering of the picture at times.

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  Reply # 482242 17-Jun-2011 15:23
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I have got it to work from an upstairs bedroom in Karori with the TV and rabbit ears close to a window directly facing Mt Kaukau. Move it to the other side of the house, it doesn't work - so I don't really fancy your chances.

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  Reply # 482243 17-Jun-2011 15:25
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tyronnezx: Is it possible to get reception via rabbit ears in a Freeview compatible TV?

Yes, if you live somewhere where the signal is so strong that this works.

tyronnezx: i have connected the rabbit ears to to them. but given the location the TV doesnt seem to pickup any signals.

That doesn't sound like you do live somewhere suitable then.

tyronnezx: how can i improve this?

a) Move somewhere suitable.
b) Get an aerial that works.

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  Reply # 482246 17-Jun-2011 15:33
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Jaxson:
tyronnezx: Is it possible to get reception via rabbit ears in a Freeview compatible TV?

Yes, if you live somewhere where the signal is so strong that this works.

Works perfectly for me with this incredibly small antenna, no problems with stuttering BUT we have a firewall (physical/metal) in the direction it is facing which I suspect reflects the signal off the hill which we have a near perfect line of sight to.



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  Reply # 482250 17-Jun-2011 15:44
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Dick Smiths sell amplified rabbit ears which helps. I can pick it up with a regular cheap pair but it's a bit temperamental, eg works fine on TV2 but not TV3. Using the amped one it's good. We've got no antenna on the roof and given how mind numbingly useless my landlord is, there's no hope of one ever turning up, so rabbit ears is my only option.




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