I'm looking for some pointers on how to improve my DVB-T reception.
TV - Sony Bravia KDL-EX500 (built-in FreeviewHD receiver)
Aerials - VHF and UHF (see pics) on the same 1.8m mast connected through Kingray MHU24G amplifier/diplexer by a direct cable to only the above TV. Amp is mounted on the mast about 1m below the lower aerial.
Aerials are probably quite old, I replaced cable going Aerials-to-Amplifier, but Amp-to-TV is still the old one.
I live in Mairangi Bay - have a look on the map. The lines on the pic point to Waiatarua and Pinehill. My aerials point to Waiatarua (25.5km from me), even though Pinehill is only 2km away. Because that's how it was when I moved in and that's where most neighbours' aerials are pointed.
Unable to receive TVNZ signal, but can receive Mediaworks and Kordia quite well.
My VHF and UHF aerials are on the same mast. The tricky part is when I first started without touching anything I received TVNZ and Mediaworks, but Kordia was sketchy. Then I put the UHF aerial above VHF (about 60cm between them) and replaced the aerial-to-amp cables. After realigning the aerial I could receive Mediaworks and Kordia well, but not TVNZ. The photos of the TV System Info screen are after the aerials got swapped.
I am thinking of the following solutions:
1) Replace amp-to-TV cable,
2) Put a stronger amplifier in-line
3) Point aerial to Pinehill
4) Call an aerial installer :)
So yeah if anyone is able to offer some insightful advice - that would be awesome!
On TV1 (TVNZ)