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.




15337 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

#89255 29-Aug-2011 18:28
Send private message

My Son lives in an Apartment in Wellington, he has borrowed our tiVo for the Rugby World cup. When he does a Channel search he gets all the non TVNZ channels but does not get the following

TV1, TV2, TVNZ 7, TV3 or TV3+

Prime is OK

Anyone shed light on this and have any idea how to fix.

Thanks





Mike

 

Consultant

 


The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


Create new topic
1960 posts

Uber Geek


  #513608 29-Aug-2011 18:53
Send private message

Obviously not enough signal strength to receive all channels. TV3 and TV3+ are not TVNZ so it looks like only the MUX with Prime has enough strength to tune.
What sort of antenna is being used?

Solution:  Improve the antenna and/or add a masthead amp.
As he is in an apartment this may not be possible.

The tuner in the Tivo may be insensitive so try borrowing a Freeview TV and see if it works.
What about others in the apartment block. Do they receive Freeview OK?

Need more info to solve the problem.

439 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #513881 30-Aug-2011 12:02
Send private message

It is likely to be signal not strong enough to tune those channels or the kind of antenna he is using..?
tell him to get a few coat hangers and some screws and build himself a 4 bay bowty antenna HDTV it took me 20 minutes to make. here is the link http://www.tvantennaplans.com/
It is great they gonna show those games in cristal clear freeview eh.

good luck,


Andy

 
 
 
 


7092 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #513896 30-Aug-2011 12:32
Send private message

KiwiNZ: My Son lives in an Apartment


That's the problem.  It's been discussed a lot here over the years.  Apartments often have filters which are now out of date and block the freeview frequencies.

Options have been:

Get the body corporate to fix it.
Get an internal aerial and hope you get enough signal.

Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



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.