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Topic # 98603 2-Mar-2012 14:53
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I have a TV which has a built-in freeview and was looking to buy a UHF indoor antenna so I can get freeview on my TV is this possible? and will the quality of it be up to standard?

this is a link to one I found on DSE http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/L4017/vhf-uhf-fm-indoor-tv-antenna

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  Reply # 589431 2-Mar-2012 15:02
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As long as you're in a "prime signal" area, should be fine.

If you're in an area with not-so-good reception, you might need a powered unit.

We have one of these things which worked fairly well in the bedroom until I get around to installing a new external antenna socket:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/L4042/dick-smith-hd-freeview-ready-indoor-antenna

As long as you don't stand in front of it, it works fine. Bit pricey though.




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  Reply # 589458 2-Mar-2012 15:42
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I use this to pick up FreeviewHD from Mt Te Aroha in Hamilton, sitting at my bedroom window.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/tv-dvd-accessories/television-antennas-aerials/one-for-all-sv9031-indoor-tv-antenna-one-for-all/prod99185.html

Not bad when the transmitter is approx 60kms away, can get a 10/10 signal from it yet only 1/10 from the Hamilton infill which is 3kms away.
Only downside is when a truck goes past it kills the signal 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 589463 2-Mar-2012 15:46
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stevenz: As long as you're in a "prime signal" area, should be fine.

If you're in an area with not-so-good reception, you might need a powered unit.

We have one of these things which worked fairly well in the bedroom until I get around to installing a new external antenna socket:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/L4042/dick-smith-hd-freeview-ready-indoor-antenna

As long as you don't stand in front of it, it works fine. Bit pricey though.



I got an amplified one from Dicks smith's the other day for $40.00   Works 100%
  




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  Reply # 589469 2-Mar-2012 16:00
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stevenz: As long as you're in a "prime signal" area, should be fine.

If you're in an area with not-so-good reception, you might need a powered unit.

We have one of these things which worked fairly well in the bedroom until I get around to installing a new external antenna socket:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/L4042/dick-smith-hd-freeview-ready-indoor-antenna

As long as you don't stand in front of it, it works fine. Bit pricey though.


I went and bought one got it for $40 discounted offer right now its installed on TV but its signal not very good some TV like TV1 is good then changing to TV3 or C4 I cant get any reception!

Any ideas on how to improve its signal do I need to play with TV settings or is it the indoor antenna itself needs attention?

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  Reply # 589488 2-Mar-2012 16:25
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ice2004:
I went and bought one got it for $40 discounted offer right now its installed on TV but its signal not very good some TV like TV1 is good then changing to TV3 or C4 I cant get any reception!

Any ideas on how to improve its signal do I need to play with TV settings or is it the indoor antenna itself needs attention?


You'll need to move the antenna about until you find the best spot. Probably in a window facing towards the transmitter.
If you can't receive all channels no matter where you position the antenna then you'll probably need a UHF rooftop antenna.

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  Reply # 589506 2-Mar-2012 17:23
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If you like a small challenge, then  make one with coat hangers, do a search on you tube. Many vids describing how it's done and yes, for UHF.

A balun and possibly cable is all you may need to purchase, but be aware that dick smith sold me 2 faulty balun's ( TV Balun Indoor/Outdoor $14.99 ).

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