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# 179221 31-Aug-2015 20:06
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Hi,

I am looking to install Freeview at my place to view the Apna Channel etc.

I have a LG TV with freeview built in (I think it does its an LG 55LM6410 says something about DVB).

I currently have Sky (HDMI), so I switched to Antenna mode and tried to tune the tv for the channels, but found nothing. I had a look at the back of the TV and noticed there was no antenna plugged into the DV.ffffffffff

I have heard its possible to use the sky dish cable (currently connected to SKY Box) to get freeview. 

Would I need to buy a Satellite receiver? I see 1 day has them on sale

How would I get both Sky and freeview at the same time without switching cables? https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AAPFCN057

Or would I just be able to buy an indoor antenna? https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/home-entertainment/televisions/television-antennas-aerials/dds-dds101-indoor-uhf-hd-antenna/prod120418.html

All advice would be much appreciated, thanks :)




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  # 1377329 31-Aug-2015 20:14
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Apna is terrestrial, i.e., DVB-T, only channel.




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  # 1377330 31-Aug-2015 20:15
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Hi

First things first please explain or confirm that you can receive Freeview HD via a UHF antenna by typing in your address here: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/  

That way we can help you with further setup instructions, to avoid jumping the gun.






 

 

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  # 1377335 31-Aug-2015 20:30
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Thanks for the quick reply guys!

Spyware - I'm not too sure what this means, but my priority is viewing the apna channel.

Josh - I entered my address and it said - 'Great, looks like you're very likely to have Freeview|HD coverage at...' At the bottom it says 'check out these greast Freeview options all subscription free' FreeviewPlus, Myfreeview|HD, Freeview|HD, Myfeeview Satellite, Freeview satellite.


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  # 1377426 31-Aug-2015 21:51
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flixide: Thanks for the quick reply guys!

Spyware - I'm not too sure what this means, but my priority is viewing the apna channel.

Josh - I entered my address and it said - 'Great, looks like you're very likely to have Freeview|HD coverage at...' At the bottom it says 'check out these greast Freeview options all subscription free' FreeviewPlus, Myfreeview|HD, Freeview|HD, Myfeeview Satellite, Freeview satellite.


All you need to do is get a UHF antenna plus coax and plug it into your TV antenna socket then do an autotune.
Read your TV manual and it will tell you what to do.



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  # 1379944 4-Sep-2015 18:49
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Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks

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  # 1379946 4-Sep-2015 18:58
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flixide: Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks


Obviously can only be an indoor antenna if you have sufficient signal strength and signal quality indoors, most likely you don't. Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess.




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  # 1379949 4-Sep-2015 19:13
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http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/



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  # 1379950 4-Sep-2015 19:16
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Oh right, that would be a much easier solution haha.

'Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess' - What do you mean by this? If it helps I live like a 5 minute walk from the Basin Reserve Stadium lol.

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  # 1379952 4-Sep-2015 19:24
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flixide: Oh right, that would be a much easier solution haha.

'Advise local transmitter name and distance and we can make an educated guess' - What do you mean by this? If it helps I live like a 5 minute walk from the Basin Reserve Stadium lol.

Can you see the Tx mast on Kaukau from your lounge window? If not then an indoor antenna is unlikely to work.

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  # 1379961 4-Sep-2015 19:43
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Kaukau is 7.2 km or so, 78 dBuV predicted. Worth trying an indoor. Apna image quality is quite poor, they transmit wrong aspect ratio and often have poor audio so the odd picture breakup due to poor reception would hardly matter in my opinion.




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  # 1379962 4-Sep-2015 19:49
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Spyware: Kaukau is 7.2 km or so, 78 dBuV predicted. Worth trying an indoor. Apna image quality is quite poor, they transmit wrong aspect ratio and often have poor audio so the odd picture breakup due to poor reception would hardly matter in my opinion.


Ohk I'll buy one from Noel Leeming to test it out and will return if doesn't work (hopefully can do this). If not, what are some good options for getting the antenna installed on the roof? Which companies are good?

'Can you see the Tx mast on Kaukau from your lounge window? If not then an indoor antenna is unlikely to work.' 

Nope ^

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  # 1379965 4-Sep-2015 19:53
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If TX mast is not visible (when looking toward Kaukau and imagining a window in wall) then forget about an indoor, Matchmaster site doesn't show terrain in vicinity but any building(s), trees will also block signal.

Note: I would imagine that many houses in Wellington have no antenna's because there is no signal but am unfamiliar with the area.




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  # 1379967 4-Sep-2015 19:58
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Jase2985: http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/


 

Highest Frequency Signal: 77 dBuV, Digital Channels:28 30 32 34 36

 

Distance: 8.4km, Bearing: 1.1 deg.

 

Recommended Antenna - 02MM-MDU36

 

Antenna UHF(27-50) Phased Array 'F' Type
Polarity Horizontal: UHF Gain 18dBuV

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  # 1380027 4-Sep-2015 21:48
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flixide: Can this be an indoor antenna?

If a roof one, I'd need to hire a specialist to place it on the roof and wire it through to my living room?

Thanks


A indoor aerial will do the job however may have quite a bit of interference over time, a long term solution is getting a wall/roof aerial installed and getting it wired through, or even get it split so that other rooms can have access to Freeview HD and FreeviewPlus.




 

 

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  # 1380032 4-Sep-2015 22:12
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flixide:
Jase2985: http://www.matchmaster.net.nz/EnterRequest.aspx
throw in details and generate the result, on the left you can select review transmitter and it shows you a map and graph with distance vs terrain

or

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get-freeview/get-freeview/


Highest Frequency Signal: 77 dBuV, Digital Channels:28 30 32 34 36 Distance: 8.4km, Bearing: 1.1 deg. Recommended Antenna - 02MM-MDU36 Antenna UHF(27-50) Phased Array 'F' Type
Polarity Horizontal: UHF Gain 18dBuV


look at the little image under the map and see if there is anything blocking the view to the transmitter

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