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10 years 3 months ago #30905 by reggit
...if you buy a Freeview box, does that work just for one TV or can it work for all the TVs in the house...?

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10 years 3 months ago #416222 by Cinsara
It can work on multiple TV's, tiny bit of a pain moving it all the time though as it has to be disconnected and reconnected from and to the relevant tele.

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10 years 3 months ago #416224 by LMCL65
I have one set up on the main tv in the lounge, whatever channel I am on is what my son has to watch in his lounge if he wants anything other than regular tv.

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10 years 3 months ago #416232 by DiDi
LMC - how do you organise that? I wouldn't mind spreading one channel around my house but wasn't aware you could do it.

My answer tigger as the owner of one is that it only does one TV i.e. each TV requires it's own box, so keen to hear what LMC has managed.

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10 years 3 months ago #416237 by eelcat
Mil is able to do that as well. She can't change channel except at the main tv, but can watch that channel in her bedroom as well. The Freeview man set it up for her

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10 years 3 months ago #416245 by 3 girls farming
aaahhh blast.. I need to have an answer to this question and with three televisions and three people who all want to watch different programmes I guess I'm going to have to buy three boxes.. gggrrrr

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10 years 3 months ago #416261 by wyseyes
It goes like this... for UHF freeview...

UHF Antenna on roof - antenna cable - Lounge Freeview decoder 'in' connector = Lounge TV can get freeview.
Then...
Lounge Freeview decoder 'out' connector - more antenna cable - Bedroom TV 'in' connector = Bedroom gets Lounge Freeview channel

Essentially the freeview decoder creates a local house 'channel'.

or...

UHF Antenna on roof - antenna cable - Lounge Antenna Splitter. Then
Splitter - Lounge Freeview decoder - Lounge TV
Splitter - Bedroom Freeview decoder - Bedroom1 TV
Splitter - Bedroom Freeview decoder - Bedroom2 TV etc

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10 years 3 months ago #416272 by 3 girls farming
do I understand this.. you'll ALWAYS get only one chanel in a house with Freeview no matter how many boxes??? aarrrggghhh... we are going to have to shift into three different houses... I cannot (will not) watch childrens tv on a Sunday.. I'm not kind to me!!!!!

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10 years 3 months ago #416276 by mikethebike
no 3 girls, you can get any channel on any tv as long as you have one decoder per tv. but you also need either a UHF Ariel or satellite dish plus cable and splitters to each tv.
If you only have one decoder then you can only watch one channel at a time on any tv its connected to.

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10 years 3 months ago #416283 by wyseyes
3 Girls

For you, count the number of TVs you have. Buy that many freeview decoders.
Problem solved, no teletubbies for you.

You'll need to do it before 29 Sept 2013 (Manawatu area)

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10 years 3 months ago #416295 by DiDi
... and the reason we are closing down analogue is what? That was being sarcastic! How much of Sky does the Government own?

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10 years 3 months ago #416299 by Organix
..... and the best channel we have is due to be shut down in June - TVNZ7 :( So a large portion of NZ are going to invest in Freeview decoders to watch commercial TV drowned in advertising.

What time our TV spends on consists of 80%+ TVNZ7 and no we aren't interested in paying SKY for the crap that is broadcast there. I'm picking our stereo is going to get a new lease on life later this year, together with streamed video content from the internet :cool:

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10 years 3 months ago #416302 by mikethebike
you dont have to get sky to get satellite freeview we have a sky dish inherited from the previous owner and it works perfectly well, you can get all the free to air channels in digital quality at no cost, well other that the freeview decoder that is, on UHF we can only get tv 1 and 2 and thats it! so shutting it down wont really affect us at all,

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10 years 3 months ago #416322 by LMCL65

DiDi;412990 wrote: LMC - how do you organise that? I wouldn't mind spreading one channel around my house but wasn't aware you could do it.

My answer tigger as the owner of one is that it only does one TV i.e. each TV requires it's own box, so keen to hear what LMC has managed.


Well firstly you get the chequebook and then ring the aerial man!

He fixed the box to the plugs in the lounge and the tuned in Eamons tv. There are 3 TV's in this house, so the lounge one controls the freeview box and determines which freeview channel, but the other two can also freely choose normal tele. I have learnt however that if I have 'muted' the main tv and go to bed to watch something - it is also muted on that tv, then go back into lounge turn back on tele, unmute, turn off and return to bed!

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10 years 3 months ago #416327 by reggit
Buga [:(!]

As I understand it too there are some potential problems with recording from TVs with built in Freeview - something to do with the number of plug outlets/inlets in each TV set, so check before you buy...if the plugs ain't right, and you have Freeview built in and want to use a DVD recorder, you may have to buy a Freeview box anyway...

Wyseyes, can you shed any light on this? :rolleyes:

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