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How many Freeview decoders do I need?

We’ve had a few people lately asking if they can use one Freeview decoder for the whole house, or if they need one for each room. It is possible to watch one decoder in multiple rooms, but there are a few conditions attached to this scenario. As with Sky’s decoders, if you only have one […]

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Can I get an HD picture from Freeview satellite?

Short answer – Sorry, but no you can’t. Long answer – High Definition content is not available from the satellite Freeview service, only terrestrial. There are no plans to introduce HD to the stellite service. If you aren’t in an area where you can receive Freeview HD from a terrestrial transmitter, the only option to […]

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Freeview HD vs. Freeview Satellite

Transmission Type The most obvious difference between Freeview HD and Freeview Satellite is the transmission medium. Freeview HD is a digital terrestrial transmission (DVB-T) broadcast from a land based transmitter. In the case of the Manawatu area, from the Wharite transmitter. Freeview Satellite on the other hand is broadcast from a satellite (DVB-S) in geo-stationary […]

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Do I need a High Definition TV to use Freeview HD?

No, your older TV will still receive the pictures and audio for all channels from a Freeview HD decoder, but they will be in Standard Definition (SD). Chances are they’ll still look a lot sharper than the analogue pictures you’ve been used to, though they’ll pale in comparison to HD pictures. All Freeview HD decoders […]

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I’ve got an aerial, can I get Freeview HD?

There are three main types of aerial in use, two of which are designed to receive the signals required for Freeview HD. VHF, UHF and Combination UHF/VHF. UHF and combination aerials are both suitable for use with Freeview HD, though that in itself doesn’t guarantee reception. Various factors can contribute to the signal levels being […]

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Freeview HD channels available

Not all of the Freeview channels on the terrestrial (UHF) system are in High Definition, we have listed the channels available below, along with a few notes on each. Channels listed are from Wharite only. Other areas may vary. 1 TV One HD 720p 2 TV2 HD 720p 3 TV3 HD 1080i 4 Four SD […]

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Freeview HD reception areas

In the Palmerston North area, if you can see the Wharite transmitter then there is a very good chance you will be able to receive Freeview HD. As a general rule, if you’re in the area we service and there aren’t any hills between you and the transmitter, it should be possible to receive Freeview […]

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