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This can be caused by low signal strengths.
Look at installing a higher gain aerial or masthead amplifier.
These symptomscan also be caused by the system picking up high levels of impulse noise from unsuppressed sources (Eg. electrical motorsor cars).
The recommended cure is to try and increase signal strength and use suitable cable and outlet plates.
To check if you live within an area of Freeview coverage, click here (www.freeviewnz.tv) and enter your address.
Or browse through the coverage map.
You are able to receive freeview via satellite anywhere in New Zealand that you can install a satellite dish that has a clear line of site to the satellite.
The cable should be a suitable RG6 coaxial cable. Or A+ Class RG6 for Longer Cable Runs.
The Digital Switch over is now complete and we have upgraded for High Definition Television.
Freeview is the company responsible for the free to air TV broadcast system in New Zealand.
The cable is connected to the dipole section of the aerial.
This is where the TV signal is received and where the coaxial cable is connected.
The balun (balanced to unbalanced converted) is the small printed circuit that is located in the dipole plastic housing and is used to match the dipoleto the coaxial cable.
This has the effect of maximizing the signal transfer from the aerial to the cable whilst minimizing the effects of impulse noise interference.
The diplexer unit consists of two filters in parallel that allow two input signals (Satellite and TV) on separate cables to be combined onto a single cable.
This is a passive device and can also be used in the reverse allowing two signals to be filtered separately from a single cable.
A Satellite-Radio outlet is sometimes called a diplexers outlet.
These are commonly used in conjunction with a Multi-Switch.
If the signal is too low then a gradual decline in reception quality is perceived.
When this occurs with a digital signal thepicture will initially 'freeze' then disappear.
It is therefore advisable to allow a 6dB margin above the digital threshold level (50dB) for signal loss over time and for seasonal / weather changes.
Check the green light is on.
If it is off, follow the set up instructions for the second output of your Sky STB.
If it still does not operate, check that the wall outlet is not isolated as there must be a DC path between the Sky STB and the Digital Link.
Check all cables and connections. In the case of kits with powered Receivers (3Play for example) make sure there is power to the Transmitter and the Receiver.
Plug one of the HDMi devices (IE DVD) directly into the TV to make sure there is no issues with the device or the HDMI Cables.
Contact your installer and have your Network and HDMI Cables tested.
Vertically or Horizontally depending on your transmission area.
Some areas have both, contact us or check with your local installer.
As a guide if your Freeview broadcast channel are an even number IE 32, 34, 36 then you are in a horizontal area.
No. You can use a Splitter, amplifier, or multi-switch to distribute to a number of points around the property.
Triax NZ sells a wide range versions for 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16 way distribution. Browse our product range or contact us.
A non isolated outlet means there is a direct connection between the outlet socket and the cable or distribution system.
In a system which uses isolated outlets, system isolation capacitors are used to prevent possible harmful voltages from reaching other parts of the distribution system.
No the digital signal is transmitted at lower power.
The Set Top Box has the ability to recognize the digital signals and distinguish them from the noise inherent on the carrier, allowing the lower signal power to be transmitted.
The threshold for acceptable analogue TV is 65 dBuV and digital TV is 55 dBuV.
There is no easy answer to this question as the size of aerial depends on available signal strength, which in turn depends a great deal on the distance from the transmitter. Also different size Aerials do not determine their performance.
Contact us or your local installer for the best options for your area.
The first thing to do is make sure the correct aerial is being used.
You may need to change to a 'higher gain' aerial.
Alternatively, a suitable masthead amplifier may be required (see our Range).
This should have a low noise performance and moderate gain (too much gain will over amplify the signal and cause distortion to upset the digital decoder).
It is possible to receive digital television signals on any UHF television aerial, though it is highly recommended that a quality yagi aerial be used.
The aerial should have a dipole fitted with a balun, which will allow optimum signal transfer and cancellation of unwanted impulse noise interference.
The following Triax aerials are recommended for New Zealand Use
Contact us or talk with your local installer to find the best match for your location.
From time to time channels are moved around or removed from the Satellite.
There are quick tips included with your receiver that talks you through scanning for new channels.
If you have troubles look though out receiver section for the latest channel updates or feel free to give us a call
Should the antenna require painting to minimize the visual impact, it is recommended that mat lead-free paint is used.
To avoid solar damage, the paint shall not be more than 30% reflective - metallic paint must be avoided. (Code of Practice for the Installation of Terrestrial and Satellite TV Reception Systems - 2nd Update October 2000)
Please log onto the Lyngsat website (click here) for up-to-date satellite channel listings.
Yes. Any TV or Radio aerial can be mounted in a roof but there will be a loss of signal strength due to the roof material and construction used.
Not recommended for metal roofing.