Freeview via UHF is a land-based digital television & radio service which enables broadcasters to deliver selected programmes in High Definition. You can identify HD programmes by checking the Freeview TV Guide & looking out for the "HD" marker - the same information is available via the Freeview Electronic Programme Guide, or EPG.
Being land-based means that the digital signal comes from transmission towers sited around New Zealand and is received via your UHF aerial.
To get Freeview via UHF, you will need a working UHF aerial and either a Freeview via UHF digital receiver, or a TV with Freeview via UHF built in. If you can get Maori TV and PRIME using your existing aerial, then it is OK for Freeview via UHF.
Below is a list of transmission sites and signal polarity to help you check whether your UHF aerial is aligned correctly.
|Tauranga / Nth Bay of Plenty
|Napier, Hastings / Hawke's Bay
|New Plymouth / Eastern Taranaki
|Palmerston North / Manawatu
|Masterton / Wairarapa
|Nelson / Tasman
|Invercargill / Southland
Note on Polarity:
Horizontal Polarity means the receptor rods on the UHF aerial needs to be in horizontal formation - as shown below:
Vertical Polarity means the receptor rods on the UHF aerial needs to be in vertical formation - as show below:
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