"But Freeview HD isn't available here?"

Yeah, it's something we hear a lot... A lot!

So, it's time we set the record straight...

 

Much of urban Whakatane has official Freeview HD coverage (check your download folder), which also benefits parts of the wider Eastern Bay as well.


We have the right equipment, including test gear and antennae, along with extensive local knowledge - and a friendly can-do attitude to get the job done - first time.

 

We'll also wall mount your TV, provide additional TV outlets, set up your smart TV for online services, and show you how to operate your new equipment with ease.

 

"Incidentally, why did the Eastern Bay miss out on Freeview|HD, when we had a TV tower before?" It was essentially down to money - cost per head of population. This article, though not about our region, might help explain the decision making process.

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Freeview: UHF aerial, satellite or live streaming?

Freeview offer three options for receiving their service: via UHF Antenna, satellite dish and live streaming.

 

The UHF service, known as Freeview|HD, is essentially Freeview's premium offering. This is by far the best option for live TV viewing, where available. Here you can find all the available Freeview channels - many in High Definition. Even the non-HD channels tend to look better than satellite due to more modern compression techniques. It doesn't suffer rain-fade, and in almost every case, you can ditch your Freeview box & remote too, as most TVs bought in NZ that are less than 8 years old have Freeview|HD inbuilt. This is also the best option if decent broadband isn't available, or you're not on an unlimited plan with your internet provider.

The satellite service is just that - a service. It's designed to give coverage to areas outside the UHF towers, but because of the satellite's configuration, there are no HD channels, and the picture quality especially on a larger screen, we think is pretty average at best.

 

However, by combining the live streaming option with the satellite option, you get more channels, most of which are in HD - along with access to a wide range of ondemand services like, YouTube, Netflix, Neon, TVNZ OnDemand, Spark Sport, Sky Sport Now, etc...

Freeview|HD or a combination of live streaming and satellite, really are the only choices when you have a TV screen larger than 40 inches, especially when sharp, vibrant pictures and crystal-clear digital sound is the reason you bought it, right? Freeview in high definition is delivered to much of NZ, and is solely received via aerial or live streaming. Additional channels, not available via live streaming, can be obtained through the satellite option as a combo.

We'll test almost anywhere in the Eastern Bay for a quality, High Definition UHF signal. In fact, many of our customers, from Waiotahi Sands to Otakiri (along with many other places) now enjoy the quality of reception, that up to now, only metro areas have been able to obtain. Seeing is believing. Call us now for more info!

Freeview|HD is our primary installation option for live TV. However, should the signal not be available at your place, or you require ondemand services too, we'll happily offer  a combo of Freeview's live streaming and satellite for you instead.

 

At a glance...

via UHF Antenna...

  • Crisp, sharp and vivid HD pictures

  • Good quality SD pictures

  • All available channels (31/31)

  • No rainfade

  • One remote control

  • Set top box not usually required

  • A must for screens bigger than 40"

  • Not available everywhere

via Live Streaming...

  • Crisp, sharp and vivid HD pictures

  • Good quality SD pictures

  • No rainfade

  • Good internet connection required

  • Limited channel range (16/31)

  • A must for screens bigger than 40"

  • Other OnDemand services

  • Set top box is required

  • Perfect compliment to satellite option

via satellite dish...

  • Available everywhere

  • Limited range of channels (25/31)

  • No HD Content

  • Subject to rainfade

  • Set top is required in many cases

"We'll provide and professionally install everything you need to deliver the clearest pictures possible. You can count on it!"

Bryan Heath

IntegriTech

What's available on Freeview?

TV One

TV2

Three

Bravo

Maori TV

TV One +1

TV2+1

Three+1

Bravo+1

Prime

Edge TV

Choice

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,S

- A,S

- A,S

- A,S

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,S

DUKE

Breeze TV

Te Reo

Al Jazeera

HGTV

DUKE+1

TVSN

Shine

Firstlight

Hope Channel

C28

C29

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,L

- A,S

- A,S

- A,L

- A,L,S

- A,S

- A,S

- A

- A

Parliament

C33

Apna

Kordia TV

Radio Channels:

RNZ National

RNZ Concert

Base FM

George FM

- A,S

- A

- A

- A,L

- A,L,S

- A,L,S

- A,S

- S

A = Aerial | L = Live streaming | S = Satellite

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