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Can I use both a UHF aerial and a satellite dish?

It depends on whether you have UHF coverage.  Almost all New Zealand homes have satellite coverage and 86% of New Zealand homes can get UHF coverage as well.

You can check if you have UHF coverage here.

If you have UHF coverage, you just need a satellite dish as well as a UHF aerial on your roof to pick up the satellite and UHF signals respectively.

The satellite dish would need to be connected to an approved product with Freeview that is compatible with satellite (such as a dual tuner TV, or a satellite box or a satellite recorder with Freeview).

The UHF aerial would need to be connected to an approved product with Freeview that is compatible with UHF (such as any TV with Freeview, a UHF receiver or a UHF recorder with Freeview.

Dual Tuner TVs have both a satellite and a UHF tuner built-in, so you can connect either a UHF aerial or a satellite to it to get Freeview.

You can buy approved devices from these nationwide retailers.

Need help setting this up?

Get in touch with an installer. You can contact local technicians using the installer directory.

Ask the Community

If you'd like to DIY this, you'll find some like-minded Kiwis with technical know-how at the forum - they can offer some pretty helpful hints - just add a discussion to ask them a question!

 [BW1]Link to coverage check.

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