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Old 26-12-2011, 03:05   #1
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Searching 4 the holy grail of quality T.V reception

For a long time I have been trying to get HD TV at a cheap and hassle free installation on my yacht, recently I have been watching tv on my iPad using the tiven wifi which works pretty good most of the time, I found if on shore and I stuck the tiven antennae into the tv coax cable( mind you they don't fit and needs persuasion) I would get all tv station and be able to watch nearly 70% of them without dropping out. So I bought a splitter box to hook into my VHF anntane on my mast here are the results. ( tests where done at manly habour where there is a tv reception black spot).
Tivizen sitting on chart table with no cable connected, O channels found.
Tivizen connected to VHF splitter box, 3 channels found, 3 viewable .
Tivizen connected to VHF splitter box , VHF radio turned on, 8 channels found, 3 viewable .
I have contacted tivizen and they where no help in assisting me in making any modifications, but I am sure there is many of you out there who have the know how to improve on my success , soon will be wiring in a tv amplifier between the splitter box and tivizen to see the next round of results.
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Old 26-12-2011, 06:44   #2
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Re: Searching 4 the holy grail of quality T.V reception

We had the same problem with our HD in marina Del Rey, Ca. when the US went digital. We installed satellite; the cost? "The Good Wife" for my good wife; priceless.
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Old 26-12-2011, 11:05   #3
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Re: Searching 4 the holy grail of quality T.V reception

The only true HD reception is over the air. Even satellite and cable transmissions are compressed to some extent. Use a dedicate TV antenna, preferably an omnidirectional, and get it as high as possible. It only needs to be compatable with VHF and UHF TV signals. You don't need a "digital" antenna, actually there is no such thing, it's just marketing hype. If you are on a fringe area for reception, a signal booster will help. Chuck
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Old 26-12-2011, 17:24   #4
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Re: Searching 4 the holy grail of quality T.V reception

If you are interested, I have a Direct TV M3 Satellite, receiver, and instructions. It's all 12 volts. I would love to sell it.
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Old 28-12-2011, 16:34   #5
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Re: Searching 4 the holy grail of quality T.V reception

Sounds interesting capacolla, what sort of price are you happy with, I feel unfortunately this might be only for the USA , happy to hear your thoughts, cheers.
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I'm pretty certain that this will only work in the US. Its geared towards Direct TV, a satellite provider here in the states. I'm asking $1200.00.

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Thanks for the feed back, hope ya get a quick sale.
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