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Free TV…Free TV…Free TV…?

By tylersmayhem - 28 November 2008 27

I’ve seen a few TV ad’s this week announcing something like 15 new free to air channels being made available in Canberra in 2009.

I’ve tried Googling the subject, and so far I’ve come up with all kinds of speculation – whats the deal, anyone know?

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Kramer 3:21 pm 28 Nov 08

I hope they will fix up their EPGs and broadcast the correct time! I’m looking at you WIN and your dodgy time broadcasting!!!

tylersmayhem 2:12 pm 28 Nov 08

@Darkmilk: I was about to thank you for your advice until I saw your comment accusing me of a troll. Thanks for that mate. Should interpret your ridiculous accusation as a Trolling comment in itself?

Next time decide if you want to be helpful, or possibly appear as a c**k. A little consistency maybe?

aidan 2:11 pm 28 Nov 08

This is a must read:

it describes what sort of signal each of the towers use and how to orient you aerial and what sort of aerial you need.

We are in Giralang and bunny ears work fine as long as I orient them vertically (flatten the ears right down and then orient them straight up and down).

ChrisinTurner 12:28 pm 28 Nov 08

On antennas, if you switch over to digital, the antenna is not so critical. My computer digital TV dongle has a tiny antenna that sits on the desk. The thing about digital TV is that it either works or doesn’t, nothing in between.

Grrrr 12:04 pm 28 Nov 08

Reprobate, that list (post #3) makes sense but it disagrees with the 15 channels listed at

I can vouch for TV Antenna inside the roof working fine, also. There are plenty of smaller and less-obtrusive antenna designs these days, too.

H1NG0 11:55 am 28 Nov 08

I’m in Ngunnawal and get perfect reception with a $25 set of rabbit ears for big dub. Make sure you get one with a loop. I get far better reception with Digital than I ever did with Analogue. The good thing with digital is as long as the signal is over the threshold, you have perfect image.

niftydog 11:55 am 28 Nov 08

niftydog said :

…it will never have trouble with birds, possums, wind or rain.

Unless, of course, one or more of these gets into your attic space, in which case you’ve got bigger issues to worry about than what’s on telly!

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