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TV in Sweden

Trying to get our TV to work here in Sweden

Kiwi In Sweden
post 21.Jan.2014, 02:17 PM
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Joined: 16.Nov.2013

Hi all,
I have a question that is probably quite silly...
My boyfriend and I have moved to Linköping from New Zealand and have furnished our apartment mainly with second hand everything. We have two TVs, one LG flat screen monitor and one big fat old school panasonic. We have bought a Digital TV antenna but we can't seem to get any tv stations with either of the TVs. I understand Sweden uses digital broadcasting and was wondering if maybe that could be the problem. Our TV's are quite old I wouldn't be surprised if they were analog.
Basically what I'm asking is this:
If we have an analog TV, what is needed to be able to get service? As obviously just a TV and antenna are not enough?
Any information regarding how TV set-ups work here in Sweden would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks from a Kiwi in Sweden
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badkarma
post 21.Jan.2014, 03:22 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2013

Somewhere in your apartment u should have:

http://www.skylink.se/images/artiklar/106517.jpg

just connect it to tv with:

http://www.elgruvan.se/1498-large/antennsl...s-100-bl75m.jpg

then search for channels.

Or use your broadband using an tvbox from comhem or tele2 or what not, costs from 80kr and upwards depending on how many channels u want

(also you can return your antenna not needed in sweden, unless you live in the countryside i guess)
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leathershoe
post 21.Jan.2014, 03:43 PM
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Joined: 3.Jan.2014

To get the free TV you need a digi box too. http://www.kjell.com/sortiment/ljud-bild/t...ottagare-p30588

Don't forget to pay your licence though ;-)
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Hisingen
post 21.Jan.2014, 03:45 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

The 'big fat one' sounds very much as if it is analogue, and as such will no longer work, as Sweden is fully digital today. Using a separate digital tuner might well help for a while. The flat screen at a guess is digital, and could well operate, but it will depend upon the built-in tuner. A TV engineer should be able to put you on the right track there.
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badkarma
post 21.Jan.2014, 03:45 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2013

actually you dont, most TV's have an antenna connection already.
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axiom
post 21.Jan.2014, 04:11 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

QUOTE (leathershoe @ 21.Jan.2014, 03:43 PM) *
To get the free TV you need a digi box too. http://www.kjell.com/sortiment/ljud-bild/t...ottagare-p30588. Don't forget to pay your licence though ;-)


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skogsbo
post 21.Jan.2014, 05:22 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

your old tv should work just fine with a digibox. You can search online or copying neighbours to see which way is best to point your aerial, but any aerial is fine, a specifically 'digital antenna' is not needed, it's just hype to sell more. Any bit of wire pointing in the right direction, connected to a digibox, then tuned in, will get TV on even a 20 yr old tv.

As the newer one isn't working, I'm presuming it tunes in, but finds nothing? I would suspect your new aerial is pointing the wrong way or something simple. I'm also making the assumption it's a TV bought in Europe, right voltage etc. with a built in digibox... if it has a digibox, then it should also have CI port on the side, for those who want to insert a card, for paid for channels.
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Silberfüchschen
post 21.Jan.2014, 09:10 PM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 24.May.2012

Listen to badkarma.

If you live in an apartment building, you most often have access to TV through cable. No antenna or digital receiver is necessary. The signal from the cable outlet has already been converted to analog.
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Kitale
post 22.Jan.2014, 08:47 PM
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Joined: 6.Dec.2011

If your fat old Panasonic (GREAT pictures on those btw) has a Scart socket it will work if you get a digital box and connect that to a suitably strong aerial. You might though, if you set has several 'input options' need to tell it to take the signal via the scart socket. On a remote control or on the tv if it doesn't have one, this usually looks like a tv screen with a little arrow pointing into it.
Most apartments have an outlet for a signal though. An analogue one will use a normal coaxial cable and this can connect directly into the TV aerial socket.
While you are waiting, just log in to filmon.com
Good luck.
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Rick Methven
post 23.Jan.2014, 11:52 AM
Post #10
Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

The majority of apartments in Linköping have built in cable connection to Comhem analogue & digital channels without the need for a separate digital antenna. You can get the basic free to air channels without a contract but these are limited to SVT1/SVT2/TV4 and TV6 which are not worth watching but should be available certainly on the Flatscreen TV because New Zealand uses the same analogue standard as Sweden ( PAL B/G) and the same digital standard (DVB-T)

The best way to check is to do a first time setup using the built in apartment antenna, you will need to select the country and select cable input and search for channels

To get more channels you will either need a Comhem or other digibox and card
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