Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



871 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Subscriber

Topic # 87480 29-Jul-2011 18:54 Send private message

I've been on Tivo's case for a while now, we receive our signal of Te Aroha and the TV-Tuner in our PC gets all the DVB-T channels, but the Tivo won't receive certain channels, for example TV33, TV-Rotorua and Info-Rotorua do not show up when a channel scan is done.

Tivo have no idea why and have thrown random statements like I must be receiving them on my PC via the analouge transmission over 200km's away even though the aerial isn't even pointed that way. (typical response from an Australian based service support)

But today I think i've stumbled across the answer.

As I understand some channels transmitted from the Te Aroha transmitter (and possibly other transmitters around the country) sends a flag on certain channels that that channel isn't available in that particular area, and "Freeview approved receivers" take notice of this flag and block these channels, while the TV Tuner in the PC pays no attention what so ever.

But Tivo isn't a approved receiver, and looking at Freeview approval rules, Tivo will never become approved (due to the ability to transfer recording to another device). So if this is the case and Tivo's are following this flag, why are they? Why haven't they informed their customers? I does appear that they are blocking certain channels.

So if you think you are missing out on channels contact Tivo and put this question to them "Does Tivo follow the channel unavailable flag as brodacast by freeview?"

Create new topic
785 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Subscriber

  Reply # 499540 29-Jul-2011 19:15 Send private message

TIVO>Messages and settings>settings>channel list

Are all channels selected(ticked)in the list? If not tick to select. Working now?



871 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Subscriber

  Reply # 499549 29-Jul-2011 19:32 Send private message

andrewcnz: TIVO>Messages and settings>settings>channel list

Are all channels selected(ticked)in the list? If not tick to select. Working now?



Umm.... already tried, one of the most basic things I checked, I guess you didn't read the whole message especially the bit about "channel isn't available in that particular area" flag

785 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Subscriber

  Reply # 499550 29-Jul-2011 19:36 Send private message

Your right I didn't! Reaches for something harder to drink...

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by Sideface on 1-Nov-2014 18:32 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Nov-2014 10:31 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by TwoSeven on 1-Nov-2014 17:43 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


DDos Protection from ISP
Created by charsleysa, last reply by freitasm on 31-Oct-2014 12:11 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.