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Topic # 16228 30-Sep-2007 16:26 Send private message

Great to see TVNZ6 on air today.  Although there are a few problems.  Firstly if you are watching in letterbox or Pan-Scan, the ratio keeps jumping back and forwards between Pan-Scan and Letterbox.  16:9 is OK.  It is only doing it on some programmes (eg: House Call that is on now).

Secondly the Freeview time has not switched over for Daylight savings.  So until just before all programmes were running an hour behind.  Then they seemed to skip forward an hour, so the programmes playing are correct versus the PG, but the time on the PG clock is still wrong.

They happened to Skip Fraggle Rock which I was looking forward to watching (sad I know).

But on the positive, according to Stuff http://stuff.co.nz/4218795a28.html Goodnight Kiwi will be back at the end of the broadcasting day!

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  Reply # 88769 30-Sep-2007 18:05 Send private message

Which type of STB are you watching TVNZ 6 on? I've had no issues today with either the DVB-EIT data or the MHEG-5 freeview EPG. Both have programs at the correct time.

Steve




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  Reply # 88847 1-Oct-2007 06:40 Send private message

My epg was correct too, dont know how. I recorded and watched fraggle rock. I think the night time one skipped?

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  Reply # 88851 1-Oct-2007 07:40 Send private message

I don't quite understand TVNZ's motive for launching & promoting this new channel before the availability of the terrestrial service.
The average punter in a city, with good UHF reception is going to know nothing about the UHF service launching next year and will assume they have to go out and get a dish & STB.
They might be a bit miffed at having spent money needlessly on a dish when the uhf goes live.

Fair enough launching the sat service first to help those with poor reception, but adding new channels before uhf seems daft to me.

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  Reply # 88861 1-Oct-2007 08:39 Send private message

Mattnzl: I don't quite understand TVNZ's motive for launching & promoting this new channel before the availability of the terrestrial service.
The average punter in a city, with good UHF reception is going to know nothing about the UHF service launching next year and will assume they have to go out and get a dish & STB.
They might be a bit miffed at having spent money needlessly on a dish when the uhf goes live.

Fair enough launching the sat service first to help those with poor reception, but adding new channels before uhf seems daft to me.


I suspect most of those with poor reception already have a Sky service so don't want to spend another $200+ for a DVB-S STB.. I think value for money Freeview would have been better lauching the terestial service first. At least that will go HD next year but the satelite won't




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  Reply # 88894 1-Oct-2007 11:53 Send private message

I have the Zinwell DSE STB. I changed the Time settings to Summer and now it is OK. I assumed this would happen automatically!

Anyone else getting the aspect ratio issues?

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  Reply # 88904 1-Oct-2007 13:08 Send private message

pjamieson: I have the Zinwell DSE STB. I changed the Time settings to Summer and now it is OK. I assumed this would happen automatically!

Anyone else getting the aspect ratio issues?


What aspect ratio issues are you seeing, and is it just with TVNZ6?

Remember that not all of the content on TVNZ6 is widescreen.




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  Reply # 89805 6-Oct-2007 12:53 Send private message

Yes it was just TVNZ6, every other channel was fine.  But I have not seen the problem since Sunday.  They seem to have fixed it on Monday.

What was happening (whether it was a 16:9 or a 4:3 programme) was the picture kept flicking between postage stamp/widescreen and full screen on my 4:3 TV every second or 2, and then back again.  It was basically zooming in to fill the whole screen and then ficking back out again with black borders (either all the way round if it was 4:3 or at the top and bottom if it was 16:9).  It wasn't always doing it horizontally and vertically at the same time either.  If it was 4:3 it would stretch the vertical first so everyone was tall and skinny before stretching horizontally, or vica versa.  Hope that makes sense.  It was making me feel quite sick.

If you set the STB to 16:9 it was fine.  It was only happening when you watched in 4:3 centre-cut or letterbox.  It was like the picture didn't know what it should be doing or something - whether it was widescreen transmission or not.  They must have had something set wrong and fixed it the next day.

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