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Topic # 109934 29-Sep-2012 18:53 Send private message

Hawkes Bay and West Coast going tonight at 2am...

I assume its simple as someone at Kordia hitting some off switches? or would they do what Sky did and display a message for a few hours noting its shut down?

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  Reply # 693471 29-Sep-2012 20:04 Send private message

If you wait until tonight at 2am I guess you'll find out (assuming you are in one of the areas mentioned).







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  Reply # 693477 29-Sep-2012 20:33 Send private message

Lol nope am waiting till Dec 2013

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  Reply # 693515 29-Sep-2012 23:42 Send private message

Kordia and JDA will take down the main sites at 2am. Some small sites ie translators will be switched off progressively in the next week but the main focus is to remove the signal to sites. Back ups and bypasses need to be disabled too. There has been work behind to scenes to identify dependency’s in both these areas. I think the main ¨concern¨ is not the actual switch off of transmitters, but the viewers loss of reception afterwards and how it might play out in the media. 

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  Reply # 694354 1-Oct-2012 16:44 One person supports this post Send private message

How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?




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  Reply # 694379 1-Oct-2012 17:14 Send private message

richms: How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.


I tend to agree with your sentiment, but there are always elderly people who just don't understand this sort of thing. You would hope, though, that by and large they'll have relatives who will sort this stuff out for them. Then you get people who just have their head in the sand and are completely unaware that anything like this is happening. I have very little sympathy for them.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?

TVNZ has been running tickers on the central region on analogue about the ASO. Don't know about TV3, not sure if they even do regions.




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  Reply # 904282 28-Sep-2013 19:14 Send private message

Can't recall seeing anything in the news the past few days, Lower North Island and East Cape get switched off tonight

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  Reply # 904288 28-Sep-2013 19:26 Send private message

richms: How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?


Ajobbins was staying in a Motel in Wellington on Thursday night that still had analogue in the rooms in fat-o-vision. Wonder what people will be watching tomorrow?


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  Reply # 904290 28-Sep-2013 19:28 Send private message

Yeah, I'm in the lower NI, so will be experiencing this tomorrow. The Missus got a freeview box for her hold CRT TV. I have a hard drive recorder that won't be able to record anything without an additional box.

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  Reply # 904299 28-Sep-2013 19:48 Send private message

sbiddle:
richms: How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?


Ajobbins was staying in a Motel in Wellington on Thursday night that still had analogue in the rooms in fat-o-vision. Wonder what people will be watching tomorrow?



Were they actual analog or being fed from an array of cheap nasty DVB-S boxes using the rubbish internal modulators? most motels I have seen have just used the boxes on the same dish as sky.






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  Reply # 904457 29-Sep-2013 12:39 Send private message

richms:
sbiddle:
richms: How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?


Ajobbins was staying in a Motel in Wellington on Thursday night that still had analogue in the rooms in fat-o-vision. Wonder what people will be watching tomorrow?



Were they actual analog or being fed from an array of cheap nasty DVB-S boxes using the rubbish internal modulators? most motels I have seen have just used the boxes on the same dish as sky.




That's right, I'm not sufficiently familiar with MATV to understand the logic behind doing so, but a lot of bigger installations re-modulate everything before feeding it on to the sets anyway, so the fact that you have analog in the room doesn't necessarily mean you're picking up an analog broadcast...

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  Reply # 904461 29-Sep-2013 12:57 Send private message

hydroksyde:
richms:
sbiddle:
richms: How it should play out is:

You have had 2+ years to sort this out, you are a moron and don't deserve television.

Were they running any form of ticker on the screen of analog services up to the shutdown like they did in the US?


Ajobbins was staying in a Motel in Wellington on Thursday night that still had analogue in the rooms in fat-o-vision. Wonder what people will be watching tomorrow?



Were they actual analog or being fed from an array of cheap nasty DVB-S boxes using the rubbish internal modulators? most motels I have seen have just used the boxes on the same dish as sky.




That's right, I'm not sufficiently familiar with MATV to understand the logic behind doing so, but a lot of bigger installations re-modulate everything before feeding it on to the sets anyway, so the fact that you have analog in the room doesn't necessarily mean you're picking up an analog broadcast...


You can easily spot is this is the case or not by looking for dotcrawl - since a modulator will in 99% of cases simply have a composite input.


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  Reply # 904570 29-Sep-2013 16:22 2 people support this post Send private message

A few recordings...

Cell phone video of the TV, Prime ASO


As you can see from the end of the video, One, two, and prime went to static, three went black (went to snow shortly after), and Maori stayed alive (and is still running)



Video capture, TV2 ASO


VHF channels were a little fuzzy, I don't have a VHF antenna connected anymore!

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  Reply # 904608 29-Sep-2013 17:12 One person supports this post Send private message

There will now be thousands of additional VHF antennas up on roofs doing nothing useful.



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  Reply # 904617 29-Sep-2013 17:21 Send private message

I can't see them coming down in a hurry unless someone like a community group comes around offering to remove them. Scrap metal places would be loving it

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  Reply # 904654 29-Sep-2013 17:52 Send private message

DjShadow: I can't see them coming down in a hurry unless someone like a community group comes around offering to remove them. Scrap metal places would be loving it


Not really, few 100 grams of badly corroded aluminium with masses of dirt over it, and needing rusted metal fasteners removed from them.

Also they may still be used for FM, so dont go pulling them down in too much of a hurry.




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