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Topic # 98643 3-Mar-2012 09:37 Send private message

Recently moved back to NZ from the UK, we also shipped our Samsung TV with us, only a few years old. Ran the auto tune option once in NZ, and it looked to tune in all the channels fine. The EPG works fine, can see the schedule for all channels etc however when choose a channel there is no picture or sound, and after a few seconds the TV comes up with error message saying "HD not supported".

TV model number is LE32A436T1D

 

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  Reply # 589706 3-Mar-2012 09:45 Send private message

As a wild stab in the dark I'd be picking that TV doesn't support the NZ HD freeview standard....

Set top box time....

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  Reply # 589707 3-Mar-2012 09:46 Send private message

I think you will find that the TV does not support the encodeing Freeview NZ uses, maybe there is a firmware upgrade avaliable from samsung to fix this?

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  Reply # 589709 3-Mar-2012 09:51 Send private message

The TV won't support the NZ standards. Time to go and buy yourself a Freeview|HD STB.




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  Reply # 589711 3-Mar-2012 09:53 Send private message

gregmcc: I think you will find that the TV does not support the encodeing Freeview NZ uses, maybe there is a firmware upgrade avaliable from samsung to fix this?



Thanks, didn't think of that. Will start hunting around... although the TV doesn't have ethernet or USB so not sure how I would be able to flash it... 



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  Reply # 589716 3-Mar-2012 09:56 Send private message

sbiddle: The TV won't support the NZ standards. Time to go and buy yourself a Freeview|HD STB.



Thought that might be the case, hard to justify the cost when I watch so little broadcast TV.

What's the best value for money Freeview box at the moment? How much extra for one that can record? 

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  Reply # 589721 3-Mar-2012 10:07 Send private message

Monza:
sbiddle: The TV won't support the NZ standards. Time to go and buy yourself a Freeview|HD STB.



Thought that might be the case, hard to justify the cost when I watch so little broadcast TV.

What's the best value for money Freeview box at the moment? How much extra for one that can record? 


Plenty of choices, my personal choice, get a Tivo, Noel Lemming/Bond and Bond currently sell them around $300, although if you time it right they do have them on special for $200.

A excellent freeview dual tuner PVR

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Reply # 589722 3-Mar-2012 10:09 Send private message

well I have satellite and terrestrial and I bought a tivo for $199 but even at $299 I would say it really is the best freeview capable recorder on the market here.  Easy to setup but some layouts are different but still easy enough. I would recommend one

Edit to say only drawback with the tivo is you have to have bradband internet connection




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  Reply # 589733 3-Mar-2012 10:23 Send private message

Warehouse one at $70 is ok. but if you can get the tivo do it.




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  Reply # 589743 3-Mar-2012 10:34 Send private message

Looks like your set is a generation or two too old. LE32A is an A series, you might have had luck with a C series set or newer.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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