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Topic # 85143 14-Jun-2011 17:53 Send private message

Just received an email from TiVo:


To our Auckland region customers: Broadcasters are close to launching eight new free-to-air television channels in your region: Southern Cross TV, Shine TV, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5 and V6. In preparation, we will be adding them to your TiVo's Channel List.

These channels will not have Program Guide data available until their official release, which will be on a date yet to be announced by the broadcaster.
 

That's a lot of new channels on Freeview!




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  Reply # 481131 14-Jun-2011 18:20 Send private message

Whats the bet all these v channels are a chinese broadcaster...time to go to some language classes




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  Reply # 481140 14-Jun-2011 18:35 Send private message

Is southern cross tv a religious channel?

Anyone have anymore detail on these v channels?

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  Reply # 481147 14-Jun-2011 18:59 Send private message

Good stuff, any news on a release date?




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  Reply # 481155 14-Jun-2011 19:23 Send private message

The V Channels are Korean. They have been available to non FV certified boxes for the past 2 months..

Shine is a religious channel not sure about Southern Cross. A Google search show it as an Australian channel..

Just had a look at my TiVo and they aren't there yet..




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  Reply # 481159 14-Jun-2011 19:31 Send private message

What about the rest of the country??




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  Reply # 481161 14-Jun-2011 19:40 Send private message

While these are DVB-T channels, I would not stretch to call them part of Freeview....

I wonder if Freeview boxes will even add them automatically or whether you will have to invoke a scan to pick them up,

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  Reply # 481180 14-Jun-2011 20:52 Send private message

Sigh, how underwhelming!
Southern Cross looks like a provisional Australian station, possibly some interesting stuff.
Shine and 6 x Korean channels... Boo!

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  Reply # 481277 15-Jun-2011 06:55 Send private message

Well, unfortunately, I've had 3 forced channel rescans in the last week or so.
When I get the associated message and select the "Check Channels" message it forces a re-scan - or did so the first and last time.
The second time, it just added the new channels and deleted all my existing ones.
Until doing the rescan, I found that my existing channel list had been deleted and so I had lost all my scheduled recordings since the arrival of the message.
On the first and third occasions, I also found that my entire recording list, including all Season Passes had been deleted.
All this for 8 new channels with carrier only and no signals or EPG data. What a crock!
Anyone else have this happen? - or was I just being punished for a non-approved upsizing of my internal hard drive?
I think I'm going to have to leave my Ethernet disconnected, except for a weekly plug-in to update the EPG - unless someone can suggest an alternative.
Bah.

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  Reply # 481278 15-Jun-2011 06:59 Send private message

old3eyes: The V Channels are Korean..


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  Reply # 481291 15-Jun-2011 07:57

As old3eyes said - they have been there for a couple of months.
They show up on my Zinwell and Panasonic TV - so they do appear on certified boxes (Auckland/Waitakere).

What you may find is you have to go up through the channels to get at them - they dont show in the EPG but (for example) the zinwell has a list button that shows the channels - you can select them from that.
The Panasonic you just have to use the channel up button and go past the regular channels.

They did have Arirung (Korean - english service) and NHK (Japan - english) early on - but think they have only the non english channels now.





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  Reply # 481326 15-Jun-2011 09:36 Send private message

Can you guys confirm which transmitter you are getting these signals from as I'm not seeing anything off Waiatarua at the moment.

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  Reply # 481336 15-Jun-2011 10:05 Send private message

They appear to be there on CH50 off the SkyTower. Not sure if they're transmitting off the Waiatarua Transmitter though (my reception of Freeview off waiatarua (atleast the TVNZ mux) is quite weak though)

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  Reply # 481365 15-Jun-2011 10:53 Send private message

I assumed (wrongly, I now think) that I was getting these new channels from Waiatarua, but I see they're on 706MHz - not a frequency that I have as an Auckland listing.
Signal level is about 68, as compared with the low 80s I get on my Waiatarua signals.
Pinehill is on the back of my aerial and Skytower is at about 8 o'clock. (...and no, I'm not clambering up onto my roof to go aerial rotating to investigate further where my infill reception is coming from!)

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  Reply # 481393 15-Jun-2011 11:40 Send private message

I have been getting the same problem for the last few weeks now and it's driving me insane. Having to re-programme all your shows on the Season Pass Manager it's not fun at all. Hopefully these Channel Line-up Change messages will end soon.




PimpMyMagic: Well, unfortunately, I've had 3 forced channel rescans in the last week or so.
When I get the associated message and select the "Check Channels" message it forces a re-scan - or did so the first and last time.
The second time, it just added the new channels and deleted all my existing ones.
Until doing the rescan, I found that my existing channel list had been deleted and so I had lost all my scheduled recordings since the arrival of the message.
On the first and third occasions, I also found that my entire recording list, including all Season Passes had been deleted.
All this for 8 new channels with carrier only and no signals or EPG data. What a crock!
Anyone else have this happen? - or was I just being punished for a non-approved upsizing of my internal hard drive?
I think I'm going to have to leave my Ethernet disconnected, except for a weekly plug-in to update the EPG - unless someone can suggest an alternative.
Bah.

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  Reply # 481411 15-Jun-2011 12:11 Send private message

Here in the Manawatu on DVB-T I'm picking up two new channels (not live yet or showing up on Media Center). I found them using the excellent EPG Collector tool. The two new channels are:


  • Info-Rotorua

  • TV Rotorua


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