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  Reply # 720383 20-Nov-2012 21:31 Send private message

jawnbc: Would a digital box convert the TV to signal that would display correctly on our NTSC TV?


No, it won't work, the output is PAL.





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  Reply # 720391 20-Nov-2012 21:46 Send private message

Hi Freeview,

My parents in law have been telling me they must get rid of their analog TV at digital switch over. I have convinced them that a set top box will allow them to keep their 20 year old Phillips TV. Is there a plan to try and educate the masses that analog TV's will work at analog switch off with a set top box? It seems to be a common thought that this is not the case. The digital TV ads that are on at the moment seem to be a it vague in their message.

Thank, Matt.




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  Reply # 720405 20-Nov-2012 21:58 Send private message

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jawnbc: Would a digital box convert the TV to signal that would display correctly on our NTSC TV?


No, it won't work, the output is PAL.



You can get PAL to NTSC converters. I have a a vague memory that I have seen them for about $US 250, but can't remember where. But, unless your TV is a really good one, then unless the solution is cheap and user friendly, there comes a point at which cost and complexity start to mean it might just be easier to bite the bullet and get a new TV.

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  Reply # 720419 20-Nov-2012 22:22 Send private message

Pretty much the same question as others, more channels please, the BBC channels (uktv and BBC knowledge) would be great. Any plans?

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  Reply # 720493 21-Nov-2012 07:37 Send private message

Dear Freeview,

Although most retailers who sell televisions do sell Freeview enabled sets/panels however with regards assorted retailers online platform / webshops, Im always at a loss to understand why some choose to not fully explain in the specifications of each set/panel that the TV is actually "Freeview capable" and quite often where retailers allow Q&A on their websites consumers are asking if assorted sets are "freeview".

Question: Can the freeview 'board' look at engaging with NZ's appliance retailers and suggest to them to have a good look at the specs they are uploading to their website pages and ensure they mention "freeview" inconjunction with the more technical terms. I believe this way the "average joe" will better understand. e.g. DTT (Freeview). I do understand that personal shopers within retailer stores can usually see the freeview logo on the set and/or the sales person can answer that question. (One would think the retailers who market online would put a bit of effort in this area to sell more sets)!

Cheers.

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  Reply # 720496 21-Nov-2012 07:41 Send private message

Dear Freeview,

Has any consideration been given to alert those who may be unaware their FM stereo/radio may be wired to their VHF aerial and as such they might still need it (as opposed to ripping it down when they assume its no longer needed)?

Is there any plans for DAB Radio?
Will any future STB's be able to link to or output DAB signals to a home stereo / radio that usually sits near TV's in most homes as part of a HT set up?



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  Reply # 720499 21-Nov-2012 07:53 Send private message

Any there any plans to broadcast 1080p25 content as is happening in the UK with broadcasters such as the BBC dynamically switching between 1080p25 and 1080i depending on whether progressive or interlaced will deliver the best picture for the the content being broadcast?

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  Reply # 720516 21-Nov-2012 08:35 Send private message

Hi All,

I currently have sky and was wondering how difficult is it to use the existing Sky Dish and split the signal so i can have freeview and sky.

My TV has Freeview Built in.

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  Reply # 720520 21-Nov-2012 08:36 Send private message

Scoob99nz: Hi All,

I currently have sky and was wondering how difficult is it to use the existing Sky Dish and split the signal so i can have freeview and sky.

My TV has Freeview Built in.

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Please create a topic for this question as your question is not about the platform.






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  Reply # 720530 21-Nov-2012 08:49 Send private message

What is the timeframe for providing greater terrestrial coverage and improving terrestrial coverage in fringe areas?

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  Reply # 720585 21-Nov-2012 09:50 Send private message

If I buy a Freeview Decoder/Recorder from HongKong, will it work here. If not, why not ?

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  Reply # 720590 21-Nov-2012 09:53 Send private message

hairy1: Hi Freeview,

My parents in law have been telling me they must get rid of their analog TV at digital switch over. I have convinced them that a set top box will allow them to keep their 20 year old Phillips TV. Is there a plan to try and educate the masses that analog TV's will work at analog switch off with a set top box? It seems to be a common thought that this is not the case. The digital TV ads that are on at the moment seem to be a it vague in their message.

Thank, Matt.



Hi Matt, seriously, a new TV (the size of CRT TVs) with a built in decoder is not much more than a set top box.  And it will be skinnier and you could mount it on a wall etc.


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  Reply # 720603 21-Nov-2012 10:12 Send private message

Question for Freeview:

Once the digital switch over is all completed next year, will the Freeview organisation continue to exist, and if so, what new initiatives or improvements will you be rolling out?

Could you please list them in the order of priority you propose giving them. In last year's Geekzone question round I asked if any new radio stations would be added and an encouraging reply from Freeview was given, but as far as I am aware there have been no new radio stations added. So you will understand why I am more interested in what is actually planned, rather than what you would like to happen. Thankyou.



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  Reply # 720619 21-Nov-2012 10:24 Send private message

Bitfiddler: If I buy a Freeview Decoder/Recorder from HongKong, will it work here. If not, why not ?


It won't work here because of difference in codecs.





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  Reply # 720621 21-Nov-2012 10:26

Greetings Mr Freeview, This is not a complaint, despite the wording in the first couple of sentences. My question is the result of several months of trying to record from a satellite tuner PVR, but with limited success. This is from the perspective of a total newbie at this (and there must be many more coming on as the rollout continues). Only recently, after many months of trying and failing, I spoke to the importer of the tuner (the reseller was not helpful) and came to understand that something in the signal being received can change the ability to record. Words such as PID etc. were used that have no meaning to me, so I did as was instructed and set the tuner back onto factory defaults, then re-did the tuning, with good results. Finally after all of that, the question:  If it is possible for some change made by Freeview to affect the ability to record TV, is there not also some method/signal that, via the transmission, can do a re-set on the channel that has had these changes made, so eliminating the need to re-tune. As a secondary possibility, can a message be sent that would be visible (pop up?) on the TV at the point that the recording was being setup. (The assumption being that the transmission could carry some intelligence that can see the recording event being setup, with this prompting the message pop-up).
Or is this just some irrelevant newbie ramblings?
Thanks for the chance to question.

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