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Topic # 53756 13-Dec-2009 11:09
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Recently, the teletext on the TAB channel has been intermittent, with nothing many times and only occasionly showing.  The decoder has been self resetting often lately so i thought that maybe the teletext issue was related to the dodgy decoder. Decoder was duly replaced and find... the teletext is still the same.. Only loading sometimes.

I have an el cheapo STB for Freeview that gets its signal from the sky decoder. Would this be the cause of the issue? Signal strength is excellent on both.

Any ideas/solutions appreciated.

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  Reply # 281922 13-Dec-2009 12:26
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So the TV decodes the teletext (I think this is what you maen) and displays it or the Sky decoder decodes it and displays it.




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  Reply # 281930 13-Dec-2009 12:40
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Hi Ross

Well the teletext data is carried along with the sky digital signal so it should be clear. The tv just catches the teletext data and displays it. It's not the tv end i'm querying, its the intermittent teletext when the sky signal received is as strong as possible.

That's what I'm trying to figure out.




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  Reply # 281931 13-Dec-2009 12:50
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No, I mean does the Sky decoder do the decoding, in which case the teletex would be controlled from the Sky remote control or does the TV decode the output of the Sky decoder (controlled via TV remote control). If the latter then the signal from the Sky decoder to TV is analog, the digital bit between satellite and set top box really becomes irrelevant. How is decoder connected to TV, RF lead, composite, svideo or component??

So, where are the buttons that you control the Teletext with, on Sky remote or on TV remote??? This is the crucial question as i gave my Sky decoder back and can't remember any Teletext functionality.




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  Reply # 281932 13-Dec-2009 12:58
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Hi Ross,

The Sky is connected to the TV via Scart to 3RCA. I think only the TV does the teletext decoding as I'm using the controls on the TV remote. Are there teletext controls on a sky remote? If there are, I've never used the Sky remote buttons, looks like nothing appears to bring up any teletext from the sky remote.

It worked perfectly until about 3 weeks where it started to display no pages.. works only 50% of the time and I can't find an explanation for it as nothing else has changed tv/sky digital decoder wise.




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