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Topic # 12457 18-Mar-2007 17:37
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I see that 3 test channels that were on D1 (DWTV, CCTV9 and Bloomberg) are now off air on D1 (well unless they have moved and I haven't retuned my dish). Is that a sign that TVNZ is going to broadcast something interesting soon?

OTOH the widescreen content is still going. I like the quality so much (especially on a large TV in 16:9) that I watch it when there's nothing else on. I must have watched every episode of the Selling Your Home at least twice :-)

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  Reply # 64183 18-Mar-2007 17:41
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I relcall reading a few weeks ago that those 3 channels have been dumped. A bit of a shame really because there is plenty of space available on D1!


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  Reply # 64248 19-Mar-2007 08:35
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There was a media release a couple of weeks ago about this, and all three channels had ticka tapes running periodically across them for the last couple of weeks saying that they will disappear on the 16th.

According to TVNZ's media release, all three have been offered to them free which was fine on a test basis, however now that the FreeView platform is to be commisioned the accountants need to find somewhere to post the invoice for channel occupancy, and none of the three (Bloomberg, DW, and CCTV) wanted to front up with any funds to rebroadcast them.

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  Reply # 64327 19-Mar-2007 19:25
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That reports that some (not all) of those services are now available from Asiasat 3s (where TVNZ got them from) a 3m Cband dish will be required to receive that, expect to pay $800 for the dish and a few hundred more to secure to the ground.

Is it worth it??

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  Reply # 64331 19-Mar-2007 20:35
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cyril7: That reports that some (not all) of those services are now available from Asiasat 3s (where TVNZ got them from) a 3m Cband dish will be required to receive that, expect to pay $800 for the dish and a few hundred more to secure to the ground.

Is it worth it??

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No. DW is available on TCL cable, I never found anything interesting on CCTV9 (just China propaganda) and while Bloomberg was interesting as a filler, nothing I could not live without




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  Reply # 64332 19-Mar-2007 20:36
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I got a 1.8m solid dish and the signal for BLOOMBERG, DWTV (3760MHz Horizontal) on Asiasat-3S can all be received at a signal of decent quality - over 60%.

Just CCTV-9 on 4132MHz Horizontal which has a VERY WEAK signal, can't pick up ANY signal for it on a 1.8m - maybe something under 40% at night if weather is good.

The signal strength of the 4132MHz frequency has ever since be decreasing. Used to be able to get 40-46% on the 1.8m dish.

Anything over 40% quality is watchable - although it should be more to allow for weather conditions (which slightly affect C band).

(Yes I know you're suppose to have a 3m dish but I doubt you'd get over 50% signal on 4132MHz Horizontal even with it)

... so basically just to let you know what the situation is if you are considering switching to Asiasat3S.

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