Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




9 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 23784 8-Jul-2008 22:06
Send private message

Hi guys

Could someone please inform me of the connector the new Sony LCDs with integrated MPEG4 HD Digital Tuner use to take the feed from the UHF?

F or good 'ol Belling-Lee? or something else?

I presume this also means back to the days of 'tuning' in channels?

http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/television-and-projector/all-tv-by-size/kdl32w4000.jsp

Many thanks


Create new topic
4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 145158 8-Jul-2008 23:28
Send private message

Theres 2 threads on this for general info:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=23559
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=21839

I imagine its the standard aerial plug since it just runs off UHF and has an analogue/digital tuner.

I would also expect that it simply scans the frequencies for the channels.

6060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 177

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 145196 9-Jul-2008 07:33
Send private message

The Official NZ standard on these matters states that the correct connector for V/UHF terrestial signals is Bellinglee, thats includes FreeView DTT. That said I never use them as they are mechanically not good, but expect to find them on all DTT STBs and iDTVs.

I expect you will find the Sony iDTV (and others) will be fully compliant mheg5 models, hence will be preprogrammed for the default NZ transmissions, and will update tuning and firmware over air, so basically you should not have to tune too much it should sort itself.

Cyril

 
 
 
 


6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 149099 18-Jul-2008 10:01
Send private message

I have just purchased a Sony KDL40W4000.

Yes, it takes the standard aerial connection so no dramas there.

The tuning is pretty much plug and play. Just hit the button and it will automatically scan for all the analogue and digital signals it can pick up. Then it is a matter of simply shuffling through the channels to make sure they are numbered how you like them.

1084 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 131


  Reply # 149483 19-Jul-2008 16:09
Send private message

Can the new sonys output dolby 5.1 to an amp?

Just a new tv I purchased (a few months ago) had digital out but to my surprise was only two channel. I have a seperate freeview decoder so hooked sound direct to amp. With built in one be a blow if it doesn't output 5.1 from TV.

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 149528 19-Jul-2008 21:47
Send private message

We have got our 32" W series running off a uhf antenna sitting in the house, its a 91 element so its getting moved outside tomorrow.
Freeview HD looks very nice, though yet to see any true HD stuff.
There is an optical digital out on the back of the tv which we are going to run to a home theatre system, so im hoping it will give out sound even on the non dolby channels.

Anyone who gets freeview HD - make sure that your antenna cable runs RG6 cable all the way to the TV. We ran the standard aerial cable for 2m and you can't pick up any freeview channels at all. Replaced this with RG6 and it worked perfectly. We thought the antenna was out of line.

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 149753 21-Jul-2008 08:49
Send private message

I have a Digital Optical Out cable running from the TV to my Amp which gives 5.1ch sound but currently only from TV3 which on my set is the only channel broadcasting in this format.

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 149802 21-Jul-2008 10:56
Send private message

So on other channels you get no sound at all?

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 149806 21-Jul-2008 11:04
Send private message

No. What I am saying is that TV3 is the only channel that I recieve as a 5.1 format. All others are in 2ch of different formats, according to the onscreen banner that pops up each time you change channel.


6060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 177

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 149860 21-Jul-2008 13:08
Send private message

I suggest the Sony iDTVs work like anyother STB, there is normally a menu selection to enable passing the DD/AD3 stream out the spdif port if it exists for the viewed channel, othewise it will output a decoded PCM stream of the HE-AAC stream.

Cyril

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 149905 21-Jul-2008 15:25
Send private message

Yeah thats what i was asking, i wasnt sure if we would only be able to put tv3 to the sound system because it was the only one with dolby.
As soon as our 10m optical cable arrives it'll be working good.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.