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Topic # 6420 24-Jan-2006 21:10
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Hi,
Now that there are TVs avaliable in New Zealand that support HDTV, when is eg. TV1, 2, Sky going to offer HDTV broadcasts?

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Reply # 27044 24-Jan-2006 21:59

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  Reply # 27085 25-Jan-2006 10:14

I heard that TVNZ is planning to launch HDTV broadcast in 2007. Can somebody confirm?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 27116 25-Jan-2006 13:32
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I suspect sky will be the first once the new satelite is up. At present sky are still running of tape. So don't expect it to be soon. Rubbish in = rubbish out even at HD :-)
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Reply # 27117 25-Jan-2006 13:45
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coolvibes: At present sky are still running of tape

Magnetic tape?




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  Reply # 27120 25-Jan-2006 14:09

coolvibes: ... I have found using 720p the best when using my sony wega lcd TV screen as pc monitor it stops the flicker and is totally awesome quality.

Where do you get HD video from?

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  Reply # 27160 25-Jan-2006 16:48
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You can get HD files from the newsgroups. They are quite large so unless you have uncapped and 2mb it could be a waste of time. I use an MG25 mediagate or my pc which has HD progresive or interlace output I always use mpeg4.
see www.tehserver.us under tv hd this is good idea of what you can pull from the news groups you need to leave an email address for more info.

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  Reply # 27174 25-Jan-2006 19:04
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Is there anybody on here living in Auckland who's got a DVB-T receiver and viewed the transmissions?

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  Reply # 28363 13-Feb-2006 22:30
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Yeah i tried one today that a friend brought over from OZ and it works fine, i get tv1, tv2, the wide test channel, DW, CCTV9.

Same channels i get with my Sat Dish and a free to air reciever. Looks nice just like sat.
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  Reply # 28365 13-Feb-2006 22:39
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I'm interested in any of the Chinese TV channels.

CCTV9 is ok (I can stream it through the internet though).... are there any other FTA ones that you can pick up with a reciever?




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  Reply # 28368 14-Feb-2006 06:47
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From comments made by the Broadcasting minister the other day it sounds as though the government will have made a decision about a digital FTA platform by mid year. I've heard speculation of DVB-T being available in Wellington by the end of the year for testing purposes which is good news.

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  Reply # 28370 14-Feb-2006 07:50
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Can someone please explain to me what DVB-T is?

I live in wellington and am buying one of the new bravia HD LCD TV's and it sounds like this DVB-T could be interesting.

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  Reply # 30769 15-Mar-2006 13:49
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coolvibes: You can get HD files from the newsgroups. They are quite large so unless you have uncapped and 2mb it could be a waste of time. I use an MG25 mediagate or my pc which has HD progresive or interlace output I always use mpeg4.
see www.tehserver.us under tv hd this is good idea of what you can pull from the news groups you need to leave an email address for more info.


Hi Coolvibes - how are you finding the mediagate? I am looking at getting one of these but am confused by the ports on the back of the unit as they seem to be shared between audio and video. Can you confirm whether component video out and coaxial digital out are both able to used at the same time? Thank you!

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  Reply # 30780 15-Mar-2006 17:09
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jburrows: Can someone please explain to me what DVB-T is?

I live in wellington and am buying one of the new bravia HD LCD TV's and it sounds like this DVB-T could be interesting.


It's terrestial digital TV - ie have a set top box that simply uses a normal aerial rather than being via satellite. Since DVB is now in Australia and most European countries many TV's over there now have DVB built in so there is no need for a set top box.

Do a google search and you'll find everything you want to know.

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  Reply # 30887 16-Mar-2006 21:24
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sbiddle: Is there anybody on here living in Auckland who's got a DVB-T receiver and viewed the transmissions?
What stations are being transmitted via DVB-T at the moment? I thought the only stations available in digital were TV1, 2 and Maori TV via DVB-S...

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  Reply # 30890 16-Mar-2006 21:35
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maccrazy:
sbiddle: Is there anybody on here living in Auckland who's got a DVB-T receiver and viewed the transmissions?
What stations are being transmitted via DVB-T at the moment? I thought the only stations available in digital were TV1, 2 and Maori TV via DVB-S...


I believe it's TV1, TV2 and the TVNZ test channel.

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