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Topic # 67183 29-Aug-2010 21:09
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will a NZ tv with freeview HD built tuner receive Australian HD signal? (something about 7MHz vs 8MHz steps and MPEG2 vs MPEG4 and MHEG got me real confused)

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  Reply # 374302 29-Aug-2010 21:18
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Without knowing a model and indepth knowledge of the TV firmware it's not something that can be answered.

While all TV's that do H.264 here are backwards compatible with MPEG2 transmissions most don't have an option to set the channel spacing which is different in Australia. They also use mostly VHF and not UHF frequencies for digital TV.







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  Reply # 374325 29-Aug-2010 22:41
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ah ... confirms my suspicions *sigh.
mine is a samsung ps50a650. firmware is 1013. i doubt it will have support for Oz waves but thanks




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  Reply # 374333 29-Aug-2010 23:18
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Try it and see ?

The latest Aussie Freeview boxes will work in NZ so vice versa should also work ?

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  Reply # 374352 30-Aug-2010 00:00
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I know people have successfully installed the Australian firmware on their NZ TVs so it may be possible for you to do that.  You may be better off selling it and buying a new TV once you're home than trying to carry a 50" plasma with you.

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The latest Aussie Freeview boxes will work in NZ so vice versa should also work ?


Are you speculating or do you know this for a fact? It would be useful if this is true as their DVB-T STBs are little more than half the price of NZ Freeview ones. The $197 mark is just too high to encourage people to buy them for their old SD CRTs.

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  Reply # 374369 30-Aug-2010 06:27
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ilovemusic: Try it and see ?

The latest Aussie Freeview boxes will work in NZ so vice versa should also work ?


A handful may - as Freeview certification in Australia requires H.264 support and some allow 7/8MHz switching but since there no requirement for MHEG5 most won't have an EPG in NZ.

 

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  Reply # 374461 30-Aug-2010 11:55
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mine is a samsung ps50a650. firmware is 1013.


I'm pretty sure thats my TV, and I can select the country for tuning. (and it also allows you set change the tuning step)

This is obviously on the NZ firmware, but I'll check the number when I get home tonight.

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  Reply # 374929 31-Aug-2010 15:14
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sbiddle:
ilovemusic: Try it and see ?

The latest Aussie Freeview boxes will work in NZ so vice versa should also work ?


A handful may - as Freeview certification in Australia requires H.264 support and some allow 7/8MHz switching but since there no requirement for MHEG5 most won't have an EPG in NZ.

 


Aus Freeview Phase 2 announced MHEG5 support June 2010, with consumer launch planned for September 2010.

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  Reply # 376372 3-Sep-2010 19:51
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Most TVs (esp. Samsung) ask you what country during initial setup. Surely choosing Australia will set it up for there?

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