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Topic # 11661 5-Feb-2007 12:38
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Does anyone know if Telstra have started getting their TV1 (and 2?) feed off D1 now for digital TV?

I was watching a bit of TV1 last night and it seemed to be very clear and sharp. With TVNZ changing to D1 I thought maybe Telstra have jumped to D1 already maybeCool







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  Reply # 59788 5-Feb-2007 12:40
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TCL have always had a digital feed for TV1 and TV2. It's only TV3 and C4 that presently come via terrerestrial since there is no FTA sat feed available yet.



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  Reply # 59789 5-Feb-2007 12:49
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Ah ok thanks for that. It would seem that TVNZ are now sending out a cleaner signal now then? On TV1 last night it seemed almost DVD quality. Note the word almost..









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  Reply # 60025 7-Feb-2007 18:00
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I would have to agree with you Nety. I recently recorded an episode of Supernatural (TV2) on my MCE box. Later when playing it back I was amazed at the quality - very near DVD quality (shame about the ads!). Now the picture quality difference between TV2 and other channels is apparent. Not sure about TV1 as I don't watch a lot of their stuff.



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  Reply # 60088 8-Feb-2007 08:32
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It was the ads that first made me site up and look. The picture quality on some of the ads that show sweeping panoramas is just incredible. The meridian ad is one that now looks just fantastic.








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  Reply # 60091 8-Feb-2007 08:57
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With the transition to D1 TVNZ sorted out a few things on the 12.483GHz mux in further prep for the FreeView launch. The removed the regional versions of TV1 and TV2 and those streams have gone to black. The bit rate of the single TV1/2 feeds is significantly up. The have also labled and set in place all the various streams that they will carry (called Reserve1, Reserve2 etc). They also have the 12.456GHz mux running at the moment, it has TV3/4 and once again a set of reserved channels. TV3/4 just have colour bars at this point, but there is full EPG data.

On another note, since the change over an older relative who has TCL digitalTV rang to ask me why he had captions on the news and other locally produced programs on both TV1 and 2. I talked them through how to set it off (tricky when you have only seen a TCL digital box for a few minutes long ago and explaining menus to a 75yr old). But I was wondering if during the change over TCL had set some incorrect defaults, as this guy is positive he has not altered anything, the subtitles just appeared a few days ago with no intervention.

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  Reply # 60093 8-Feb-2007 09:12
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Telstra made a change around that time. One of the colour buttons is now assigned to captions. It toggles them on and off. Your right in that it was on by default but all you needed to do was press the orange (I think) button to toggle them off.  Quite a good idea having them so accessible but yeah bit of an blue having them on by default.

 

Thanks for all the info. I wish the Free to air guys would let out more info on what is going on.








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  Reply # 60095 8-Feb-2007 09:21
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Thanks for that Nety, will update the old fella as to the use of the orange button, not a bad feature actually.

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  Reply # 60096 8-Feb-2007 09:32
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Now that the switch to D1 has gone to plan have you heard anything definite about TV3's intended launch date?


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  Reply # 60274 9-Feb-2007 16:03
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With Optus D1 up and running and Freeview being mentioned in this TelstraClear forum perhaps it's time for a new forum called NZ Digital Television or NZ Freeview Television so we can talk about stuff related to Digital TV, Freeview, Satellite TV, FTA TV, HDTV, etc on Geekzone.

This will soon be a big part of the lives of all us Geeks!


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  Reply # 60278 9-Feb-2007 16:47
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Good idea, whats the chances Mauricio?

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