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Topic # 12997 17-Apr-2007 17:43
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Today I decided to finally tune the bedroom TV into the FTA signal passed through the RF output on the digital box, and about halfway through the VHF3 band I came across an unencrypted channel that later turned out to be TV1 Australia. I initially had fun trying to figure out what was playing as it wasn't listed in the EPG and no other channel (I have the lot) was showing the same movie. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? It didn't seem to be available several weeks ago when I tuned in one of our other TVs.





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  Reply # 67404 17-Apr-2007 18:55
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It's been on and off. It's not an official TCL channel just something they're obviously grabbing off a satellite and feeding out. Maybe somebody at TCL likes the shows! :-)




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  Reply # 67409 17-Apr-2007 19:19
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Someone must do, the broadcasting rights alone would cause a few headaches I'd think. Laughing

Makes you think though; The channel is only available on Aussie Satellite TV. Do TCL have a Foxtel set-up hidden away somewhere...[on this side of the Tasman nonetheless..]




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  Reply # 67413 17-Apr-2007 20:01
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munchkin: Someone must do, the broadcasting rights alone would cause a few headaches I'd think. Laughing

Makes you think though; The channel is only available on Aussie Satellite TV. Do TCL have a Foxtel set-up hidden away somewhere...[on this side of the Tasman nonetheless..]


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  Reply # 67417 17-Apr-2007 20:32
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what channel can this be picked up on through the TCL decoder?

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  Reply # 67419 17-Apr-2007 20:40
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bcourtney: what channel can this be picked up on through the TCL decoder?


You can't. It's simply being fed as a FTA channel.



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  Reply # 67461 18-Apr-2007 01:37
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sbiddle:
Remember we both share the same satellites.


I know that, I'm talking about the decoder side of it. I was going to question how TCL got a hold of Austar/Foxtel Irdeto equipment, but it seems as if they've moved to NDS Videocrypt. Foxtel is also half owned by Telstra, but I think that's probably more of a coincidence.




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  Reply # 67486 18-Apr-2007 10:35
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my foxtel decoder when i lived in oz is exactly the same make/model as my tcl decoder.  even works as crappily LOL

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  Reply # 68123 23-Apr-2007 09:51
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munchkin: Someone must do, the broadcasting rights alone would cause a few headaches I'd think. Laughing

Makes you think though; The channel is only available on Aussie Satellite TV. Do TCL have a Foxtel set-up hidden away somewhere...[on this side of the Tasman nonetheless..]


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Er... No, we don't.  Sky TV is on Optus D1, and Foxtel/Austar is on C1.

I know sky have atleast have one Austar decoder for The History Channel (and no doubt there are more). - Anyone else seen the Austar rainfade message on History?

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  Reply # 71207 18-May-2007 21:33
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I found the channel as well - it's at 294MHz.



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  Reply # 71269 19-May-2007 11:39
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What cable channel number is that equivalent to?




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  Reply # 71309 19-May-2007 18:38
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There isn't a channel assigned to it, you have to tune it in manually.





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  Reply # 71326 19-May-2007 20:49
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To clarify.. Both my TV and my HTPC tuner card have the option for inputting a channel identifier for the station rather than a frequency (or requires both). I do not want to have to rescan the entire range just for one station when I can input it manually. So, if anyone has it tuned in and can provide the cable channel identifier it would be great. PM is fine.





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  Reply # 71347 19-May-2007 22:15
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Sorry, I misunderstood what you asked - it will be either channel 35 or 36 as it's 294 MHz.

If I still got it wrong, let me know.




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  Reply # 73858 7-Jun-2007 17:24
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Hi,

If anyone has a few minutes to spare, would they be able to give me a step-by-step guide to tuning this in? I'm very much a novice with technical equipment and how it works etc, so any help would be appreciated :)

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