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Topic # 82855 6-May-2011 18:11
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I have a TelstraClear TV cable (internet too, but that's irrelevant) running into an "old" version digital decoder (that is, not a T-box).

On its' way to the decoder, I have run the cable through a splitter. One half of the input goes to the TV, which can then display the free-to-air channels, 1 2 3 Prime, The Box, C4, maybe one or two others.  The other half of the input goes to the decoder, which in turn is fed to a third party (Sony) DVD recorder/player.

This allows recording a channel - free to air or otherwise - on the DVD recorder, while at the same time watching one of the free to air channels on the TV, with selection of the appropriate inputs.

It seems that since the analogue service was discontinued, this is no longer possible. Any TV channel selected displays the Telstra message to the effect of "this service no longer provided." (with an invite to upgrade.)

Anybody know a workaround?

The TV is a middle aged Sony CRT. The other gear is all Sony "QS" series, about 5 years old.
Thank You.

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  Reply # 466292 6-May-2011 18:25
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The workaround is to put an aerial on your roof and combine that and the output of your digital box.





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  Reply # 466293 6-May-2011 18:26
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And if I prefer not to buy and install an aerial on the roof.....

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 466296 6-May-2011 18:40
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pay telstra clear for a second box




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  Reply # 467401 10-May-2011 09:15
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Tarq57: And if I prefer not to buy and install an aerial on the roof.....


Then don't watch TV. The signal isn't on the cable in analog form, you either pay for the decoder to watch it, or you get an antenna. I'm quite close to a transmitter, I can use rabbit ears and get freeview perfectly.

Or just stream it from the net.




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  Reply # 467500 10-May-2011 12:25
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Just a FYI what you were doing was against TC's terms and conditions as you are not allowed to have anything other then a TC device plugged into their cable network. You can cause interference on the network which in turn can affect the service that you and those that live near to receive.
You could have achieved the same thing without breaking their terms by simply using the aerial output from the STB.

However as others have told you the free service that you were using is no more. Your options are to get a T-Box or put up an aerial and from there either feed that to your DVD recorder (but be aware that the analogue service is being shut down progressively), buy a Freeview STB and feed that to the DVD recorder or spend a bit more money and get a Freeview PVR which would add EPG recording.







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  Reply # 467507 10-May-2011 12:34
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Maybe a little OT but anyone recommend a Freeview installer in Wellington to cable my house up? I have a UHF aerial that can get freeview with a booster in the living room but I also have a TBox there. I want the UHF cabled to the other end of the house and a Freeview tuner box. Last time the guy installed the booster and maybe fine-tuned the aerial and it was over $250 so I'm not sure who would do this work for a fair charge. I assume the way to do it is to split it and run under the floor and up into the other room. It shouldn't be too hard but I would rather get it done for me.

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