Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


# 105305 2-Jul-2012 08:36
Send private message

My understanding was choiceTV was supposed to be on Freeview DVB-S as of today (the 2nd) 

I've done a scan and a blind scan and can't find it, has anyone been able to pick it up, if so how? 

Thanks


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
152 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  # 649339 2-Jul-2012 08:39
Send private message

Just done the same with the same result. Good things come to those that wait, they say!

 
 
 
 


58 posts

Master Geek


  # 649802 2-Jul-2012 21:50
Send private message

I was thinking the same, did a scan and no Choice TV. They are leaving it a bit late to start if today was going to be  the start up date.

1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  # 649855 3-Jul-2012 08:24
Send private message

choicetv will be 5th July
from their website

Apologies for the delay in the go-live for Choice TV on satellite. Kordia have advised they will complete the install work tomorrow night (1.30am will be the switch over 5th July)

Will be great, only channel I miss now will be TV Central.  I much prefer my Ultraplus F-9000HD and X-9200  over the Tivo.  On my 32inch tv no discernible difference and prefer the interface so yeah great now choicetv will be on satellite




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi




125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  # 649862 3-Jul-2012 08:49
Send private message

yep, looks like its much harder to do than they thought

** Freeview Satellite update **

Apologies for the delay in the go-live for Choice TV on satellite. Kordia have advised they will complete the install work tomorrow night (1.30am will be the switch over 5th July)

Technical satellite information is as follows:

Satellite: Optus D1 @ 160°E
Frequency: 12456.2 MHz
Symbol rate: 22.5 Msym/s
FEC: 3/4

The set-top decoder box will be able to analyse this carrier and separate out the services/channels within it, including Choice TV.

Depending upon what decoder you have (there are many on the market that are a mix of 'official' and 'unofficial') you may or may not need to manually scan for the channel.

At the same time Freeview are working on an EPG update for Choice TV satellite that is still ongoing, and due to be completed on July 10th.

You're typing with Josh!
1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 649889 3-Jul-2012 09:54
Send private message

Looks like no epg channel data for a few days once ChoiceTV is available, wonder if its just the MHEG epg not the EIT  




Currently working with Freeview NZ and Owner of Tech Plus Services Limited
Former Consultant at Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, DISH TV Technologies. 


tv3

7 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  # 650012 3-Jul-2012 13:13
Send private message

this is good news as i have freeview hd dvb-t on my pc mum has dvb-s and always wanted to see this channel

 
 
 
 




125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  # 651055 5-Jul-2012 08:03
Send private message

Still no sign of it again and its passed 1.30am on their next guaranteed day of install... something is wrong when the goal posts change twice!


1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  # 651058 5-Jul-2012 08:07
Send private message

phrunt: Still no sign of it again and its passed 1.30am on their next guaranteed day of install... something is wrong when the goal posts change twice!

I updated my ultraplus at 5.30 this morning.  on my scan it showed up as svc_1941.  I then went into sevice manager and renamed it as Choice.  All working well




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi


You're typing with Josh!
1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 651059 5-Jul-2012 08:08
Send private message

Choice TV is now on Satellite, there is no EPG data but you can tune it in 

Not too sure on Approved receivers, but the EPG data will be installed next week. 




Currently working with Freeview NZ and Owner of Tech Plus Services Limited
Former Consultant at Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, DISH TV Technologies. 




125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  # 651081 5-Jul-2012 08:47
Send private message

weird, i cant find it on a scan with media center

tried with a warehouse set top box and still cant find it


1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  # 651088 5-Jul-2012 08:55
Send private message

phrunt: weird, i cant find it on a scan with media center

Havent set it up on my media center yet.  But when set up windows 7 media center I didnt have prime.  Had to go to settings and retune but did full transponder scan then into channel edit and put tick on ones I wanted and untick ones I didnt want.   So you may have to do full transponder scan. It may not show up as choice perhaps. On my Ultraplus it was svc_1941




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi




125 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  # 651091 5-Jul-2012 08:59
Send private message

tried a full transponder scan too.... tried a blind scan on my warehouse settop box and it doesnt even find it

can someone post the exact info so i can manually add the channel and see what happens ? Thanks


You're typing with Josh!
1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 651140 5-Jul-2012 10:27
Send private message

Hmmm Freeview Approved recivers will not get it yet, I have 1 myfreeeview and 2 other non approved in the house with those two Choice TV can get picked up




Currently working with Freeview NZ and Owner of Tech Plus Services Limited
Former Consultant at Spark New Zealand Trading Limited, DISH TV Technologies. 


1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  # 651142 5-Jul-2012 10:30
Send private message

phrunt: tried a full transponder scan too.... tried a blind scan on my warehouse settop box and it doesnt even find it

can someone post the exact info so i can manually add the channel and see what happens ? Thanks

havent checked myself but this is what someone on Trademe put in

Transponder: 12456 H/ 22500




HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.