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Topic # 113384 15-Jan-2013 15:03
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Hello,

I was just wondering if it is possible to receive Channel 7 Australia in New Zealand? I googled and it seems you need just a satellite, a satellite receiver, and the correct settings. Can anyone tell me specifically what I need? I currently have a LG TV with Freeview built-in plus an unused SKY satellite on the roof (i think its an Optus D1 or something).

Thanks.

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  Reply # 745146 15-Jan-2013 15:08
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Some people receive it via Optus Aurora which is an encrypted service on Optus C1, need a smart card however I believe with VAST being available the service won't be around for much longer (VAST is also encrypted but not on a NZ Beam).

Are you after the V8 Supercars?



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  Reply # 745147 15-Jan-2013 15:09
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Yes, can't stand TV3's so-called "Live" coverage.

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  Reply # 745148 15-Jan-2013 15:15
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The best bet is to pick up the V8 WORLD feed that TV3 uses, its still live but doesn't have any Channel 7 advertising and such.

Its a bit hit and miss, they *usually* do it on Optus D2 but at times it will be on Optus C1 and D1, also sometimes they use 4:2:2 encoding which a number of receivers can't process.

If you keep an eye on this forum link it will help find the feed when it becomes available usually within a hour or so of a race/practice/qual

http://www.vetrun.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8880



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  Reply # 745152 15-Jan-2013 15:30
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DjShadow: The best bet is to pick up the V8 WORLD feed that TV3 uses, its still live but doesn't have any Channel 7 advertising and such.

Its a bit hit and miss, they *usually* do it on Optus D2 but at times it will be on Optus C1 and D1, also sometimes they use 4:2:2 encoding which a number of receivers can't process.

If you keep an eye on this forum link it will help find the feed when it becomes available usually within a hour or so of a race/practice/qual

http://www.vetrun.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8880


Ok, thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 746557 17-Jan-2013 20:27
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You can receive Optus Aurora with a standard Sky Dish, and without repositioning the dish.
You need a set top box that can decrypt the signal. There are currently a couple of boxes on TradeMe that do the job - one includes a card, the other has a software program that does the same thing.

The down side is that Optus Aurora will be de-commissioned during the second half of 2013 (the STB's would still be OK for receiving satellite NZ freeview).

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  Reply # 758772 9-Feb-2013 20:28
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The only box that can display 4:2:2 feeds are the Abox. But the V8 races rarely are in 4:2:2. The race feeds also show up on Asiasat 5.

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  Reply # 758781 9-Feb-2013 20:46
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heyhey: The only box that can display 4:2:2 feeds are the Abox. But the V8 races rarely are in 4:2:2. The race feeds also show up on Asiasat 5.

For most of the remainder of this year you can receive Channel 7 and SBS using a standard Sky dish without the need for repositioning it. You need a box capable of decoding the Optus Aurora Irdeto encryption. You can get the kit off TradeMe for less that $100.

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  Reply # 771908 28-Feb-2013 20:02
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So any suggestions as to what other options might be available after the Aurora feed disappears?

Considering SKY have now locked in V8 Supercars for 5 years (and like many, I don't have it as my HTPC does a great job otherwise), I can't see the racing coming back to Freeview any time soon.

I use a terrestrial signal but have a spare standard satellite dish available if it could be used. Being down in Chch I don't know what would be required to get a Ch7 feed here (or any other channel that may screen it).

I'm also wondering if Plus7 (their on demand Internet service) might have it and if so, maybe a VPN setup will get around viewing from NZ. That sounds even simpler.

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  Reply # 771919 28-Feb-2013 20:17
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silverlake: You can receive Optus Aurora with a standard Sky Dish, and without repositioning the dish.
You need a set top box that can decrypt the signal. There are currently a couple of boxes on TradeMe that do the job - one includes a card, the other has a software program that does the same thing.

The down side is that Optus Aurora will be de-commissioned during the second half of 2013 (the STB's would still be OK for receiving satellite NZ freeview).


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