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.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 23
6188 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1016

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 821651 18-May-2013 15:59
Send private message

Got test pattern here (Te Aroha transmitter). Showing as channel 72 in EyeTV.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 821693 18-May-2013 19:04
Send private message

JarrodM:
cripster56: I did a channel scan for new channels tonight on my transonic aqnd it shows the summet sports but i can't find it once the scan is done.


it's hidden. so you've got to manually go to channel 114


Thanks i saw it on 114 like you said, is freeview going to get channels like hearlad and kidzone since they are both tvnz?

1804 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 330

Subscriber

  Reply # 821750 18-May-2013 21:10
Send private message

I tried rescanning my Pana TV to see if it'd come up...nothing.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

90 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 821843 19-May-2013 09:15
Send private message

It doesn't scan, you need to type in channel 114, here in Hawke's Bay (on a Panasonic)

534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 822453 20-May-2013 14:31
Send private message

is freeview going to get channels like hearlad and kidzone since they are both tvnz?


Unlikely - it might be a TVNZ channel, but it's a channel which was put together for Sky, who pay tvnz for the rights. (no matter what your position on the 'ownership' of those rights - public vs tvnz)



I can't see the channel on my freeview tv, or in NextPvr (ie, I can't type 114 / 14 into my tv)

365 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 822460 20-May-2013 14:49
Send private message

jamesrobert: It doesn't scan, you need to type in channel 114, here in Hawke's Bay (on a Panasonic)



I keyed in 114 and got the test pattern in New Plymouth.  My son happy because apparently TNA wrestling is going to be on it.  Laughing




mxpress

26486 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6036

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 822465 20-May-2013 14:57
Send private message

Has anybody yet worked out why they're saying it won't work without MHEG5 support?

2653 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 822467 20-May-2013 14:59
Send private message

Test pattern working fine on a broadcast receiver (no MHEG5 support)

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 822486 20-May-2013 15:38
Send private message

sbiddle: Has anybody yet worked out why they're saying it won't work without MHEG5 support?


maybe there is an ondemand component to it similar to what quickflix are trying to do?



24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 822566 20-May-2013 17:56
Send private message

Can confirm that the test pattern others report is not watchable via Windows Media Centre on Windows 8 from Sugarloaf. The channel does not appear on the EPG as per its current hidden status.

Manually selecting channel 114 via the numeric keypad will cause media centre to tune the channel and the channel name is displayed without any program information. Niether video or audio from the test card broadcast is rendered, Media Centre just holds the final frame in the buffer before the re-tune and no audio is heard.

Not sure if what I'm seeing is related to Media Centre's lack of NZ MHEG or something else, but you get nothing in Media Centre.

Might try dumping the transport stream to see if I can find anything interesting once I remember the name of the software I had installed for doing that.

[Edited to fix a mistake. There is no audio on channel 114 in media centre]

24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 822631 20-May-2013 19:50
Send private message

Just a quick update:
Managed to view the test pattern just fine in VLC. Not sure what exactly Media Centre dislikes about the current broadcast, though I don't think the lack of MHEG support would stop media centre viewing the test pattern as this appears to be just audio and video rather than anything generated with MHEG based on the fact that VLC displays the test pattern, and also lacks any MHEG support as far as I'm aware.

38 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 822639 20-May-2013 20:02
Send private message

Not sure about windows 8 MCE but I can confirm that you can view the test signal in Win 7 mce.

First you key in 114 manually when in live TV. The screen will go black. Press the stop button and and it will take you to the home screen. Select the live tv button and it wil bring up the Sommet sport test signal and the annoying sound.

24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 822647 20-May-2013 20:24
Send private message

That worked as described. Interesting that it won't just switch to it directly though.

1006 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 822678 20-May-2013 21:04
Send private message

I'm getting the same thing in 7MC, the channel does not scan or appear by itself in the guide. However the program My Channel Logos seems to know it's there and is saying there is no logo loaded for the channel yet. I have a sky stb plugged in to my htpc so if I key in 114 it defaults to channel 114 on the stb rather than freeview (which is C4)

804 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 823093 21-May-2013 18:53
Send private message

Test broadcasts starting thursday at 12pm...

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 23
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

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 »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

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



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.