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Topic # 115216 18-Mar-2013 12:28
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CTV hits Freeview today. Freeview|HD Channel 40 or TelstraClear Channel 86.

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  Reply # 783396 18-Mar-2013 12:48
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There appears to be technical issue with Panasonic TVs and recorders - sound but no picture. This problem is only on CTV channel 40.

I rang Harvey Norman; they tuned in their Panasonic and the same problem so it's not just me! They tried tuning in a Samsung though and it worked fine, as does my Magic TV PVR and Veon TV.

The Harvey Norman guy said he would get in touch with Panasonic and ring me back.



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  Reply # 783399 18-Mar-2013 12:53
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I'll test on my Panasonic TV tonight.

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  Reply # 783422 18-Mar-2013 13:19
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I have sound but no picture on my 46V20 Panasonic.
I'm surprisingly okay with this as I have MySky / no desire to watch CTV...

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  Reply # 783439 18-Mar-2013 13:42
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Well it looks like Dunedin TV and CUE are also now available on DTT.

Great news for regional TV in NZ.




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  Reply # 783449 18-Mar-2013 13:51
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Awesome, I'll probably watch it from time to time now. Nice to have some DW-TV here

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  Reply # 783482 18-Mar-2013 14:40
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Will get the TiVo to scan for the new channel tonight!

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  Reply # 783490 18-Mar-2013 14:56
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If TIVO have these regional services in their channel list, you box should update automatically - Maybe Dan can confirm this?

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  Reply # 783576 18-Mar-2013 18:55
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knoydart: If TIVO have these regional services in their channel list, you box should update automatically - Maybe Dan can confirm this?


CTV is on the Kordia mux. I just had to 'tick' it in the channel list. No EPG (yet) though.



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  Reply # 783577 18-Mar-2013 18:55
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minimoke: I'll test on my Panasonic TV tonight.
How strange. My tivo has video and sound. but my Panasonic tv only has sound. No video signal yet it picks up the other digital channels.

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  Reply # 783715 19-Mar-2013 00:16
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According to some official Panasonic dealers, the problem is not with Panasonic but the broadcast signal which should be sorted out within the next day or so. Someone also reported a Samsung doing the same thing on the CTV facebook site.

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  Reply # 783734 19-Mar-2013 06:40
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RustyViewer: According to some official Panasonic dealers, the problem is not with Panasonic but the broadcast signal which should be sorted out within the next day or so. Someone also reported a Samsung doing the same thing on the CTV facebook site.


It would have been nice if they had tested the setup a few days before officially going live.  This might have saved them frustration with all the calls they will now be fielding from disgruntled viewers.

I have a Panasonic tv sound no picture.  I also have a magic TV 3600td which receives both sound and picture just fine but alas doesn't allow me to recording anything from their EPG (the error being Unable to book program at this time code 2).

So it would seem they certainly do have their problems at present, lets hope they sort them out soon!

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  Reply # 783741 19-Mar-2013 07:18
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My Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-EH57 picked up CTV without any intervention.
Both sound and video displays OK when I checked at around 9 pm.

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  Reply # 783743 19-Mar-2013 07:34

I see on the Freeview website's channel list PDF that CTV is listed as being available on both UHF and Satellite... Must be a mistake surely!




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  Reply # 783765 19-Mar-2013 09:07
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hdinsider: I see on the Freeview website's channel list PDF that CTV is listed as being available on both UHF and Satellite... Must be a mistake surely!


It is on UHF analouge ! 

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  Reply # 783770 19-Mar-2013 09:19
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Gooseybhai:

It is on UHF analouge ! 

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