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Topic # 133767 1-Nov-2013 15:34
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Two new channels appeared on UHF Freeview today. They are Al Jazeera on 16 and Te Reo on 24. I unchecked the latter from my channel list immediately. :)

Refreshing to have a news channel with a new perspective.

Also, I have a little inside information on a new shopping channel starting on 21 soon, but it will be "different" and more entertaining that other shopping channels, so I've been told...

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  Reply # 925804 1-Nov-2013 15:45
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Good to have a high quality News service on free to air. TeReo makes a good companion for Maori TV, good to see.




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  Reply # 925906 1-Nov-2013 17:52
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I've just been told by my informant that the new shopping channel begins Monday 10am. Here is the web site: http://www.yesshop.co.nz/

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 926024 1-Nov-2013 21:23
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Same here in Gisborne(JDA Area). Also my non-approved reciever is also picking up BassFM, Radio NZ & Concert, YesShop, Parliment TV & TV33(chinese) channels which are currently hidden from my approved reciever.

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  Reply # 926060 1-Nov-2013 22:44
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mrbbi: Same here in Gisborne(JDA Area). Also my non-approved reciever is also picking up BassFM, Radio NZ & Concert, YesShop, Parliment TV & TV33(chinese) channels which are currently hidden from my approved reciever.

BaseFM,RadioNZ and Concert have been on Freeview for years and shouldn't be hidden. Your remote has a TV/Radio button to select. I did notice tonight that my Panasonic recorder shows AlJazeera in the Channel list but no picture and sound yet. Works on the PC tuner though.

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  Reply # 926062 1-Nov-2013 22:47
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B1GGLZ: BaseFM,RadioNZ and Concert have been on Freeview for years and shouldn't be hidden.


Not in JDA extension areas.....




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  Reply # 926116 2-Nov-2013 01:58
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Parliament TV has been on freeview channel 22 for years. Why would it be hidden from your approved receiver?

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  Reply # 926134 2-Nov-2013 06:18
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Because its not carried to all regions. Nelson for example doesn't have Parliament TV on Freeview Terrestrial.




 


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  Reply # 926135 2-Nov-2013 06:31
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Apsattv: Because its not carried to all regions. Nelson for example doesn't have Parliament TV on Freeview Terrestrial.


Lucky bastards,

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  Reply # 926139 2-Nov-2013 07:27
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B1GGLZ:
mrbbi: Same here in Gisborne(JDA Area). Also my non-approved reciever is also picking up BassFM, Radio NZ & Concert, YesShop, Parliment TV & TV33(chinese) channels which are currently hidden from my approved reciever.

BaseFM,RadioNZ and Concert have been on Freeview for years and shouldn't be hidden. Your remote has a TV/Radio button to select. I did notice tonight that my Panasonic recorder shows AlJazeera in the Channel list but no picture and sound yet. Works on the PC tuner though.


I had the same thing with my Panasonic TV so did a manual tune and that fixed the problem. My Panasonic recorder had no problem receiving the new channels without being touched.

I am loving the addition of Al Jezeera already; I think it adds a good  amount of depth to Freeviews offering.

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  Reply # 926156 2-Nov-2013 09:07
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After watching Al Jazeera for a while, I love the picture quality! Yes, it is in SD but the bitrate must be very high - much better than any other Freeview SD channel. I guess I got used to seeing Al Jazeera through Stratos!




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  Reply # 926246 2-Nov-2013 13:21
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BassFM, Radio NZ & Concert, YesShop, Parliment TV & TV33(chinese) are gone now but TVSN Shopping Channel(non approved only) has shown up. Al Jazeera & Te Reo remain.

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  Reply # 926263 2-Nov-2013 14:17
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benneg:
I had the same thing with my Panasonic TV so did a manual tune and that fixed the problem. My Panasonic recorder had no problem receiving the new channels without being touched.

I too did a manual "Channel Add" this morning and it worked OK.

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  Reply # 926314 2-Nov-2013 17:03
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RustyViewer: I've just been told by my informant that the new shopping channel begins Monday 10am. Here is the web site: http://www.yesshop.co.nz/


another shopping channel ?

what a waste of bandwith

:(

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I must admit I was a little surprised to find they put Al Jazeera and Te Reo on the Mediaworks mux. With the gap on the Kordia mux, I was expecting it to show there... but from the still picture, looks like that will be used for yesshop. Oh well - no chance of FOUR going HD now.

naggyman: Yes, it is in SD but the bitrate must be very high - much better than any other Freeview SD channel. I guess I got used to seeing Al Jazeera through Stratos!

I wouldn't say that 2 - 2.5 Mbps is very high, but it is surely better than some of the channels on the Kordia mux.

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  Reply # 926316 2-Nov-2013 17:05
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mm1352000: 
I wouldn't say that 2 -2.5 Mbps is very high, but it is surely better than some of the channels on the Kordia mux.


You get used to low bitrate SD on Freeview. I was used to the low bitrate satellite version of Al Jazeera that was seen on Stratos. 
It also helps that Al Jazeera originates in HD.




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