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# 139425 8-Feb-2014 20:52
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I have moved to Australia with my Panasonic flat screen TH-P42X20Z TV. bought in NZ
When connecting to the Ariel the TV reads "please connect ariel" and is unable to find /tune into any channels.
I have heard this TV is NOT compatible to Australian system.
Also if you run the signal through a set top box it will then work.
If so, do you use the antennae in and out connections and or the red/blue/green or red/white/yellow connection on the set top to TV ?

Thanks for your help.

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  # 982449 8-Feb-2014 21:21
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I believe Australias Freeview uses different band separater frequency... 7mhz instead of 8mhz I would have to check my ext universal freecview box I vought that supports many countries.. uk, aus and nz and rus

so you wont find any channels

dont know if tv allows you to edit that.. but maybe you can reflash the firmware to suit austalia? perhaps panasonic website
has one


failing that you might have to get a external freeview box and connect it to the hdmi that way to use the tv.

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  # 982452 8-Feb-2014 21:25
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the blue and green are called component RCA cables.. and. red/white/yellow are called AV RCA

you cant mix and match... you connect component to componet and av to av only.

but the cable spec is the same.. so you could use a component cable to connect to avi outputs but watch the color you use

e..g if use green in the yellow.. then connect green to the yellow of AV

ideally get the proper cables with match colours

best is also HDMI its simpler and includes the audio lines.. (RED.WHITE pair of the av cable)

 
 
 
 


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  # 982455 8-Feb-2014 21:42
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Your TV is not compatible with the Australian Freeview system. Still OK as a monitor or for BluRay though.
Either get an Australian Freeview STB and connect to TV with HDMI cable or get an Australian model TV.

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  # 982472 8-Feb-2014 21:56
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Wow I had a nz Samsung plasma tv and worked fine in oz




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  # 982527 9-Feb-2014 08:44
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joker97: Wow I had a nz Samsung plasma tv and worked fine in oz

Probably because some manufacturers cater for both systems by allowing you to select your country when doing the initial setup.
I don't know if Panasonic do but could be worth the OP trying a factory reset then seeing if it's possible to select Australia in the initial setup.

Edit - spelling.

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  # 982540 9-Feb-2014 08:58
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joker97: Wow I had a nz Samsung plasma tv and worked fine in oz


Thats because there is the option for 7mhz and 8mhz which you can set to :)

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  # 994336 25-Feb-2014 18:44
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The other issue is many NZ sets do NOT have a VHF tuner for band 3  which most of Aus use
NZ uses Band 4 UHF

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  # 994337 25-Feb-2014 18:49
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If you default your TV is there an AU option?? I seem to remember seeing on on a Sony I recently setup..




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  # 994410 25-Feb-2014 20:34
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Have you tried emailing Panasonic support?

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  # 994419 25-Feb-2014 20:48
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Looking at the manual, it doesn't seem it has a country selection option.
Buy a cheap STB (about $40 at JB, or DSE). Plug the aerial into the STB and plug that in to the TV over HDMI.


EDIT: firmware only goes back to 2010, and the only TH-P42X model was the TH-P42X30Z in 2011.
The Z is New Zealand and A models Australian.
Panasonic firmware page 2010-2012

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  # 994511 25-Feb-2014 22:47
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I'm beginning to marvel at my old Samsung more and more ...




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  # 994517 25-Feb-2014 22:50
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it is probably possible to flash an Oz firmware? is the tuner step a hardware or a software issue? ask whirlpool (the GZ of Oz) - they will probably be able to help in that sense




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