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Topic # 147038 6-Jun-2014 16:46
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Hi all, 

My first post :)

I have moved to NZ from overseas and brought my digital receiver with me. As you may guess both my TV and receiver is not compatible with Freeview. 
Before going to the market and buying a brand new receiver is it actually possible to update/install a firmware to receive freeview in NZ?

Many thanks..

Sinan

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  Reply # 1060466 6-Jun-2014 16:56
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Can you do a factory reset and see if you get a "choose your country"option and select NZ ?, 

Otherwise your options are as below


Short answer No,

Longer answer, Maybe but you run the risk of bricking your TV/ recorder,


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  Reply # 1060468 6-Jun-2014 16:57
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Probably not but you need to be more specific about exactly what hardware you possess and what digital modulation types it can receive, i.e., DVB-T/T2, S/S2, ATSC etc.




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  Reply # 1060490 6-Jun-2014 17:56
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NZ uses DVB-T, if you come from a country using DVB-T as well then it is highly likely that your receiver supports Freeview.

For a map of countries using DVB-T go to the link below and look under the "Countries using DVB-T" section.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB-T




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  Reply # 1060502 6-Jun-2014 18:15
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Many older DVB-T receivers don't support H.264 though. We need to know the make and model to be more help.

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  Reply # 1060514 6-Jun-2014 18:51
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sdalgic: Hi all, 


Before going to the market and buying a brand new receiver is it actually possible to update/install a firmware to receive freeview in NZ?



Sinan


No. Just get a Freeview STB (Terrestrial or Satellite depending on location) to plug into your TV.



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  Reply # 1060516 6-Jun-2014 18:58
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First of all thank you for the replies. The hardware is from Turkey and its HUMAX dcr HM-9504HD

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  Reply # 1060521 6-Jun-2014 19:12
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Looks like Turkey is using DVB-T, I would do what @wellygary said, which was to reset your receiver and see if theres a NZ option.

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  Reply # 1060522 6-Jun-2014 19:14
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It looks like that receiver is DVB-S (I can't actually find the 9504, but the 9502/03 are DVB-S so I'm assuming that the 04 is too) so it may work... but I have no idea where to find the Optus settings. Someone else may be able to help :)



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  Reply # 1060525 6-Jun-2014 19:24
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Behodar: It looks like that receiver is DVB-S (I can't actually find the 9504, but the 9502/03 are DVB-S so I'm assuming that the 04 is too) so it may work... but I have no idea where to find the Optus settings. Someone else may be able to help :)


Thats true, 9504 model is 512 MB vs 9503 256 MB. So the question is how do I factory reset it?

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  Reply # 1060526 6-Jun-2014 19:32
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Freeview sat is just DVB-S mpeg2 so certainly doesn't require any firmware update.

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  Reply # 1060753 7-Jun-2014 09:33
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Remember if it is a sat decoder box you have it will have to be connected to  a satellite dish not a uhf aerial



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  Reply # 1061785 9-Jun-2014 14:33
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Just received an email from HUMAX GNU Team stating that i CANNOT use this device in NZ.
Soooo what will be your advice on an affordable receiver for an indoor antenna?

Thanks every1 who spared time to reply..

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  Reply # 1062288 10-Jun-2014 04:39
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sdalgic: Just received an email from HUMAX GNU Team stating that i CANNOT use this device in NZ.
Soooo what will be your advice on an affordable receiver for an indoor antenna?

Thanks every1 who spared time to reply..

Sinan


Its a satellite receiver right? just plug it into a dish and do a scan and setup on Freeview frequencys and off you go.






 


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