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Topic # 148896 4-Jul-2014 12:47
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I noticed in a rescan the other day that a few transponders were giving "No Channels" rather than the usual "Nothing Found" in MediaPortal.

They used to be SBS and ABC transponders but I thought I'd try changing the parameters to the standard NZ ones using a symbol rate of 22500. Suddenly loads of channel updates.

From what I'm seeing the following transponders are now broadcasting Sky channels

12550 - Yesshop, CTV4, CTV3, CTV2, Sport 4, Food, Disney Junior, Living, History, Sport 1, a bunch of radio
12577 - Nat Geo, CCTV News, CTV5, JTV, Vibe, Kidzone, BBC World, Sport 2, Rugby Channel, UKTV, a bunch of radio
12613 - Jones, Sport 5, CTV5, KTV 1, SM Greats, Sport 3, Heartland, Travel, E!, Discovery, The Box, a bunch of radio

and the channels that are on 12483 on freeview also seem to be on 12487 so TV1, 2 all the plus channels and Maori.

All of the channels I tried seemed to work on the new transponders which is interesting.

Not sure how stable these are at the moment so not sure whether I'll use them. I lost TV3 HD last night after a scan as I think it was picked up on one of those transponders but I couldn't play it so will be interesting to monitor.

Anyone know anything?

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  Reply # 1080922 4-Jul-2014 13:03
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Differing LNB brand and angles, dish alignment can cause them to appear on different transponders to what they are 'meant't to be on. You are only talking a matter of 4hz of offset/separation there (the tvnz transponders)..

It may be that the different climate during winter is affecting the internals, meaning in your particular case you have to re-adjust or re-scan to get them to lock on again.

Or, that they are killing the quality AGAIN and adding more regional feeds using the empty TPs :/



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  Reply # 1080948 4-Jul-2014 13:18
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Very odd if it's a bad LNB or alignment as I can scan each of the transponders and the channel changes to the new frequency. I can then view the channel with no quality issues. Would be interesting to see if anyone else is seeing anything though.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1080949 4-Jul-2014 13:20
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True, looked on vetrun forums, no mentions there.

Cue apsattv to chime in here :)

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  Reply # 1081035 4-Jul-2014 15:30
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Klathman: [snip]

and the channels that are on 12483 on freeview also seem to be on 12487 so TV1, 2 all the plus channels and Maori.


The difference between these two is within the tolerance for the automatic frequency control in the tuner to lock on to a very close signal - it's just a double entry at your end for the same transponder (12483H)

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  Reply # 1081293 5-Jul-2014 04:19
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Correct details are listed here
http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html




 


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  Reply # 1081344 5-Jul-2014 10:57
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Is SBS actually still active?

If not, that list is oolllld. Date stamp on the aussie ones last updated are all sept 2013

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  Reply # 1081346 5-Jul-2014 11:04
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Oblivian: Is SBS actually still active?

If not, that list is oolllld. Date stamp on the aussie ones last updated are all sept 2013


Sure is, the list looks fairly accurate. You're unlikely to receive it in NZ though, if that's what you mean.

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  Reply # 1081368 5-Jul-2014 11:18
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Ah, Nah just threw me from the OP saying could no longer get SBS and replaced with TVNZ/sky around the TVNZ tp. Sort of confirms the mis-reading from the receiver

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  Reply # 1081369 5-Jul-2014 11:25
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If you clook closely you will see the Australian SBS are on a different beam and do not cover New Zealand.




 


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Reply # 1081725 6-Jul-2014 08:49
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If you want to watch Aussie TV you may want to try the following both of which are on NANZ beams:-

L-bird1 =Channel Nine Sydney (without annoying ads!)  They had Cricket over summer and State or Origin League recently .   Optus D1   12381V  SR3750  DVB-S2  MPEG4 HD

Ovation Channel. (mainly music and DWTV docos)                                                                                                               Optus D2   12581H  SR22500

Enjoy!



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  Reply # 1081802 6-Jul-2014 12:31
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peterds: If you want to watch Aussie TV you may want to try the following both of which are on NANZ beams:-

L-bird1 =Channel Nine Sydney (without annoying ads!)  They had Cricket over summer and State or Origin League recently .   Optus D1   12381V  SR3750  DVB-S2  MPEG4 HD

Enjoy!


Nice.

Picked this up but got a little confused by the black screen to begin with. Turned out that this was an ad break without the ads.

Thanks for the info about what I was picking up. Will need to be aware of this in the future I guess.

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  Reply # 1088907 14-Jul-2014 21:37
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I got used to watching SBS1 and SBS2 while they were on D1 and then on C1 until it finished in December 2013, in fact I found more to watch on those two Aussie channels than I did on the 16 New Zealand Freeview channels .How about some Kiwi entrepreneur with deep pockets setting up to put SBS1 and 2 on NZ Freeview and fund it from some local advertising?  They would have at least one viewer!

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