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  Reply # 1817589 10-Jul-2017 08:59
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This upgrade has now been completed. 


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  Reply # 1817617 10-Jul-2017 09:50
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 Must of just upgraded the equipment and not switched over to it, I am in Pakuranga and it is still in SD


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1817743 10-Jul-2017 11:41
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The equipment has been upgraded so it's ready for changes, an announcement will be made when it is time, as people will need to reseries link content on affected channels. 





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  Reply # 1819799 11-Jul-2017 19:21
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stinger:

 

old3eyes:
Maybe Bravo in the US..

 

Nah, Bravo NZ says it is in 1080i. Ca someone in Auckland confirm if it is HD up there on Freeview|HD?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_(New_Zealand)

 

 

Seems like you guys are right. I probably need my eyes checked. its not HD over terrestrial freeview.

 

Duke on the other hand seems better, but I can't confirm if its in HD or not via Tivo. The Duke live stream is a far better quality than terrestrial freeview, I wonder if the livestream is in HD? My Kodi is reporting a stream of 1280x720 px, 25FPS.

 

I see somebody has updated the above Wiki page :-)

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1819850 11-Jul-2017 20:04
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Are the rest of the Kordia and JDA sites getting an upgrade?


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  Reply # 1819852 11-Jul-2017 20:08
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Duke on the other hand seems better, but I can't confirm if its in HD or not via Tivo. The Duke live stream is a far better quality than terrestrial freeview, I wonder if the livestream is in HD? My Kodi is reporting a stream of 1280x720 px, 25FPS.

 

 

TiVo receives Freeview Terrestrial transmissions so Duke is obviously not HD. It couldn't be in HD if you wanted it to be as the muxes have a finite bandwidth of 26 Mbps, i.e., only allows TVNZ1 and TVNZ2 in HD





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  Reply # 1821082 12-Jul-2017 10:32
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Spyware:

 

Wiggum: 

 

Duke on the other hand seems better, but I can't confirm if its in HD or not via Tivo. The Duke live stream is a far better quality than terrestrial freeview, I wonder if the livestream is in HD? My Kodi is reporting a stream of 1280x720 px, 25FPS.

 

 

TiVo receives Freeview Terrestrial transmissions so Duke is obviously not HD. It couldn't be in HD if you wanted it to be as the muxes have a finite bandwidth of 26 Mbps, i.e., only allows TVNZ1 and TVNZ2 in HD

 

 

It seems short sighted that broadcasters are restricted in that way when other countries using similar Freeview models have lots of HD channels available over the air.


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  Reply # 1821084 12-Jul-2017 10:37
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Groucho:

 

It seems short sighted that broadcasters are restricted in that way when other countries using similar Freeview models have lots of HD channels available over the air.

 

 

 

 

Do you have an example? In Australia, ABC have 1 out of 5 channels in HD, SBS 2/6, Seven 1/6, Nine 1/6, Ten 1/6. That's a total of 6 out of 29, which is only slightly better than New Zealand (3 out of 25).


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  Reply # 1821114 12-Jul-2017 10:51
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stinger:

 

Groucho:

 

It seems short sighted that broadcasters are restricted in that way when other countries using similar Freeview models have lots of HD channels available over the air.

 

 

Do you have an example? In Australia, ABC have 1 out of 5 channels in HD, SBS 2/6, Seven 1/6, Nine 1/6, Ten 1/6. That's a total of 6 out of 29, which is only slightly better than New Zealand (3 out of 25).

 

 

I'm sure I read it on Geekzone somewhere but wasn't this thread which I've just skim read though did see your earlier comment re Australia's 6 out of 29 HD channels.  I also follow a few TiVo and DishTV threads which at one point or another each bang the HD drum.


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  Reply # 1821131 12-Jul-2017 10:57
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Groucho:

 

I'm sure I read it on Geekzone somewhere but wasn't this thread which I've just skim read though did see your earlier comment re Australia's 6 out of 29 HD channels.  I also follow a few TiVo and DishTV threads which at one point or another each bang the HD drum.

 

 

It was earlier in this thread. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=216658&page_no=3#1814470 . You made the claim "other countries using similar Freeview models have lots of HD channels available over the air", and I've seen no evidence to back this up, but then only have limited knowledge in this area. Even Australia could be argued as not been of a similar Freeview model since each network owns their own frequency, where as in NZ a single UHF frequency can be shared between broadcasters.


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  Reply # 1832966 28-Jul-2017 16:10
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Looks like Waiatarua in Auckland has a new Multiplex on CH 39 - 618MHz

 

Currently  versions of Maori TV and Te Reo with two Place hold channels loading as channels 800-803

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1833027 28-Jul-2017 17:17
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I did notice turning on our Sony last night it flagged up with an automatic notice suggesting a rescan of channels (Napier) which I ran.  I did look and Maori TV still said it was 576i.




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  Reply # 1833028 28-Jul-2017 17:17
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openmedia:

 

Looks like Waiatarua in Auckland has a new Multiplex on CH 39 - 618MHz

 

Currently  versions of Maori TV and Te Reo with two Place hold channels loading as channels 800-803

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was another upgrade made to Hamilton & Auckland early this morning, and other area searly this week :) 





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openmedia:

 

Looks like Waiatarua in Auckland has a new Multiplex on CH 39 - 618MHz

 

Currently  versions of Maori TV and Te Reo with two Place hold channels loading as channels 800-803

 

 

 

 

I got the "Rescan needed" alert this morning (We're in Lower Hutt).  

 

I wasn't aware of the test channels until now - just flicked over to them and they're loading, but very glitchy - maybe they're just from Kaukau at this stage?

 

 

 

800 is Maori TV, 1080i HD

 

801 is a place holder, SD 

 

802 is a place holder, SD

 

803 is Te Reo, 1080i HD

 

 

 

I wonder what the other 2 channels will be (please not Chinese or shopping....pleeeease!)

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1833126 28-Jul-2017 23:06
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I'm wondering with Maori TV and Te Reo now moved to their own, if TVNZ Duke will go HD, Please excuse my mix up if I get the previous Mux allocations wrong, I don't live in an HD area tongue-out


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