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Topic # 23221 22-Jun-2008 20:13
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Can someone tell me why TV Central is just a copy of Maori? The channels in the guide are different so i presume that someone must have the actual channel working.

I am not using a freeview box, but am instead using an HVR2200 in an HTPC i've set up. Is there a known problem with custom made freeview boxes?

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  Reply # 139782 22-Jun-2008 20:26

tvCentral is only available in the Waikato/BOP as it is a regional channel.

All other areas will see the Maori Channel if tuning in to tvCentral

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  Reply # 139793 22-Jun-2008 21:33
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Yeah, I work at tvCentral.. cranz is correct

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  Reply # 139813 22-Jun-2008 23:00
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On an official FV box you will only see TV Central load if you are in Hamilton or BOP. Elsewhere it isn't an active channel and is mapped onto the Maori TV audio/video feeds.




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  Reply # 139844 23-Jun-2008 08:36
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If its only for Waikato/BOP why is it bothered to be broadcaset anywhere else over DVB-T? I smell a conspiracy here...

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  Reply # 139854 23-Jun-2008 09:15
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Disrespective: If its only for Waikato/BOP why is it bothered to be broadcaset anywhere else over DVB-T? I smell a conspiracy here...


What sort of conspiracy?

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  Reply # 139858 23-Jun-2008 09:20
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Do tell...

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  Reply # 139860 23-Jun-2008 09:28
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Conspiracy, give me a break, strange. I think the fact is that a common set of PIDs are used to simplify network tables, however in Waikato/BOP region those PIDS will give you CentralTV (which is only available there as its a regional channel) and it maps to MaoriTV elsewhere rather than point to nothing which might confuse viewers even more.

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  Reply # 139910 23-Jun-2008 12:13
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Cyril, I imagine you’re correct. I wasn’t seriously thinking a conspiracy but it does seem a little unfortunate that the rest of the country can’t get to watch the channel… there have been a few times that I’ve seen things advertised on the EPG and thought that I’d like to watch it but can’t. Such is life I guess.


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  Reply # 139913 23-Jun-2008 12:25
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Central TV is only a regional channel, it costs to cover each region, and their advertising is sold locally. I suggest you take it up with CentralTV rather than Freeview as its CentralTV that determine where they want to be broadcast to and how that fits with there budget.

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  Reply # 139966 23-Jun-2008 16:11
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It is a rather large cost for regional broadcasters that don't receive the level of funding that the national stations do.

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  Reply # 140082 24-Jun-2008 01:21
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Has anyone tried pointing a high gain antenna southwards to see what if anything they can get of the waikato site?

I know that in the days of the first UHF regional channels that some people in remuera had problems with bleedover from te aroha so there should be some hope, assuming that the channel is clear in auckland.




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  Reply # 140140 24-Jun-2008 11:57
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We've had reports of some people being able to receive tvCentral in areas of Auckland. Someone even sent a photo of it from their in-car tv!

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