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dazz1

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#238089 2-Jul-2018 21:03
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Hi

 

I have dumped Sky.  I have a Samsung ua40ku6000sxnz TV which according to this site:  https://freeviewnz.tv/freeview/freeview-on-demand-models/samsung/

 

is on the list of compatible TVs.  I already have this on the internet.  I now want to connect it to a UHF antenna.

 

I brought my TV in about 2016 before the EPG upgrade .  Do I need to do anything or does it all just happen like tech magic?

 

 

 

Dazz


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B1GGLZ
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  #2047901 2-Jul-2018 22:03
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Freeview on demand is delivered over your internet connection. You don't need an antenna. You should be able to access it already.

 

The antenna is only for live tv.


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  #2047914 2-Jul-2018 22:48
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Hi

 

Hmm. I don't watch my Wife's TV so I will have a play around and see what I can see on it.

 

 

 

Today I brought a Tivo off Trademe.  That's OK because I also have a nice old dumb plasma TV that is about to lose it's Sky box.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2047915 2-Jul-2018 22:49
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Your TV will be fine....just plug it in to the aerial and do a autotune. My smart TV is 7 years old now and works well.

 

You may want to consider a recorder of some description eg Samsung have a 2 tuner model.


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  #2047975 3-Jul-2018 08:01
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dazz1:

Hi


Hmm. I don't watch my Wife's TV so I will have a play around and see what I can see on it.


 


Today I brought a Tivo off Trademe.  That's OK because I also have a nice old dumb plasma TV that is about to lose it's Sky box.


 


If you need assistance upgrading your Tivo (assuming it hasn't been done) check out this thread
https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=225648

Davy
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  #2048014 3-Jul-2018 08:36
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B1GGLZ:

Freeview on demand is delivered over your internet connection. You don't need an antenna. You should be able to access it already.


The antenna is only for live tv.



How does this work? I have a TV with an internet connection and no aerial, and I don't get freeview on demand.

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  #2048109 3-Jul-2018 10:15
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How does this work? I have a TV with an internet connection and no aerial, and I don't get freeview on demand.

 

You have to have the correct firmware on your TV.  Not all of them are set-up for FOD.





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  #2048111 3-Jul-2018 10:17
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Pumpedd:

 

Your TV will be fine....just plug it in to the aerial and do a autotune. My smart TV is 7 years old now and works well.

 

 

Noting that your TV is a Samsung ...

 

If auto-tune doesn't work, get into the settings and check the TV is configured for NZ, not Australia.

 

The last two Samsung units we bought (2010 and 2017) were set up for Australia.





Mike


 
 
 
 


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  #2048164 3-Jul-2018 11:06
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Davy:

How does this work? I have a TV with an internet connection and no aerial, and I don't get freeview on demand.

 

Needs to be a Smart TV and in the list of compatible TVs and have the appropriate up-to-date FW. If you TV doesn't show the Apps then it won't work.

 

P.S. I don't have a Smart TV. I use a HTPC and an Android TV Box.

 

 


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  #2048167 3-Jul-2018 11:10
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@Pumpedd do Samsung still sell the recorders here? when we purchased our recorder all we could find was Panasonic and *shudder* DishTV.


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  #2048174 3-Jul-2018 11:22
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MikeB4:

 

@Pumpedd do Samsung still sell the recorders here? when we purchased our recorder all we could find was Panasonic and *shudder* DishTV.

 

 

I stand corrected. I meant Panasonic. We are very poorly provided for on recorders.


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  #2048183 3-Jul-2018 11:51
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Pumpedd:

 

MikeB4:

 

@Pumpedd do Samsung still sell the recorders here? when we purchased our recorder all we could find was Panasonic and *shudder* DishTV.

 

 

I stand corrected. I meant Panasonic. We are very poorly provided for on recorders.

 



My SONY TV can record anything to USB device.....but you can't play the content anywhere BUT on the TV that recorded it...so I never use it. Once that TV breaks, the content goes with it. No point. |

So many vendors are like this: trying to lock things down  or lock you in....and add features you then don't waste a minute on because at some point the photos you catalogued or the content you recorded becomes inaccessible.  





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  #2048185 3-Jul-2018 11:53
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Linuxluver:

 

Pumpedd:

 

MikeB4:

 

@Pumpedd do Samsung still sell the recorders here? when we purchased our recorder all we could find was Panasonic and *shudder* DishTV.

 

 

I stand corrected. I meant Panasonic. We are very poorly provided for on recorders.

 



My SONY TV can record anything to USB device.....but you can't play the content anywhere BUT on the TV that recorded it...so I never use it. Once that TV breaks, the content goes with it. No point. |

So many vendors are like this: trying to lock things down  or lock you in....and add features you then don't waste a minute on because at some point the photos you catalogued or the content you recorded becomes inaccessible.  

 

 

The Panasonic is not a USB device. 


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  #2048190 3-Jul-2018 11:58
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Linuxluver:

 

Pumpedd:

 

MikeB4:

 

@Pumpedd do Samsung still sell the recorders here? when we purchased our recorder all we could find was Panasonic and *shudder* DishTV.

 

 

I stand corrected. I meant Panasonic. We are very poorly provided for on recorders.

 



My SONY TV can record anything to USB device.....but you can't play the content anywhere BUT on the TV that recorded it...so I never use it. Once that TV breaks, the content goes with it. No point. |

So many vendors are like this: trying to lock things down  or lock you in....and add features you then don't waste a minute on because at some point the photos you catalogued or the content you recorded becomes inaccessible.  

 

 

 

 

My recently given away Panasonic VT65 and  my new LG both record to USB but the functionality is very limited and there is only a single tuner. A Recorder offers much more like multiple recording series link etc and the Panasonic can be view on networked connected devices like a tablet including live TV .

 

The restrictions on the content is not the fault of the hardware vendors it is the studio and rights holders that name the game for that


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  #2048191 3-Jul-2018 11:58
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Pumpedd:

 

 

 

The Panasonic is not a USB device. 

 

 

And it's also possible to transfer recorded files from a Panasonic Recorder to your PC or Laptop.


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  #2048195 3-Jul-2018 12:05
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I dont actually use my TV tuner at all, just the Panasonic. Your TV should be able to network over wifi with your PC anyway.

 

Not sure why NZ has such a poor choice of recorders...its appalling really, but guess it is our market size.


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