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# 252811 12-Jul-2019 17:06
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Bravia KLV-40A10 - Will this receive Freeview or any other NZ free-to-air programmes? I looked at the online manual and it says:

Channel Coverage

B/G
VHF: E2 to E12 / UHF: E21 to E69 / CATV: S01 to S03, S1 to S41
VHF: 0 to 12, 5A, 19A / UHF: 28 to 69 / CATV: S01 to S03, S1 to S41(Australia only)
Screen Size: VHF: 1 to 11 / UHF: 21 to 69 / CATV: S01 to S03, S1 to S41(New Zealand only)

I
UHF: B21 to B68 / CATV: S01 to S03, S1 to S41

D/K
1366 pixels × 768 lines VHF: C1 to C12, R1 to R12 / UHF: C13 to C57, R21 to R60 / CATV: S01 to S03, S1 to S41, Z1 to Z39

M
KLV-V40A10: VHF: A2 to A13 / UHF: A14 to A79 /
CATV: A-8 to A-2, A to W+4, W+6 to W+84

which is meaningless to me. I know something about computing but nothing about broadcasting. I phoned the Sony help desk but it seemed to be meaningless to their operator too.

Any clues appreciated. I posted the same question a few days ago but that post seems to have disappeared.

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  # 2275468 12-Jul-2019 17:18
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Every TV should be capable of receiving free-to-air channels.

Have you got it connected any form of aerial? If so, what happens when you try to tune it into free-to-air channels?

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  # 2275471 12-Jul-2019 17:33
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Nope as only has an analog PAL tuner.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2275472 12-Jul-2019 17:34
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I see on the web that this model TV is sold in Australia as well as New Zealand. Make sure it is set to New Zealand as the country. I have seen this with a Panasonic TV that would not receive and channels. Not sure if this can be changed easily but a factory reset usually allows it to be selected.

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  # 2275474 12-Jul-2019 17:40
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Perhaps you could give some background.

 

Where did you get it from? How old is it?

 

A quick Google showed me info from around 2010.

 

 This article https://www.cnet.com/reviews/sony-bravia-klv-v40a10-lcd-television-preview/

 

Mentions it has analog only tuners - so no freeview ability. It appears it would only be usefully as a basic display panel. 





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  # 2275487 12-Jul-2019 18:59
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The tuners in this TV no longer work in NZ. To receive anything, you need an external digital receiver. You also need a way to get the signal to the receiver. If you have a UHF aerial, you can use that with a DVB-T receiver. If you have a satellite dish, a DVB-S satellite receiver will work. You can find cheap receivers of both types on Aliexpress for as little as around US$ 30-40. If you happen to live close to a terrestrial (UHF) transmitter site, you might be able to receive an adequate signal with a cheap indoor aerial, but you still need a receiver.

 

 





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  # 2275499 12-Jul-2019 20:46
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It has an HDMI input so you should be able to connect something like a Dish SmartVU which receives Freeview channels via the internet - this would put them on your TV.

https://www.dishtv.co.nz/SV10

 

However it’s a 10-year-old TV and the display is sub-HD. It’s hardly worth the effort.


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  # 2275503 12-Jul-2019 21:42
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It's analogue only so you'd need an external box to receive Freeview. Its also 1366 x 768 so not even full digital.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2275623 13-Jul-2019 04:24
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Thanks to all replying. I'll take the combined answers as a resounding NO.

TV was offered to an aging relative as hers has broken down and repair estimate was too high. Haven't seen it as it was left with other relatives to deliver if she wanted it, which would have meant a very long trip for them, possibly for nothing if it wasn't usable for current transmissions. Thanks again all.

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  # 2275624 13-Jul-2019 04:45
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If aging relative had a sky box it would be ok. Otherwise, not too useful.





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  # 2275667 13-Jul-2019 09:29
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wikiwiki: Thanks to all replying. I'll take the combined answers as a resounding NO.

TV was offered to an aging relative as hers has broken down and repair estimate was too high. Haven't seen it as it was left with other relatives to deliver if she wanted it, which would have meant a very long trip for them, possibly for nothing if it wasn't usable for current transmissions. Thanks again all.

 

 

 

If it has been in use since analogue tv was turned off, then it probably would have been used with some sort of freeview set top box, either terrestrial or satellite. If that box came with the tv, then it could still be used





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