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Ultimate Geek

Topic # 26622 28-Sep-2008 15:00
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Hi.  This morning I noticed I was not able to properly view Maori or the Freeview|HD channel.

I notice both these channels are provided by Kordia.

Other channels (1;2;3;C4 -TVNZ/Mediaworks) are all fine.

I'm in Wainui/Parkway -is anyone else having a problem with these channels or is it just me?  Currently, I'd say it's more annoyance factor, as I don't really view these channels on any sort of regular basis.

ps. I've tried re-tuning the DVT tunners and it made no difference, though I did notice some of the channels were showing less than 100% signal quality.

My arial was installed during the Olympics, is it possible it needs to be re-aligned?

ps.  I cannot seem to remember how to display tuning details (strength/signal quality) in Mediaportal.  I was sure you selected the on-screen menu while watching TV and there should be an option for selecting "tuning details" but I must be going crazy because that particular menu items is not there -I'm sure it used to be.


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 167591 28-Sep-2008 17:12
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I've dsicovered the issue with the tuning details:  For some reason, this menu item is not available on the Blu 2 Wide skin.

So checking the tuning details, I get 100% quality for TV1 and 2.

C4 and TV3 seem to bounce between 40-80% and look perfect.

Maori/HD preview come in between 40-60% and display/sound like a freeze frame presentation.  They used to work perfectly, but I can't say I ever checked the signal quality for these channels so I don't know if they have decreased.

If no one can suggest anything, I'll contact Brunzy to check it out.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 167593 28-Sep-2008 18:19
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Ok, I found the problem.

Cable quality.

A few days ago I installed a second PVR 150 (had it spare sitting around so I thoght why not).

The splitter was fine, but I used the low-quality cable when connecting back to the Nova t 500 and the quad-shielded cable for connection to the PVR 150.  Doh!

So I actually dug out a somewhat too-long piece of quad-shielded cable and dumped the cheap piece of DSE crap.

Problem solved:  All channels at 100% quality.

Lesson learned:  Don't waste time on cheapy cables.

Interesting that it was only certain channels that suffered, perhaps something to do with the frequency range they are being xmitted over.

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