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Topic # 26690 30-Sep-2008 19:21
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Is anyone experiencing issues with the TVNZ Freeview HD channels at the moment?  A real blocky and unwatchable picture?  This is only affecting TV One, TV2, TVNZ 6, TVNZ 7, and TVNZ Sports Extra.  All other channels are fine.


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  Reply # 168296 1-Oct-2008 12:16
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As of this morning my TVNZ Freeview HD channels had improved slightly, but still totally unwatchable.  Is no one else getting this issue?

I'm in the Auckland area, btw.  St Marys Bay.


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  Reply # 168364 1-Oct-2008 15:54
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I've got no problem on the TVNZ mux, but I am having troubles with Kordia (Māori channel).  I'm off the Pinehill transmitter though.  I've got 1/2 to 2/3 strength, but the quality keeps dropping to 0 and giving me pixellation.  I've not had a problem until now.

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  Reply # 168376 1-Oct-2008 16:04
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Neither of you bother to mention the antenna concerned, number of elements, the forward gain, the type of coax etc. DVB-T has certain minimum requirements to work correctly, to make sure you meet these minimum requirements call an antenna installer and get their advice because believe me there is nothing wrong with the signal.




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  Reply # 168425 1-Oct-2008 18:32
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Spyware: Neither of you bother to mention the antenna concerned, number of elements, the forward gain, the type of coax etc. DVB-T has certain minimum requirements to work correctly, to make sure you meet these minimum requirements call an antenna installer and get their advice because believe me there is nothing wrong with the signal.


Probably because neither of us understand what the hell you are on about.  If you cannot be helpful, please do not respond at all.  My setup was working just fine until last night.  I was simply trying to find out if anyone else was experiencing the same issue before I needed to throw money at the problem.  Not an unreasonable approach...

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  Reply # 168924 3-Oct-2008 23:10
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samething happens to me, past few weeks tv3 has been problamtic, i used the dos signal checker and yes signal was very poor. so i got aerial guy to give me quaote too but since past few days its working fine. i wonder why this happens? my aerials are pointed towards waitakere

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  Reply # 168967 4-Oct-2008 10:08
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TVNZ signal is fine for myself. Aerial also pointing towards Waiatarua tower. But I, too, am having issues with TV3/C4 signal. It seems to be mainly on Wednesday nights when I have multiple tuners working, so it may have something to do with that. Will have to spend some time investigating.




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  Reply # 169049 4-Oct-2008 21:38
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Using a computer of stb?



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  Reply # 169142 5-Oct-2008 16:51
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Fossie: Using a computer of stb?


Hi Fossie,

I'm using the DSE (aka Zinwell) STB.



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  Reply # 169278 6-Oct-2008 12:35
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All TVNZ channels appear to be working just fine again.  I have made zero changes...

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  Reply # 169478 7-Oct-2008 08:47
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Mine has come right too, isn't that peculiar?

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Does anyone experience a delay in the subtitles being displayed on Tv One? The subtitles are displayed 10 seconds later than they are supposed to. This is happening on TV One only ! TV2 and 6/7 subtitles (when available) are just fine. Same delay applies to both recorded shows and live tv.




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  Reply # 172498 21-Oct-2008 12:26
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The problem came back last night.  TVNZ channels all blocky and stuttering again.  Anyone else?

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  Reply # 172536 21-Oct-2008 15:44
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Satch: The problem came back last night.  TVNZ channels all blocky and stuttering again.  Anyone else?


First up is your STB hot?

Second - have you tried resetting the STB

Next what is your signal strength and quality like.

Sounds like either an STB or reception issue as I haven't heard any broadcast problems




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  Reply # 172539 21-Oct-2008 15:51
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Hi there.  Thanks for the response.  My responses below:

openmedia:

First up is your STB hot?

It sits in standby.  I turned it on from standby so assume it was relatively cold.  But I'll check when I get home tonight.

Second - have you tried resetting the STB

By resetting do you mean unplugging it from the wall for a minute or two?  If so, yes.

Next what is your signal strength and quality like.

How do I check signal strength and quality?  It is the little black DSE (aka Zinwell) STB.

Sounds like either an STB or reception issue as I haven't heard any broadcast problems

I didn't consider it being a hardware issue.  I've got DVBViewer running downstairs on my HTPC off the same UHF aerial.  Next time the problem occurs I'll fire up DVBViewer to see if indeed it is the reception or hardware.

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  Reply # 172568 21-Oct-2008 17:09
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Hi Satch, on the Zinwell/DSE boxs to check the signal, go into the installation menu setup and then to manual tune.

Once there you should find a display with two bar graph meters for signal and quality. Use the side arrows on the remote cursor control to change the channel to 29,33 and 45. The TVNZ channels are on 29, Canweston 33 and others on 45, when at each of these channels look at the signal and quality, normally you can getby with signal levels that are quite low, but the quality gas meter will want to be in the 80% plus region to get reliable reception. See how these compare between the three channels.

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