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ArcadeJanitor

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#277134 28-Sep-2020 11:54
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A few weeks ago we found that Freeview channels 3, 4, 8, 9 and 11 were programed but kept cutting out. Other channels have been working fine. 

 

 

 

Today I rescanned both by channel and frequency, all channels except those owned by Mediaworks, work fine. 

 

 

 

I am aware that MediaWorks had outages earlier this year but these issues have been over the last month. Currently the MediaWork channels are not programed in the tv as scans can not find them. 


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robjg63
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  #2575192 28-Sep-2020 12:02
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You have a reception problem. Misaligned aerial, loose connection or similar.

Those channels are all broadcast on the same mux, so you will either get them all, or none of them.
Think of a mux as a "channel" that carries a bunch of different sources. In this case media works has a mux for its offerings, TVNZ has one (or two ?) for its offerings etc etc

Digital TV either works or it won't. As soon as the signal drops enough you will get nothing.




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lxsw20
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  #2575193 28-Sep-2020 12:03
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Weak reception on your end I would think. Check antenna and cabling if it used to work.

 

 

 

https://matchmaster.net.nz/ - the antenna selector here should be able to tell you what direction the antenna should be facing, too. 


 
 
 
 


ArcadeJanitor

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  #2575218 28-Sep-2020 12:24
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We have previously messed around with the aerial but we have just found out that what we hadn't considered s that the aerial may have dropped, having lifted up the end we have been able to find all channels. 


robjg63
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  #2575283 28-Sep-2020 12:57
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Great outcome and welcome to geekzone!




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