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  Reply # 206446 11-Apr-2009 13:06
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Sounds like they've changed the audio for Sports Extra down to 64k too.

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  Reply # 206450 11-Apr-2009 13:43
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So I'm guessing it's time to ditch my DVB-S and get a DVB-T :( It's becoming impossible to watch at times, it's even at the point were my partner has started to notice and she doesnt usually notice these things at all.

No reply back from TVNZ about my complaint email.

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  Reply # 206782 14-Apr-2009 10:01
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No response back here either.. only good thing is that at least Tesltra seem to be unaffected. Does not help my media centre thoughYell







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  Reply # 206784 14-Apr-2009 10:03
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since when does TVNZ care about its veiwers anyway?   This is the same corporation that puts Ads on after the Lost title comes up!


"Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance TVNZ, and then TVNZ goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money"




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  Reply # 206789 14-Apr-2009 10:10
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Here is a link to their feedback form again:
   http://tvnz.co.nz/content/869443


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  Reply # 206797 14-Apr-2009 10:47
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You could also try complaining to Freeview
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/site/contact_us/

Not that either of them reply, but its better than doing nothing.

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  Reply # 206810 14-Apr-2009 11:50
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Freeview replied to me, just telling me to go complain to TVNZ.  TVNZ did not reply.
Here is what freeview sent me.

Hi

Freeview Limited is a broadcast platform, and programming decisions are made by individual broadcasters. All enquiries about programming should be referred to the relevant broadcaster.


TVNZ is currently undertaking internal testing relating to the planned introduction of new services, and regrets the variation to your viewing experience that you have reported. This testing will continue for some time however whilst TVNZ determines the optimum set of configuration parameters relevant to its new mix of services.


Please contact TVNZ on:


Contact Number: 09 916 7000


Thanks for your enquiry
Freeview team

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This is a no reply e-mail, for more information on Freeview, visit us
online at http://www.freeviewnz.tv or call 0800 Freeview (373 38439)
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  Reply # 206812 14-Apr-2009 11:55
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By doing this, TVNZ are effectively forcing DVB-S users to move to My Sky HDi when TV1 and TV2 are avaliable in July to get decent quality.

Whats the bet in 6 months time TVNZ will be moaning about people moving to Sky again.

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  Reply # 206925 14-Apr-2009 18:47
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I had noticed that 3 was looking really bad - and thats on a 21" CRT hooked up by composite because the component is in use for something more important...

Anyway it was very very bad - 8mm blocks or so all over it. Analog is now better IMO.




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  Reply # 207105 15-Apr-2009 16:13
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Where we are, there is little or no terrestrial reception, so Freeview HD is off, and I am ideologically opposed  to subscribing to Sky again just to watch TV1/2 in HDTV. And they have downgraded SDTV from a previously acceptable level to the current dire standard. I am composing a letter to the Minister of Broadcasting, but the prospect of National introducing regulation on PQ seems unlikely.

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  Reply # 207121 15-Apr-2009 17:04
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I wrote to TVNZ but got no reply.
They dont give a toss, and from an earlier reply about my concerns about not having Prime on Freeview their latest non-reply reaffirms this modus operandi.
It must be false advertising too that the Freeview platform is 'crystal-clear' when its now quite chunky.
Al.




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  Reply # 207122 15-Apr-2009 17:04
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can someone put up a sample?

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  Reply # 207221 16-Apr-2009 09:12
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Official reponse from TVNZ which came out with the latest Freeview Press Release today:


“TVNZ is currently undertaking internal testing relating to the planned introduction of new services, and regrets the variation to your viewing experience that you have reported.   This testing will continue for some time however whilst TVNZ determines the optimum set of configuration parameters relevant to its new mix of services.”





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  Reply # 207276 16-Apr-2009 12:27
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yes TVNZ Sport Extra is definitely at 64k and running at about 1mb/s (for promo loop)

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