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# 34672 27-May-2009 17:26
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The mapping of SID to region is as follows for 12483H

SID    Region
1035    Auckland + All FTA
1908    Waikato
1909    Wellington + Central
1910    Christchurch + Dunedin

In the channel name they are all tagged as TV One.

If you have a non-freeview STB you can map your appropriate region as your primary TV One if you want to get local adverts.

I'm sure we will get some interesting video quality reports over the next week.

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  # 218390 27-May-2009 17:37
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So all streams are present on the TVNZ MUX in all regions?



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  # 218395 27-May-2009 17:55
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This is on Optus D1 DTH.




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I wondered why a scan this afternoon gave me so many TV Ones. Now I know. However all I have in Win7MC is channel numbers (in the 300s). How do they relate to SIDs.




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wow, such an 'improvement'  Undecided

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  # 218556 28-May-2009 09:43
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Pity they didnt do seamless branching, something the BBC did (presume they still do) to preserve pic quality but allow regional services.

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  # 218602 28-May-2009 11:18
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cyril7: Pity they didnt do seamless branching, something the BBC did (presume they still do) to preserve pic quality but allow regional services.



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Maybe if enough people complain they would reconsider. How does seamless branching work? I take it that there is one feed during programs and then it splits during the ads?







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the ironary is all the regions have DVB-T coverage (ok so there will be places that don't) but still the regional adverts used to be tied to a regional transmission station with analoge why can't it stay that way and leave sat alone they have been doing it for years through skys broadcast.

 
 
 
 


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WaffleMakerMan: the ironary is all the regions have DVB-T coverage (ok so there will be places that don't) but still the regional adverts used to be tied to a regional transmission station with analoge why can't it stay that way and leave sat alone they have been doing it for years through skys broadcast.


Because most people used to watch analogue TV. With the growing base of satellite viewers it's a lost advertising revenue stream for TVNZ. $10000 advertising spots during prime time that can suddenly be sold many times over rather than once is a pretty compelling reason to look at bringing it back.


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WaffleMakerMan: the ironary is all the regions have DVB-T coverage (ok so there will be places that don't) but still the regional adverts used to be tied to a regional transmission station with analoge why can't it stay that way and leave sat alone they have been doing it for years through skys broadcast.


I Agree, percentage wise I’d assume the bulk of the population should be in range of a DVB-T transmitter (25% of the population live in Auckland – more than the entire South Island combined)
Uhf must be cheaper to install than a dish (unless you already have one) so why ruin the picture quality of the satellite feeds.
With a lot of new TVs coming with DVB-T tuners built in I’d assume most people would go for that.
I unfortunately live in a region that does not (and isn't likely to get) DVB-T, so I’m really annoyed they are forcing these feeds on the satellite when the main regions are already covered by DVB-T, which should more than satisfy advertisers.


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Am I being to judgemental but I cannot see the rational sense of TVNZ transmitting four regional feeds of TV1 to the Optus DI when their is a shortage of bandwidth and bandwidth is very expensive.
Why did Freeview let them get away with it. I don't get turned on by watching advertising or program previews.



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ajw: Am I being to judgemental but I cannot see the rational sense of TVNZ transmitting four regional feeds of TV1 to the Optus DI when their is a shortage of bandwidth and bandwidth is very expensive.
Why did Freeview let them get away with it. I don't get turned on by watching advertising or program previews.


The bottom line is money. They make more money by having regional advertising. Freeview have no control over what TVNZ want to do with their bandwidth they just act as a group to promote digital TV.

Personally for DTH I think regional feeds stupid until their is additional capacity.




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