Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




54 posts

Master Geek


#58744 18-Mar-2010 11:48
Send private message

My mother requires teletext for most of her programmes, and we're looking to get freeviewHD via uhf with a freeview built in TV.


So my question is , will you get Teletext for tv 1,2 and 3?


Thanks in advance.

Create new topic
442 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #308698 18-Mar-2010 12:03
Send private message

teletext is only available on the tvnz mux. ie: tv1, tv2. tvnz6 & tvnz7.



54 posts

Master Geek


  #308700 18-Mar-2010 12:04
Send private message

so it is only avaliable on tvnz for freeview hd via uhf?

 
 
 
 


4658 posts

Uber Geek


  #308703 18-Mar-2010 12:16
Send private message

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/1712793

Which channels have captions?
It depends which platform you are accessing television on.

Analogue: captions offered on TV ONE, TV2, TV3 (but reception may affect quality of captions)
Freeview HD: captions offered on TV ONE, TV2, TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7. No captions on TV3.
Freeview Satellite: captions offered on TV ONE, TV2, TV3, TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7.
Sky: captions offered on TV ONE, TV2, TV3
My SkyHDi: TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7

TiVo: captions offered on TV ONE, TV2, TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7. No captions on TV3.

738 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #309048 19-Mar-2010 11:03
Send private message

And you should be OK withe teh UHF service (but not Freeview over satelite?)

"New Zealand's Teletext service will be turned off by 2012.
Teletext services in Britain ended this week.

Television New Zealand's service, which started in February 1984, will follow suit when the broadcaster switches from an analogue to a digital platform.

A spokeswoman for Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman said the final date for digital TV switchover would be 2012, but could be earlier depending on digital service numbers.

"It is estimated that about 60 per cent of New Zealand households now have digital television," she said.

TVNZ spokeswoman Andi Brotherston said a similar service to Teletext would be available on the digital platform.

Teletext was originally intended for the deaf and hearing-impaired viewers, but nearly one million people now used it."

2898 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #309049 19-Mar-2010 11:08
Send private message

Just another thing. Teletext is not available via HDMI connection (HDMI doesn't support it).

So, if you wish to view Teletext on a flash HD TV, you'll need to switch to a analogue input (Composite, Component, S-Video or RF).





Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


442 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #309099 19-Mar-2010 12:59
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Just another thing. Teletext is not available via HDMI connection (HDMI doesn't support it).

So, if you wish to view Teletext on a flash HD TV, you'll need to switch to a analogue input (Composite, Component, S-Video or RF).



um.... both my freeview stbs (draco hdtv5500, jc matthews dvb-320t pvr) are connected to my tv's with hdmi cables and i have no trouble viewing teletext. 

2898 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #309100 19-Mar-2010 13:05
Send private message

Well, that in itself is very strange.  They must be doing something rather non-standard.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


 
 
 
 


225 posts

Master Geek


  #310412 23-Mar-2010 21:36
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Just another thing. Teletext is not available via HDMI connection (HDMI doesn't support it).

So, if you wish to view Teletext on a flash HD TV, you'll need to switch to a analogue input (Composite, Component, S-Video or RF).


Does this include windows 7 htpc running wmc connected to a HDTV via hdmi..? I can't work out why I can't get teletext while watching TV1 or TV2 on dvb-t

52 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #319614 17-Apr-2010 10:21
Send private message

link2007: so it is only avaliable on tvnz for freeview hd via uhf?


yes that is true

267 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #320630 20-Apr-2010 12:23
Send private message

butlerboy:
ZollyMonsta: Just another thing. Teletext is not available via HDMI connection (HDMI doesn't support it).

So, if you wish to view Teletext on a flash HD TV, you'll need to switch to a analogue input (Composite, Component, S-Video or RF).



um.... both my freeview stbs (draco hdtv5500, jc matthews dvb-320t pvr) are connected to my tv's with hdmi cables and i have no trouble viewing teletext. 


Some decoders decode teletext and subtitles internally and insert into video where it can be carried across the HDMI connection. The MySKY HDi will do this. 

29028 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #320631 20-Apr-2010 12:26
Send private message

It's worth remembering that Teletext itself does have a rather uncertain future.

My understanding is that it could well be replaced by a new MHEG5 based service in the coming years which is yet another reason to buy a Freeview approved box!

3103 posts

Uber Geek


  #320658 20-Apr-2010 13:09
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: Just another thing. Teletext is not available via HDMI connection (HDMI doesn't support it).

So, if you wish to view Teletext on a flash HD TV, you'll need to switch to a analogue input (Composite, Component, S-Video or RF).




 

Zinwell ZMT-620HD handles teletext over HDMI as well.




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler


Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.