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Topic # 58744 18-Mar-2010 11:48
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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.

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  Reply # 308698 18-Mar-2010 12:03
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teletext is only available on the tvnz mux. ie: tv1, tv2. tvnz6 & tvnz7.



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  Reply # 308700 18-Mar-2010 12:04
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so it is only avaliable on tvnz for freeview hd via uhf?

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  Reply # 308703 18-Mar-2010 12:16
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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.

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  Reply # 309048 19-Mar-2010 11:03
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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."

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  Reply # 309049 19-Mar-2010 11:08
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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).





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  Reply # 309099 19-Mar-2010 12:59
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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. 

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  Reply # 309100 19-Mar-2010 13:05
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Well, that in itself is very strange.  They must be doing something rather non-standard.




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  Reply # 310412 23-Mar-2010 21:36
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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

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  Reply # 319614 17-Apr-2010 10:21
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link2007: so it is only avaliable on tvnz for freeview hd via uhf?


yes that is true

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  Reply # 320630 20-Apr-2010 12:23
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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. 

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  Reply # 320631 20-Apr-2010 12:26
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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!

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  Reply # 320658 20-Apr-2010 13:09
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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.




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