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.


xpd



8295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 84448 31-May-2011 14:04
Send private message

So we bought a nice shiny 50" TV recently with built-in Freeview... Freeview site says we should get HD coverage - we dont. (Installer has been out and checked it all, on wrong side of the road and too low)

Found this article regarding more coverage areas but it dosent state where or when exactly things are happening.

Anyone know more detail on where the coverage will be made ? Whangaparaoa Peninsula in those plans ?

Frustrating.......




XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 476215 31-May-2011 14:05

xpd: So we bought a nice shiny 50" TV recently with built-in Freeview... Freeview site says we should get HD coverage - we dont. (Installer has been out and checked it all, on wrong side of the road and too low)

Found this article regarding more coverage areas but it dosent state where or when exactly things are happening.

Anyone know more detail on where the coverage will be made ? Whangaparaoa Peninsula in those plans ?


Frustrating.......


 

I have been trying to find this out myself, but I don't think there is anything published. APparently it will be all done by the world cup, but I wouldn't hold my breath

2506 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted

  Reply # 476223 31-May-2011 14:21
Send private message

This link has the new coverage areas included now:

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/ 

 
 
 
 


xpd



8295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476228 31-May-2011 14:36
Send private message

DjShadow: This link has the new coverage areas included now:

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/ 


Which shows I should be able to get it but I cant. I wont be the only one on the Peninsula in this situation either.... looks like if you buy on the North side of Whangaparaoa Peninsula , you miss out at the moment. :(

Edit : Sorry, my bad I see what youre getting at :) So theres hope..... ;)





XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


xpd



8295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476255 31-May-2011 15:35
Send private message

Emailed Freeview... got a response back that was just a copy and paste from their press release.... #fail.




XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


190 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 476263 31-May-2011 15:48
Send private message

I can't get in Wellington CBD, Aro Street, not just Whangaparaoa Peninsula

5874 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 851

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476271 31-May-2011 16:09
Send private message

If you know the names of the transmitters accessible from your property then you can look them up in SMART with the transmitter name in "Transmit Location" and "dtv" in "Channel".

That won't give a timeframe but it at least shows which sites are planned to have digital. 

xpd



8295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476273 31-May-2011 16:15
Send private message

Hmm no idea of the names.... any way to find out ? :)




XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


5874 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 851

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476275 31-May-2011 16:17
Send private message

Is this any help?

Edit: Forgot to mention that it's an older map and doesn't list Freeview on any of the new sites. You should cross-check them in SMART.

190 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 476276 31-May-2011 16:18
Send private message

Behodar: If you know the names of the transmitters accessible from your property then you can look them up in SMART with the transmitter name in "Transmit Location" and "dtv" in "Channel". That won't give a timeframe but it at least shows which sites are planned to have digital. 
No I don't know, but interested in find out, any idea how? Thanks

5874 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 851

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 476278 31-May-2011 16:22
Send private message

Regarding the "when", Going Digital says June for all sites except Taranaki.

68 posts

Master Geek


Reply # 477047 2-Jun-2011 13:02
Send private message

and Taranaki?

256 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 477189 2-Jun-2011 20:05
Send private message

Email from freeview today


The extension to the Freeview|HD platform is currently under construction. Some regions may have already switched on for testing. We are still waiting for the official date when the new areas will be launched by the Minister and when the government will have an announcement. In the mean time we have modified our address search function to include the new extension areas. A result of ‘COMING SOON’ with a click through to a new page explaining the extension is now available.


go here for coverage maps
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/get_freeview/coverage





 

2506 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted

  Reply # 477196 2-Jun-2011 20:46
Send private message

Following on from the comment above, has anyone found any test signals in the new areas?

256 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 477199 2-Jun-2011 20:51
Send private message

Nothing in Nelson yet, but thats abit optomistic, they still need to build a shed at the Kaka hill site




 

2506 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Trusted

  Reply # 477200 2-Jun-2011 20:52
Send private message

I'm assuming all the JDA sites (which is everywhere bar taranaki) are going to involve a new pole/tower

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

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 »

Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06



Geekzone Live »

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



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.