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Topic # 86000 29-Jun-2011 11:35
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Heard a whisper the terrestrial signal was being tested in South Canterbury. Threw up an old prime antenna and presto, receiving a very good signal. Last week only 4 channels were being tested. Now the whole lot show up, but some have no signal like stratos and parliament channel.

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  Reply # 487364 29-Jun-2011 11:47
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That's good to know.
My parents in Timaru have an old TV and will need to upgrade.
Promised to sort out something for them when Freeview HD kicked in.




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  Reply # 487366 29-Jun-2011 11:50
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Testing still, huh?

So much for the end of June. I think honestly we'll see the service go live in all nine JDA contracted regions in the next few weeks and not as previously stated.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 487485 29-Jun-2011 16:33

DaMo73: Testing still, huh?

So much for the end of June. I think honestly we'll see the service go live in all nine JDA contracted regions in the next few weeks and not as previously stated.


I guess they have 7.5 hours left... give them a break!




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  Reply # 487488 29-Jun-2011 16:46
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Don't forget tomorrow is still an option. June ain't over quite yet.

So that more or less leaves 31hrs 12mins left if it doesn't go up tonight that is.

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  Reply # 487524 29-Jun-2011 18:12
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The 27th was JDAs date for completion, testing in Nelson now , the government is due to make an announcement soon




 

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  Reply # 487537 29-Jun-2011 19:14
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DaMo73: Testing still, huh?

So much for the end of June. I think honestly we'll see the service go live in all nine JDA contracted regions in the next few weeks and not as previously stated.


Well that was the original plan but it has been said everywhere for a while now that they will be up and running by the time the Rugby World Cup starts so still about 70 days to go.




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  Reply # 487551 29-Jun-2011 20:43
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dukester: Heard a whisper the terrestrial signal was being tested in South Canterbury. Threw up an old prime antenna and presto, receiving a very good signal. Last week only 4 channels were being tested. Now the whole lot show up, but some have no signal like stratos and parliament channel.


I was talking to a mate of a mate who did the install for Timaru and he is convinced all channels should be working.
However I still have no signal on the following channels
Stratos
Parliament
Chinees TV
Radio NZ National
Radio NZ Concert
BaseFM

He had suggested I removed my Masthead amp as this may be causing these channels not to lock properly.

Is anyone in Timaru receiving these channels?

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  Reply # 487648 30-Jun-2011 07:40
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I did a few installs yesterday, and no, those channels were not working.

They can be tuned in but have no audio/video - Samsung TVs will report 'service not available'

Also Toddy2006, removing old amplifiers is recommended as they can cause issues with the signal.

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  Reply # 487709 30-Jun-2011 09:57
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Anyone in Oamaru with it working?



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  Reply # 487725 30-Jun-2011 10:31
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I was talking to a mate of a mate who did the install for Timaru and he is convinced all channels should be working.
However I still have no signal on the following channels
Stratos
Parliament
Chinees TV
Radio NZ National
Radio NZ Concert
BaseFM

He had suggested I removed my Masthead amp as this may be causing these channels not to lock properly.

Is anyone in Timaru receiving these channels?



Just done a rescan in Timaru and found the above channels you quoted come up as no service on my panasonic tv. They show in the epg but no audio or video when you go to these channels 

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  Reply # 487924 30-Jun-2011 15:53
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In Masterton, Freeview HD has just started broadcasting. Stratos and all of those channels are not working either.

That Freeview HD EPG was not made to look good on HD TVs!




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  Reply # 488100 30-Jun-2011 22:57
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^^^ Please elaborate.

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  Reply # 488998 4-Jul-2011 07:12
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illicit: ^^^ Please elaborate.

Elaborate which part??!?!? 




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  Reply # 489033 4-Jul-2011 09:08
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naggyman: In Masterton, Freeview HD has just started broadcasting. Stratos and all of those channels are not working either. 

That Freeview HD EPG was not made to look good on HD TVs!


illicit: ^^^ Please elaborate.


naggyman: Elaborate which part??!?!? 


Sorry; in regard to the TV guide. 

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  Reply # 489236 4-Jul-2011 16:21
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It looks like it was designed for 4:3 SD tvs.




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