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Auckland (Waiatarua) Channel Lineup (Aug 2016)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biggles Oct 27, 2016. 5 Replies

Info for those manually tuning their equipment.Just been playing around with my PC Tuner and following is the Channel Lineup for Freeview from Waiatarua.CH 27 (522Mhz) Appears to be a Demo channelCH…Continue

Freeview EPG tonight 17 Dec 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biggles Dec 20, 2015. 10 Replies

For all those wanting to record 'Downton' on Prime tonight. I was setting up my PC to record 'Manners of Downton Abbey' on Prime tonight and noticed the record time set itself from 2030 to 0605.…Continue

TIP: Freeview EPG Series Links Check

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Hill Mar 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Might be a good time for people to check their Series Links.I just noticed today that the EPG changes on Monday seem to have played a bit of havoc with my Panasonic Series Linking. Some links…Continue

Freeview Tuning Problems and VCRs, DVD recorders, Sky Boxes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biggles May 16, 2014. 2 Replies

I have noticed that many people asking for help with tuning Freeview don't specify a lot of information (some give none). If people have old VCRs, DVD Recorders and/or old Sky boxes should power them…Continue

 

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Biggles replied to JO's discussion Breaking recording of seriess
"I presume you mean you are getting breaks in your series linking? This usually happens due to changes in programming in the EPG and is rather annoying. Can be caused by change in air times, day, back to back series or just any update to the EPG. The…"
1 hour ago
Biggles replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(New_Zealand)#Terrestrial_transmitters"
Monday
Biggles replied to Adele Paris's discussion Lost Maori & Prime channels on Freeview
"OK. Running out of options now without actually looking at your setup. If Maori is missing then you shouldn't be able to get TV3, Bravo, etc as well as they are on the same Mux. The others that are missing are on another Mux which appears to be…"
Jul 19
Biggles replied to Adele Paris's discussion Lost Maori & Prime channels on Freeview
"OK. Also confirm you are tuning UHF and not Satellite as the channel lineup is different on Satellite. If it is indeed UHF then it's possible your channel numbering has got a bit scrambled. Only way to tell is to use the up/down channel button…"
Jul 18
Biggles replied to Adele Paris's discussion Lost Maori & Prime channels on Freeview
"What channels are you getting? Maori TV is on the same Mux as TV3, Bravo etc so if you can't get Prime you won't get TV3 etc either. Prime is on the same Mux as Choice TV, HGTV etc so they would be missing too. If two of the four Mux are…"
Jul 17
Biggles replied to Arne Hinz's discussion Lost freeview only getting Optus test signal, trouble finding correct dish position with sat finder
"I agree. Sounds like you are pointing at the wrong satellite. I have a K1 Plus Box on an old Sky dish. As soon as I entered the Optus D1 Satellite parameters (which were somehow missing in my particular box's ROM) it scanned all channels no…"
Jul 17
Biggles replied to Karl's discussion Pinehill site, Auckland
"Could be the current weather has a lot to do with it. Winds gusting around 40 knots plus play havoc with antennae."
Jul 14
Biggles replied to Jaynish's discussion Unable to find any Channel
"Don't know that I can help much more by direct contact. Once you have hooked the cable to the TV ANT input socket and plugged the other end to the wall socket (try each of them) go to Digital and follow the manual. I'm not familiar with…"
Jul 13
Biggles replied to Jaynish's discussion Unable to find any Channel
"OK. Thanks for the pictures. Makes things much easier. The two wall sockets both have f type connector so logically one is satellite and the other is UHF. Unfortunately they are not labelled. Best way to start is try the outside socket and connect…"
Jul 13
Biggles replied to Jaynish's discussion Unable to find any Channel
"Well what's connected to the wall socket at the roof end? Is it a UHF Antenna or a Dish. What model of TV? Does it have Sat and UHF Tuners? More info needed. Perhaps upload a picture of your wall jacks and how you are connecting?"
Jul 12
Biggles replied to William Mansell's discussion Auto Tune not finding channels in Epsom
"OK. The UHF is vertically polarised so that's OK. However there is a VHF antenna there too and what appears to be a diplexer combining the two antennae.  I'm surprised however that there is no signal strength at all. That definitely…"
Jul 11
Biggles replied to William Mansell's discussion Auto Tune not finding channels in Epsom
"OK. The Indoor Antenna will be useless so don't even try with that. If using Remuera make sure the antenna is vertically polarised and try manually tuning channels 28, 32, 34, 36. What signal strength do yo get. Check also to see if there is a…"
Jul 11
Biggles replied to William Mansell's discussion Auto Tune not finding channels in Epsom
"What sort of antenna and which way is it pointing i.e towards which Tx?"
Jul 9
Biggles replied to Kelly's discussion New Panasonic DMR-HWT260GN - can't find channels to tune
"No. The Panasonic is UHF only and requires a UHF Antenna. It doesn't have a Satellite Tuner so won't work with a Dish."
Jul 9
Biggles replied to ru speakman's discussion satilite
"If you're unable to get anything with the LNB freq set to 10750 or 11300 then it's probably time to get a Pro Installer to set it up. It possible your LNB is dead or the dish is out of alignment. Without some pro gear it's impossible…"
Jul 7
Biggles replied to Theageingrocker's discussion Intermittent loss of picture and sound
"Definitely, if reception is possible at your location. Terresrial is HD with multiple sound tracks (some channels) while satellite is really bad SD and 2 channel sound."
Jul 7

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At 14:15 on January 28, 2016, Rachel Scott said…

Oops sorry.

At 14:13 on January 28, 2016, Rachel Scott said…

I couldn't do an autotune on the T2200 cos I had no service! Anyway I just whizzed out and bought an HDMI lead and it worked. The guy at Noel Leeming told me none of the FreeviewPlus-approved recorders come with HDMI cables, which is a bit rich when they sell for $400 upwards. Thanks for your help.

At 9:02 on January 28, 2016, Rachel Scott said…

Thanks Biggles. So why does the Aerial Box come with AV leads and no HDMI cable?

 
 
 

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Biggles replied to JO's discussion Breaking recording of seriess
"I presume you mean you are getting breaks in your series linking? This usually happens due to…"
1 hour ago
JO posted a discussion

Breaking recording of seriess

Hi there. Can anyone help me with why does My Freeview keep breaking the recording of a show. I set…See More
19 hours ago
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Josh Hill replied to david adamson's discussion No signal TVNZ 1 and 2
"Rescan again and see if you get back those channels Josh"
21 hours ago
david adamson replied to david adamson's discussion No signal TVNZ 1 and 2
"Oohs Problem has returned, no TVNZ and Maori TV. All other channels working well. Any clues, anyone?"
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P. A. replied to Adele Paris's discussion Lost Maori & Prime channels on Freeview
"Hi,  Same problem here. Samsung TV and UHF, not satellite. Several channels have disappeared…"
Tuesday
Josh Hill replied to Anouska Menzies's discussion Freeveiw plus gone another latest update
"Hi Anouska  Can you please do the following, (This double checks if the setting required to…"
Tuesday

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