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  1. I can just about be 100% certain that the issue is poor DC restoration on the chroma channel, this is a common problem with the UEC boxs, a Pace does not have this issue, so may be an easier option. Otherwise open the SCART connector, and soldier a 470ohm resistor between pins 13&15. If you are not confident in soldiering then your local TV repair shop should do it for a few $, its 2min work. Cyril
  2. Place a 470ohm resistor across the chroma channel, should come right. most easily done in the SCART connector itself. Cyril
  3. I guess you have tried plugging your DVD player in via the component input to check the input is ok. Cyril
  4. Yep you can get Imparja, SCTV and NITV off D1. SCTV is on 12637V Sym 5100. and Imparja/NITV are 12643V Sym 6874, you will need to put the PIDS in for them Vpid/Apid, 1024/1025 and 1040/1041. Ensure your dish is well aligned especially for skew as these are lower power than Kordia muxs. How long these are available is anyones guess, but I suspect once D2 is fully in service they may disappear. Cyril
  5. As I said in my earlier post Component is better than S-Video, and S-Video is better than composite. I would get a SCART to Component for the TV and a miniDin-miniDin S-Video cable (ie standard S-Video) for the DVR as the IQ has a normal MiniDin S-Video connector. The VCR scart also support S-Video (as well as composite) but not component or RGB. Cyril
  6. Get a JayCar WQ7255 for $39.95, this cable will get you a Component (aka YUV) feed plus audio from the TV SCART of the IQ, you will need to change the TV SCART setup in the IQ to YUV and make sure you save the settings. Ignore the fact that the above mentioned cable mentions RGB, its just that SCART can output both RGB or YUV and this cable will do both, you display needs YUV. In terms of interconnect quality from worse to best, RF, Composite, Component, HDMI. For component you can have either RGB or YUV (actually YCrCb) but they are on a par quality wise, but different electronically. Buy and large there is no advantage in HDMI except for HD signals. On your new display turn down the sharpness and turn off or down many of the digital filtering functions. That said LCD panels are the worst for dealing with low bit rate mpeg such as most of the Foxtel channels are, so dont expect miracles. Cyril
  7. Those in bold are in use and the detail shows what they are changing to. Those not in bold and shown as cancelled are exactly that, they were Skys to use but never used therefore have been revoked, cannot remember the rules that they have been revoked under, but I guess there is a bit of a clean up of various rights. Cyril
  8. Finally found a NZ FreeView DVB-T bandplan and Site reference Here Cyril
  9. TVNZ announced yesterday that it would be going HD on TVOne and TV2 on the DVB-T service in July08 in time for the Olympics. One of the Freeview DVB-T muxs (which will be delivered via 18 Tx sites plus some small repeaters) will carry TV1/2 HD and TVNZ6 and TVNZ7 in SD. TVNZ has indicated all HD transmissions will be 720p via mpeg4. Cyril
  10. Wrong, sounds like either the box has a fault, the cabled was wired wrong or connected to the TV wrong, but there is no need to buy an external RGB to Component converter as the IQ outputs component natively from the TV SCART when YUV is selected. The fact that you had a picture but it was yellow/green tends to suggest that there was a wiring fault in either the cable, STU or you didnt have the Cb RCA pushed home fully. Cyril
  11. Box dog, you cannot recieve the Optus D1 Freeview service on the Aussie eastern boarder without a very large dish. Not too sure exactly how big but rough calcuations would put it in the 10-15meter diameter region. The NZ spot beam that both Sky and FreeView uses is very much that, a spot beam with little coverage outside of the NZ 200mile area and the Chattams. Cyril
  12. The auckland DVB-T trial finished late last year (or was it early this), when the new service starts it will be mpeg-4. However as for Rotorua, its either analog or DVB-S(mpeg2) as it is for the whole rest of the country till early-mid 2008. Cyril
  13. Someone else in your sector of the cable or an intentional or non intentional earthing change at the headend or sector cabling. All it takes is someone else changing the earth on their cabling and if they also dont have a braid breaker the problem can occur. Could be as simple as someone else having been added to the network. I dont know what the standard practice is in Aus, but in NZ TelestraClear always provide a braid breaker at each house demarcation point, ie the grey interface box on the side of your house. Cyril
  14. As a result of a potential difference between your house wiring and the cable system plant there is current flowing through the outer braid of the coax cable. This current is due a potential difference in the 50Hz power systems, thus the current flowing is a 50Hz AC one. This is why it appears to slowly move up or down the screen as video field scanning is also at 50Hz but the mains is less frequency stable thus a constant drift is seen. The rate of the drift up or down the screen varies as the mains frequency changes due to the overall load on the infinte bus that descibes the nations power network. ie as the load on the total grid increases the frequency will begin to fall (ie all the generators begin to slow), as more generation is supplied to the grid the frequency will increase. This bulk of supply and its response to the load is described as the "infinte bus". A Braid breaker provides a break in the outer braid of the cable, across this break a suitable capacitor is placed that will provide a high impedance to 50Hz yet a low impedance to VHF/UHF frequencies. Some braid breakers are also constructed using a high frequency transformer which achieves the same effect. By creating a high impedance at 50Hz the current is reduced to a level where it causes no harm or interference. The centre conductor needs no such break as it is normally capacitivly coupled anyway. Cyril
  15. In the first instance call Foxtel, otherwise your Cable supplier,Telstra or Optus are responsible for this, and its there plant. If you have only the one STU then you can isolate it yourself at the wall plate, otherwise to do the whole house, cable supplier. Cyril