Edited by alanh, 25 March 2013 - 11:41 AM.
Differences Between Australia & New Zealand
Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:43 PM
Could you imagine 6MHz using MPEG 2?
EDIT: I don't agree that "any" HD STB from NZ will work in Australia due to the differing bandwidth, if the NZ HD STB is limited to just receiving an 8MHz mux, then it won't be able to tune into a 7MHz Mux here. If it has the ability to do both, then yes, they can be used here, but otherwise no.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:20 PM
Having done my appenticeship on the Wild Westcoast St Island ,and experienced the effects of analog multipath in the mountainous terrain on VHF ,I can say well done on chosing UHF for terrestrial Digital as my experience in similar terrain on Mid north coast NSW has showed me that UHF digital is far superior.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:23 PM
Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:53 PM
The American DTV system uses HD MPEG2 on 6 MHz channels with no other muxes.
The reason I did not set the NZ HD boxes not working in Aust in concrete, is that some computer receivers have software selectable bandwidths.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:28 AM
I had a look at the Zinwell Pre release sample a month back . As far as I could see there was no way of changing to 7 megahertz channeling or to VHF . I have not had a close look at menu on the Public Release model . Our local DSE did not have any stock yesterday . Once I have a closer look at the Setup / Install menus will report back on VHF and Bandwidth options
Edited by FreeView NZ, 04 April 2008 - 06:33 AM.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:29 AM
Edited by FreeView NZ, 04 April 2008 - 06:32 AM.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:22 AM
I recently tried an Australian DTT Box here on our local UHF DTT Transmitters .
I was able to set the bandwith to 8 Megs instead of 7 and Adjust the UHF channel numbers frequency
to NZ Dtt ch 48 50 and 59 being the local TX channels .
After a scan the channels were all loaded complete with names of service etc .
No Video was produced on any channel nor was any sound . no surprise there but
the radio channels of RNZ National Radio and Concert FM did work fine .
The EPG and Teletext appeared to work correctly too
So if you have an Aus box in NZ you can use it to listen to the two RNZ stations !!
Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:47 AM
Most Australian STB's only have 7MHz as the option, there are some like my SD STB that can tune 8MHz, then again, it's SD so no Picture will appear, nor sound if MPEG isn't used.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 10:57 AM
there was Vhf 7 Meg Spacing and UHF 7 and UHF 8 spacing
Mpeg2 only of course so the results were as expected !
Box was apparently bought in Australia
Edited by FreeView NZ, 04 April 2008 - 10:58 AM.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:02 PM
The Up / Down Channel for Manual shows UHF channel numbers only but it will let you enter a VHF frequency directly in the frequency space We dont have DTT on VHF to test its operation
There is also a Country Menu which seems to be locked on NZ
Edited by FreeView NZ, 04 April 2008 - 01:52 PM.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:41 PM
The reason there is no picture is that MPEG4 cannot be decompressed using an MPEG2 decompressor.
TV channel numbers are different in NZ to Australia because our channel width is 7 MHz, where as 8 MHz is used in NZ. They both start on channel 27 but gradually drift apart as the channel numbers increase.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:42 PM
The NZ UHF Channels follow the European channel plan
Australian channel numbers / freq are different to NZ
so you would have to enter the freq in manually
NZ 8 megahertz Spacing same as Europe
AU 7 megahertz Spacing
Mt Erin ( hawkes Bay )
but you wont have any pix or sound on an Mpeg2 box just the two radio channels
Edited by FreeView NZ, 16 April 2008 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:13 PM
Mate and wife quit AUS for the Nth Island, bought a farm, took over a large LCD Sony Bravia and tried it with an NZ sourced HD STB - loves the pics compared to what he got from SYD's HD. "You can really see a difference' she said......
And so it goes....
That was at Auckland at her dads place, sadly, they live way North now and can only receive one terrestrial analogue, so I sent them a DVB-S Toppy PVR5000 and all is good, albiet SD lol.
So I guess the question would be, any long term plans for Freeview via H264 DVB-S2 on Optus D1??
Edited by Keepleft, 15 July 2008 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:52 PM
Not at the moment. Kordia (a government owned SOE) manage the bandwidth for Freeview on Optus D1. They simply don't have the bandwidth to provide HD channels via satellite, which is unfortunate for those that don't live in one of the major cities.
Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:05 PM
Their only solution for Hidef at the moment then is to pay Sky NZ blood money and get a HD DVR..
Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:02 PM
NZ digital is transmitted on UHF only which will not usually travel across the ditch.
Others can comment on satellite in the other the other thread. It will depend on encryption and dish size.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:10 PM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:06 PM
This picture monitor will work in Australia, from any HDMI or component inputs. If you are using a STB in NZ check to see if it has an Australian setting in the installation menu. If it does not you may need to buy an Australian PVR or STB.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:51 PM
I understand my TV's tuners won't work in NZ but will my new Topfield PVR TRF-7160? here are the Specifications
Transport Stream MPEG-2/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Resolution 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i
HD video output
Digital audio output
Component video output
VIDEO Composite video output
AUDIO Left & right audio output
S/PDIF Digital audio output
USB USB 2.0 Host (5 V DC, 500 mA)
LAN 10/100 Ethernet
Input voltage 90 - 250VAC, 50/60Hz
Power comsumption Running: Max. 30W
Size (W x H x D) 340 x 60 x 265 mm
Weight (net) 3.1Kg
Thanks in advance
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:50 PM