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ABC TV Channels disappeared

By ex-vectis 9 June 2010 21

Woke this morning and turned on the TV to watch ABC2 Breakfast.  But no ABC Channels!!  My TV is a VISTA HTPC box receiving digital broadcasts, but nothing has changed since last night when all was hunky dory (IE. No updates etc….).

I’ve checked the aerial/cable and all looks fine.

Anyone else having any problems with ABC?  I’m in Isaacs and think I use the syringe for all channels.


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sybil 1:22 pm 21 Jun 10

It is bizarre; I suspect the same as you, that these ‘works’ to the digital services might have inspired a boffin to tweak but they yanked instead.

My partner scanned from scratch on the Media PC on Saturday and we ended up with two sets of ABC channels, the newer ones worked.

– Yes, sharing aerial.
– Yes, same for all receivers.
– The analog was the grainy picture, yes – the digitals alternated between ‘no signal’ and ‘no service’ just like for HellsBells.
– We can see the tower, our roof is just high enough to clear the other houses.
– Not sure about our neighbours either, I’ll ask them next time this happens. I don’t know many other people who watch free-to-air TV any more…

ABC rang back just now and gave me the standard advice – I’ll have to get the Nerd to follow up on some of it when he gets home, seeing as how us trolls can’t do much more than turn such fancy equipment on and off. Irons are much easier to operate, even while watching TV ;D
They said there had been no other reports in the last week and no work in the schedule. They claimed that a lot of equipment sold in Australia and made overseas doesn’t quite match the standards, and that Australia are rare users of the 9A channel. That doesn’t answer the question of why it all suddenly went pixel-shaped this month.

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