Digital TV Freq????

MrMagoo 28 July 2009 27

Firstly, I apologise if this has been done to death on here, obviously I have missed it.

I picked up a STB [Set Top Box] on the weekend and after wrestling with it for a while, got it sorted.

However, when it scanned for the digital channels I didn’t get the Channel 10/Southern Cross feeds at all, including One.

Does anyone know the frequencies that these are being broadcast on so that I may frustrate myself with it some more this evening trying to find them?


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Ryan Ryan 7:14 pm 29 Jul 09

Oops, just got an update – now will launch at 6.30pm on that day, not 7am.

Ryan Ryan 7:09 pm 29 Jul 09

In regards to the original poster, when i first got my STB i was unable to pick up WIN. Solution – i got a slightly taller aerial (an indoors one) and that solved it for me. Could be something as simple as that.

bd84 said :

seekay said :

Is Nine’s second digital channel, Go!, available in this country town?

I was going to ask a similar question, although I knew it doesn’t start broadcasting until August. I haven’t been able to find a release from WIN indicating its intention to carry the channel. It will also be interesting given that WIN’s relationship with 9 has been strained over the past few years.

GO! Starts here next Sunday (the 8th), 7am on Channel 80.

See here: http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2009/07/win-echoes-the-love-for-go.html

taco taco 5:45 pm 29 Jul 09

Art said :

YapYapYap said :

SC10 is 177.500MHz. One HD is the same, according to my machine, although that seems odd

Not at all odd for digital.
Digital channels are “Multiplexed” and each station is given some spectrum (air space) in the 7mhz band.
In simple terms this means that one station can broadcast multiple channels on a single frequency, up to 3SD+1HD.
So whereas analogue could only carry one feed per channel, digital can carry various feeds.

That’s also why I can record ABC1 while watching ABC2 with only 1 tuner card

ML-585 ML-585 1:31 pm 29 Jul 09

Mr Magoo, where are you? Or, to put it another way, where do you get your TV signals from? If you are in Tuggeranong, try 62 instead of 6.

buyhercandy buyhercandy 11:21 am 29 Jul 09

Thumper said :

SBS has appeared to have been pretty cactus over the last few nights as well…

It has, hasn’t it? Every night it seems to have different problems, though.

flag_elation_fanatic flag_elation_fanatic 11:03 am 29 Jul 09

Years ago when I bought my first STB it wouldn”t pick up one of the channels, so I did some digging around in the menus. Turned out that there was a State by State setting in the startup menu, which if I recall correctly required a reboot, and a change from ‘Australia’ to ‘NSW’ or ‘ACT’. Been a long time so details are hazy but you could look for a regional setting buried deep.

Also typing the model name and number into Google or the forum at Whirlpool.com.au can often bring out exactly what you need.

MrMagoo MrMagoo 9:08 am 29 Jul 09

AngryHenry said :

MrMagoo,

Your real name wouldn’t happen to be Kenneth would it?

I would find great amusement in that.

Um NO

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 8:42 am 29 Jul 09

Sounds like your signal is weak. I recommend getting an external antenna. Better still, move out of Tuggeranong.

YapYapYap YapYapYap 11:43 pm 28 Jul 09

Thanks Art. Knew there was something clever about this digital thing.

bd84 bd84 9:09 pm 28 Jul 09

seekay said :

Is Nine’s second digital channel, Go!, available in this country town?

I was going to ask a similar question, although I knew it doesn’t start broadcasting until August. I haven’t been able to find a release from WIN indicating its intention to carry the channel. It will also be interesting given that WIN’s relationship with 9 has been strained over the past few years.

reepy reepy 6:33 pm 28 Jul 09

The ACMA list of broadcasting transmitters should help you MrMagoo. There are two transmitters in the ACT with different broadcast frequencies which might be causing you some problems.

Overheard Overheard 6:15 pm 28 Jul 09

AngryHenry said :

MrMagoo,

Your real name wouldn’t happen to be Kenneth would it?

I would find great amusement in that.

Ha ha! I was wondering when someone was going to pose that question!

AngryHenry AngryHenry 4:37 pm 28 Jul 09

MrMagoo,

Your real name wouldn’t happen to be Kenneth would it?

I would find great amusement in that.

Art Art 4:15 pm 28 Jul 09

YapYapYap said :

SC10 is 177.500MHz. One HD is the same, according to my machine, although that seems odd

Not at all odd for digital.
Digital channels are “Multiplexed” and each station is given some spectrum (air space) in the 7mhz band.
In simple terms this means that one station can broadcast multiple channels on a single frequency, up to 3SD+1HD.
So whereas analogue could only carry one feed per channel, digital can carry various feeds.

dr phil dr phil 4:09 pm 28 Jul 09

I find it funny that you can’t get the parliment T.V feed, It goes straight over us to Sydney now for the national capital that is sad.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:47 pm 28 Jul 09

I had a bit of a “D’oh” moment when I tried recording Sunday’s F1 on our HDD recorder as it is only has an SD tuner. Lucky the EyeTV connected to my computer picked up the slack.

Having said that, my EyeTV doesn’t pick up the OneHD signal if I am sitting at the computer. If I am away from the desk then reception works perfectly. All other channels work fine, it just seems to be OneHD reception that is affected. 🙁

MrMagoo MrMagoo 3:36 pm 28 Jul 09

AG Canberra said :

Make sure it is a HD STB – SD ones won’t pick up One.

Other than that make sure your antenna is pointed in the right direction (the same direction as analogue signals) and check if you might need a booster if you are running more than two tv’s off the one cable….

And geez hasn’t the AFL and Isle of Man TT been looking good on HD this week….

Nah its HD, but I just can’t find ONE or SC10

ML-585 ML-585 2:17 pm 28 Jul 09

seekay said :

Is Nine’s second digital channel, Go!, available in this country town?

No. Mainly because it has started yet anywhere. It will be available through WIN’s signal – at first on 80 (in SD) then later moving to a new channel number.

To answer the original question, Southern Cross broadcasts on Channel 6 (not to be confused with their digital channel allocation of 5). Try looking at http://www.freeview.com.au for more info about digital TV.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:13 pm 28 Jul 09

@seekay: Well no. Go! isn’t due for deployment till August.

http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=833222
ie: Real Soon Now, we promise!

I have no idea when the Canberra regional deployment is.

DawnDrifter DawnDrifter 2:10 pm 28 Jul 09

oops missed the transact bit in your message.. may be still valid.. or not

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