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    Owen,

    I would have thought that to remove the "Freeview" from the TV, a firmware upgrade to a manufacturers standard version would be required. Either that, or hack the firmware. I'm sure a TV or set top box from Australia would most likely get around that problem, set it to 8 MHz channels and away you go.
    PITA if you have to go to those lengths though.

    I'm curious to know how many muxes are on the air in each centre, and what channels they are using, although I believe the channelling is done in two different rasters of odd channels and even channels from a given site.

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    Yes Tim I did a factory reset on my Sony and then told it unknown region so it loaded generic terrestrial.
    After that it still would not show the Igloo mux, even though the signal was still there on my Freesat V8 Golden terrestrial.
    Dam things would rather spy on you than let you watch TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feralkiwi View Post
    I see that the Igloo channels have stopped content, but the TP and un named $channels are still transmitting here in Chch.
    My Sony TV on manual search lies. It says there is no signal on that frequency, Ch30.
    It is a shame that Freeview does this.
    It means that if you transmit from a DVB-T encoder the TV's will not allow you to receive it.
    The old analogue TV senders worked for your camera or VCR, but freeview prohibits this in the digital age.

    Does anyone know of ways to remove Freeview from NZ TV's?

    Owen
    Must be a Sony issue as if I perform a frequency scan on my Samsung TV I can find Ad-Hoc test channels, like the Kordia Channel, that aren't part of the official Freeview line up.
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    Hi Owen,
    You still need to download and install the latest firmware for your TV, and if it's any more than about 2 years old, there's likely an update available, one of the things the update does is allow the set to play YouTube content.
    You might need to search online for your model number and download the latest version, and you probably don't want to specify NZ as your country if that downloads a "freeview" spec firmware version, I'd go with something from mainland Europe, or possibly Oz, as there's little difference.

    Factory resetting the thing won't get rid of the freeview bug, if that is the problem you have.

    Over this way the broadcasters run in some cases several versions of the same program on the MUX, then when they add new programs to the MUX, they re-assign one of the duplicates to the "new" service.
    Unless you are a community TV station, and the government has ordered them off air and onto the internet so they can sell off the TV channel to what I don't know.

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