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OFFLINE   lexington #101

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:01 AM

so my brand new Samsung 46" LCD HDTV is not going to get Freeview!!!????

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I can just hear the questions coming from my grandparents now!!

OFFLINE   TGIF #102

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:14 AM

I don't see why it wouldn't....

OFFLINE   Mike #103

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:16 AM

Will Freeview work on my toaster or will I need to get a new 4 slice one?

OFFLINE   Splashmo #104

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:19 AM

Yes, but your microwave may cause some interference with the Freeview signal.

OFFLINE   Commander Slicer #105

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (Splashmo @ Nov 26 2008, 12:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, but your microwave may cause some interference with the Freeview signal.


What about an LG fridge with the tv built in? Will owners have to buy a whole new freeview-approved fridge? silly.gif

And don't get me started on tv capable mobile phones.

OFFLINE   Splashmo #106

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:23 AM

Just wait until digital radio arrives next year - look out for the Freehear logo on approved stereos and cars.

OFFLINE   Mike #107

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

Damn, We will have to buy new Freehear badged cars next year.

OFFLINE   Splashmo #108

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:27 AM

Will I still be able to drive my car or will I have to buy a new one? It goes on...

If I were a good moderator, I'd be asking you all back on topic, but Freeview is a bit of a farce.

OFFLINE   TGIF #109

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

I think the idea is OK but it's far too late to completely change their approach now laugh.gif

OFFLINE   Commander Slicer #110

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (Splashmo @ Nov 26 2008, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will I still be able to drive my car or will I have to buy a new one? It goes on...

If I were a good moderator, I'd be asking you all back on topic, but Freeview is a bit of a farce.


We need freeview approved moderators and admins though else the asking to go back on topic won't work.

OFFLINE   LocalRadio #111

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Commander Slicer @ Nov 26 2008, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We need freeview approved moderators and admins though else the asking to go back on topic won't work.

Almost like the 15 channels. eyepopping.gif

OFFLINE   Mark #112

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

15 moderators needed - one for each channel to deal with all the bitching complaints. silly.gif

OFFLINE   lexington #113

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (TGIF @ Nov 26 2008, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't see why it wouldn't....


i was joking hyper.gif lol.

but the poor older generation!

OFFLINE   ando9185 #114

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:38 PM

Do I need to refresh to get the freeview moderators? Will they have an Electronic Mod-Queue?

Anyway, for one of the questions on the previous page which may have slipped under the radar about how will people know when to rescan. I'm sure you will hear most likely through here on when new channels are available and if you aren't getting them then you'll need to rescan (subject to them actually being available of course!). As for the rest of the population, I'm sure it will be advertised throughout the place either on the channels themselves or in newspapers etc... I remember not long after TDT started, they had a scrolling message on and off for a couple of weeks warning that viewers will need to rescan on a certain date so that they could pick up the new LCN of 5, prior to that there was no LCN broadcast for TDT so it appeared as 1000 or 350 depending on people's STB's.

OFFLINE   newtaste #115

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:04 PM

New website http://onehd.com.au

currently redirects to http://ten.com.au

OFFLINE   Aerosol Can #116

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

I still do not understand. What is freeview? Do I need a new set top box and will it work with an existing tv?

OFFLINE   Prison Slades #117

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:11 PM

Freeview is another word for Digital TV. You do not need a new set top box or TV smile.gif

OFFLINE   trisreed #118

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:38 PM

Someone needs to write it in big flashing letters

FREEVIEW = DIGITAL TV = SAME OLD CRAP WITH A COUPLE OF NEW CHANNELS
Say Yes to Multichanneling, Say Yes to HD, Say No to Watermarks, Say No to HD Lite
Yes, I am on DTV forum and Wikipedia

People come together in the moments that they share...on N-B-C, Let's all be there!

OFFLINE   Aerosol Can #119

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:59 PM

That's good but I still do not understand why it is not promoted like that and will I get new channels when this comes in?

Edited by Aerosol Can, 26 November 2008 - 10:59 PM.


OFFLINE   Media Munger #120

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (Aerosol Can @ Nov 26 2008, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's good but I still do not understand why it is not promoted like that and will I get new channels when this comes in?

Freeview is a marketing platform to advertise the already existing digital television channels. It is also promoting the new channels to be launched next year which will be available to all pre-existing digital users.

There is no need for existing digital television viewers to buy a new set top box.

EDIT: Hope this look's better Splashmo. smile.gif

Edited by ATNI, 26 November 2008 - 11:25 PM.
Removed shouting