Digital TV Technical Discussion

#757

Flashback: On Christmas 2017, I noticed WIN’s signals had gone off in Canberra. I called WIN’s Illawarra office, and she said “i’ll report it to a programmer”. Soon enough, they started working again!

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#758

Because that is actually something important. But if you call all the time about nonsense, they will black list you eventually.

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#759

Which for them is probably complaints about blue blobs and watermarks.

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#760

The Hong Kong Government announced today that analogue TV transmission in the city would be switched off at 11.59pm on November 30, 2020. From next day, only digital channels will be broadcast.

If I remembered correctly, Australia had a three-year transition period to analogue switch off from the first announcement.

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#761

Remarkable how far behind some countries / territories are. Singapore is another that comes to mind. Not sure if they’ve turned analog off yet. And both are relatively wealthy places.

At the same time some European countries are about to close their terrestrial digital services!

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#762

Singapore switched off analogue acouple months ago.
IIRC part of it is to do with how many in neighbouring countries (Malaysia in Singapores Case, Mainland China for HK) were/are still watching the analogue signal.

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#763

Analog TV will be switched off in Singapore at the 2nd half this year. Malaysia will be off in March

Surprised to see Hong Kong not doing so until next November

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#764

There are still some parts of Northern Canada that still have high powered analogue TV transmitters running.

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#766

It’s because the neighbouring Guangdong Province still has analogue TV transmission, which will not be switched off until 2020 at the earliest. Until then, the spectrum reserved in HK for analogue TV cannot be put into good use.

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#767

Re the Brisbane - Gold Coast potential SFN 4k trial

The frequencies have been adjusted so that both locations are on Channel 28.

https://web.acma.gov.au/rrl/licence_search.licence_lookup?pLICENCE_NO=10547475/1

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#768

Thanks as always @TV.Cynic

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#769

Are you talking about the FTA 4k trial in Brisbane?

Does anyone know when it will start?

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#770

Yes.

No.

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#771

The licence takes effect 1 March if that means anything.

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#772

Only if there’s a condition that it must be on air within a certain period. Doubtful for testing.

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#773

The 4K test broadcast is showing signs of life today in SEQ. Picking up a signal on Ch 28 from Mt Tamborine. Signal strength is 10 with label “Test Transmission” but no content at the moment.

Nothing from Mt Coot-tha.

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#774

What LCN are they using for this test?

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#775

Awesome news! Would love to see a screenshot of TSreader if anyone is able to :slight_smile: Would be curious to the bitrate and the technical aspects behind it.

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#776

It doesn’t have one at the moment so just appears on the next available number after 350 depending on what other stations are filling those numbers.

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#777

Is it worth taking the aerial cord out of the Iq4 and putting it into my tv? Would I see any think yet?

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