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False Economy

October 15, 2018 TV Services

False Economy There’s not much point in going out and buying or being persuaded by a pushy salesman into buying a wall bracket when purchasing a TV, unless you are going to hang the TV yourself. If you have all intentions of calling someone in to hang your TV, then let them supply the bracket […]

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The Full Picture: How High Should Your TV Be?

October 8, 2018 Tips

A home without a television is like a castle in the clouds – it exists only in fairy tales. And that’s only a slight overstatement. The Australian Communications and Media Authority reports that 99 per cent of Australian homes have at least one working television set. One critical factor to consider when locating your television is […]

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MPEG 4 Update

August 16, 2017 Transmitter
MPEG 4 Update By now most viewers will be familiar with the newer MPEG 4 channels on some TV’s. Many of these are H/D quality, but unfortunately they are only simulcasts of the parent channel on those particular networks. The good news is Channel Seven launch their MPEG 4 channel in this area on September [...] Read more

Franchisees v True Owner/Operators and Truth in Advertising

September 28, 2016 Uncategorized
Franchisees v True Owner/Operators and Truth in Advertising I had a recent annoying experience with a large well-known franchised home services company. My neighbour had passed away, and I needed to get in touch with the service provider. My neighbour had a regular booking for a particular home service. I looked up the local area contact [...] Read more

Bulahdelah Transmitter Now Operational

Television signals in Bulahdelah and its surrounding areas at times are affected by interference from other television signals using the same channel numbers from outside of the area. This is called co- channel interferences. Its effect can range from digital video and audio break-ups to complete service loss. This interference is particularly bad in the […]

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Tenants Information

April 7, 2016 TV Services

If you are renting a property or just moved in, and the reception is no good there is not much point in ringing an installer. The best thing to do is call the agency (or owner if private rental) first, and report the fault. The agency most likely is not going to refund you if […]

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MPEG 4 Issues

March 9, 2016 Uncategorized

MPEG 4 Issues In Sydney, I believe the TEN network is now running their parent channel in H/D on ch 13. The Seven network will have theirs running soon also. This may mean our local equivalent broadcasters may be not too far away from giving us H/D quality. All these H/D services are being broadcast […]

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New NBN TV Services

February 23, 2016 TV Services

On the 1st of March NBN will introduce 2 new services to Northern New South Wales. They are 9HD and 9LIFE. These are in addition to the current NBN, 9GEM, 9GO and EXTRA services.   The Channel Line-up after March 1, will be: 8 – NBN (In Standard Definition) 80 – 9HD (The new service […]

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Transmission Outages

December 16, 2015 Transmitter

TRANSMISSION OUTAGES If all of your TV’s suddenly come up with the no signal message it usually means the transmitter is down. This happens more with the translators than the main transmitter at Mt Sugarloaf. If all the sets say no signal, then there is no signal. The worst thing you can do is re-tune. […]

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MPEG 4 Issue

December 10, 2015 Transmitter

Many would now be aware of Prime’s new horse racing channel (Melbourne races) channel number 68. MPEG2 is the standard transmission and MPEG4 is a compressed signal to take up less room on the band. Channel 68 and the two shopping channels 64 and 65 now transmit in MPEG4. Older televisions may not receive these […]

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Gan Gan Transmitter

December 8, 2015 Transmitter

Regional Broadcasters Australia (RBAH) Will finalise work soon in the Port Stephens area to upgrade the digital television transmission coverage. This upgrade will now provide viewers who suffer from interference or poor reception more options for receiving their television signal. The project has involved the upgrading of an existing site, Gan Gan, and the establishment […]

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