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Quick notes about freeview

Freeview TV in Wellington, New Zealand

(Longitude 174.8E, Latitude 041.3S)

xml TV listings can be found at mypvr.co.nz

Links to distributing TV Signals around the house and transmitting RF signals via structured cabling MediaRemote

DVB-T

Frequencies changed in July 2012

UHF - normal TV Antenna

Kaukau (main Signal) - Signal is Vertical

  • DTV 32 - 562.000 MHz
  • DTV 34 - 578.000 MHz
  • DTV 36 - 594.000 MHz

Fitzherbert (Petone) - Signal is Horizontal

  • DTV 33 - 570.000 MHz
  • DTV 35 - 586.000 MHz
  • DTV 37 - 602.000 MHz

Channel info from rsm.govt.nz

  • Video - AVC - H.264 (not MPEG2)
  • 8Mhz UHF Band IV + V 502-806Mhz
  • Transmission Mode = 8K
  • Modulation = 64QAM
  • Code Rate = 3/4
  • Guard Interval = 1/16
  • Tranportation Rate = 26.346Mbit/s

Some good information about polarity and frequencies is available here http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/digital-terrestrial-i-8.html

DVB-S

Sky Satellite Dish

  • Satellite - Optus D1 - 160.0 East
  • Polarization - Horizontal or H
  • Symbol Rate (SR) - 22500
  • Fec - 3/4 or Auto
  • LNB 10750 (older installs 11300, newer 10750) Single Ku Band
  • 22KHz Tone - OFF
  • TVNZ - 12483H
  • Mediaworks - 12456H

Azimuth and Elevation for Optus D1 in Wellington

Azimuth (Compass Orientation) : 316.3 Elevation : 39.9 Good site for alignment + line of sight testing http://www.dishpointer.com/

Line voltages - 13vDC = vertical, 18vDC = Horizontal

How to setup a SATLINK WS-6909 DVB-T&S Combo Meter

DVB-T

To configure DVB-T - set country to England in the Settings menu (otherwise frequencies are off by 0.250)

For quick tuning - Enter Quick Search

  • Country: England
  • Channel CH-32 (32 or 33)
  • Frequency: 562.000 MHz or 570.000 MHz
  • Bandwidth: 8 MHz
  • Antenna Power: OFF (unless you have a Mast Head Amplifier that needs to be powered)
  • Antenna Power: 5V / 15V / 24V (only an issue if you have a Mast Head Amplifier and the power injector is not in place)

DVB-S

To configure DVB-S - in TP Manager, remove all pre-configured satellites (unless your configuring them :) )

  • Add new Satellite - 'E 160.0 Optus D1'

Navigate down and add two Frequencies (the Phase setting will change when your tuning later)

  • No: 001, Freq: 12456, SR: 22500
  • No: 002, Freq: 12483, SR: 22500

Sat Manager - leave Switch Type as 'None'

Quick Search

  • Satellite Name: Optus D1
  • LNB Type: Normal Ku
  • LNB Low Freq : 10750 or 11300 (depending on whats on your dish)
  • LNB High Freq : ----
  • TP Num : 0001 (selectable based upon the settings in the sat manager)
  • Frequency : 12456 (this will change when you change the TP)
  • Symbol Rate: 22500
  • Polarity : H
  • LNB Power: 13/18V (if connected straight to the LNB, OFF if behind another device)
  • 22K Tone : OFF
  • Sat Longitude 160.0 E
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