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Old 06-30-2010, 10:59 PM   #81
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we use MEPG-4.

Correct.
I'm a little confused, I've just d/l the owner's manual for the alpine Digital TV tuner which is sold here off the aussie alpine site (TUE-150DVA) and under its specs it's listed as MPEG-2 Digital?

I don't think alpine would sell something here which doesn't work.
So now I have no idea if we are under MPEG-2 or MPEG-4?

Hopefully someone here can further clarify.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:30 PM   #82
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I'm a little confused, I've just d/l the owner's manual for the alpine Digital TV tuner which is sold here off the aussie alpine site (TUE-150DVA) and under its specs it's listed as MPEG-2 Digital?

I don't think alpine would sell something here which doesn't work.
So now I have no idea if we are under MPEG-2 or MPEG-4?

Hopefully someone here can further clarify.

Here it is from the horses mouth...

http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD..PC/pc=PC_91870

"Australian terrestrial television services are currently broadcast using the MPEG 2 standard which can provide both Standard Definition and High Definition services. While some countries have chosen to use MPEG 4 for the provision of HD services transition to MPEG 4 is not planned in Australia at this time. MPEG 4 functionality can also assist in other functions with receivers such as connectivity to computers, camcorders and other digital devices. Some manufacturers will incorporate MPEG 4 into their digital receivers to increase the functionality of the devices and future proof those receivers against any possible future change. The ACMA notes that broadcasters have announced, before they make any move to change their transmission streams to MPEG 4, they would consult with the government. The ACMA recognises the value of incorporating MPEG 4 into a receiver specification to 'future proof' the receiver for possible changes in technology in the longer term. "


The exact standard is I believe; AS/NZS 13818.2:2002 It looks like you need to pay to buy the document.
References to AS/NZS 13818.2:2002 can be found here:
http://www.freetv.com.au/media/Engin...on_Issue_1.pdf

"3.1. Minimum File Format Specification
The minimum specification for the file format of the commercial product shall
be an MPEG-2 Transport Stream,"

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Old 06-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #83
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if thats the case jason can we get the DTV version then.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:36 AM   #84
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Kool, Thanks for the clarification fgin, Now i know what to look for when searching for a digital tuner.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:58 AM   #85
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if thats the case jason can we get the DTV version then.
"Analog broadcasts will be switched-off, on a region-by-region basis, between 2010 and 2013"

But if you all want DTV then I will get those for you but they will not work.

Check this out.

http://www.digitalready.gov.au/rolloutmap_VIC.aspx

Relocation kit price:

Individual buttons version = $87
Single row version = $125
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #86
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Whats individual and whats single?
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yeah i'm curious as well whats the difference between the two relocation kits?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:32 AM   #88
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Whats individual and whats single?
Single row (Single panel of buttons = one strip without breaks in it that all the buttons fit into.


Individual buttons = Button strip where you can add other buttons by cutting the strip shorter.



Note the line on the edge that breaks up the button.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:01 AM   #89
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Cool put me down the kit.

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:01 AM   #90
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Can I just get the relocation kit from you Jason?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:31 AM   #91
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Cool put me down the kit.

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So its Analog for everybody since the switch is only in 31 Dec 2013.

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Yes if you want one.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:44 AM   #92
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"Analog broadcasts will be switched-off, on a region-by-region basis, between 2010 and 2013"

But if you all want DTV then I will get those for you but they will not work.

Check this out.

http://www.digitalready.gov.au/rolloutmap_VIC.aspx

Relocation kit price:

Individual buttons version = $87
Single row version = $125

From my understanding, the analog signal will continue till 2013 somewhere in Australia while the digital signal too will be available as it does already (which is why we can, at this moment in time, view HDTV on our new TVs or use a set-top box to receive the digital channels on older analog only TVs), however between 2010 - 2013 the analog signal will be turned off region by region and by 2013 only the digital signal will prevail.
Coincidentally today Mildura was the first region to turn off the analog signal which means they will have only transmit digital signals, any one who has an analog tv will be dumping it or getting a set-top box in Mildura today;

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/h...0630-zmvk.html

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:41 AM   #93
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So by 2013 or sooner this unit will be worthless if you want to watch TV on it
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So by 2013 or sooner this unit will be worthless if you want to watch TV on it
I wouldn't say worthless. In fact you can attach a DVB-T box and control via IR remote.
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Or I'm sure before then that they'll have a digital version available
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Or I'm sure before then that they'll have a digital version available
Probably but it still doesn't make the unit worthless (those that want to watch tv) because it is still possible to do so.
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If there are ways around it then yes certainly not worthless, probably not the term to use, my apologies.
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i dont get this relocation business, but mine looks like this, so is mine single row version?


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i dont get this relocation business, but mine looks like this, so is mine single row version?


Yep, looks like it.
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