TV Channel Upgrade

Posted on: Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 11:34:22 AM

TV Channel Upgrade – What it means for you

Shire of Wongan-Ballidu advises that new TV channels will be added during the next maintenance visit to the digital TV retransmission site. This maintenance visit is scheduled for the week of 27 February to 3 March 2017. At the same time, the video format for the some of the commercial TV channels will be upgraded to Mpeg4 (current video format Mpeg2).

The following is a list of the new TV channels:

-              NINE (Mpeg2)

-              GO (Mpeg2)

-              GEM (Mpeg2)

-              GWN7 (Mpeg2)

-              7TWO (Mpeg2)

-              7MATE (Mpeg2)

-              ISHOPTV (Mpeg4)

-              RACING.COM (Mpeg4)

-              WIN (Mpeg2)

-              ONE (Mpeg2)

-              ELEVEN (Mpeg4)

-              TVSN (Mpeg4)

-              WIN HD (Mpeg4)

-              GOLD (Mpeg4)

In most cases, no action will be required. Your TV or set-top-box will automatically detect the new channels and Mpeg4 format. Viewers will be able to continue to watch digital television with improved quality and reliability.

However some older or cheaper units might not be able to receive the Mpeg4 format.

What to do if your television doesn’t work

Firstly, consult your television’s user manual. This may provide information as to whether your television is Mpeg4 compatible. In some cases it may be necessary to conduct a factory reset. You should consult you manual prior to doing this.

Modern televisions are akin to computers and require software or firmware to be upgrades to be carried out from time to time in order to operate properly. It is possible that some televisions may be compatible with Mpeg4 but may not operate correctly without the most up-to-date software or firmware being installed. For some models it may be necessary to modify the televisions settings, which is contained under codec or format setting. Again it is best to consult with the user manual or contact the manufacturer to confirm its compatibility. If you do not have a manual for your TV set, it is possible to download many number manuals for various makes and models online.

Once you have established whether you television is not compatible with the Mpeg4 format, in order to received the commercial free to air channels you will need to either upgrade your TV set or set top box to an Mpeg4 compatible unit.

This change does not include ABC and SBS TV channels, which will continue to be retransmitted on Mpeg2 format.

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