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Demise of analogue ... so what to do with [TV]

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elephant posted on Tue, Dec 10 2013 9:59 AM

Now that analogue broadcasts have been shut down across Australia, how can I adjust my Beo4 so that the [TV] key has a function such as the [V.AUX] source (i.e. Foxtel) ? 

Or is it a BV8 trick ?

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vikinger replied on Tue, Dec 10 2013 10:07 AM

elephant:

Now that analogue broadcasts have been shut down across Australia, how can I adjust my Beo4 so that the [TV] key has a function such as the [V.AUX] source (i.e. Foxtel) ? 

Or is it a BV8 trick ?

I think that most of us have had to get used to switching older analogue TVs  on using the SAT button to activate the preferred default digital STB.

Graham

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david707 replied on Tue, Dec 10 2013 11:05 AM

The 'TV' button is used for the BV8's built in DVB-T module if enabled.  

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Depending on your tv and the software:

"Tuner setup

You may choose to disable either the TV tuner, the optional DVB tuner, or both. If you disable the TV tuner, you can activate a connected peripheral unit with the TV button. If you disable the DVB tuner, you can activate a connected peripheral unit with the DTV button."

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a[DTV] button instead of [SAT] and it does activate the optional digital TV module which we rarely use. Don't have a digital cable STB so I use [V.AUX] to access the Foxtel's SCART.

Seems like Millemisseen's tip is heading in the right direction .

@Millemissen what manual is that quote from ? Is it a service menu option ?

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elephant:
Thanks for the suggestions. I have a[DTV] button instead of [SAT] and it does activate the optional digital TV module which we rarely use. Don't have a digital cable STB so I use [V.AUX] to access the Foxtel's SCART.

Seems like Millemisseen's tip is heading in the right direction .

@Millemissen what manual is that quote from ? Is it a service menu option ?

Found it in my BV8-40 manual ... and it all worked.

Unfortunately it is not a BV8-32 function ... so now the dilemma: have the two TVs operate differently ... or stick with V-AUX ... Ick!

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elephant:
Unfortunately it is not a BV8-32 function ...

Perhaps the trick I have used with MXs would work - connect the STB to the SCART socket that can be configured as a decoder input. Then, set the decoder option on for (all) TV program presets. Activate with the TV remote button, then the Beovision will think it is showing the analogue preset 1 (say) but the picture and sound will be coming from the STB.

You'll probably need to use the remote of the STB to operate that, so you probably don't want this option either if you are now controlling it via the Beovision's STB-C.

--mika

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I am not familiar with the broadcast structure/hardware in Australia.

But here (in the EU - in Denmark) you can buy several different 'tv-boxes' that are modified for controlling with a Beo4.

During the last two years I have set up loads of these boxes for 'old BV's - mainly Triax and both DVB-C and DVB-T(2).

These are sold as 'Beo4 compatible'.

http://www.triax.com/FindProduct/ProductDetails.aspx?product={9FF29459-3BE6-44E6-A2EE-0A122F191F0E}

The secret is a small converter module mounted in the 'box' - I am quite sure that this could be possible for the 'boxes' used in Australia too.

Some dealers even mount them in standart boxes themselves.

The scart connection is used to send the control signals to the BV.

If you have a BV (e.g. a 8-32) with HDMI, you can use that connections for the picture.

A pretty good solution for a small BV8-32!

Read here for further insight:

http://shop.oneremote.dk/catalog/index.php?cPath=15&language=en

Millemissen

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