telly won't work
my english telly won't tune in and can't get shipping insurance to pay out ,anyone know anyone who could take a look at it or anyone had similar probs
English Tv's don't work here, something to do with Pal and Pal B... All you need to do though is either buy an Aussie VCR or a Digital receiver to act as your tuner and it should be fine.
If you're going to buy a digital tuner you might want to wait until Freeview comes out http://freeview.com.au later this year, or at least make sure the equipment you buy is Freeview-ready, so you don't have to upgrade again later.
You don't have to wait for the correct set top box to come out just make sure you purchase HD not SD.
In the UK we're going HD in Australia they went to SD (Standard Definition) first and are now moving to HD (High Definition) Therefore unlike the UK where you cant get SD Australia sell both SD & HD.
This is onlt what I've been told so please don't take my word for it ask at the shop because as far as I'm aware the extra 15 free-view channels that are to be launched can only be received by a HD box.
If it's a new (Flat) TV or one of the better CRT sets, then you should at least have a multi-system analogue tuner. Rob and Clare are quite correct about the PAL regions - they use PAL B/G here (UK is PAL I) so any inbuilt digital tuners have almost a 0% chance of working.
If you have a Flatscreen TV, make sure whatever you get is HD so you can get all the available channels. If you have a CRT TV, your options may be somewhat limited, unless you have one of the top-notch (Panasonic etc) CRT TVs that came with component connections; UK CRT TVs tend to only have scart or composite (avoid if you can) but I've seen precious few STBs over here that offer scart connectivity.
Let me know what TV you have (and the connectivity at the rear) and I should be able to point you in the right direction ;-)
Hi we had the same problem..just bought digi boxes and it sorted it !!
Originally Posted by turners
Did Wayne change the plug? :p
Originally Posted by Rob and Clare
Thats strange because ours do !!!!:D Thats with no digi box or add on
You get all the digi channels?? Or just the analogue ones?
Originally Posted by lastboyscout
Just the analogue ones unfortunately ;)
But I brought my digibox over from the uk, and that doesn`t pick anything up whatsoever
Wheres an Argos when you need one?