My mum got herself a panasonic viera HD ready tv with built in digital tuner. I've tried to tune the channels for her but none of them come up. I'm beginnging to suspect the tuner was affected by that change that Freeview did in August but I've had a look at all the literature on that and none of it mentions built in tuners in tv's been affected. Is there something I'm missing out? I've gone through all installations as per the manual with no luck.
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Re: Freeview not working
The tuner may be defective, or the reception is too poor for the set. A service tech who is qualified to work on your model of set can go out to your place with some field test equipment and verify the performance of the set for you.
The tuner and or IF modules, or main video processor module may be at fault. These modules can be replaced if necessary.
Before having a service call, read the instruction manual to make sure that all the user settings are correct to recieve programs from the tuner section. You can call the Panasonic tech support for assistance.
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The LED LCD TV's came out in 2009. It already has a built in digital HD tuner.
Allen wants to know how to switch the TV between the built in analog tuner and built in digital tuner.
Switching between the two tuners is done by means of the "TV mode" switch on the remote control.
You will NOT be able to select analog channels if have NOT done analog tunning.
If you need to do a retuning then hit the "menu" button select "setup" then "plug and play" enter the default pin number 0000. When you are selecting the channel source to memorize make sure you select "digital and analog". This will then cause the TV to tune and memorize both the analog and digital channels.
It is not possible to tune in 7two, channel 11, GO! or similar digital channels with this model DVD recorder, as its tuner would most likely be analogue only. You would either need to upgrade to a model with a digital tuner built in, or purchase an external set top box, capable of SD and HD digital reception, and connect its AV outputs to the respective inputs of the recorder, in order to record the channels you want.
However, being in OZ, those digital channels are available as free to air - all you would need is the appropriate receiver to enjoy them. I recommend a set top box which offers HD as well as SD.
Make sure you have a good connection from antenna to TV. Check antenna and cable and cable connection to TV. Select DIGITAL button on TV remote when wanting HD channels. Remember HD channels are always digital. Also, any given TV station may not be broadcasting in HD at a given time. They can broadcast in digital but in standard definition sometimes. Your TV has a built-in DVB-T tuner. Try executing a channel scan to pick up all available channels. On-screen menus go to Digital Setup, then Digital Tuning, you can auto-tune or manual tune channels. The TV should take a few min. to scan thru available channels and store the channels its finds. Check with anyone in your area to see if they get HD channels (it is possible to be outside of the range of some TV stations) Your TV is a 2006 model and should still be compatible with local digital TV broadcasts but keep in mind digital signals could change in the near future (DVB-T2) and you may need a tuner/converter box to make the TV compatible.
You can't, without an external HD set top box connected via the recorder's inputs. HD is not a standard digital tuner format for this or any model Panasonic DVD recorder that I am aware of. Panasonic do not offer a way for the user/owner to skip the HD channels (which cannot be decoded) in these units. You can only skip analogue channels in VCRs/DVD recorders (which feature an integrated SD digital/analogue tuning system) - stupid really. It just means you need a separate box to get all the available HD channels through the unit.
Yes, 7mate (channel 73) is HD (but it isn't specified on their website or in the EPG) as is Gem ( channel 90) and of course One HD.
I assume your machine has a built in SD digital tuner.
When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted, enabling you to enjoy high quality digital video and audio with just one cable. When connecting to an HDMIcompatible HDTV, the output can be switched to 1080p, 1080i or 720p HD video.
Panasonic uses Viera link option between their video products.
When connecting with a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or a receiver equipped with 'HDAVI Control' function, linked operations are possible. [Linked Operations with the TV (VIERA LinkTM HDAVI ControlTM)]
Please use HIGH SPEED HDMI cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). It is recommended that you use Panasonic's HDMI cable. Recommended part number: RP-CDHG10 (1.0 m/3.3 ft.), RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m/4.9 ft.), RP-CDHG20 (2.0 m/6.6 ft.), RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m/9.8 ft.), RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m/16.4 ft.), etc. Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be used.
(the above is from the owner's manual of this model - page 40 tells you about linked operation using HDMI HDAVI control and how to set it up)
As for Gem HD, this unit has an SD (standard definition) digital tuner - it will not decode/receive HD channels. I should point out that 7mate also is a HD channel but is not specified as such in any menu or even their website. (I found this out by accident when I tried to record on timer 7mate one day and all I got was 'unable to decode HD channel' banner at the bottom of a blank screen)
Channel 11 is a SD channel - so this will work with your DMR-EZ48 as will all the other relevant main free to air channels (ABC/7/9/10/SBS). GO! is also a SD channel.
To be able to record HD to this combo unit you will need a HD set top box connected via its AV inputs. HDMI simply means you will get HD video quality from the combo to the TV, you will not receive HD channels from your HDTV to your DMR-EZ48 unit via this method.
In the US, you are not able to obtain free HD channels without a tuner and an antenna. Some HDTV's have built in tuners and depending on your location to the broadcasts, you may be able to obtain reception. It is possible that one of your TVs has a built in tuner if it is newer and this other TV does not. Analougue channels no longer exist as all channels have been converted to digital broadcast and would need to be converted if trying to view through an analogue TV. Thanks.
Your antenna is probably position'd wrong or the signal is too weak. Sometimes TV with built in tuners aren't as sensitive as the stand alone set-top box tuners. Either try to boost your signal or get a stand alone box to tune to the channel and you should be fine.
Yes. You can use a regular antenna for any flat panel HD TV. You're only limitation the type of antenna and whether or not your flat panel TV has a built in digital tuner. If it does, you'll be able to scan for digital channels without any additional components, including the High Def ones, though you may not get every channel available with a set of rabbit ears. A roof top antenna will give you a stronger signal and more channels. If your TV does NOT have a built in digital tuner, you'll have to purchase a digital converter box and attach your antenna to it to receive the digital and HD channels. Good luck.
I have a Panasonic viera TX-32LMD70 TV and a Panasonic
remote control. I also have sky and I cant use the sky remote
control for the sound when I try to change it asking for the code
and I do not have any for the panasonic remote how came with the TV when I bouth it. Can you help me.