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Greek channels

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:39 pm
by Rej
The evenings are getting cooler so it must be time to start thinking about moving inside and watching TV.

I have tried to tune in Greek TV on my set which is supposed to deal with a digital signal.

Auto tune found all the channels and plays the sound beautifully. No picture though !!

Any ideas please?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:01 pm
by Kilkis
You've probably got a slightly older set that only decodes MPEG2. For most channels the sound is in MPEG2 but the picture is in MPEG4. Hence you get sound but no picture. There are a few channels where both the picture and the sound are MPEG4 so you should get nothing at all on those channels. There is one channel, ART, where both sound and picture are in MPEG2 so you should get that one completely.

The solution is to buy a set top box that decodes MPEG4 and connect it with SCART or HDMI to the TV. They aren't expensive. If you are in the Chania area there is a shop on Anagnostou Gogoni that is very helpful. From the Mournies junction of the National Highway go down between Carrefour and Lidl to the traffic lights and turn left. Go through the next lights and stop near the Jet petrol station. The shop is almost opposite near a shop with lots of chimney hardware outside.

Warwick

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:53 pm
by Rej
Thanks Warwick. That makes perfect sense. I'll buy a box.

Re: Greek channels

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:58 pm
by SatCure
Rej wrote:Auto tune found all the channels and plays the sound beautifully. No picture though !!

Already discussed here: http://www.livingincrete.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=7162

Re: Greek channels

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:26 pm
by Kilkis
SatCure wrote:...Already discussed here: http://www.livingincrete.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=7162


Did you read the thread you linked, Satcure. It does indeed discuss digital channels and set top boxes BUT it doesn't say anything about the sound and no vision problem. It mentions MPEG4 in passing but doesn't go into the consequences of a set only having an MPEG2 decoder.

Warwick