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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) to DVB-T

What means DVB-T?
It stands for “Digitally video Broadcasting-Terrestrial“ and is the digital aerial television. It is like DVB-S ("Satellite" for the digital satellite transference) and DVB-C ("Cable" for the digital cable transference).

Can DVB-T be received over the existing aerial arrangement?
Yes. Depending on condition also various optimizations could be necessary (e.g. level customization, equalization, exchange of the channel amplifiers or filters, new orientation of the receive antennas and others). The reception of the main
programs of the RAI usually requires a own receiving antenna for the television band III. All other programs, as well as those of the RAS, are receivable with a broadband antenna for the TV bands IV and V.

How can I adjust the DVB-T channels at the receiver?
First a transmitter search mode should be carried out (mostly under: Menu/Settings/Transmitter search mode/Automatic/Start/Storing/Ok/Exit). After the storage these programs can be sorted in their order according to your wish (under: Menu/Settings/Transmitter search mode/Automatic/Start/Storing/Ok/Exit).

Is the electrosmog increased by DVB-T?
No, because this new digital transference technology requires a lower broadcasting achievement to guarantee a flawless reception.

Can I take up with my video recorder furthermore?
Yes, because he is able to take up external springs(sources) (how from one DVB T Receiver) by means of the "Scart". But for the time you must choose only "AUX" or "AV" (instead of a program number) at the video recorder. However, it must be programmed the DVB-T receiver as well as the video recorder.

What are the advantages of DVB-T?
Less electrosmog (EMV) and thus energy savings, less interferences and disturbances, better frequency and canal use, improved illumination of shadow zones, an improved picture and sound quality, a raised program offer, mobile television, additional services (MHP, EPG, title, description and duration of the running broadcasting), possibility for the interactivity, same canal nets, transmissions in HD quality, multi channel clay method ( AC3 for cinema Atmosphere), use for 3D-television.

Does DVB-T also transfer the teletext?
Yes, beside the teletext a variety of additional service data will also be transferred.

What does SD quality mean with DVB-T?
SD means „standard of definition“ (as with the analogous television) and has a resolution of 720 x 576 pixels in 16:9 formats (corresponds to 0.4 Megapixel).

What means HD quality with DVB-T?
HD means “High Definition“ and has a definition from up to 1920x1080 pixels (correspond “Full HD” and 2.1 Megapixel). HD receivers dispose of an integrated digital receiver who can return MPEG4 (H.264, for high-resolution (high definition) programs).

What does "HD ready" or “HDTV compatibly“ mean?
With this information care is offered because some appliances only show HD contents, but cannot conceive. A reception with these is only possible through an external HD source.

What features must have my television to represent high-resolution (high-definition) DVB-T programs?
He must be able of HD. That means that he should dispose, provided that already a HD decoder is not integrated, of at least one DVI or of a HDMI connection.

What features must have my DVB-T decoder to represent high-resolution (high-definition) HD programs?
He must be HD compatibly (provided with the MPEG4 / H264 - Codec).

Which connection do I need for HD-TV?
Best of all is the "HDMI" - connection which can transfer a data rate up to 5 GBIT/s. "DVI" or "YUV" - connections show a lower data rate and a restricted functionality.

Which video-resolution (format) do the programs of the RAS in "HD" have?
The resolution amounts in 1280 x 720p ("p" stands for "progressive" and means 50 full images per second).

Can I receive ”Dolby Digitally“ through DVB-T?
Yes, the digital AC3-format (with five audio channels) is emitted, provided that is contained in the program.

Will hearing films also be transferred for blind people and people with visual impediment?
Yes, the transmission through the stereo sound and the audiodescription linked with it is possible with DVB-T just like that. It is incumbent the respective program supplier whether they offer this service or not.

What means “MHP“ with DVB-T?
T his „multimedia home platform“ - standard was created for a representation and transmission of enlarged or interactive contents(conceives such as quiz questions, votes and Homeshopping). Condition for the reception of MHP service is a suitable receive-only unit. For the entire use of these services it requires a back canal (analogous modem, ISDN, DSL, cable, GPRS or UMTS). The RAS transfers no MHP services.

Can I also hear radio programs through DVB-T?
Yes, provided that the supplier also transfers radio programs in the broadcasting block.

Can I receive DVB-T also in the car?
Yes, provided that the broadcasting net is laid out for it and you dispose of a suitable DVB-T receiver unit in the car.

Does DVB-T also support "VPS"?
No, because "VPS" was developed for the analogous television. DVB-T intends, instead, the electronic program leader EPG with whom you can comfortably program admissions if a permanent memory medium exists.

Can I enter in the internet with DVB-T?
Yes, television sets with this logo can tie together television programs with Internet contents to receive additional information about the suitable broadcasting.

Why do I hear on various programs sometimes no tone?
This is only a question of setting. You select in the menu under settings, audio, the stereo or tone fashion 1 (or A) and store it. If this does not help, it could be necessary to deactivate „Dolby Digitally AC3“. Some devices own an audiokey on the remote control for these options .

Can I receive DVB-T programs of the RAS indefinitely and everywhere?
Yes, provided that the reception place is covered, the receiver unit compatibly and the signal of the roof antenna fulfils the qualitative minimum requirements. There can be restrictions with an internal or mobile reception, because this kind of receptions require a lot of higher broadcasting achievement.

Are there differences in quality with DVB-T receivers?
Yes, numerous differences were ascertained with the input delicacy, sturgeon firmness, program stability, lip synchrony, the software mistakes and the power consumption.

What is DVB-T2?
It is an advancement of DVB-T. With the publication of the new standard in September 2009 improvements in the area of canal efficiency, robustness, cover, flexibility and the additional services became aimed. If only 4 TV programs can be transferred about DVB-T up to now in the SD format or 2 in the HD format in good quality, through DVB-T2 in a television channel up to 8 TVS programs in the SD format, or about 4 in the HD format are contagiously available.

Is my DVB-T receiver also able to receive DVB-T2 programs?
No, he must be replaced with a new appliance.

Can I furthermore receive my DVB-T programs with a new DVB-T2 receiver?
Yes, because the new appliances receive both standards.