Digital TV Manual Tuning Guide Sydney

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Digital TV Manual Tuning Guide Sydney

7 October 2019

Are You Having Problems Getting Digital TV Reception In Sydney?

If you are, then the first thing you will want to try is re-tuning your TV. Every TV has an in-built TV tuner – that’s what makes a TV different from just a ‘dumb’ display or monitor. In some cases, you may have a set-top box that will contain a digital TV tuner, which then gets displayed on your TV. This was a very common installation during the Digital Switchover (from Analogue signals) in order to allow people to watch the digital TV transmission without having to buy a new TV. Either way, if you are watching TV, there is a TV tuner in your system somewhere!

The easy way to tune your TV is simply to hit the ‘auto-tune’ button in the Settings menu of your TV or set-top box. This works most of the time – and you will then likely see a progress bar showing the tuner scanning for all local channels (VHF, UHF and Radio). If this doesn’t work, then one option you may want to try is to manually tune your digital TV for local channels.

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Manual Tuning a Digital TV

OK, so you have tried the Auto Tuning option on your TV and that doesn’t work. Now, you want to try the ‘Manual Tuning’ option. The question now becomes – what channels do you want to try to get your TV tuner to lock into. Well, here is a helpful list of the channels and frequencies for digital TV manual tuning in Sydney:

VHF Frequencies – Main Sydney Transmitter

Service Network Owner Freq(MHz) Channel (Band)
SBS SBS 184.5 7
ATN Seven Network 177.5 6
TEN Network Ten 219.5 11
TCN Nine Network 191.625 8
ABC ABC 226.5 12
TSN Community Television 536.5 29

 

UHF Frequencies – Kings Cross Re-transmitter

Service Network Owner Freq(MHz) Channel (Band)
ABC ABC 543.5 30
SBS SBS 557.5 32
ATN Seven Network 529.5 28
TCN Nine Network 564.5 33
TEN Network Ten 550.5 31

 

UHF Frequencies – Wollongong Re-transmitter

Service Network Owner Freq(MHz) Channel (Band)
CBN Prime 599.5 38
WIN WIN 585.5 36
CTC Southern Cross Austereo 592.5 37
ABC ABC 578.5 35
SBS SBS 606.5 39

 

UHF Frequencies – Kurrajong Re-transmitter

Service Network Owner Freq(MHz) Channel (Band)
ABC ABC 543.5 30
SBS SBS 557.5 32
ATN Seven Network 529.5 28
TCN Nine Network 564.5 33
TEN Network Ten 550.5 31

 

If Problems Persist…

If you have tried a manual re-tune and are still experiencing problems with your digital TV reception, check out our article onĀ Why is TV Antenna Installation in Sydney so Difficult?, or you may wish to get a technician out to your location to provide a free quote on fixing the problems you are currently experiencing. Feel free to give one of our friendly call centre staff a call on 1300 800 123 and book your free quote today.