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As you must tune your DVB card to the right frequency to be able to recieve something, you should better know which frequencies are in use at your place of residence. Note that the used frequencies for North America, Europe and Japan differ, as it always differed and most countries stayd in their old scheme of channels to make a slow switch from analog to digital possible.  
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As you must tune your DVB device to the right [[frequency]] to be able to receive something, you will want to know which frequencies are in use at your place of residence. Note that the frequencies used for North America, Europe, Japan, etc. etc. all differ from one another.  Historically, the frequencies used under the older analog systems differed, and when countries began to make the transition to digial systems, most have opted to continue to use their  
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old channel frequency schemes so as to make the switch from analog to digital systems as seemless as possible for the end user.  
  
The handiest tool for scanning frequencies is "scan" which is part of the [[LinuxTV dvb-apps]]; it's especially handy as it uses pre-configured sender lists for many locations, then tunes into the frequencies and lists the names for all available PIDs (for usage, see [[Scan]]).  
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The handiest tool for scanning frequencies is "[[Scan]]", which is a utility included within the [[LinuxTV dvb-apps]] package.  Scan is especially handy as it uses pre-configured sender lists for many locations, then tunes into the frequencies and lists the names for all available PIDs.  
  
Moreover, if you want to find lists with the typical frequencies, see here (these links are not all great, but here we go):  
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In addition, there are a number of Channel Frequency lists for various countries/regions/locations/service_providers within the wiki that have been submitted by users.
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==External Links==
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For some other general sources (which may or may not be that useful) for finding local channel frequency lists, see:  
 
* http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Kanal_DVB-T - DVB-T channels in Europe
 
* http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Kanal_DVB-T - DVB-T channels in Europe
 
* http://www.wohnort.demon.co.uk/DAB/  
 
* http://www.wohnort.demon.co.uk/DAB/  
 
* http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/terrestrial/tuning/
 
* http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/terrestrial/tuning/

Revision as of 18:03, 4 January 2008

As you must tune your DVB device to the right frequency to be able to receive something, you will want to know which frequencies are in use at your place of residence. Note that the frequencies used for North America, Europe, Japan, etc. etc. all differ from one another. Historically, the frequencies used under the older analog systems differed, and when countries began to make the transition to digial systems, most have opted to continue to use their old channel frequency schemes so as to make the switch from analog to digital systems as seemless as possible for the end user.

The handiest tool for scanning frequencies is "Scan", which is a utility included within the LinuxTV dvb-apps package. Scan is especially handy as it uses pre-configured sender lists for many locations, then tunes into the frequencies and lists the names for all available PIDs.

In addition, there are a number of Channel Frequency lists for various countries/regions/locations/service_providers within the wiki that have been submitted by users.

External Links

For some other general sources (which may or may not be that useful) for finding local channel frequency lists, see: