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Topic # 108392 29-Aug-2012 10:08 Send private message

My wife tells me she wants a new TV

Beacuse of where we live, we can't get DVB-T.

Are there any TV's on the NZ market with a built in DVB-S tuner?

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  Reply # 678616 29-Aug-2012 10:13 Send private message

jim.cox: My wife tells me she wants a new TV

Beacuse of where we live, we can't get DVB-T.

Are there any TV's on the NZ market with a built in DVB-S tuner?
short answer no. However ther are some specialty shops like marine stores that have brought some in.  They are usually 19inch. Largest I have seen is 22inch.

It is best to buy a TV from main brand store and buy a separate satellite decoder. I would suggest one that you can record to like usb stick.  Personally I have a couple of pvr's with 500GB and 1TB hard drives




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  Reply # 678843 29-Aug-2012 16:46 Send private message

The only ways you can get HD are from DVB-T and Sky HD. Freeview Satellite is SD only.

If you don't want to go the Sky HD route your best option is to buy a DishTV S7090PVR or UltraPlus X-9200HD and make sure it's plugged in through HDMI.

What TV did you have in mind and what's wrong with the present one?

 

 



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  Reply # 678870 29-Aug-2012 17:43 Send private message

There are devices you can get that will take a DVB-S signal and convert to a DVB-T signal so any Freeview|HD capable TV can tune it in however they are not cheap. Even a decent PVR would be much cheaper.




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  Reply # 679053 30-Aug-2012 04:32 Send private message

Are you sure you can't get DVb T?

Whereabouts are you?




 


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