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trig42
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  #1106353 11-Aug-2014 12:38
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niekerkj:
andrewNZ: If picture quality is important, Terrestrial is the only real option. Satellite picture quality is poor at best, and you'll get rain fade in bad weather.


So how bad is the picture quality of DVB-S? Will it be totally unwatchable on a 40" LED?

No, I think the Freeview DVB-S Stream is better (less compressed) than the SD streams you get from Sky.

 

DVB-T is much better for the HD channels though (One, 2, 3). DVB-S will still be quite watchable though.
If you have MySkyHDi, watch a show on One (or record it), then compare it to the same show on One+1 (about Sky 501 I think?). That should be about the difference.

 
 
 

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  #1106354 11-Aug-2014 12:39
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KiwiTim: I have a TeVii S480 DVB-S2 tuner

http://www.tevii.com/Products_S480_1.asp



Hi Tim,

Did you buy this in NZ? Looked the the websites of their NZ Agents, but not a lot of products listed there...

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  #1106416 11-Aug-2014 13:23
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I should think it is totally watchable. I'm quite happy on a 50". Yes, TV1, TV2, TV3 do look better off terrestrial, but the other channels look exactly the same



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  #1106424 11-Aug-2014 13:35
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niekerkj:
KiwiTim: I have a TeVii S480 DVB-S2 tuner

http://www.tevii.com/Products_S480_1.asp



Hi Tim,

Did you buy this in NZ? Looked the the websites of their NZ Agents, but not a lot of products listed there...

Thanks
Jules


Hi, purchased it at JustTech, but I don't think they sell them any more

On ebay they seem reasonable: http://preview.tinyurl.com/kfu8h97


I found it here, but seems expensive $240

http://nicegear.co.nz




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