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#277360 10-Oct-2020 11:45
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Hi, I have a dish tv SNT7070 box connected to a satellite dish that allows me to watch free to air tv in NZ. What I would like to know is if it is possible to connect the Freeview box through my Panasonic DMR-BWT955 DVD player/recorder in order to access the Freeview channels on my tv through the DVD player/recorder. When we recently lived in Australia we just plugged the DVD player/recorder into the tv socket in the wall and it worked straight away, although I suspect it was probably running off a UHF aerial rather than a dish.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. It would be great to be able to record from the tv onto the DVD player/recorder.

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  #2582296 10-Oct-2020 12:26
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Only really technically possible by splitting the Dish TV HDMI out and converting that to a DVB-T signal that Panasonic accepts. Easier to shift to a terrestrial area noting that even though DVB-T spec in Australia differs, the NZ signal is most likely receivable.

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  #2582341 10-Oct-2020 16:54
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Your Panasonic needs a UHF Antenna. Get a UHF Antenna, plug it into the Panasonic and take the Panasonic passthrough output to the UHF input socket on the SNT7070.


You'll get a far better picture on the TV via Terrestrial than Satellite.


Although if you get a UHF antenna you won't need the SNT7070.

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