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# 21839 8-May-2008 14:06
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Anyone know when these will be shipping in New Zealand?





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  # 129389 8-May-2008 15:32
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Sony support said mid year ish or something when i asked about it in a support email.

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  # 133693 27-May-2008 22:40
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Sony Style in Wellington yesterday told me that they expect them in a month. (i.e. end of June)

 
 
 
 


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  # 133695 27-May-2008 22:49
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These tuners need a fair bit of power to decode the signals, just like the graphics cards right?

I'm thinking that if they do there might be issues with people buying cheap TV's and getting tuners which support it but aren't completely up to it?

Or does the decoder in the tuner work completely different?

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  # 133714 28-May-2008 07:34
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TVs with built in decoders simply contain an extra PCB that in essence is just the guts of a STB. All current STBs (so read forth coming displays with built in decoders) use single chip solutions (except the RF/Cofdem decoder) that posses all the power needed. Hardware System on a Chip solutions as used in STBs use both hardwired and software solutions that are far more effiecient than PC based solutions.

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  # 133836 28-May-2008 13:32
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Slight threadjack but related - a Sony source suggested to me that PS3s will be FreeviewHD-capable in NZ around November.

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  # 135023 2-Jun-2008 19:58
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Is this the sort of set we can expect when they do ship? http://www.dcviews.com/press/Sony-Bravia-V4500.htm
It has an MPEG4 decoder.  Do the other specs match?
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  # 135102 3-Jun-2008 08:34
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It would be nice if Sony could supply retrofit  tuners for their Bravia V and later  line of sets but I wouldn't hold my breath..  If it's just a PCB then I'm sure the connections will be compatable with other countries digital tuner that are installed at time of purchase..




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  # 135225 3-Jun-2008 16:34
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^I actually asked if they could be taken to swap out the tuner, since that entire component looks like it just slides out. They said i'd have to buy a new TV.

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  # 136118 7-Jun-2008 00:51
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But will they output AC3....?

Be a bit tough if you get a HD picture but can't output to a receiver in 5.1.

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  # 136148 7-Jun-2008 09:11
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All the integrated TVs that have been sold in UK and Aus have offered spdif output for access to multichannel sound, no reason for that to not continue.

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  # 136199 7-Jun-2008 12:45
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My TV has SPDIF output, but it only does two channels. When asked Phillips/Retailer got told TV only has two speakers, what do you expect?

I was running DVD player with 5.1 channel sound disc and using digital in on TV to get sound in. Also it lost the sound 1 second every minute when using a digital in source, but the digital out on TV was ok with analog in, convert to digital and output, also got told this was the way it's meant to be....

Asked if there had been other complaints to retailer and answer was "We are aware of issue"

Hopefully they make TV's better then that in future, in mean time I'm hooking sound directly to amp to by pass TV. Think the sound, picture sync is out by about 1/3 second, don't notice it very much think goodness.



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# 137728 13-Jun-2008 00:50
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I see there a LCD TV on the Sony NZ website with DVB-T (HD tuner), making it the first TV in NZ with a digital tuner that I know off

and its......wait for it............70k

http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/television-and-projector/all-tv-by-size/kdl70x3500.jsp





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James Bond: I see there a LCD TV on the Sony NZ website with DVB-T (HD tuner), making it the first TV in NZ with a digital tuner that I know off

and its......wait for it............70k

http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/television-and-projector/all-tv-by-size/kdl70x3500.jsp


Couldn't see the bit about the digital tuner in the TV. Did see this though " *note: an external tuner is required for TV*"

and also "Temporarily unavailable online", I bet it's a long temporarily :)



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  # 137770 13-Jun-2008 10:21
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rugrat:
James Bond: I see there a LCD TV on the Sony NZ website with DVB-T (HD tuner), making it the first TV in NZ with a digital tuner that I know off

and its......wait for it............70k

http://www.sony.co.nz/products/product/television-and-projector/all-tv-by-size/kdl70x3500.jsp


Couldn't see the bit about the digital tuner in the TV. Did see this though " *note: an external tuner is required for TV*"

and also "Temporarily unavailable online", I bet it's a long temporarily :)


I just did a Google for Sony KDL70X3500 and on a lot of pages it says that it has DVB-T

For example http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=KDL-70X3500&site=odw_en_GB&imageType=Main&category=TVP+46-70+Sony+BRAVIA+TV

"Built-in Digital TV (MPEG 2) terrestrial tuner (also receives analogue)

Surely its the same TV, right?






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  # 137771 13-Jun-2008 10:30
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I have heard that there are currently a couple of manufacturers undergoing certification of their sets and the expectation these will be in the marketplace around July/August and other manufacturers expecting to have sets later in the year. There are also a handful of new STB's undergoing certification as well.


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