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Topic # 60275 23-Apr-2010 11:19
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Do the new TVs with digital tuners also have analogue ones as well?

If they don't, I presume this makes them useless for carrying an stb signal on an RF feed, a la the Sky box.

So, does this mean that satellite TVs from stb feeds is nearing its end? (I presume the answer is 'Yes'!).

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  Reply # 322006 23-Apr-2010 11:33
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They have analog tuners.



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  Reply # 322013 23-Apr-2010 11:40
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Thanks for that. Answers my questions!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 322014 23-Apr-2010 11:44
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If you had nice new HDTVs around your house, why would you want to feed them a dirty RF signal anyway?



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  Reply # 322016 23-Apr-2010 11:46
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Because I am mean/poor and don't want to pay another $25/mth for another stb!!

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  Reply # 322018 23-Apr-2010 11:49
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linw: Do the new TVs with digital tuners also have analogue ones as well?

If they don't, I presume this makes them useless for carrying an stb signal on an RF feed, a la the Sky box.

So, does this mean that satellite TVs from stb feeds is nearing its end? (I presume the answer is 'Yes'!).


The answer to the first question is yes,

The answer to the second is no, in part because nobody uses RF distribution any longer because it delivers the lowest possible picture quality.

It'd be vary rare to find anybody hooking a STB up to a TV using RF leads these days, the only exception would be a very old TV that has no other inputs such as composite, s-video, component or HDMI that every STB has these days. It delivers the lowest possible picture quality.

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  Reply # 322020 23-Apr-2010 11:50
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linw: Because I am mean/poor and don't want to pay another $25/mth for another stb!!


What STB are you using?

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  Reply # 322029 23-Apr-2010 12:04
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Why get a nice TV and then give it a crap old video format? Pull some more cables and go component at least.




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  Reply # 322043 23-Apr-2010 12:15
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linw: Because I am mean/poor and don't want to pay another $25/mth for another stb!!


What STB are you using?

$25 per month would probably be SKY's multiroom.

If you have mysky you should be using hdmi to the main TV.

If you have the older standard sky sat box, then this can do rca (or svideo?) and component I think.  You'd really want to be using one of those formats over RF to the other TVs....



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  Reply # 322049 23-Apr-2010 12:32
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My original query was not to solve a pressing problem I had but started from a friend's situation which led to a couple of general questions of my own! Sorry for the confusion.

However, in my case, I now have MySkyHDi (and am very impressed with the great HD pictures from TV1,2,3 etc). I do not feed a crap signal to my main plasma Panasonic Viera lounge TV! It is fed from the MySky's HDMI.

In addition, the RF is sent via 15m of RG6 down to my man cave so that I can occasionally watch the tuned Sky channel and (occasionally) record Sky onto my computer via GBPVR and a HVR2200. I now use a second monitor attached to the PC if I want to have TV displayed.

With the newly acquired MySky I got the modulator ($49) to achieve what I had before with the old Sky stb. The modulator causes a BAD hum to appear in every AM radio in the house (some old folk still listen to NewstalkZB on AM!!) which is a PITA I would rather be without but I am really constrained by the fact that the feed is limited to what the HVR2200 is capable of accepting (RF, svideo or composite). However, the hum is intolerable (I have reduced it by 'earthing' the TV chassis to the modulator chassis) so I need some sort of solution which is not apparent to me at this stage.

Steve, I must admit my thinking re other cable feeds is constrained by thinking only short runs were possible. I need to update my knowledge here.


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  Reply # 322056 23-Apr-2010 12:42
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linw: Because I am mean/poor and don't want to pay another $25/mth for another stb!!


I don;t blame you for not wanting to pay $25 for multiroom. It's a ripoff IMO



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  Reply # 322067 23-Apr-2010 13:12
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linw: Because I am mean/poor and don't want to pay another $25/mth for another stb!!


I don;t blame you for not wanting to pay $25 for multiroom. It's a ripoff IMO


My usage certainly doesn't warrant it.

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  Reply # 322099 23-Apr-2010 14:18
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Asmodeus: I don;t blame you for not wanting to pay $25 for multiroom. It's a ripoff IMO


In your opinion yes. Two separate decoders, double the recording capacity, able to watch two different channels in two different rooms and all in HD. It's a bargain for us.

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