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Topic # 10209 10-Nov-2006 11:33
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I decided to upgrade my digital decoder to one with s-video out.   Made the call to the call centre and was told initially I could not do that since there was nothing wrong with my current decoder. But she put me through to L2 support. L2 sounded like a tech who took my details and scheduled a callout for the next day!

As usual they specified a time as being in a 4 hour interval and for me that was noon to 4pm. In fact they didn't come till 5pm because of the terrible weather in Wellington yesterday, some jobs had gone over time.  The tech duly arrived and checked my signal levels. Then after a bit of discussion of whether or not they could even do the box swapover because I did not have a modem connected, the tech decided she could. Phoned the office who validated the new box, she then reconnected everything (I have both AV outputs connected - one set to the TV, the other to my PVR) and all was done.

No chance to check if the s-video is any better yet but will try tonight. Surprised though to find that while the box has two sets of AV outputs (composite video and LR audio) there is only one s-video connector. So will have to decided if I want to see better TV or record better TV :-(




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Reply # 51877 10-Nov-2006 15:21
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are you able to make out what model it is? I am hoping that they got more new ones out, hopefully one with built-in cable modem so you don't need another model at all.

And shame it's only 1x S-Video. Would be even better if 2x Component Video connection is available.




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  Reply # 52001 11-Nov-2006 18:19
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Looks pretty much the same as the previous box except it has one s-video connection at the back with the 2 other sets of AV outputs. Connected it to my TV today - PQ is hardly any better than before - that is , still pretty poor.  I guess we will have to wait till Freeview and TCL sends down a decent signal to us




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  Reply # 52052 12-Nov-2006 10:20
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What sort of TV do you have? I have a 42" Sony HD TV and piping it through s-video rather then composite makes a significant difference. Over all still not the best but still much better.

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  Reply # 52053 12-Nov-2006 10:35
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I have a JVC 56" D-ILA RP set. 


http://www.jvc-newzealand.com/JVCNZ/jsp/c_products_details.jsp?catID=5&prodID=203


Native resolution is 1280x720. It is quite unforgiving on SD content but on HD content it's brilliant.  I can't say I did a scientific test with A/B comparison since I just plugged the s-video connector into the same port as the current AV port that I use with the box. When the s-video is connected it disconnects the composite. I guess what I should do is plug them into different ports and do A/B comparisons




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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