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Topic # 152098 16-Sep-2014 09:14
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Hi Team,

Relative of mine is after a cheap (i.e. probably secondhand) Freeview box with an HDMI output for use with an existing dish in a semi-rural west Auckland location.

Their existing Freeview box has only RCA outputs and the RCA connections on the back of the TV have become damaged.  HDMI is the only remaining option.  Repair of the TV is not within their budget.

I have a Sommet branded Terrestrial Freeeview box with an HDMI out in excellent condition if anyone wanted a trade.  (I'll hang onto it otherwise, so it is not seperately for sale.)

Thanks in advance
Mike




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  Reply # 1129635 16-Sep-2014 09:14
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1129653 16-Sep-2014 09:24
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They are going to have to likely look for a newer box that can do HD DVB-S2, 

NZ satellite freeview is all SD, so its unlikly a cheap decoder will spring for the HDMI license fee to only output SD content,

But the newer boxes can also do HD ( although there is none in NZ) from a satellite, so will likely have an HDMI output,

something like this woudl do the trick

https://www.strongshop.com.au/SRT-4922A-p88/

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1129659 16-Sep-2014 09:36
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Thank you for the tip.  Will hope to get lucky with someone's spare secondhand unit.




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  Reply # 1129719 16-Sep-2014 10:44
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I am using a couple of the Dish Tv S7050R.
Has HDMI 576i output.
Seems pretty good into a 55" TV.

Also upgraded a friends Sat box with RCA connectors to the S7050R using the HDMI output.
What a vast improvement in picture quality.

The S7050R was on special for $78 a few months ago. Now $99.

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/tv-and-audio/freeview-and-digital-tv/digital-tv-receivers/dish-tv-freeview-satellite-receiver.html

Also same price at Noel Leeming and Dick Smith.





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  Reply # 1130249 16-Sep-2014 21:10
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Have you ever considered getting a second hand DVD recorder, as an option?

I have my IPTV box connected via RCA, to the Stereo input to the DVD recorder, then is converted to HDMI via the HDMI out on the DVD recorder, and works perfectly.



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  Reply # 1130503 17-Sep-2014 10:49
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PaulZA: Have you ever considered getting a second hand DVD recorder, as an option?

That was a valid suggestion, thank you.  In this case it is going into a house of technophobes so minimal complexity is important.




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  Reply # 1130505 17-Sep-2014 10:54
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If it's going into a house of technophobes then the DVD recorder option is actually better.

 

All it is, is the TV needs to go to HDMI1, and the DVD Recorder permanently set to L1. (AV1 or it's equivalent.)

 

 

 

As the users won't need to really adapt to getting round a new system.

This here will suit your needs fine.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/dvd-bluray-players/dvd-recorders/auction-780556383.htm

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