Yes should do. Igloo boxes decode T2 as well as taking the Freeview signals as T and decoding those signals as well. However do you have a specific device in mind as I guess there is a cost to putting in a T decoder into the firmware so some might skip the licensing.
I'm trying to get a small format unit to use in a boat and found a model T210T2 decoder on eBay from an outfit called sinoitproducts. I previously bought a DVB-T unit (there's loads of the little blue box units there too) but that seems to be faulty - no signal, not even a menu - and rather than just buy a replacement, thought the T2 might be a better option. Any other advice appreciated please!
I've been that route thanks but the boat is not huge so clutter is an issue and since we have an inbuilt roof-mount tv/DVD unit that has an awesome HD screen, I want to upgrade that with a Freeview feed. I just ordered another DVB-T unit so fingers crossed that one will work. Thanks!
Just bought myself a Kaiser Baas TV Stick the other day. USB plugged into the pc, loaded the drivers. Works with the software that came with it and Windows Media Centre. Picks up 20 odd Freeview channels and 3 or 4 Radio channels. I have recorded to external hard drive a couple of programmes, one manually, one "Guide" timer recorded. Works great Full HD. My only regret is I should have bought a twin tuner as I can only watch and record one channel at a time
1. A DVB-T2 decoder will generally be able to decode DVB-T signals, unless the box restricts the frequency scanning parameters making it incompatible with NZ
2. It is an entirely different matter with MHEG EPG compatibility. MHEG has a region setting that is generally hardcoded into the firmware. MHEG operating for a certain country may or may not work for another country. Then in some places like UK there is MHEG for value added features but not usually used for EPG, so the EPG button on the remote may be mapped to a native EPG function instead of handing over to MHEG engine. If someone try to import a UK T2 box and use it in NZ, I do not expect it to be trouble free for Freeview MHEG EPG.
3. Freeview NZ can choose to do a whitelist checking at the MHEG EPG level and ban non-approved boxes from launching the Freeview MHEG EPG even if the boxes are fully capable to run it.
In NZ we use an 8 meg wide COFDM carrier, check that the device you are trying to hook up will do this as most overseas TVs/STBs are built to receive a 7 meg carrier only and won't work here. The other trap is the audio decoding, check that it will AAC HE. So have a good read of the spec fine print would be my suggestion.
I thought only aussie had the 7MHz stuff? Certainly the 2 boxes that friends have landed from DX/Alibaba that had dvbt2 capabilities worked without issue here on freeview. Both have issues where rescanning when moving between infill and main coverage doesnt always replace the non working channel with a working one, but deleting all the channels between scans sorts that out.