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Topic # 119670 10-Jun-2013 01:18
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Hi all - am looking to buy a Freeview sat reciever. I have a new Full HD pana LED LCD and I see the dish tv PVR promises upscalling and 1080p output while to non pvr version only outputs 576i. I know the freeview sat source is SD only - will I notice any benefit at all of getting the upscaling unit do you think?


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Reply # 833354 10-Jun-2013 08:58
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can only say for the S7090pvr and I have Sony Full HD Tv and the picture is as good as the magictv on it.  S7090pvr does excellent job up-scaling and very happy with it

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  Reply # 833420 10-Jun-2013 10:26
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The menus can be HD, which can look nice.

In my experience I've not noticed an upscalling satellite box that can make a significant improvement over what the TV will need to do anyway to display on it's native full HD display panel.

Personally though I'd recommend a PVR full stop, and if it comes with upscalling, then that could be viewed as a bonus.


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  Reply # 835836 12-Jun-2013 14:40
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I have a 7090 on boat with a 24 inch HD LED TV (TEAC 12 volt model) and the picture is very good hard to tell the difference between it and HD Freeview terrestial IMHO.

If you are going to do Sky as well via a CAM , I have had a lot of trouble getting this going and DishTV have taken a very long time to get it working reasonably. The current firmware release is a working solution though you have to hold your mouth just right on some occassions!

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  Reply # 837150 15-Jun-2013 10:40
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I've just bought a S7070r and am actually pretty impressed with the image quality. It's not HD but actually a lot better than most of the Sky channels we've just got rid of!

I've also added USB storage to turn it into a (basic) PVR but not complaining for all up $100!


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