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# 180633 15-Sep-2015 21:50
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Just in conversation with a chap in the UK - comparing Panasonic DVD Recorders.

Mine's a DMR-XW440 and the comment is, it may/does not receive HiDef because it doesn’t have the DVB-T2 tuner.

The manual says it's a DVB-T tuner and that it's DR recording mode is 'Partial TS'. What's that ?

It certainly looks like Hi Def, but it is really not, perhaps just "close to" ?

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  # 1388263 15-Sep-2015 21:58
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UK have DVB-S2 (satellite - much like sky) :)

That has dual DVB-T tuners (terrestrrial/land base) for NZ. Which is HD just fine.

The XW440GZ is freeview certified to boot

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  # 1388269 15-Sep-2015 22:20
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Thanks...  so it's not T2 but S2 and that's for satellites, and DVB-T is HD.  Got it!


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  # 1388271 15-Sep-2015 22:22
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There is a DVB-T2 also, But not implemented here.

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  # 1388361 16-Sep-2015 08:44
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ADKM: Thanks...  so it's not T2 but S2 and that's for satellites, and DVB-T is HD.  Got it!

No. It's not a satellite unit. AFAIK Panasonic don't make satellite recorders. It's terrestrial UHF and it's digital only so must be HD. DVB-T2 is second generation of DVB-T. Likewise satellite units are either DVB-S or DVB-S2.
Just like Telecom had 2g, 3g, 4g.

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  # 1388414 16-Sep-2015 10:06
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The only thing DVB T2 here in NZ is the Igloo boxes and some Freeview Built-in TVs as the Igloo broadcast is in DVBT2

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