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Gambit

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#196451 31-May-2016 19:01
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Hi,

Hopefully this is the right forum for my questions.
Im looking at getting rid of sky and just have a few enquiries.

Can I use my satellite dish with a freeview recorder?

For streaming do I need a smart tv or would a normal tv with chromecast do? - For Netflix, Light box and nba league pass.

With the chromecast can i plug it into my AVR -Pioneer VSX 920 and let it do the video/Audio?

I guess I have to have my AVR connected to the Internet for the chromecast to work?

I'm going to upgrade my broadband to unlimited, Is fibre the best option for speed?

I think that's covered it all sorry if they're noob questions.

Thanks in advance for your replies.


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Jase2985
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  #1563262 31-May-2016 19:22
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an I use my satellite dish with a freeview recorder? YES

For streaming do I need a smart tv or would a normal tv with chromecast do? - For Netflix, Light box and nba league pass. either either will work

I guess I have to have my AVR connected to the Internet for the chromecast to work? NO cromecast needs the connection to the net

I'm going to upgrade my broadband to unlimited, Is fibre the best option for speed? YES no question

 

 

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  #1563264 31-May-2016 19:27
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Thanks for the quick reply, very helpful ! :-)

Regarding the chromecast how would I output the audio through my AVR? I don't really want to use the TV speaker's for sound.

 
 
 
 


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  #1563269 31-May-2016 19:39
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Freeview satellite has no plans for HD transmission.

Gambit

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  #1563275 31-May-2016 19:48
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Really?
That sucks, guess I'll get an aerial put on the roof :-(

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  #1563277 31-May-2016 19:55
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Gambit: Thanks for the quick reply, very helpful ! :-)

Regarding the chromecast how would I output the audio through my AVR? I don't really want to use the TV speaker's for sound.

 

does your AVR have an audio return channel? if so you can use that.

 

if not can use an optical/coaxial from the TV back to the AVR


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  #1563321 31-May-2016 21:26
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gzt: Freeview satellite has no plans for HD transmission.

 

 

 

Not yet...





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  #1563334 31-May-2016 21:49
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joshhill96:

 

gzt: Freeview satellite has no plans for HD transmission.

 

 

 

Not yet...

 

 

That is what no plans usually means? Fingers crossed something happens with skys upgrades to get capacity sometime soon.





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  #1563336 31-May-2016 21:59
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joshhill96:

 

gzt: Freeview satellite has no plans for HD transmission.

 

 

 

Not yet...

 

 

 

 

no public announcements have been made... however there are some wild rumors flying about :p

 

If anyone will know it will be Josh; however from the lack of information he is more than likely under a NDA





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  #1563452 1-Jun-2016 08:54
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Gambit: Really?
That sucks, guess I'll get an aerial put on the roof :-(

 

Check the coverage map first, in case you are not able to get a DVB-T signal.  If thats the case, then youre stuck with the dish regardless.





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  #1563453 1-Jun-2016 09:01
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Jase2985:

 

Gambit: Thanks for the quick reply, very helpful ! :-)

Regarding the chromecast how would I output the audio through my AVR? I don't really want to use the TV speaker's for sound.

 

does your AVR have an audio return channel? if so you can use that.

 

if not can use an optical/coaxial from the TV back to the AVR

 

 

If you are plugging the Chromecast into an HDMI port on your AVR, you don't need to do anything about the Audio - it will be processed by your AVR and come out of your speakers (and the TV).

 

If you can get an aerial put up for Freeview Terrestrial, do it - picture quality is much better, and you have a better range of Freeview DVRs to choose from.


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  #1563455 1-Jun-2016 09:05
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Thanks for all the information.
Im in Nelson so looks like it's all good for terestial.

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