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#21232 20-Apr-2008 12:36
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Other/auction-151122776.htm?p=1

Can anyone comment?

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  #125058 20-Apr-2008 13:28
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It will probably work and is "legit to use" but is not officially approved and some things may not work,l if freeview make changes to codecs and EPG setting they may mek them not function for this version.

Though this seller is selling a lot of freeview stuff so he's not just a "oncer" and will probably stand by his product a bit.. Remember Dick Smith are selling a cheaper reciver too.

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  #125065 20-Apr-2008 13:45
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I saw the Zinwell for sale for $388 at HN so the savings are not so great. And you can return it if it doesn't work for you.




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  #125071 20-Apr-2008 13:58
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Never mind just read the questions at the bottom

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  #125103 20-Apr-2008 16:50
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CYaBro: Never mind just read the questions at the bottom


What?

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  #125131 20-Apr-2008 18:25
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This threw me also till I realised he meant, the questions at the bottom of the auction on Tradme!




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  #125203 21-Apr-2008 09:09
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lchiu7: This threw me also till I realised he meant, the questions at the bottom of the auction on Tradme!


Yes, I did get that far in the interpretation of his post, but I do not understand what he means by that.

If he is trying to imply that the questions at the bottom of the Trademe listing answer my question around the legitimacy of the STB, then they do not.  I am after a second opinion NOT from the seller!

If he meant something else, then I'm lost!

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  #125209 21-Apr-2008 09:28
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I think you will find that the seller's website can be found here - http://freeviewnz.com/hd_receiver.html




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  #125214 21-Apr-2008 09:34
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Satch: If he is trying to imply that the questions at the bottom of the Trademe listing answer my question around the legitimacy of the STB, then they do not.  I am after a second opinion NOT from the seller!

If he meant something else, then I'm lost!


His post was originally a question about HDMI outputs - and then he read the questions in the Trade Me auction - I agree the updated versions looks lost...





 

 

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  #125215 21-Apr-2008 09:40
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openmedia: I think you will find that the seller's website can be found here - http://freeviewnz.com/hd_receiver.html


Thanks, I'll check it out.

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  #125216 21-Apr-2008 09:41
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freitasm:
Satch: If he is trying to imply that the questions at the bottom of the Trademe listing answer my question around the legitimacy of the STB, then they do not.  I am after a second opinion NOT from the seller!

If he meant something else, then I'm lost!


His post was originally a question about HDMI outputs - and then he read the questions in the Trade Me auction - I agree the updated versions looks lost...




Ah, an edited post!  Thanks for clarifying.  I thought I was going nuts.  Or nuts + 1 in my case...

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  #125225 21-Apr-2008 10:17
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Personally I'm waiting for the PVR version to come out before upgrading my Freeview box.

And unless FV change the technical broadcast specs in years to come, there's no difference between purchasing an official licensed product (which run very very hot) and a non-official. The idea with FV was to use a system where people could use boxes sourced elsewhere, unlike Sky's service.

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  #125226 21-Apr-2008 10:19
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States $340 buy now but the website linked earlier states Retail $275? :) Might try and get one through the website, has anyone traded with him before?

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  #125229 21-Apr-2008 10:25
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Lurch: States $340 buy now but the website linked earlier states Retail $275? :) Might try and get one through the website, has anyone traded with him before?


The $275 box is a different one.

I predict we'll see $299 boxes in the not too distant future - the Zinwell's could be selling for that at present.

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  #125242 21-Apr-2008 10:56
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To be honest $400+ for a STB is far too much. $250-$275 sounds far more reasonable and at that price more of the general public would pick it up.

The only downside for me is having to use a aerial on the roof for HD when I have far better reception through a dish :) Seems a step back to me. 
 

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  #125250 21-Apr-2008 11:13
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The Freeview terrestrial signal is apparently Plan A for NZ viewers, with DVB-S as plan B for those who receive a poor uhf signal. That way, NZ's get pretty much 100% tv coverage, unlike at the moment (Sky digital pay service excluded of course).

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