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Topic # 222531 16-Aug-2017 11:10
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Hi,

 

I'm looking for a new TV and came across the Samsung UA50MU6100SXNZ. In the specs it says the following: 

 

Digital Broadcasting: DVB-TS2 (T2 Ready)
RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input): 1 / 1 (Common Use for Terrestrial) / 1

 

(specs: http://www.samsung.com/nz/tvs/uhdtv-mu6100/UA50MU6100SXNZ/)

 

My current home does not have a UHF arial, but does have a Satellite dish (coaxial cable connection) the previous owners used it to watch FreeView.

 

 

 

The question I have is can this Samsung TV connect to this Satellite dish and get FreeView? 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1847457 16-Aug-2017 11:31
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Not sure what DVB-TS2 is.

 

You need DVB-S. (Maybe them saying DVB-TS2 means it can do DVB-S/ -S2/ -T and T2?)

 

 

 

Has your TV got the F-Connector socket on the back (Threaded Socket)? If so, I'd say it will work.

 

The e-manual says it has got one. Is there anything in the menus about DVB-S tuning/Setting up Satellites?


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  Reply # 1847458 16-Aug-2017 11:31
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Not seeing that it mentions a satellite tuner - so I would suspect No.

 

Why dont you just click the "Chat" button and ask Samsung directly though?

 

 

 

Also ... The Satellite freeview is very low resolution picture quality - You would have a wonderful TV display with the worst Freeview images over satellite.

 

EDIT: trig42 has read the manual - so maybe it is satellite capable.

 

As above - use their chat facilty on that page and ask Samsung directly.





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  Reply # 1847462 16-Aug-2017 11:39
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Inconclusive looking at the info online.

 

It also says this in the Manual

 

"Setting satellite system Settings Broadcasting Expert Settings Satellite System
You can configure a set of satellite dish settings before performing a channel scan.
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This function is only available on certain models in specific geographical areas"

 

Check before purchase that it does actually have a satellite tuner. If it has a satellite tuner then yes, you are good to go.

 

 

 

P.S. According to Noel Leeming"'s overview it has a Sat tuner so Yes.

 

"Dual Tuner (1 x Satellite and 1 x UHF), HDMI x 3, USB x 2


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  Reply # 1847472 16-Aug-2017 12:02
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According to Samsung it is a single tuner and can both connect with the UHF and Satellite Dish.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1847483 16-Aug-2017 12:12
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Hi,

 

 

 

Thanks all for the replies ... Yeah having a look at specs on retail sites it can use a Satellite TV connection. But as robjg63 mentioned above - FreeView Satellite is Standard Resolution and not HD - even though the TV has picture upscaling, I'm sure it still going to look as bad .... Main use is to watch Movies (via internet/HDMI) etc so not too concerned with FreeView, but I think later on I may need to invest in a UHF aerial so I can get FreeViewHD.

 

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  Reply # 1847488 16-Aug-2017 12:17
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Geraldm:

 

Hi,

 

 

 

Thanks all for the replies ... Yeah having a look at specs on retail sites it can use a Satellite TV connection. But as robjg63 mentioned above - FreeView Satellite is Standard Resolution and not HD - even though the TV has picture upscaling, I'm sure it still going to look as bad .... Main use is to watch Movies (via internet/HDMI) etc so not too concerned with FreeView, but I think later on I may need to invest in a UHF aerial so I can get FreeViewHD.

 

Thanks all
Gerald.

 

 

It is possible that if the UHF signal is strong you might get a good enough UHF signal from the metal on the dish.  You would need a small connector to convert F connector to RF. Worth testing out before purchasing a UHF aerial. 





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  Reply # 1847495 16-Aug-2017 12:24
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kharris:

 

 

 

It is possible that if the UHF signal is strong you might get a good enough UHF signal from the metal on the dish.  You would need a small connector to convert F connector to RF. Worth testing out before purchasing a UHF aerial. 

 

 

Given cable would run to an inert (non powered) LNB backend I'm not sure how you figure that there is any signal.





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  Reply # 1847502 16-Aug-2017 12:30
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I have lived in urban areas where the uhf signal is so good that the coax running to an old aerial post was enough to get strong signal. I wasn't implying that the dish could do uhf. In another property I did exactly this with an old sky dish. I guess the metal on the dish was enough.




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  Reply # 1847517 16-Aug-2017 12:37
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I just had a look at the 6100 and it does have connections for both dvb-t and dvb-s




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  Reply # 1847607 16-Aug-2017 14:26
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Spyware:

 

 

 

Given cable would run to an inert (non powered) LNB backend I'm not sure how you figure that there is any signal.

 

 

In a strong enough UHF signal area the coax itself is picking up the signal. The fact it's connected to an unpowered LNB is irrelevant. I can get a useable signal at my location on about 12 inches of wire stuck in my TV, Recorder and Android Box antenna sockets but then I can see the Tx tower on the Waitakeres (about 10km away) from my Lounge.


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  Reply # 1847611 16-Aug-2017 14:43
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In a strong enough UHF signal area the coax itself is picking up the signal. The fact it's connected to an unpowered LNB is irrelevant. I can get a useable signal at my location on about 12 inches of wire stuck in my TV, Recorder and Android Box antenna sockets but then I can see the Tx tower on the Waitakeres (about 10km away) from my Lounge.

 

 

That was my point and my experience too.  Except I was living in Christchurch at the time.





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