Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

# 222968 5-Sep-2017 21:31
Send private message

I've got an old TV which we would like to use for live freeview. Has anyone had any experience with Aliexpress DV-T receivers as it's really hard to justify $100 for an STB for an old TV.


Create new topic
2076 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1859446 6-Sep-2017 09:39
Send private message

DishTV have refurbished boxes at good prices ... I've had one for nearly a year with no problems at all.


234 posts

Master Geek


  # 1859559 6-Sep-2017 11:36
Send private message

I got one off Trademe for about $40 thats been fine. Cant see many at that price anymore but there is this sort of thing 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/terrestrial-receivers/auction-1409724985.htm

 

 


 
 
 
 


8260 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1859573 6-Sep-2017 11:52
Send private message

GoranZ:

 

I got one off Trademe for about $40 thats been fine. Cant see many at that price anymore but there is this sort of thing 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/terrestrial-receivers/auction-1409724985.htm

 

 

 

 

Does it do HD via component??





Regards,

Old3eyes


234 posts

Master Geek


  # 1859580 6-Sep-2017 12:02
Send private message

old3eyes:

 

 

 

Does it do HD via component??

 

 

Thats up to your TV .. the box I linked to isnt the one I have (I have HDMI inputs), but they list Component output so if your TV can take a 1080 then it should work


8260 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1859617 6-Sep-2017 12:34
Send private message

GoranZ:

 

old3eyes:

 

 

 

Does it do HD via component??

 

 

Thats up to your TV .. the box I linked to isnt the one I have (I have HDMI inputs), but they list Component output so if your TV can take a 1080 then it should work

 

 

Yes my TV does HD over component but all the STBs I've looked  at over the past few years only do SD over component.  I do have two HDMI ports on the TV but they won't auto switch via a Harmony remote but component do.. 





Regards,

Old3eyes




2786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1859930 6-Sep-2017 19:36
Send private message

Thanks all. Has anyone tried a generic DVB-T box from Ali express? I know the horrible Freeview EPG won't work but I'm not too fussed about that.


1956 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1860003 6-Sep-2017 22:54
Send private message

Handle9:

 

Thanks all. Has anyone tried a generic DVB-T box from Ali express? I know the horrible Freeview EPG won't work but I'm not too fussed about that.

 

 

I've got one of these which works just fine including the EPG on Sat and UHF Tuners.

 

https://www.banggood.com/K1-PLUS-S2-T2-Amlogic-S905-64Bit-Android-5_1_1-DLNA-AirPlay-Miracast-Netflix-TV-Box-Android-Mini-PC-p-1043432.html?rmmds=myorder

 

Much better updated models available now.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


/dev/null
9031 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1860005 6-Sep-2017 22:59
Send private message

Save the potential loss of money - just purchase a real Freeview unit.

 

I've got an aerialBox Mini T1000 (Freeview HD unit) - yours for $30 delivered since it has just been sitting around here, just flick me a PM.





1 post

Wannabe Geek


# 1860093 7-Sep-2017 08:39
Send private message

Have used one from Aliexpress - many models have the "inside the box stuff" the same, and the same on screen GUI. Does do HD over component. Correct that EPG doesn't work properly, but easy to do manual timer recordings. Only issue is that there is a very small non-sync in recorded programs, (which needs to be done on external drive). Audio slightly delayed to video, but not really enough to be an issue. Playback is great for media files, mkv etc.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.