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#24926 7-Aug-2008 00:04
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What's the main difference between these two somewhat very similar device, other than the price? I am looking to get one in time for Olympic... (eventhough I was saying a few days ago that I could care less about Olympic *lol*)




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  #154823 7-Aug-2008 06:17
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They are identical.

The only difference is the content in the box - DSE include a HDMI cable (required for HD) whereas the Zinwell box doesn't include a HDMI cable. If rumors are to believed this is so big name retailers who love the profit in Monster cables can sell you a $150 Monster HDMI cable at the same time.

DSE do have a clearance special at present in the Zinwell boxes for $349 which is about $150 less than most other retailers who are still trying to sell them for $499. They had to purchase Zinwell stock when they ran out of their own DSE branded boxes, got more stock of DSE boxes in so have reduced their Zinwell stock to clear.

 
 
 

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  #154831 7-Aug-2008 07:28
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The only difference is the content in the box - DSE include a HDMI cable (required for HD) whereas the Zinwell box doesn't include a HDMI cable. If rumors are to believed this is so big name retailers who love the profit in Monster cables can sell you a $150 Monster HDMI cable at the same time.
When I was standing at the counter at Harvey Norman the other day, next to the counter was the $399 HDMI Monster cables. The sales guy told me the were very popular with people purchasing new TVs. I feel really sorry for the these people that are miss-informed by sales staff and tricked into buying these...

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  #154832 7-Aug-2008 07:31
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DSE's Zinwell is for $399 and DSE's own brand is for $344.




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  #154840 7-Aug-2008 08:19
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chiefie: DSE's Zinwell is for $399 and DSE's own brand is for $344.


Zinwell was $349ish last week, obviously was just on special.

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  #154845 7-Aug-2008 08:38
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Satlinknz are selling their unit for $290 on trademe or via their website I think, I have one and they work fine.

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  #154857 7-Aug-2008 09:26
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As cheap as it is from Trademe... but they don't/can't appear at my doorstep tomorrow morning, can they? Looks like DSE's own brand be what I'll get then.




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  #154859 7-Aug-2008 09:28
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I have 12 arriving at my doorstep tomorrow for various mates. So I dont see why not????



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  #154867 7-Aug-2008 10:02
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Hey I'm probably being biased here cos I'm going down the satlink route too, but... I've heard the Zinwells are very cheaply made and run very hot.  The Zinwells had big problems with their satellite freeview boxes too when they came out.

Personally I really don't think you're getting anything extra by going Zinwell over the satlink one.  The satlink is cheaper only on price, I'd expect the same quality as the Zinwell, which I just think is over priced. 

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  #154881 7-Aug-2008 10:37
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I seen this for sale on Trade Me. Abit more expensive but it records to hard drive...is this correct?
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  #154885 7-Aug-2008 10:45
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How long before Australia send these over the ditch?

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  #154886 7-Aug-2008 10:47
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Close to never as we don't use MPEG2 for DVB-T/DVB-S... It is MPEG4 that we use here.




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  #154892 7-Aug-2008 11:00
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Ah O.K. So how does the one selling on trade me say... "DVB/T,MPEG-2/4,H264 COMPLIANT". It looks to be the exact same model as the one selling in Australia but alot more expensive?

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  #154897 7-Aug-2008 11:09
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Probably it IS MPEG-4 compliant?




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  #154899 7-Aug-2008 11:18
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The strong units are discussed here: http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php?topic=700.0 

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  #155209 8-Aug-2008 14:19
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I've got the DSE FreeviewHD and got it all set up... readying for tonight... Picture clarity is incredible on TV3 (due to 1080i), One and 2 are good and clear too (720p)

Is TVNZ Sport Extra going to broadcast in HD, as it is playing at 576i at the moment... I sure hope the opening ceremony on One be HD!!!




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