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Topic # 25362 19-Aug-2008 17:31
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Hi any ideas if these will work over here, see link for products.

http://tinyurl.com/6jg85w

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http://www.freeview.co.uk/products/dtr


Thanks

Bernard

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Master Geek


  Reply # 158069 19-Aug-2008 17:58
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No UK DVB-T product, recorder or otherwise, will work here as their system uses MPEG-2 and the NZ system uses the newer MPEG-4 codec. This is why set top FreeviewHD boxes have been a while coming, as the MPEG-4 codec is fairly new and there isn't an existing product base.

So to answer your question, unless it is a satellite-based product, it won't work.



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  Reply # 158075 19-Aug-2008 18:32
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So to answer your question, unless it is a satellite-based product, it won't work.


Can you please expand on that.

Do I take it that satellite products work here that are from the UK ??

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  Reply # 158085 19-Aug-2008 19:08
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beenz: So to answer your question, unless it is a satellite-based product, it won't work.


Can you please expand on that.

Do I take it that satellite products work here that are from the UK ??


Sorry wasn't clear on that, the answer is I don't know. They are both MPEG2-based systems so there is good chance.

However I don't see the point in importing a UK product here when there are viable options avaliable in NZ, that will have NZ based warrenty support etc.



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  Reply # 158119 19-Aug-2008 20:23
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There is a huge reason to buy from the UK $$$ they are far cheaper.

Yes there is a warrenty issue but is it really an issue when a product is a third of the price and maybe the product has an international warrenty ??

So somewhere along the chain huge profits are being made on a product which I would suggest costs very litlle to make.

As we are in a global market for a lot of products it would make good consumer sense to buy from the best market source and this is not always the one on our doorstep.
Competition needs to be encouraged not put down so local wholesalers and retailers do not have a market monoply which is what is happening right now with Freeview.

You sound as if you are a retailer by your reply.

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  Reply # 158125 19-Aug-2008 20:31
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beenz: There is a huge reason to buy from the UK $$$ they are far cheaper.

Yes there is a warrenty issue but is it really an issue when a product is a third of the price and maybe the product has an international warrenty ??

So somewhere along the chain huge profits are being made on a product which I would suggest costs very litlle to make.

As we are in a global market for a lot of products it would make good consumer sense to buy from the best market source and this is not always the one on our doorstep.
Competition needs to be encouraged not put down so local wholesalers and retailers do not have a market monoply which is what is happening right now with Freeview.

You sound as if you are a retailer by your reply.


Haha sorry about that, I am not a retailer I just find it hard to belive it would be cheaper that way. That said I havn't checked the numbers myself.

For comparion the Topfield TF6000PVR is $NZ849; has dual tuners, 320 GB and HD upscaling. If it is cheaper to import though, all the best to you Smile

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  Reply # 158133 19-Aug-2008 20:51
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beenz: So to answer your question, unless it is a satellite-based product, it won't work.

Can you please expand on that.

Do I take it that satellite products work here that are from the UK ??



UK now has DVB-S2 broadcasts which use the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec (Sky HD and freesat)
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB-S2.

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  Reply # 158153 19-Aug-2008 21:31
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satellite products won't be a problem.  Terrestrial products are best avoided.

If you are importing stuff, and not carrying it yourself (or someone on your behalf) watch out for shipping, this quickly bangs up the price.

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