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howduz1

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#31479 19-Mar-2009 06:42
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Hi all,Have spent last 2 hours searching for a thread on STB's but have found (surprisingly) few?? As a quick aside - how do you search just the relevant forum i.e. the one you are in. I could only see the search box at top centre which returns hits from the whole site it seems?
My question for you learned people is which satellite STB (if any) would give me component (or HDMI) out to my tv (panny 37" LZ800 LCD) and S-video to my Sony HDD recorder/player?
I am in the process of ditching sky (only on the basic FTA + prime channels anyway) and moving to Freeview.
I have found the Topfield TF5050CI decoder - is this a good choice - how well does that upscaling work?
The "freeviewshop" site seems to be down at the moment so can't look there.
Many thanks 

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  #202078 19-Mar-2009 07:44
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Hi, I dont know of any that have both, and the normal reason is that there are only so many video drivers to go around, once you nail 3 on component there aint enough for S-Video.

All Topfields are good STBs, however I normally only carry the TF6000Fe as its at a good price point and has all the features most folk are after.

As for upscaling, personally I think you will find you panny will do a better job, the source is and will only ever be 576i, so it has to be upscaled to fit the panel anyway, so rather than pass it through two scalings leave it in 576i and let the panny do its one off scale to the panel, this way less filters are applied, the results are often just the same if not better.

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  #202080 19-Mar-2009 07:57
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Thanks for the quick reply Cyril,
So does that mean most/all sat decoders only have the one output? Do I feed the tv with component and then run the tv monitor out back to recorder?
Sorry don't spend too much time on this board (yet), are you a topfield distributor? Can you PM me please with details if that is the case and you don't want to discuss in this thread.
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  #202087 19-Mar-2009 08:30
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Hi,

Kaon KSC-N660H2 has both HDMI out & S-Video. It is not a standard STB, it is a dual tuner PVR and will record two channels at once and let you watch a third. It does upscale the video.

Link: http://www.dtvs.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=63


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  #202401 20-Mar-2009 18:54
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Hi, most of the STBs that output Component, either via RCA or SCART normaly also have composite, however S-Video as well is not that common.

Cyril

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