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# 33099 29-Apr-2009 17:38
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Hi , I just moved from the Netherlands to New Zealand and I brought with me  a set-box for terrestrial digital tv but I havent had any sucess to install it . Does anyone know if the dutch system is compatible with the new zealander one ? I know that the british isnt but the british and the dutch are different . Should I try to update the receiver's firmware to get things working ? if yes , does anyone know a place for it ?

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  # 210618 29-Apr-2009 18:09
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No it is not compatible. Use it as a doorstop.

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  # 210783 30-Apr-2009 08:11
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Hi, the Netherlands formally launched their DVB-T service in 2003, this was well before any mpeg4 codecs were implemented in DVB devices, therefore I presume the Dutch service is mpeg2 which is not used in NZ. Therefore you have shipped a great door stop.



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  # 210800 30-Apr-2009 09:08
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Put it on Trademe for $1 reserve.

State clearly that "I cant get it going in NZ, I think its incompatible with Freeview"

Someone will still buy it for a reasonable price - I guarantee it!

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