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Topic # 33167 1-May-2009 16:29
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Hey everyone,

I have a friend who is ditching sky and wants to get Freeview. Can someone please answer the following Q

How is freeview setup on multiple TVs, does ach TV need its own freeview decoder? The signal with be coming in via a aerial.

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  Reply # 211295 1-May-2009 17:17
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If the TVs in your house all already have a UHF signal getting to them, then a FreeviewHD decoder at each TV would be the best way. You could have a central decoder and pipe out an RF signal from that to other TVs, but then whichever channel you are watching on that decoder will be displayed on the other TVs.

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  Reply # 211361 1-May-2009 20:37
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that, or buy new tvs with built-in freeview tuners! the downside of this is you can't record any shows - for that you need PVRs - which are also decoders, but decoders are not necessarily PVR capable.




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  Reply # 211371 1-May-2009 20:46
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And if you do that you are dumbing the signal down to the lowest quality there is.

I am not sure why they bother putting RF outputs on the freeview HD boxes - composite I can understand since some people will want to record off it and its the only way to get anamorphic widescreen since they dont seem to want to do that on the analog transmissions.




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  Reply # 211574 2-May-2009 08:44
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trig42: If the TVs in your house all already have a UHF signal getting to them, then a FreeviewHD decoder at each TV would be the best way. You could have a central decoder and pipe out an RF signal from that to other TVs, but then whichever channel you are watching on that decoder will be displayed on the other TVs.




Sorry,terrestrial receivers dont have modulators in them,and not imho,wothwhile buying an external one

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  Reply # 211575 2-May-2009 08:46
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richms: And if you do that you are dumbing the signal down to the lowest quality there is.



I am not sure why they bother putting RF outputs on the freeview HD boxes - composite I can understand since some people will want to record off it and its the only way to get anamorphic widescreen since they dont seem to want to do that on the analog transmissions.




It's a pass through Rich,to allow to you watch analogue Prime ,or feed another receiver etc

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