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Topic # 57593 18-Feb-2010 12:13
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Hi all

Just curious why do there seem to be no TVs with satellite decoders built in, surely there must be some demand




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  Reply # 300098 18-Feb-2010 12:24
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They are available but nobody imports any into NZ that I'm aware of.

You have to factor in that 75% of the population is within Freeview|HD coverage and that will be extended at 87% before analogue shut off. Since satellite is really only designed as a solution for those outside the Freeview|HD coverage area that's not a big market.

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  Reply # 300389 19-Feb-2010 14:15
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I know of one who was bringing them in but only smaller TV sizes though.
Kinda a cool idea, the equivalent to the "freeview decoder built in" you see for the HD type in stores.

So yeah, they exist, but as sbiddle says, not exactly a high seller really.

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  Reply # 300399 19-Feb-2010 14:22
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sbiddle: They are available but nobody imports any into NZ that I'm aware of.

You have to factor in that 75% of the population is within Freeview|HD coverage and that will be extended at 87% before analogue shut off. Since satellite is really only designed as a solution for those outside the Freeview|HD coverage area that's not a big market.


Have they said when and where they are looking at expanding?




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