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Topic # 57629 19-Feb-2010 13:52
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I am looking at a nice Samsung monitor that will supposedly double as a Freeview TV. The Samsung (intl) web site simply says Built-in DTV(DVB-T/C) Tuner. It looks like it may be parallel imported as it is not on the Samsung NZ site. 2 resellers state Freeview HD another 2 resellers state built-in DTV (ATSC). Is there any way of telling whether this unit will receive the NZ Freeview service for sure? I have downloaded the manual from the Samsung site and it says to select your country to get the correct Digital service. Quote "If your country is not in the list, then select other". Sounds a bit hit and miss to me. Any advice on this greatly appreciated. 

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  Reply # 300382 19-Feb-2010 14:02
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I'd say the chances are pretty remote.

ATSC is the American digital TV format.

DVB-T is used elsewhere but NZ is one of on a handful of countries that use H.264 for DVB-T video and HE-AAC for audio, most places use MPEG2. There are only limited numbers of products that support H.264 so unless the device says that specifically you can probably assume it doesn't.

The only concluse way would be to ask one of the retailers.

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  Reply # 300415 19-Feb-2010 15:07
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Thanks for that. I think it is pretty misleading advertising if it does not work here. I have lodged questions with a couple of the resellers.


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