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Ultimate Geek

  #340744 11-Jun-2010 18:19
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PS3's PlayTV displaying on a 40in Bravia KLV40S400A, and optical out to an Onkyo 5.1 DTS system.

I may have to upgrade the PS3's HD at some stage due to the small 120Gb drive... and I haven't the heart to delete any of The Pacific episodes in all it's HD glory from it :)

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Wannabe Geek

#340747 11-Jun-2010 18:27
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This would be a great addition to our 52" LCD. Currently we are having to record onto a VCR in our bedroom and then we play it back on the LCD. Only problem is that the picture is no where near as good as on the TV which is a shame.

With this prize we would be able to record in HD and then view in HD WOW what a difference that would make to our viewing pleasure.

Have my fingers crossed.


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Master Geek

  #340749 11-Jun-2010 18:32
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I currently have My Sky HDI and a CRT TV (I blame my partner for that lol), but planning on getting a 42 inch HD LCD within the next month or so. Magic TV would be a pretty neat device to have, especially with decent hard drive space and HD Laughing

Thanks for the putting the competition up!

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Wannabe Geek

  #340751 11-Jun-2010 18:40
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We have a 20" Panasonic CRT with a AWA DVD player. The Panasonic Video recorder died a few months ago so if we arn't home we miss our favourite programs. Would love to get control of our viewing again with a Magic TV

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Ultimate Geek


  #340752 11-Jun-2010 18:47
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Currently have a very basic setup of a 32" LCD with a DishTV Freeview box, as well as an Xbox 360. All I need to do it win this and get myself a decent TV and it'll be great! =P

Shaun Fisher -

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Wannabe Geek

  #340753 11-Jun-2010 18:48
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I currently have standard UHF aerial and LCD TV.  The magic freeview box would definitely enhance my tv watching experience.  Laughing

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Wannabe Geek

#340766 11-Jun-2010 19:29
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I have a recently acquired 41inch rear screen Sony projection TV. I had to go out and buy a new UHF/VHF aerial. The reception is ok. TV One has a few reception problems, so a new Freeview set would improve this no end I am sure. Also the added channels (which I have never seen) would be an added bonus.


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Uber Geek


  #340767 11-Jun-2010 19:36
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Currently have a HDTV from Samsung(32") and Xbox 360 running as media center.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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Master Geek

  #340775 11-Jun-2010 19:50
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Good luck to all in the competition.

Ok, this prize is ideally for my mum who lives in a caravan and gets very poor reception with old analogue TV.  I set up the external aerial for her... it is not the greatest because the aerial is UHF only and ideal for Freeview but we haven't managed the purchase of a Freeview HD box yet.  This would be the ideal birthday present she didn't get this year.... sorry mom!   Better late than never.  She would really enjoy docos on TVNZ6 and TVNZ7.... oh and crystal clear TV programs!!

My system is:
32" Panasonic Viera 720p TV 
Extra Terrestrial FreeviewHD box
Pioneer DVD recorder 80Gb
NAD receiver 5.1ch
Mission speakers


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Master Geek

  #340778 11-Jun-2010 20:03
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21" CRT TV, 2nd hand HDD/DVD recorder, VHS (so we can tape two channels at once), 2nd DVD player (for zooming widescreen DVDs), stereo - laptop gets plugged into the setup for watching movies from

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Wannabe Geek

  #340786 11-Jun-2010 20:35
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Sony Bravia KDL-32V4000 (has analog tuner + Freeview)
Philips DVDR3600 Player/Recorder (has inbuilt analog tuner)
JVC VCR (has analog tuner)

JVC accesses old tapes, Philips allows DVDs, and .avi files from USB key or external H/D...
 feeling lack of decent recording for TV One News/Weather:
JVC would do it, known convenient programming, but inadequate antenna on rented premises,
Philips would do it either fron its own tuner or from Bravia's analog tuner,
 but again inadequate antenna (no output from Freeview of Bravia),
 plus convoluted programming method...
Would welcome a better recorder, particularly as we may possibly be having care of grandkids full time.

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Master Geek

  #340788 11-Jun-2010 20:36
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I currently have my 21" and get no reception for tv1 unless it rains :S so getting one of these would be great as having freeview seems to work but not through the tv :(

I would love to have this next to my 360 in my room so heres hoping  

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Wannabe Geek

  #340794 11-Jun-2010 20:50
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I have a 42' samsung plasma tv with built in freeview. And a panasonic surround sound system. And I am still rocking a VHS recorder which is why I need a dvr but I'm a student and can't afford one.

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Master Geek


  #340799 11-Jun-2010 20:56
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Okay - this prize would be no use to me. I have (had) a little wee 32 inch Samsung tellie, that I love to bits, but unfortunately died  a week ago. The repair guy came today, and took it away for a while so I'm not sure when or if I will see it again. I'm reduced to what seems like the 7inch CRT in the bedroom, that has me, the wife, kids and cat squeezing around it and fighting for the remote

It was connected to a PS3 - movies / music streaming only with no games in the house, a gorgeous Harman Kardon AVR255 amp, and yammie speakers.

So without a tellie, nothing now works very well at all, and adding one of these babies wouldn't help alot. However it would cheer me up a little while I mourn the severe degradation of functionality from my HT system, and if and when the tellie returns from it's sojourn in the tellie hospital it would fit into my system very nicely


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Ultimate Geek


  #340800 11-Jun-2010 20:58
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Great comp, good luck to all
we currently have the following:

40" Samsung HD ready lcd
PS3 slim
Extra Terrestrial STB
Sony Analogue DVR
Samsung Home theatre unit

22" Full HD monitor + 19" side monitor :)
hauppauge Terrestrial Twin tuner card
Budget 5.1 system from the red shed

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