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Topic # 84710 6-Jun-2011 15:43
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I'm in a part of ChCh that doesn't get Freeview terrestrial service. I recently was given a Magic TV Freeview box (terrestrial decoder and PVR). Can I string these together so my old satellite box decodes the signal and the PVR side of the Magic records, pauses and all that? All assistance appreciated.  

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  Reply # 478246 6-Jun-2011 15:57
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No. A terrestrial box is incapable of working with a satellite dish.

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  Reply # 478247 6-Jun-2011 15:59
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... and the only input that a terrestrial PVR will accept is a UHF signal, as from an aerial, and that is not something that a satellite box produces, so you can't daisy-chain them.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 478248 6-Jun-2011 16:01
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Sorry, the Magic tv box doesn't have AV inputs, so you can't use it to record from any external devices - just records from the inbuilt Freeview HD (terrestrial) tuner




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  Reply # 478257 6-Jun-2011 17:02

Only good news here is that the Magic TV box is really popular and so reselling it should be no problem. The money you get could go towards a decent satellite PVR. If you pick the right one you can also then get a few Aussie channels too.




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  Reply # 478278 6-Jun-2011 18:50
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cb1: Sorry, the Magic tv box doesn't have AV inputs, so you can't use it to record from any external devices - just records from the inbuilt Freeview HD (terrestrial) tuner


If you have a VCR, you could use that to record from the satellite receiver, by connecting the AV-out to the AV-in of the VCR. Obviously, would have to have the satellite receiver on and tuned to the right channel and program the VCR to record from the AV-in signal.

Some satellite receivers to allow recording to a USB drive, so check that out.

I've found the Magic tv box to be a great unit, so if it's likely you will be in a Freeview HD coverage area, I'd keep it. Nice gift!




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  Reply # 478340 6-Jun-2011 20:52
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Thanks all. This is what I suspected. I love the Magic box; too bad its useless at my place.

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