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Topic # 87223 22-Jul-2011 19:46
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Is anyone able to suggest a really easy to use DVB-T set top box to be connected to a CRT. The remote on it must be able to control both the TV and settop box, as it is a for an elderly person who only wants one easy to use remote. The remote probably only needs to control the tvs on and off function, and volume. As well as perhaps AV switching. The only ones I have briefly looked at don't seem to provide TV control. I would have suggested the tivo, but they don't have the Internet. TIA

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  Reply # 496916 22-Jul-2011 20:13
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sanyo one are great cost about $140 $150

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  Reply # 496920 22-Jul-2011 20:15
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MagicTV Box..... the remote is a learning remote plus glows in the dark :-)

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  Reply # 496936 22-Jul-2011 20:57
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You could buy a cheap learning remote of some type to pair with both a receiver and the TV.

If their TV's best connection is S-video you should be aware that some receivers lack S-video. The quality is much nicer than composite.

If the TV is from the 2000s and has component then it might be a HD CRT TV. Check the manual for "1080i". If that is the case then there are some obstacles to overcome before HD from Freeview|HD can be made to work on a pre-HDCP TV.



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  Reply # 496959 22-Jul-2011 22:28
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Thanks for those suggestions, and will check them out. I had thought of a learning remote, but some of those are quite complex. I have a logitech one myself, which is great for me, but would be like a computer for an elderly person.

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