Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

13450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1616

Topic # 87223 22-Jul-2011 19:46
Send private message

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

Create new topic
61 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user

  Reply # 496916 22-Jul-2011 20:13
Send private message

sanyo one are great cost about $140 $150

1054 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

  Reply # 496920 22-Jul-2011 20:15
Send private message

MagicTV Box..... the remote is a learning remote plus glows in the dark :-)


917 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 38

  Reply # 496936 22-Jul-2011 20:57
Send private message

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.

13450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1616

  Reply # 496959 22-Jul-2011 22:28
Send private message

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.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50

Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45

Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41

Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21

Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15

Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59

Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42

New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18

All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54

How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.