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Topic # 95729 11-Jan-2012 19:28
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Since they have a AU$99 TV with inbuilt digital HD tuner I am really thinking of getting an order in with a rellie that next goes over there as even if it wont the thing makes a damn cheap monitor for testing PC's etc with.

But if the digital is known to work then i will probably see if I can get a couple.




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  Reply # 567539 11-Jan-2012 19:46
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I don't think the tuners in them will work as I think Oz uses Mpeg2 not the Mpeg4 our FreeviewHD uses.



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  Reply # 567562 11-Jan-2012 20:28
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The thing is they do have some mpeg 4 based stuff over there now sold as freeview which it lists as supporting. Its only $99 or about $125 NZ Pesos so not a huge deal if it doesnt work, since it is probably still going to be a better and cheaper HDMI screen than anything else available locally in the short term




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  Reply # 567568 11-Jan-2012 20:32
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If I'm not mistaken, it needs to support 8 MHz stepping (I think AU uses 7).

Edit: Typo 



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  Reply # 567577 11-Jan-2012 20:47
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Yeah, and that is something that the kogan customer services will not answer and just parrot that they are only sold for use in aussie. Im guessing they are from an OEM in china that churns stuff out for the whole world like the transonics and veons and dodgey supermarket madeup brands so there is a decent chance that they do it. wonder how many small tvs you can fit in your carryon?




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  Reply # 567581 11-Jan-2012 20:51
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tangerz: I don't think the tuners in them will work as I think Oz uses Mpeg2 not the Mpeg4 our FreeviewHD uses.


Freeview branded products in Australia need to support H.264, even though they don't currently broadcast anything in H.264

 

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  Reply # 567740 12-Jan-2012 09:17
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I can tell you that a ~2 year old Samsung TV will not work here. Perhaps their latest models support h.264 also.

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