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« on: Sun 27 April, 2008 - 10:24 pm »

I have poopy reception for my telly...  there is a sky dish just outside my wee [converted-washhouse] cottage and the other main aerial wotsit is up on the main house... I was thinking of getting a free digital set-up though as my telly is a nice new bravia one and I want good reception... any recommendations?

oh yeah, I am technologically challenged, so type in *simple* words ehh...  eek  eek  eek

    
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« Reply #1 on: Sun 27 April, 2008 - 10:49 pm »

if you have the dish get a freeview satellite receiver.
if you can get a uhf signal from the main transmitter, and want to lash out a bit, then you
can get a freeview terrestrial receiver and get high definition TV 
hi-def boxes are still a bit pricey as they only just come on the market (around $500)
but you have to have a UHF aerial and a signal from the main transmitter.
you get the same stations on each transmision but only hi-def from the "normal" aerial
...well that is when they transmit a program in HD as not all are, but they are upscalling a lot of standard def ones. i could go on but....
have a look here as well  www.freeviewnz.tv

any questions...?
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« Reply #2 on: Sun 27 April, 2008 - 10:53 pm »

yep, I've looked at the freeview site before and was going to get the receiver box wotsitty setup... you reckon it's worth waiting for them to come down in price?

I will probably put it off until I find a new job anyway...

thanks anyhoo! 
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« Reply #3 on: Sun 27 April, 2008 - 11:12 pm »

the hi-def ones will come down in the next few months. there will also be generic non freeview "branded" ones starting to be imported, like the cheap satellite boxes you can get off TM now.
but if you want to go sat now there are units on TM now going for under a hundred dollars.
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« Reply #4 on: Sun 27 April, 2008 - 11:27 pm »

JJ velly good at speaking to technophobic peeps. Believe it!   
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« Reply #5 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 01:19 pm »

I got a cheap freeview box from TM, works great, was $130 when I got it, you can get them around $100 now, I've been trying for the last few days to get a really cheap one(sub $50), but they tend to go for $70 - $80
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« Reply #6 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 01:21 pm »

and I'm not sure about hi-def myself, unless you've got a huge tv, I can't see it making too much of a difference
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« Reply #7 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 07:11 pm »

hi def only good (and it's very good ) if you have lcd or plasma that will do 1080i resolution
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« Reply #8 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 08:23 pm »

hi def only good (and it's very good ) if you have lcd or plasma that will do 1080i resolution

hnmmmm, mine is a smallish lcd (20inches or so?) but I think it does that...  eek

thanks guys... will do some research...  eek
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« Reply #9 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 08:42 pm »

*general note*

if you go to a TV shop and look at sets and they have them plugged into a DVD playing a demo disc so it makes the tv look REALY good....
that's what hi def tv looks like  ...but!

only if the program being broadcast is made in HD. otherwise they will be upscalled standard def programs, still better than analouge though.
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« Reply #10 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 09:45 pm »

Speaking of LCD TV's

check out what I saw at Bond and Bond the other day

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/shop.do?cID=111&pID=6468

was tempted, but alas would be silly to buy something like that, gotta stick with the 10 yo 29 inch TV ... but I guess I spend more time looking at the laptop anyway
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« Reply #11 on: Mon 28 April, 2008 - 09:51 pm »

nice price, and the acers aren't too bad.  i'd wait till they have the digital tuner inbuilt and see what price they are.
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