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Old 04-01-2017, 05:36 PM   #16
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OK, need some advice here. haha...

Am currently on Starhub box but wife wants to terminate.
TV is old without DVB-T2 tuner so I need a set top box.

Saw AC Ryan Playon!Live but it looks like quite an old device.

Any recommendations for a value for $ box? Best if it can do recording and play external media.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:46 PM   #17
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OK, need some advice here. haha...

Am currently on Starhub box but wife wants to terminate.
TV is old without DVB-T2 tuner so I need a set top box.

Saw AC Ryan Playon!Live but it looks like quite an old device.

Any recommendations for a value for $ box? Best if it can do recording and play external media.
This has been discussed many times before, do a search for it in URL stated in post#2.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:55 AM   #18
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noob question:

shifting to new place maybe Apr or May, Lavender area and getting a new tv, am i correct to say, in summary, i need get a tv which has a built-in tuner and also an external antenna?
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:37 AM   #19
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noob question:

shifting to new place maybe Apr or May, Lavender area and getting a new tv, am i correct to say, in summary, i need get a tv which has a built-in tuner and also an external antenna?
All TV come with built-in tuner, it's the type of tuner that matter. Made sure it is DVB-T2 (labelled with "Digital TV" logo), ask the salesman if it simply states DVB-T.

And yes, you will need an external indoor antenna, existing old HDB MATV point might also work.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:41 AM   #20
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All TV come with built-in tuner, it's the type of tuner that matter. Made sure it is DVB-T2 (labelled with "Digital TV" logo), ask the salesman if it simply states DVB-T.

And yes, you will need an external indoor antenna, existing old HDB MATV point might also work.
cool thanks

shifting to new BTO, these new flats comes with points that i can connect? If have means no external antenna required?
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:50 AM   #21
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looking for a dvb-t2 setup box together with antenna
any recommendations tks
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:07 AM   #22
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cool thanks

shifting to new BTO, these new flats comes with points that i can connect? If have means no external antenna required?
No, external antenna is still require. The TV outlet in these BTO flats are meant for cable TV, in short it doesn't carry DVB-T2 signal. If you want to use these point then you need to purchase TV that come with DVB-C tuner which cost a bit more.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:09 AM   #23
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looking for a dvb-t2 setup box together with antenna
any recommendations tks
This has been asked/discussed many times liao, kindly do a search in the old thread.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:11 AM   #24
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No, external antenna is still require. The TV outlet in these BTO flats are meant for cable TV, in short it doesn't carry DVB-T2 signal. If you want to use these point then you need to purchase TV that come with DVB-C tuner which cost a bit more.
ahh ok

guess will do tv+external antenna ba
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:19 AM   #25
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ahh ok

guess will do tv+external antenna ba
You might want to refer to fellow freezerz's setup here whereby he used a single antenna for the whole flat.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:48 AM   #26
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Read somewhere in this thread that DVB T will stop in March 2017.
I have some questions and hope experts here can help.

1. What about the analog signal ? Also stop in March 2017 ?
End of 2017.
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...-watch-free-to

2. Possible to get a DVB T2 set-top box with dual tuners ? I can watch one channel and record another or record both.

3. Which USB hard disk is most suitable for recording ? I mean those that can go standby mode with the set-top box.

4. I don't want to deal with internal antenna. Is it possible to receive free-to-air channel from SCV cable if I have a DVB T2 / C set-top box ?
The answer should be YES if I have DVB C set-top box.

Can I find such set-top box(DVB T2/C) here ?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:14 AM   #27
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My reply in bold.

Read somewhere in this thread that DVB T will stop in March 2017.
I have some questions and hope experts here can help.

1. What about the analog signal ? Also stop in March 2017 ?
Analog signal stop at the end of 2017. No idea about DVB-T

2. Possible to get a DVB T2 set-top box with dual tuners ? I can watch one channel and record another or record both.
Haven't come across STB with dual tuners, not branded or PRC one

3. Which USB hard disk is most suitable for recording ? I mean those that can go standby mode with the set-top box.
Best to go with thumb drive instead, 32GB USB 2 is very cheap and can last about 8hrs of recording

4. I don't want to deal with internal antenna. Is it possible to receive free-to-air channel from SCV cable if I have a DVB T2 / C set-top box ? Can I find such set-top box(DVB T2/C) here ?
You meant indoor antenna rite? If your STB has both tuner then yes but then SCV cable service might not last after 2020. Yes, such STB is usually called combo box but mostly from PRC.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:21 AM   #28
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Thank you. Thank you.
Hitting panic button... when I thought it was March 2017.

I saw on Alibaba some V8 model with dual tuners + DVB C. But I prefer to buy from local shop.

My wife record many programs and watches during weekends. So, 8 hrs may not be enough. Can use 64GB or 128GB USB stick ?

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:35 AM   #29
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Thank you. Thank you.
Hitting panic button... when I thought it was March 2017.

I saw on Alibaba some V8 model with dual tuners + DVB C. But I prefer to buy from local shop.

My wife record many programs and watches during weekends. So, 8 hrs may not be enough. Can use 64GB or 128GB USB stick ?
Do you have the URL of the dual tuner STB? Don't think it will be cheap.

Even local seller get these STB from PRC and the worst is they tend to mark up the price 2-3 times or even more!

Larger size thumb drive should work as well.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:54 AM   #30
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Do you have the URL of the dual tuner STB? Don't think it will be cheap.

Even local seller get these STB from PRC and the worst is they tend to mark up the price 2-3 times or even more!

Larger size thumb drive should work as well.
On closer look .. the dual is meant for DVB-T2 and DVB-C.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016...308.4.2.61yqPz
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