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Old 07-01-2018, 12:33 PM   #406
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Receiving Analogue Channels

Hi all, just got a Philips 32" TV with built in Tuner.

Managed to get all SG Digital FTA channels. But I cant get any of the SG channels via Analogue. Is that normal?

I managed to get several Indonesia channels though, albeit really poor quality. Only 1 or 2 are borderline watchable

Im using a cheap $10 antenna similar to those in post #398.

What are the chances that the antenna is faulty? Do you guys think buying a funke combo 5.1 & using the boost will improve my reception?

Ultimate aim is to try get malaysia channels. Currently no hints of any malaysia channels even if I manually tune to malaysia channel frequency that was mentioned in one of the old posts(cant seem to find it now).

Im staying in Eunos area & on 3rd floor. My area is green, ie indoor signal ready.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:45 PM   #407
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Hi all, just got a Philips 32" TV with built in Tuner.

Managed to get all SG Digital FTA channels. But I cant get any of the SG channels via Analogue. Is that normal?

I managed to get several Indonesia channels though, albeit really poor quality. Only 1 or 2 are borderline watchable

Im using a cheap $10 antenna similar to those in post #398.

What are the chances that the antenna is faulty? Do you guys think buying a funke combo 5.1 & using the boost will improve my reception?

Ultimate aim is to try get malaysia channels. Currently no hints of any malaysia channels even if I manually tune to malaysia channel frequency that was mentioned in one of the old posts(cant seem to find it now).

Im staying in Eunos area & on 3rd floor. My area is green, ie indoor signal ready.
It is normal.

IF your TV can give you 1080p full hd video, why are you trying to get poor quality analog video??

Your area is indoor signal ready, that's why you can receive 7 HD singapore channels.

It has nothing to do with malaysia channels.
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:23 PM   #408
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IF your TV can give you 1080p full hd video, why are you trying to get poor quality analog video??
Main aim is to try get the Malaysian channels. But found it quite odd that I couldnt get any sg analogue channels, even with antenna out the window. So thought I'd just check to see if I can rule out faulty antenna. Don't want to buy a $50 active antenna if I dont need to.

Probably divert the $$$ to tv box now
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:09 PM   #409
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anyone can advise what antenna should I buy if I want to receive Malaysia and Indonesia channel
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:16 PM   #410
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anyone can advise what antenna should I buy if I want to receive Malaysia and Indonesia channel
Summary of my readings past few days + own trial & error.

Getting Overseas channels is less about antenna & more about location & level of flat. To quote one of the posts, "getting overseas channel is a bonus".

Seems like:

1) If you stay near coast, chances higher to receiving Overseas channel. Eg, someone in Yishun managed to receive most of Malaysia's free to air channels. I managed to receive Indo channels but poor quality. I cant get Malaysia channels from 3rd floor of Eunos area flat.

2) If you stay higher floors where antenna "line of sight" is not blocked, higher chance to receiving Overseas Channel.

So suggest you take into consideration your location & try with cheap antenna 1st. If you can receive, but with poor quality, then maybe can invest in active antenna.

Otherwise, suggest you explore other options to receive Overseas channels, like SH/Mio/Android box.

Also, maybe you can tell us your location & flat level. The more experienced brothers can chip in then.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:22 PM   #411
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Main aim is to try get the Malaysian channels. But found it quite odd that I couldnt get any sg analogue channels, even with antenna out the window. So thought I'd just check to see if I can rule out faulty antenna. Don't want to buy a $50 active antenna if I dont need to.

Probably divert the $$$ to tv box now
I was also trying my best to get Malaysian Channel in low level flat in the East side and even went to buy active 80KM antennas from Harvey Norman and Amazon to ensure coverage to Malaysia. Alas, it was but a complete and utter waste of my money. At least Amazon is nice enough to refund and let me keep the device since shipping back to US will be a more costly feat.

So take it from my experience, if you cannot even remotely get Malaysian channel, save your money and don't invest in any active antennas.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:51 AM   #412
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Main aim is to try get the Malaysian channels. But found it quite odd that I couldnt get any sg analogue channels, even with antenna out the window. So thought I'd just check to see if I can rule out faulty antenna. Don't want to buy a $50 active antenna if I dont need to.

Probably divert the $$$ to tv box now
If you want to watch malaysia free to air channels, just get an cheap andriod box for less than $30, then install "TV Malaysia Online" by Zafitrah from playstore.

You can also get FTA indonesia channels from another app from the same author.

You can try it on your android phone or tablet first.

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Old 14-01-2018, 11:23 AM   #413
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Check the bit error rate, and signal strentgth and quality that your tv is receiving. All digital tv allow u to do so. I, too, was having similar problems and found that the bit error was 2000 whenever the picture quality deteriorated while signal strength and quality were both at 100%. It turns out that my router's signal was interfering with my tv's antenna. Solved the problem by getting a new antenna from carousell that was much cheaper than the branded one I got from NTUC.
So if the bit error rate is crappy, having 100% signal rate also no point? What causes poor bit error rate?

& also, which parameter is the Bit Error Rate in this TV Model?

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