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Old 30-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #1756
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Ever entered into a lift while communicating with your mobile, and suddenly when the door of the lift closed, you are cut off.
In the majority of cases, yes. But there are exceptions, as I have exerienced, depending on ambient signal strenght and location of lifts. New lifts installed in HDB under the Lift Upgrading Programme are mostly located away from the main building. The lift shafts are of cost saving materials that do not offer as much shielding as those constructed in the block. Faraday's cage should work but in reality is not always 100% (there are openings for lights and ventilation fans in the ceiling).
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Old 30-03-2014, 03:42 PM   #1757
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Tia gong according to Wikipedia itself, Channel NewsAsia is also on DVB-T2 Channel 27, UHF 522MHz, LCN 06, Channel U, UHF 522MHz, LCN 07, OKTO, Channel 27 UHF 522MHz, LCN 10 using 16:9 scale.

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Malaysia RTM TV1 and TV2 are using HDTV on SingTel MioTV from 31 March 2014 Channel 612/12 on RTM TV2 HD and Channel 611/11 on RTM TV1 HD
The RTM 1 and 2 you see on Wikipedia are not true. RTM TV2 is not allowed to air in Singapore due to copyrights.
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Old 30-03-2014, 05:14 PM   #1758
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1. Any idea about the coverage in cck/yew tee area?
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Coverage in CCK/Yee Tee
From Mediacorp rollout plan, indoor coverage for CCK/Yee Tee will be in Q3/Q4 2014. Check it out from the rollout map at MediaCorp is going fully digital

CCK/Yee Tee is just about 3~4km away from the main TV transmitter
-Bukit Batok Transmitting Station, 21 Lorong Sesuai, Bukit Batok Natural Reserve.

The main transmitter used for digital outdoor coverage is about 35kW ERP. Signals from this main transmitter can even be received as far as about 40km away in Kulia, Johor (line-of-sight) as indicated by one of the forumer.

(See success stories at http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ho...e-4519120.html. There are already few cases in CCK/Yee Tee. Please add your success story too!)

Even if you are under the shadow of the Hillview camp, you may still be able to receive the digital signals (but via a reflected version from a nearby structure/building). Otherwise your location could be in a signal dead zone.

In general, during the rollout, addition transmitter reasonably up to 2kW may be added within the selected area. Gapfiller (used in signal dead zone) of <100W will also be deployed accordingly.

What can happen after switch off
Currently the transmitters’ power for digital broadcast are limited to avoid interference to the adjacent analog channels. In the initial phase of the digital launch, those who are using the roof-top antenna to view Mediacorp's analog channels may have noticed that the analog UHF channels might have suffered some kind of interferences:
  • random white dots running across the TV screen
  • there could also be colourloss or colour shift
  • the audio was intermittent, etc.
But after a while, the disturbance was gone as the digital signals’ power was fine-tuned to a lower level.

As you can see, once analog is switched off (will happen between 2016 to 2020), the digital transmitters' power can then be increased, and you will have even better & stronger signals! By then, you may want to consider buying an electromagnetic umbrella shield for use above your head.…
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Old 30-03-2014, 06:13 PM   #1759
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2. Even though the digital signal coverage is good to the extend that there is no need to place the antenna near the windows, we still need 2 antenna for 2 tv at 2 different rooms right?

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Yes. 1 indoor antenna per digital receiver is recommended.
You can also share 1 antenna with multiple receivers, knock the walls and install the trunkings, lay the cables... however splitting the signals will reduce the signals' power to each receivers, and there is a limit to the number of points depending on the signal quality/strength at the antenna end. If you have an issue after that, you may need an active RF splitter, or/and an antenna with higher gain, or place the antenna outdoor. You are likely need some professional help for this.
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Old 30-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #1760
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Old 31-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #1761
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... RTM TV2 is not allowed to air in Singapore due to copyrights.
Whatever it is, my condo matv and hdb's carry analogue TV2. No issue.
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Old 31-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #1762
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The RTM 1 and 2 you see on Wikipedia are not true. RTM TV2 is not allowed to air in Singapore due to copyrights.
Whatever it is, my condo matv and hdb's carry analogue TV2. No issue.
There are 2 types of RTM TV2 around.

The one carried by StarHub cable network is pay-only, while the terrestial version continues to be free for tvs that are able to receive them.
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Old 31-03-2014, 04:01 PM   #1763
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There are 2 types of RTM TV2 around.

The one carried by StarHub cable network is pay-only, while the terrestial version continues to be free for tvs that are able to receive them.
No dispute. I didn't want to mention this earlier - analogue TV1 on scv point is free for all on the same chan3 before RTM changed the TV1 terrestrial signal to chan55 for JB (from Gunung Pulai). There is another much smaller transmitter at Desaru transmitting at chan32 (Source)

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Old 31-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #1764
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Hi All,

Any kind recommendation which tv tuner product that supports DVB T2? Which is much better? a USB or topbox. Prefer to get it locally than online.

BTW I'm using a laptop with an external monitor right now. So not sure which one to go for.
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Old 31-03-2014, 05:36 PM   #1765
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Hi All,

Any kind recommendation which tv tuner product that supports DVB T2? Which is much better? a USB or topbox. Prefer to get it locally than online.

BTW I'm using a laptop with an external monitor right now. So not sure which one to go for.
Currently there is no USB dvb-t2 tuner available.

Draco set top box will fit your requirements nicely. About $129.

If your external monitor supports the resolution of the set top box (stb) and the necessary inputs, you can just connect it to the stb directly.

You will still need a separate antenna, suitable ones can be found in this thread:
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ho...4487443-2.html
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Currently there is no USB dvb-t2 tuner available.

Draco set top box will fit your requirements nicely. About $129.

If your external monitor supports the resolution of the set top box (stb) and the necessary inputs, you can just connect it to the stb directly.

You will still need a separate antenna, suitable ones can be found in this thread:
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ho...4487443-2.html
Oooo... thanks alot!!!! So the hauppauge nanostic t2 actually is not for dvb t2? Or is the product entirely for different purposes?
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Old 31-03-2014, 07:27 PM   #1767
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Currently there is no USB dvb-t2 tuner available.

Draco set top box will fit your requirements nicely. About $129.

If your external monitor supports the resolution of the set top box (stb) and the necessary inputs, you can just connect it to the stb directly.

You will still need a separate antenna, suitable ones can be found in this thread:
HDTV talk - antenna and reception issues [consolidated] - Page 2 - www.hardwarezone.com.sg
Hi All,

Any kind recommendation which tv tuner product that supports DVB T2? Which is much better? a USB or topbox. Prefer to get it locally than online.

BTW I'm using a laptop with an external monitor right now. So not sure which one to go for.
No need to get Draco.
Draco is China made similar to other China Made STBs, but its way overpriced.
Read posts earlier in this forum or this page:
http://deluxeforums.hardwarezone.com...86989-115.html
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Old 31-03-2014, 08:05 PM   #1768
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Oooo... thanks alot!!!! So the hauppauge nanostic t2 actually is not for dvb t2? Or is the product entirely for different purposes?
It claims dvb-t2 compliant but can't meet local standard.
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No need to get Draco.
Draco is China made similar to other China Made STBs, but its way overpriced.
Read posts earlier in this forum or this page:
Digital TV (DVB T2) in Singapore [consolidated] - Page 115 - www.hardwarezone.com.sg
are u refering to daiyo indoor antenna?
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It claims dvb-t2 compliant but can't meet local standard.
thanks for the info. lucky didn't buy it.
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