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Old 23-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #1891
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er... how to check if my tv got built-in DVB T2 tuner?

no idea what model the tv is, only know is LG plasma tv.
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Old 23-04-2014, 07:38 PM   #1892
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er... how to check if my tv got built-in DVB T2 tuner?

no idea what model the tv is, only know is LG plasma tv.
Have to find your TV manual and check your brand.
Should be able to find.
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Old 23-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #1893
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er... how to check if my tv got built-in DVB T2 tuner?

no idea what model the tv is, only know is LG plasma tv.
check whether your TV model is listed on this MDA DVB-T2 site: http://www.mda.gov.sg/PublicEducatio...ingScheme.aspx

If your TV is bought before April 2013, it wouldn't be equipped with T2 receiver. To check TV model, you can see the back of your TV to check.

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Old 23-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #1894
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A lot of useful info in here. But everything is scattered and lost among the massive thread. I would like to highlight some of the important post.

Tips about buying a DVB-T2 tuner overseas.
Not all DVB-T2 tuner set top will work in Singapore. It has to support DVB-T2 version 1.3.1. Older versions will NOT work in Singapore. Be careful.
Click on the spoiler.
Spoiler!

Spoiler!


Set top bought overseas that are known to work


Spoiler!

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Old 24-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #1895
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Is important to make sure the brand you purchase do support firmware upgrade.

By the way, anyone notice channel 8 audio seem at time distorted? Other channels seem fine.
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Old 24-04-2014, 08:36 AM   #1896
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I heard the random tick sounds on ch 8 HD On mio....I Thot it was my TV problem.
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Old 24-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #1897
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I have been using the cheapo V antenna for years now. Recently those cheap hardware shop (those brightly lit ones) still sell it but the quality is damn lousy. My pictures are come on and off and now it works and a hr later i need to tweak it again. Its a contact issue and i rectified it but it still comes and go randomly (suay suay my recording of last week star awards was a blank clip)

I see many bros recommend the daiyo antenna but its really way off my budget (60+ iirc)
Is there any other ways to obtain a better antenna
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Old 24-04-2014, 06:47 PM   #1898
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Old 24-04-2014, 08:13 PM   #1899
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I have been using the cheapo V antenna for years now. Recently those cheap hardware shop (those brightly lit ones) still sell it but the quality is damn lousy. My pictures are come on and off and now it works and a hr later i need to tweak it again. Its a contact issue and i rectified it but it still comes and go randomly (suay suay my recording of last week star awards was a blank clip)

I see many bros recommend the daiyo antenna but its really way off my budget (60+ iirc)
Is there any other ways to obtain a better antenna
margon digital antenna cost lesser than daiyo, around 30-40dollars if i remember correctly. available at Fairprice XTRA stores.

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margon digital antenna cost lesser than daiyo, around 30-40dollars if i remember correctly. available at Fairprice XTRA stores.

I'm using the V type cheapo antenna and have same encountered like you when I use first few days... This antenna cannot bent fully as the copper wires is very thin connection to antenna by soldering. End up I need to dismantle and solder it again... after that it is OK.. maybe wires was broken so this connection is on/off.. do try to solder it if possible.
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Is there any other ways to obtain a better antenna
You may wish to try my prototype which I just made:

Step 1, strip off about 12 cm of insulation from one end of a suitable coaxial cable, as shown


Step 2, separate the centre conductor and the screen wire and twist the screen wire together. There is no need to remove the insulation of the centre conductor if there is no copper foil or aluminum foil covering the insulation. Bend the centre conductor and the screen to form a "T" as shown



The results of the reception as used for my Draco in the living room:

Chan 27 >90/98 (Signal Intensity/Picture Quality)
Chan 29 >90/98
Chan 31 >90/98
Chan 33 >90/98
Chan 38 >60/98
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Old 25-04-2014, 11:16 AM   #1902
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er... how to check if my tv got built-in DVB T2 tuner?

no idea what model the tv is, only know is LG plasma tv.
As your is plasma, very unlikely. Is best to check with the model number to confirm. Only models from 2nd half of 2013 has DVB-T2. For LG, it usually ended up with T as last character of the model number.
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Old 25-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #1903
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I heard the random tick sounds on ch 8 HD On mio....I Thot it was my TV problem.
Yes, that is the one. I though is my TV problem too. You can hear the same from MSN. So it looks like a source problem and nothing to do with tuner or TV.

It has been like that for more then 1 month.
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Channel 8 recently very poor reception. Watching 7pm hk drama got noise
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Old 25-04-2014, 12:57 PM   #1905
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The original purpose when I purchase my DVB-T2 STB was for this.
But it has not been successful thus far, yet.

In fact, Batam (Indonesia) has started transmitting in DVB-T2!
But their rollout have been glitchy. Transmission on and off air. Data (channel no) have been not consistent.

The ERP from their transmission tower seems not that strong.
If you are in the East Coast area, have higher chance.

1 or 2 of the frequency used also seems to clash with analog frequency of some Malaysia TV stations.
Ya East coast area high rise can see le...
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