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Old 25-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #3196
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the new firmware did improve for my reception
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Old 27-11-2014, 11:01 AM   #3197
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i also intending to get the homeworx antenna from amazon. anyone received and tried yet?
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Old 27-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #3198
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Can't find any announcement/mention in Starhub or MDA website on Mediacorps HD channels via DVB-C...

Anyone can find pls share.
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Old 27-11-2014, 02:23 PM   #3199
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Can't find any announcement/mention in Starhub or MDA website on Mediacorps HD channels via DVB-C...

Anyone can find pls share.
TIA
the news is somewhere in this thread~ anyway, here's the link~

StarHub TV Rolls Out More HD Content
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Old 27-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #3200
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the news is somewhere in this thread~ anyway, here's the link~

StarHub TV Rolls Out More HD Content
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It seems this news is targeting those with StarHub’s HD Interactive or HubStation HD set-top box...

I am looking news that mention TV with DVB-C tuner or 'TV with right digital tuner'....or non subscriber can access through HDB TV point on the wall...

Can help to point me
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Old 27-11-2014, 04:50 PM   #3201
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Thanks!

It seems this news is targeting those with StarHub’s HD Interactive or HubStation HD set-top box...

I am looking news that mention TV with DVB-C tuner or 'TV with right digital tuner'....or non subscriber can access through HDB TV point on the wall...

Can help to point me
i didn't see any official statement that inform the public on FTA HD channels on DVB-C but since starhub's HD STB is using DVB-C, those users with such tuners will able to receive as long the channel is un-encrypted~

the starhub article said on 28 Aug, they would make 3 FTA HD channels (8, Suria, Vasan) available w/o additional cost and that was how we hv tested and confirmed we are able to receive the channels~
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Old 28-11-2014, 04:56 PM   #3202
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i didn't see any official statement that inform the public on FTA HD channels on DVB-C but since starhub's HD STB is using DVB-C, those users with such tuners will able to receive as long the channel is un-encrypted~

the starhub article said on 28 Aug, they would make 3 FTA HD channels (8, Suria, Vasan) available w/o additional cost and that was how we hv tested and confirmed we are able to receive the channels~
It's a pity that they didn't make any official announcement, or more people will benefit as they don't need to waste money on new tv or get DVB-T2 tuner/antenna if their existing tv have DVB-C tuner
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Old 28-11-2014, 07:52 PM   #3203
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It's a pity that they didn't make any official announcement, or more people will benefit as they don't need to waste money on new tv or get DVB-T2 tuner/antenna if their existing tv have DVB-C tuner
I think if they were to make an offcial announcement on DVB-C, it will cause many confusion among peoples since they might be confused whether to get DVB-C or DVB-T2 TV/set top box.


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Old 29-11-2014, 08:20 AM   #3204
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I think if they were to make an offcial announcement on DVB-C, it will cause many confusion among peoples since they might be confused whether to get DVB-C or DVB-T2 TV/set top box.


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just because they afraid to cause confusion, they making people wasting hundred and thousands of dollars per household...can't imagine how many millions wasted overall for whole singapore....don't think that is right way of doing thing.

anyway, getting DVB-C or DVB-T2 is only 2 choices...quite straight forward, shouldn't be confusing for any adult...
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just because they afraid to cause confusion, they making people wasting hundred and thousands of dollars per household...can't imagine how many millions wasted overall for whole singapore....don't think that is right way of doing thing.

anyway, getting DVB-C or DVB-T2 is only 2 choices...quite straight forward, shouldn't be confusing for any adult...
Actually they can choose to make a digital ready label only for TV models that have both standards, rather than just T2 like what we have at the moment. T2 only or C TVs will not get any label.

Shouldn't be too difficult since almost all TVs with T2 will already have C, and this should force Samsung to unlock the C tuner for Singapore.
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Old 29-11-2014, 12:26 PM   #3206
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just because they afraid to cause confusion, they making people wasting hundred and thousands of dollars per household...can't imagine how many millions wasted overall for whole singapore....don't think that is right way of doing thing.

anyway, getting DVB-C or DVB-T2 is only 2 choices...quite straight forward, shouldn't be confusing for any adult...
i would think MDA made a wrong move~ they shld made manufacturers to bring in TVs with DVB-T2 & C as a standard for new TV sets in the first place~ like europe where they hv DVB-T2, C & S2 as common features for new tvs~

now that they had campaigning for dvb-t2 for 1 yr, it's kinda like shooting themselves if they say there's a better option which already existed long ago & w/o the need of antenna to get HD channels~
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Old 29-11-2014, 02:04 PM   #3207
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Actually they can choose to make a digital ready label only for TV models that have both standards, rather than just T2 like what we have at the moment. T2 only or C TVs will not get any label.

Shouldn't be too difficult since almost all TVs with T2 will already have C, and this should force Samsung to unlock the C tuner for Singapore.
Agree with you. The hands off approach is confusing and not helpful. So many consumers supported Digital with T2 but connected to starhub cable antenna. A waste of their money.
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Old 29-11-2014, 07:27 PM   #3208
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for those who already have a TV with built-in DVT-T2 tuner, and just looking for an indoor antenna can consider this model posted by LxIxVxE.

Below are my result from Bishan, I'm using Sony 55W904A.


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Old 29-11-2014, 11:17 PM   #3209
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I don't see much on the performance, so far only noticed that the previous firmware do not have Singapore in the country list now got.
just got a set which have pre-installed with this version.

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Old 29-11-2014, 11:37 PM   #3210
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Any bro also order cheap n good non powered antenna for the tv tuner? Can recommend good one thx
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