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Old 14-01-2014, 06:07 PM   #991
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So Margon Antenna is powered by Draco setup box?
If u can receive the signal without booster/amplifier, then the antenna is just connect to draco stb. However if u require to use booster, then u will need to power the booster adaptor through usb port.
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Old 14-01-2014, 06:22 PM   #992
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Mostly likely convert T2 to C, afterall it's cable.
but many TV doesn't have DVB-C tuners, only most Samsung Smart TVs have C tuners.
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Old 14-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #993
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planned to try out my MATV socket in my living room but I ended up getting the wrong adaptor..
imgur: the simple image sharer
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Should have bought this type instead..
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better luck for me next time..
Haha, I thought my male and female description helped everyone to remember the correct adaptor to buy.

Anyway, any luck with the reception?

but many TV doesn't have DVB-C tuners, only most Samsung Smart TVs have C tuners.
Philips 6000 and 8000 Series have too.

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Old 14-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #994
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Just an update. I went to the service centre today and they did a test for me. I realised the included antenna for my set really is worse off than normal, so I changed it. But in the end, it can only intermittently show some signal. I wanted to buy the 2.0 antenna from them but they refused to sell to me. Odd they they are willing to do it if they come to your house. Anyway, after going from place to place, I managed to get the antenna at AMK Hub NTUC.

I was able to get crystal clear reception for all the VHF channels. Sadly, Okto, CNA and Ch U still no signal. Will do some experimentation later to see if its the position. Oddly, the gain for this "better" antenna is rated 18dB vs 20dB or the included antenna. HD on my plasma is awesome! (A pity Panasonic is no longer making Plasma TVs)

For those who are interested, they also sell a more powerful booster antenna too (5.0). It's rated 26dB gain.
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Old 14-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #995
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Just an update. I went to the service centre today and they did a test for me. I realised the included antenna for my set really is worse off than normal, so I changed it. But in the end, it can only intermittently show some signal. I wanted to buy the 2.0 antenna from them but they refused to sell to me. Odd they they are willing to do it if they come to your house. Anyway, after going from place to place, I managed to get the antenna at AMK Hub NTUC.
I would consider this as good service. Sell only when customer has tested and is satisfied with the performance of the product.

... Oddly, the gain for this "better" antenna is rated 18dB vs 20dB or the included antenna...
You can't compare apple with orange. Unless both products are tested and their gains are measured using the same method, then you can compare apple with apple.
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Old 14-01-2014, 09:33 PM   #996
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Haha, I thought my male and female description helped everyone to remember the correct adaptor to buy.

Anyway, any luck with the reception?

Philips 6000 and 8000 Series have too.
The packaging mentioned f female to pal male so i just grab it without double checking it. My fault in the end didn't check the adapter carefully first without buying. A note for me!
Since i got the wrong adapter i can't try out on receiving digital TV so shall try my luck and buy the correct adapter.

Oh Philips also has C tuners, i don't know about it actually my fault. :p

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Old 14-01-2014, 10:51 PM   #997
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Tonight my UHF27 - 522MHz (Chn U (SD), CNA (SD) & Okto (SD)) suddenly disappeared.

I auto rescan but still can't find UHF27 but now got a new UHF38 - 610MHz (Test 1 & Ch8+1) instead.

Using Daiyo EU1702 indoor antenna in Bishan North. Anybody losing UHF27 or is it just me?
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my Ch U, Okto and CNA are gone also in Punggol. Draco set top box with margon antenna.
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Old 14-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #999
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Tonight my UHF27 - 522MHz (Chn U (SD), CNA (SD) & Okto (SD)) suddenly disappeared.

I auto rescan but still can't find UHF27 but now got a new UHF38 - 610MHz (Test 1 & Ch8+1) instead.

Using Daiyo EU1702 indoor antenna in Bishan North. Anybody losing UHF27 or is it just me?
These channels also disappeared from my draco setup box, I'm at bedok north ;(
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Tonight my UHF27 - 522MHz (Chn U (SD), CNA (SD) & Okto (SD)) suddenly disappeared.

I auto rescan but still can't find UHF27 but now got a new UHF38 - 610MHz (Test 1 & Ch8+1) instead.

Using Daiyo EU1702 indoor antenna in Bishan North. Anybody losing UHF27 or is it just me?
Same, UHF27 all gone. But Test 1 & Ch8+1 is UHF33 for me. Yishun btw
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Just an update. I went to the service centre today and they did a test for me. I realised the included antenna for my set really is worse off than normal, so I changed it. But in the end, it can only intermittently show some signal. I wanted to buy the 2.0 antenna from them but they refused to sell to me. Odd they they are willing to do it if they come to your house. Anyway, after going from place to place, I managed to get the antenna at AMK Hub NTUC.

I was able to get crystal clear reception for all the VHF channels. Sadly, Okto, CNA and Ch U still no signal. Will do some experimentation later to see if its the position. Oddly, the gain for this "better" antenna is rated 18dB vs 20dB or the included antenna. HD on my plasma is awesome! (A pity Panasonic is no longer making Plasma TVs)

For those who are interested, they also sell a more powerful booster antenna too (5.0). It's rated 26dB gain.
Think u no need to experiment for Okto, CNA and Ch U. All of us suddenly cannot receive also
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:15 AM   #1002
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Think u no need to experiment for Okto, CNA and Ch U. All of us suddenly cannot receive also
Mine (Bishan) still working fine for all channels: 27, 29, 31, 33, and 38 as of now.

Those who can't receive may want to check/scan again.
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:23 AM   #1003
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The packaging mentioned f female to pal male so i just grab it without double checking it. My fault in the end didn't check the adapter carefully first without buying. A note for me!
Since i got the wrong adapter i can't try out on receiving digital TV so shall try my luck and buy the correct adapter.

Oh Philips also has C tuners, i don't know about it actually my fault. :p
Not to worry hor. That's the true meaning of "experience" - we learn from mistakes.
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:54 AM   #1004
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For those who got your Margon antenna, remember to keep your receipt, as it serve as the proof of purchase for your warranty.
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Old 15-01-2014, 12:58 AM   #1005
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i have problems receiving Ch U, CNA and Okto. Rescan many times but nothing on UHF27. I am at sengkang. Mediacock problem? The HD channels are ok
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