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Old 15-01-2014, 01:10 AM   #1006
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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.
Who is the distro? How many years of warranty? The box states 4 years but maybe only for margon's home country
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Old 15-01-2014, 01:45 AM   #1007
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yah i spoke to the lady and she said it has 1 year warranty, but when i told them that it was written 4 years on the box, she said she will go and check again.
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Old 15-01-2014, 02:51 AM   #1008
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You guys have to understand that currently indoor reception of uhf signal is really terrible

You might have better chance of receiving it properly if you put your antenna near your windows
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #1009
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refer earlier posts on missing channels.

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anyone noticed got new channels? okto, ch u and cna all in the 800+ range
Noticed few days ago. Was so puzzled did I press anything wrongly!@#$

Now got to re-arrange the button numbers, looks like they roll out the service even without these basic info fixed.

btw, anyone knows for DTV are we able to set 2 or more buttons to a channel, eg I want the auto scan channel 2 for HD8 to ALSO go to button 8.
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Old 15-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #1010
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You guys have to understand that currently indoor reception of uhf signal is really terrible

You might have better chance of receiving it properly if you put your antenna near your windows
You have to understand that fluctuating indoor signal is only one of the reasons for poor/no reception. Don't forget transmitter can have breakdown too.
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Old 15-01-2014, 02:59 PM   #1011
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Digital TV Signal Coverage Planning

A planner has essentially three main options for the design of digital tv signal coverage for a given geographical area.
  • High Power Transmitter
  • Low Power Transmitter
  • Repeater

High Power Transmitter
This is deployed similar to the traditional analogue tv transmitter to cover a big geographical area, though the power requirement is much reduced, since digital tv requires much lower signal level for reception.

Low Power Transmitter
Low power transmitters can be used entirely to replace the use of a single high power transmitter or supplement the signal coverage area of the high power transmitter at the fringe. The contents for transmission can be received at the transmitter sites via satellite, microwave or fiber-based source from the head-end. These transmitters usually work in a Single Frequency Network (SFN), thereby economising on valuable spectrum resources. Because of the nature of digital tv, reception is still possible in locations receiving signals from multiple transmitters on the same frequency.

Repeater
Repeaters, as simple on-channel repeaters, receive digital signal - the same signal picked up by end users' tv from a nearby transmtter - and re-transmit. This is unlike the low power transmitters, which receive their source from satellite, microwave or fiber. The use of SFN contrasts with the frequency planning required in the cellular network.


Current digital tv network deployments generally favour transmitters over repeaters for wide area coverage, limiting the use of repeaters to spot coverage of unserved area such as malls, tranportation terminals, etc.
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Old 15-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #1012
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Margon 2.0 how was it place on TV console or must hang near window? And power can using existing TV USB supply ?
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #1013
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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
yes... confirmed that my area also cannot recv signal for UHF27. tested yesterday nite till now still cannot get signal.
suspect that they may have changed the transmitter... or the signal is weaker.
when i manual scan and stay at UHF27, can see >90% signal for split sec then back to 0%... after some time another 90% signal for split sec then back to 0%.
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:28 PM   #1014
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Margon 2.0 how was it place on TV console or must hang near window? And power can using existing TV USB supply ?
Both also can. There is a stand to hang or to place on table. Can use tv usb supply.
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Old 15-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #1015
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MediaCorp Outage?

My channel 27 (and all) still perfect...

Instead of guessing, why not call up MediaCorp to verify? The feedback would also help them to evaluate their own performance.
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Old 15-01-2014, 10:10 PM   #1016
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Guys,

What is the price difference between Margon 2.0 and 5.0?
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Old 15-01-2014, 11:49 PM   #1017
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Guys,

What is the price difference between Margon 2.0 and 5.0?
Margon 2.0 = $39
Margon 5.0 = $59
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Old 15-01-2014, 11:57 PM   #1018
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tested Channel U, okto etc on Darco stb. its working perfectly. staying in Bishan area

edited its on UHF27 freq
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Old 16-01-2014, 01:17 AM   #1019
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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?
UHF27 is back!
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Old 16-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #1020
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Margon 2.0 = $39
Margon 5.0 = $59
Where can I buy them? I've seen only the Daiyo ones locally.
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