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Old 26-03-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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2 things that make me wonder

1) Did the authorities spoke to all major manufacturers if there is a possibility of replacing exisitng TV tuner cards instead of buying the box which consumed electricity and supposingly requires a seperate remote control?

2) Did they spoke to or 'force' Starhub to allow us to receive digital channels through their points instead of purchasing a seperate antenna which again consumed electricity? My flat has rooftop antenna but unable to receive. I called HDB to repair and they simply reject my request, forcing me to make my own antenna.
According to the info here:
MediaCorp : MediaCorp goes fully digital in 2013

MediaCorp will be doing the exact same thing as it did for DVB-T. That is, the signals will not be passing through StarHub antenna point if one isn't a StarHub customer. Sucks I know.
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Old 26-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #17
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Current TV maker have DVB-T2 standard ? Which model ? This information is good as I'm planning to get one for replacement.
euro models many hv DVB-T2 & C built-in to their TVs already~ some even hv DVB-S~ just browse uk webs, low end philips 4000 series, LG LS570T also hv DVB-T2/C~

i guess local vendors will clear off old stock before getting in dvb-t2 models~
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Old 26-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #18
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seem like they want u to die die subscribe/buy setup box.some more change the technology from dvb-t to dvb-t2.a bit weird you make trial on September but wanna roll over on DEC.how to know good or not?IMO,currently most lcd/led tv with dvb-t will not be able to watch due to new technology implemented.
hai ya,do thing never think.
1 more thing for those using antenna,are they able to get to those channel?if not, having setup box will bring your electricity and the subscription ===$$$$$$
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Old 27-03-2013, 04:08 AM   #19
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In the end, buy dumb tv best, the smartness and compatibility in tv cannot change, plus it is jot worth the premium. but you can keep upgrading the external smartboxes. At most, use a programmable remote.
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Old 27-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #20
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2 things that make me wonder

1) Did the authorities spoke to all major manufacturers if there is a possibility of replacing exisitng TV tuner cards instead of buying the box which consumed electricity and supposingly requires a seperate remote control?

2) Did they spoke to or 'force' Starhub to allow us to receive digital channels through their points instead of purchasing a seperate antenna which again consumed electricity? My flat has rooftop antenna but unable to receive. I called HDB to repair and they simply reject my request, forcing me to make my own antenna.
1. i doubt manufacturers will wanna do that~ too much man power & logistic required. Warranty is also a issue.

2. starhub already transmit digital signals in DVB-C long ago~ so far i only know for local tv sets, philips tv is able to recv DVB-C w/o STB, user can recv mediacorp channels in digital but not HD5 as it's encrypted~
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Old 27-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #21
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Only HD5 look nice and clean in big screen tv, the rest of digital look horrible at times especially river and forest scenes.
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #22
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1. i doubt manufacturers will wanna do that~ too much man power & logistic required. Warranty is also a issue.

2. starhub already transmit digital signals in DVB-C long ago~ so far i only know for local tv sets, philips tv is able to recv DVB-C w/o STB, user can recv mediacorp channels in digital but not HD5 as it's encrypted~
wah never know...no wonder I realised one of my TV ish esp clear and almost HD like as compared to others connected to Starhub point without HD set up box....
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #23
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wah never know...no wonder I realised one of my TV ish esp clear and almost HD like as compared to others connected to Starhub point without HD set up box....
Your TV has DVB-C tuner?
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #24
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If we subscribe to singtel or starhub cable tv, do we still need a dvb-t2 receiver?

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No. Cable TV is already digital. No action required if you own a SCV or MioTV STB.

This move is also a good opportunity for people to jump to cable TV and watch better quality shows
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #25
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Your TV has DVB-C tuner?
Must go check check since got bro mention some units in Singapore have de....esp Philips de
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #26
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Ish this one de:

Philips - 4000 series Smart LED TV 107cm (42") Full HD 1080p DVB-T/C - 42PFL4007H/12 - 4000 series - Sound and vision
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Old 27-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #27
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With the crap content mediacrap has to offer.. I don't really give two hoots whether it goes digital or HD
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #28
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2 things that make me wonder

1) Did the authorities spoke to all major manufacturers if there is a possibility of replacing exisitng TV tuner cards instead of buying the box which consumed electricity and supposingly requires a seperate remote control?
The major tv makers were all represented in the technical committee during the formulation of the standard for the dvb-t2 integrated receiver (aka tuner or set-top box).They were all aware of the business opportunities. As to whether they are doing it, it's a matter of business decision. Sunsetbay has expressed his view. In my opinion, there is no money for them to make as product life cycle gets shorter and shorter.


2) Did they spoke to or 'force' Starhub to allow us to receive digital channels through their points instead of purchasing a seperate antenna which again consumed electricity? My flat has rooftop antenna but unable to receive. I called HDB to repair and they simply reject my request, forcing me to make my own antenna.
More details on your hdb antennae please for my suggestion.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #29
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seem like they want u to die die subscribe/buy setup box.some more change the technology from dvb-t to dvb-t2.a bit weird you make trial on September but wanna roll over on DEC.how to know good or not?IMO,currently most lcd/led tv with dvb-t will not be able to watch due to new technology implemented.
hai ya,do thing never think.
The trial was from Sep 2011.They have more than 2 years to fine tune. See:
Welcome to UBIFRANCE - The French Trade Commission in Singapore
Current tv sets available in Singapore are not dvb-t2 sg compliant.
1 more thing for those using antenna,are they able to get to those channel?if not, having setup box will bring your electricity and the subscription ===$$$$$$
I wrote to MediaCorp in Jan this year to find out on which chan/frequency they will be trasmitting the new signals. They have yet to reply to me. Whether there is a need for additional antenna or modification is not known until the information is available. Regardless of the transmission, new tv set with dvb t2 standard or set top box will be required except for pay tv customers.
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Old 28-03-2013, 12:25 AM   #30
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I think I should throw in my 2 cents worth to make it clearer. I wrote in a year ago but no reply. wrote in again a month ago and bingo a reply. You can clearly see where this whole thing is headed from the reply.

Dear Sir

Thank you for your feedback.

MediaCorp has tested the DVB-T2 standard and the results show that households will be able to receive digital TV signals if they connect their existing TV to an indoor antenna and a set top box. The design of the antenna now comes in compact form such as a bar, frame or rod. Other countries such as Germany, Netherlands and USA also use indoor antennas for free-to-air (FTA) digital TV signals.

The current HDB rooftop master antennae (MATV) system was designed to receive analogue TV signals and will not able to receive digital FTA TV signals. There are no plans to upgrade the MATV system as there are other available means to receive the digital FTA channels.

This option of receiving digital FTA TV via the existing StarHub cable point involves delivery of services on a commercial infrastructure. Non-subscribers would have to connect digital cable STBs to their TVs and may incur service fees. The antenna solution enables consumers to receive digital FTA TV without the need to pay monthly charges. Starhub cable is not suitable as the long-term platform for non-subscribers to receive digital FTA.

We are mindful of the importance of free-to-air (FTA) TV to all households, and will carefully monitor the take-up rate of digital TV and ensure that as Singapore migrates to digital TV, households can continue to receive FTA TV signals. To ensure a smooth transition, MediaCorp will simultaneously broadcasting the existing analogue signals for their FTA channels for at least two years from the start of digital transmission in end-2013. This will give households time to get accustomed to receiving their TV signals digitally.



MDA will work closely with MediaCorp, as well as major manufacturers and retailers on an educational campaign to help consumers prepare for the digital switchover. MDA will also work closely with various stakeholders and grassroots organisations to determine various options for all segments of the public to seamlessly migrate to digital TV.



Please do not hesitate to contact me on 9728 9877 or email me at Zoey_MOH@mda.gov.sg should you require further assistance.



Thank you.





Yours sincerely;



Zoey Moh

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Digital Broadcasting Deployment Office Division



Media Development Authority

Note: Please do not change the subject header when you reply to this email. The subject header is used by MDA for filing of related correspondences with you.
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