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petetherock 26-03-2013 10:07 AM

Singapore Digital TV discussion thread - all related talk, please post here
DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting - Singapore


Singapore DVB-T2 plans move ahead
Singapore’s Media Development Authority has announced that all free-to-air terrestrial TV channels will go fully digital by the end of 2013 using the DVB-T2 standard. With Singapore’s migration to digital TV, free-to-air broadcaster MediaCorp will transmit all its seven FTA channels digitally by end 2013.
Channels 5, 8, Suria and Vasantham will be available in HD by end 2013. The remaining three channels – okto, Channel U and Channel NewsAsia will first be broadcast in SDS from end 2013, before being broadcast in HD in 2016.
2 July 2012
Source: Broadband TV News

DVB-T2 trial in September

Singapore will be embarking on a nationwide trial for the Digital Video Broadcasting - Second-Generation Terrestrial (DVB-T2) standard for Digital Terrestrial Television.
The trial was announced by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore's Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, during his opening address at Broadcast Asia 2011.
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is putting in place a trial network by September this year to determine how DVB-T2 can be adopted.
Dr Yaacob also announced that consumers in Singapore and overseas will be able to freely access MediaCorp's seven free-to-air channels on the Internet within the next year.
Singapore TV is on schedule to go fully digital, in line with ASEAN's aim to switch off analogue transmission between 2015 and 2020.
Main source: Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union
Item added: 27th June 2011

DVB-T2 service for Singapore

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has selected Media Broadcast, a company of the TDF Group, to conduct a technical trial which will be used to prepare for a free-to-air DTT service using the DVB-T2 standard in Singapore.
Media Broadcast will provide technical consultancy to design and manage the technical trial for deriving the suitable DVB-T2 transmission modes and technical parameters.
The trial will begin in August with the co-operation of Local Broadcasters. Both the quality of in house and mobile reception will be tested.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 20th June 2011

petetherock 26-03-2013 10:08 AM

UHF27 - 522MHz

Channel U(SD) - live
Channel News Asia (SD) - live
okto (SD) - live

UHF29 - 538MHz

Suria (HD) - live
Channel 5 (HD) - live

UHF31 - 554MHz

Channel 8 (HD) - live
Vasantham (HD) - live

petetherock 26-03-2013 10:10 AM

DVB-T2 Receiver Specification

If you have bought a recent TV, don't fret, just use it!
There will be set top box solutions etc.

As for new TVs, if you can hold off, let the prices stabilise, and see what is really compatible before you jump in.

tuckloong 26-03-2013 10:24 AM

hope the settop boxes pricing will drop to $60 plus soon :)

Hisashiburi 26-03-2013 10:45 AM

If we subscribe to singtel or starhub cable tv, do we still need a dvb-t2 receiver?


Elvis_j_s 26-03-2013 11:32 AM

I think those tv without DVB-t2 will getting cheaper.

petetherock 26-03-2013 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Elvis_j_s (Post 74995831)
I think those tv without DVB-t2 will getting cheaper.

IMO, only for the basic models, and the run out ones.

mrsun18 26-03-2013 12:55 PM

On the ball la...Thanks to our moderator for the timely update.

kheng86 26-03-2013 01:31 PM

what is the price of the tv box now?

Kiwi8 26-03-2013 01:55 PM


Anyway, those of u who are into TV tuner card solutions (either for recording or watching TV on a computer) can consider the following cards:

BGT3620 by BlackGold
TBS6280 by TBS

Reppps 26-03-2013 05:41 PM

HD finally. :s22::s22:

Windowlover 26-03-2013 08:00 PM

Current TV maker have DVB-T2 standard ? Which model ? This information is good as I'm planning to get one for replacement. :s13::s13::s13:

tuckloong 26-03-2013 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by Windowlover (Post 75007396)
Current TV maker have DVB-T2 standard ? Which model ? This information is good as I'm planning to get one for replacement. :s13::s13::s13:

ya can beo beo buy next year le? hope to see 4k ones with dvb t2 incorporated also?

touchme 26-03-2013 10:39 PM

Seems very fickle, not long ago, terminated dvb-t, citing no commercial demand/apllications, now revive with T2.

XiaoMan 26-03-2013 10:46 PM

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.

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