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    Senior Member Driftwood's Avatar
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    Default Mini Freeview Decoder

    Anyone had any experience with mini freeview decoders.
    Looking for something small enough to be hide behind a flat screen.
    Are there any about, other than the one below?

    http://www.dishtv.co.nz/index.php?ro...&product_id=58

    Or has anyone used this one & can recommend it.

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    Default Re: Mini Freeview Decoder

    Cant comment on the Freeview Decoder, so this is slightly off the subject, but setup for a person one of the HDMI devices to turn his normal TV into a smart TV. Did'nt even know it was there unless you looked.

    http://www.dishtv.co.nz/index.php?ro...product_id=149

    Once the correct wireless password was put in it work perfectly. The only down side was the remote seems a little slow in responding.

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    Default Re: Mini Freeview Decoder

    Driftwood
    We have been using one of those S7030 satellite receivers for the last 2 years of full time motorhome travel. It is used daily. Velcroed to the back of our 24" 12V TV. Perfect so far. Shop around though. I paid $120 for mine and purchased another for a friend for $129 about two months ago.

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    Default Re: Mini Freeview Decoder

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scubadoo View Post
    Driftwood
    We have been using one of those S7030 satellite receivers for the last 2 years of full time motorhome travel. It is used daily. Velcroed to the back of our 24" 12V TV. Perfect so far. Shop around though. I paid $120 for mine and purchased another for a friend for $129 about two months ago.

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    Default Re: Mini Freeview Decoder

    We have one connected to a satellite dish. It works OK, remote feels a bit light, and its a bit slow to boot up. Otherwise OK.

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    Default Re: Mini Freeview Decoder

    I guess you know that's this one is a DVB-S, satellite dish, meaning you can only record in standard definition.

    In New Zealand, you need DVB-T, a UHF antenna, for high definition.

    Also it uses USB2 external storage, usually meaning a thumb / flash drive. It's possible to get a 64 GB flash drive for about NZ $50.

    Again because it's recording in standard definition, instead of HD, should give you several days of recordings.

    If you don't mind the reduced resolution, it seems fine. Remember that HDMI output is NOT the same as HD recording. The SD recording would be upsized to HDMI resolution.

    It only has a single tuner, so you likely can't record on a different channel, while you watch live a different channel. (This would require more than one tuner)

    However you should be able to play completed recordings, while another is being recorded.


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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(New_Zealand)
    Last edited by kingdragonfly; 28-12-2016 at 07:57 PM.

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