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    Exclamation Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    So I hear Freeview is now going HD - High Definition

    Can someone tell me which of these

    http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv...xes/index.html

    digital receivers, is HD compatible? There's a big price difference between them so I want to get the right one!

    BTW: I'm receiving my signal via UHF aerial, not satellite

    Another thing, are there any alternative brand receivers (HD Capable) other than those FreeView suggest (but that would still work with freeview)
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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    The Zinwell Terrestrial is what you want. It has HD already on some programs on TV3 with TV1 HD coming soon. The HD will be like Topsy and just grow. A lot of Aussie sourced stuff is now made in HD.

    It comes through a UHF arial, so one of those is needed.

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Will depend where you live in NZ as to whether you get HD reception yet or not.

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Satellite: SD
    Terrestrial: HD (limited programs at the moment though)

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    The Zinwell Terrestrial is what you want. It has HD already on some programs on TV3 with TV1 HD coming soon. The HD will be like Topsy and just grow. A lot of Aussie sourced stuff is now made in HD.

    It comes through a UHF arial, so one of those is needed.

    Ken
    Yep. Topsy just grew and grew and grew. Very much like Auckland for example. Others will have to pay the price possibly in the way of extra tax as we are now doing anyway.

    About time all people in NZ had decent TV as we will not be able to afford to go anywhere but home.

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    I just hope that someone soon brings in cheaper HD STBs soon as the $399 and above is way too expensive for the average person. I suspect that we won't see any drop until after the Olympics as that seems to be the HD carrot being held out infront of people..
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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatjoez View Post
    Another thing, are there any alternative brand receivers (HD Capable) other than those FreeView suggest (but that would still work with freeview)
    FreeView accredited receivers support all functionality, but some others will also work to an extent. I'm using an Elgato EyeTV to watch FreeView on my laptop, it's not accredited but everything works except for the Guide. I expect that there are several other receivers available, both for computers and as stand-alone boxes for your TV.

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    The Zinwell Terrestrial is what you want. It has HD already on some programs on TV3 with TV1 HD coming soon. The HD will be like Topsy and just grow. A lot of Aussie sourced stuff is now made in HD.

    It comes through a UHF arial, so one of those is needed.

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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Dracos. Nil stock at present.. Looks beter that the Zinwell / DSE models from reviews I've seen..
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    Default Re: Freeview HD TV? Which receiver do you need?

    Certainly not an abundance of info on all this.
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