Analogue and digital tuners

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Jaded, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Jaded

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    1. Is a digital tuner compatible with the ordinary terrestrial tv channels?
    2. Are the Freeview channels solely digital.

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    Hi

    No, a digital tuner will not work with analogue channels, only digital ones. However most TVs with inbuilt digital tuners (and DVD recorders) also have an analogue tuner, so you can still receive both analogue and digital signals.

    Yes, Freeview is the friendly name for DVB (digital video broadcasting), this is the digital system than will replace analogue from 2008 to 2012.

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    Philip. Many thanks.
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    Not strictly the case - yes, most TVs with inbuilt digital tuners also have an analogue tuner, but most DVD/HDD recorders with inbuilt digital tuners (and there are surprisingly few so far) ONLY have digital reception. The exception is the Panasonic range - DMR-ES20D (DVD) and DMR-EH60D (DVD/HDD) which can receive both types on the same tuner. PVRs - the hard drive Freeview boxes with no DVD recorder/player in them (i.e. products by Humax, Topfield, Fusion etc.) are also Freeview only, generally.
     

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