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Freeview to TV tuner card

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by biscuitboy, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. biscuitboy

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    I have a Black Gold TV tuner but it had trouble picking up any channels.
    I was wondering whether I can get a freeview box and which one, that would allow me to have freeview connected to TV via Scart and then a standard aerial connection from freeview box straight into Tv tuner card??
     
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    Any Freeview receiver that has a Scart socket (all, I think) and an RF modulator (quite a few).
     
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    cool cheers
    i did a search for freeview box with rf modulator and this forum recommended the Pioneer DTF100 which i cant find in UK
    Also the Nokia 221t has a RF loopthrough which allows you connection to old TVs
    as it also has scart do you think i can just have normal aerial into freeview box, scart into TV and extra RF aerial cable from freeview into tv tuner card on PC?
    or would it get confused having 2 different source outputs, scart and RF?
    thats all i need to do, so any recommendations on best box for this?
     
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    The Black Gold DTT card would be the best option I would have thought, far better quality for viewing on a PC compared to connecting via RF/s-video to a standalone Freeview box.
    If you are having problems picking up channels then wouldn't that be an aerial or coverage problem rather than a hardware one?
     
  5. biscuitboy

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    thats correct mate
    i think its my aerial as my friend in same house (shared house) has freeview and its great and he also had TV card which worked
    how much is it to improve aerial connection, as i am in a rented room in shared house??
     
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    I have my Panasonic TUCT30 on my tuner card using the RF modulator.

    The Pioneer model is availble from places like Currys and Dixons.
     
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    You could get by with a £10(ish) indoor wideband aerial or perhaps spliting the main aerial and adding a booster might also be an option.
     
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    you know any good aerial boosters??
    or good website??
     
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    Can't comment on brands but you'll find splitters/boosters in most high street retailers, diy stores and online and I suspect they are all a much of a muchness.
    You may get by just splitting the existing aerial feed without any significant drop in reception quality.
     

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