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Freeview tv in Spain? Help needed

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by muppetmick, May 14, 2004.

  1. muppetmick

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    Hi everyone

    I was in Spain earlier this week and noticed in the hypermarket in Almerimar that they were selling Freeview boxes for 99 euros.On one side it had a list of certain Spanish channels and on the other side a complete list of the UK Freeview channels!

    Question is: Can I use one of my existing OnDigital boxes whilst in Spain and does anyone have any idea what channels I could pick up?

    Thanks

    Mick.
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    Most Ondigital boxes will work ok on other European DTTV (Digital Terrestrial TV) transmissions.
    Some older ones may not because the UK system uses 2048 carrier COFDM modulation whereas the full DVB-T standard uses 8192 carriers.
    The early UK boxes were the first out there and some earlier tuner chipsets could only handle 2048 carrires - they hadn't got around to making the early chips work at 8192 carriers.
    So YMMV if you have an older chipset in your OnD box.
    If you have its handbook, the specifications should tell you if it can handle full DVB-T at 8192 carriers.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Thanks for reply Chris.

    I have the following two models:

    Nokia 9850T

    Philips DTX 6370

    Will either of these be of any use in Spain?

    Thanks.
     

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