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FreeView with s video, cheap as possible

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Sh4rk, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Sh4rk

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    As Title. I am looking for a cheap Freeview box with s video output, as cheap as possible. Optical output for audio would be good as well.
    Also, could you recommend a cheap portable aerial.
    Thanks
     
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    No one got any ideas?
     
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    Hi

    I think the silence is due to there not being such a thing. Look at this list
    I am not an expert in these boxes but as far as I can see you have to be in PVR territory before you get s-video options eg pace Twin and Topfield.

    Why do you want s-video? It is inferior to RGB through a scart (usually). Have you run out of scarts; why not use a splitter or daisy chain your kit?

    Regards Richard
     
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    S-video is available from numerous (non-DVR) Freeview STB including the Sony and Pioneer.

    Unfortunately, neither of these are at the 'value' end of the market. I'm fairly confident s-video output can be had from cheaper boxes too but I have no personal experience of any of them so can't make a recommendation.
     
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    misspost
     
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    some of the cheaper boxes have S-video via scart on the TV out assuming you want 1 S-video out not RGB and S-video out just look at boxes in your pricerange and check specs for S-video out.

    As for portable aerial, is this for Freeview? you will probaly struggle unless very very close to transmitter
     
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    The reason for s video is that my tft doesn't have scart. It only has DVI VGA composite and s video. Yes the portable aerial would be for freeview. Is there any way to check how close i am to a transmitter? Any suggestions on the best aerial so that i can try it out?
     
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    For local transmitter info, give the Wolfbane site a try. Just enter your postcode.
     

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