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Is the Freeview picture better from an integrated tuner?

twarde

Active Member
As above. I was wondering whether apart from the obvious saving of scart connection losses/distortion, does a Freeview tuner integrated into the panel perform better picture wise than an external one? I would hope that an integrated one would stay in the digital domain and scale better. The same question applies whether LCD or Plasma panel. Anyone know?
 

RyanK

Active Member
not much difference, plus it all depends on how sensitive your IDVT tuner is. I`ve found that my pace twin STB is more sensitive and less prone to picture breakups than my IDTV
 

mjw123

Novice Member
Yeah iv'e got the Samsung with built in tuner and also find my pace twin is less prone to signal break up.
 

msg

Active Member
No problem at all with break-up on my Panny LX-26LXD50.

Signal strength around 80%.

Picture sharper than previous Pioneer freeview box and never crashes and never suffers from frozen pictures/blockiness.

So, may boil down to strength and quality of signal in your area.

:thumbsup:
 
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Rob1698

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You would think that an integrated tuner will just decode the digital stream and write the result directly into the panel's framestore. No analog processing involved.
In practice, you will often find that the integrated tuner is just a standard design that outputs analog RGB, which is processed in the TV just like any external RGB source.
I.e. it is like the external tuner boxed in with the TV, and controlled by the same remote.

Maybe this will change sometime.
 

Dune

Active Member
Rob1698 said:
In practice, you will often find that the integrated tuner is just a standard design that outputs analog RGB, which is processed in the TV just like any external RGB source.
Are you speculating or do you know this for certain? If you are sure of this, which models do as you say?

Dave
 

GaryB

Distinguished Member
Rob1698 is correct. Most IDTVs use tuner modules from one of a few manufacturers that produce them for this purpose. The most common is Vestel but there are a few others.
 

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