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Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« on: July 05, 2017, 23:58 »
Hope it's the correct forum.

Because analogue TV will be phased out very soon, i need to buy a digital TV box for my plasma (no built in digital tuner) to watch the basic channels.

The dtv box offered by community centre too ex. About $100+ i heard.

Can any kind bros recommend vfm brands/model?  =) what are u using?

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 07:41 »
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 23:29 »
Support local Company.

http://newmediasolutions.azurewebsites.net/Home/Store

Thanks bro. My TV doesn't have a in built TV tuner, can i use this:

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2017, 18:04 »
Bro, I have tried several DVBT2 boxes for my parents and in laws.
Either they fail after a few months or the remote controls are not responsive.
And they don't come with the indoor antenna.

The one I recommended comes with indoor active antenna and the remote is working perfectly even at a distance. And the power supply is an AC to DC adaptor instead of those direct AC in to the box and the tuner is very hot while in use.

The two antennas in your link doesn't perform well unless if your area signal is very good.

 
thanks all! zoomed into this one in the end:

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/NEW-CHIPSET-SUPPORT-RECORD-AND-TIMER-RECORD-SINGAPORE-HD-DVB/466002984
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thanks all! zoomed into this one in the end:

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/NEW-CHIPSET-SUPPORT-RECORD-AND-TIMER-RECORD-SINGAPORE-HD-DVB/466002984
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2017, 18:29 »
Bro, I have tried several DVBT2 boxes for my parents and in laws.
Either they fail after a few months or the remote controls are not responsive.
And they don't come with the indoor antenna.

The one I recommended comes with indoor active antenna and the remote is working perfectly even at a distance. And the power supply is an AC to DC adaptor instead of those direct AC in to the box and the tuner is very hot while in use.

The two antennas in your link doesn't perform well unless if your area signal is very good.

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Thanks for this info bro...

Shikes... ordered liao.   :'( :'(

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2017, 18:32 »
FYI those tv supporting dbvt2 ...

I use $7 antenna from Qoo10 and it works perfectly fine for my parents place.
I would recommend anyone getting antenna to try this out first. Worst case if it doesn't work too well due to poor signal at your place you don't lose so much too. Good if it works you save yourself 30 to 50 bucks buying the higher end antenna :)

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2017, 19:17 »
FYI those tv supporting dbvt2 ...

I use $7 antenna from Qoo10 and it works perfectly fine for my parents place.
I would recommend anyone getting antenna to try this out first. Worst case if it doesn't work too well due to poor signal at your place you don't lose so much too. Good if it works you save yourself 30 to 50 bucks buying the higher end antenna :)

bro, can post the link/model?

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2017, 19:25 »
Bro, if the signal strength is good, any antenna can do the job.

I have unfold a small paper clip and used it as an antenna for my SIL who stays in high floor with nothing blocking around.

Signal strength hovers around 80 to 90%.

FYI those tv supporting dbvt2 ...

I use $7 antenna from Qoo10 and it works perfectly fine for my parents place.
I would recommend anyone getting antenna to try this out first. Worst case if it doesn't work too well due to poor signal at your place you don't lose so much too. Good if it works you save yourself 30 to 50 bucks buying the higher end antenna :)
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2017, 19:48 »
Bro, if the signal strength is good, any antenna can do the job.

I have unfold a small paper clip and used it as an antenna for my SIL who stays in high floor with nothing blocking around.

Signal strength hovers around 80 to 90%.


Read about this as well but since i am not very handy type i have to let others earn my money :(

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 20:29 »
For Digital TV, those 5" small tower antenna is useless. Even the $70 Daiyo powered antenna I bought from NTUC FP is not that good.

This antenna I highly recommend - I have two of these:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/View-TV-Flat-HD-Digital-Indoor-Amplified-TV-Antenna-with-Amplifier-50-Miles-Range-digital-tv/32711539846.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.9wsYXh

Works perfectly, never lose signal nor get macro blocks on the video.
I must warn though, the packaging is not that fantastic - I bought 2, one was ok, one was a bit crumpled. Both works perfectly.
Another caveat, you'll need a F-type connector to convert to your TV antenna connector (can buy at NTUC or DIY shop).
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 09:05 »
thanks all! zoomed into this one in the end:

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/NEW-CHIPSET-SUPPORT-RECORD-AND-TIMER-RECORD-SINGAPORE-HD-DVB/466002984

Mine arrived. Not bad for $25. But wife doesn't like the additional TV box.

If I use the 3m $25 one in the below link, can it work on its own without dtv box? my TV which do not have dtv built in

http://newmediasolutions.azurewebsites.net/Home/Store

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2017, 10:24 »
Bro, if your TV do not have the hardware itself, which is the DVBT2 tuner, how do expect it to decode the signals ?

An antenna only enables the receiving of the signals. Not decoding it.

Not sure what TV r U using now but if your TV does not have built in DVBT2, I presume your TV's age should be at least 3 or more years old ?

If that's the case, time to upgrade if you r an AV buff.
Unless this is just a secondary TV.

Mine arrived. Not bad for $25. But wife doesn't like the additional TV box.

If I use the 3m $25 one in the below link, can it work on its own without dtv box? my TV which do not have dtv built in

http://newmediasolutions.azurewebsites.net/Home/Store

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2017, 14:42 »
Nope, no TVBT2 tuner inside. Using a Samsung plasma.

Which brand has a better user GUI? Think need to change mine, don't like the GUI for the one i just bought.
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 11:23 »
thanks all! zoomed into this one in the end:

http://list.qoo10.sg/item/NEW-CHIPSET-SUPPORT-RECORD-AND-TIMER-RECORD-SINGAPORE-HD-DVB/466002984

Feedback about the quality of this item. Used for 1 month and video card went cranky already.

GUI also not good. Won't encourage anyone to buy.

Looking for a better quality one.

Should I try NewMedia Solutions or AC Ryan?


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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 17:45 »
Need to check with fellow bros here...
Those whom are using DVBT2 settop box connecting to their "still strong" old TV ones... Which model in the market now supports Programmable Video Recording via RCA connection outputs huh?
Majority seems to be only record thru USB thumb drive connections only?

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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2018, 21:57 »
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Re: Recommendations for vfm digital TV box
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2018, 22:08 »
Free as if...?
With the IMDA redemption letter? Boh Hua Lah!!!
Get discounts for TV with the digital tuner better. Warranty for 3yrs!