I have a specific requirement for an STB.
It must support Freeview Plus, and it must be able to access all the provided catch-up content of all FTA channels. It must have the option of output via red-yellow-white connectors (is that 'composite'?).
I would prefer the capacity to record either on internal disk or an external device via USB, but this is not essential.
I will not accept downloaded catch-up content in which the audio plays out-of-sync.
So if I watch a streaming catch-up program on my computer (over my cable internet connection) in which the audio is in sync, I expect the STB to deliver the same program with the same quality. I have already returned an STB which did not meet this requirement.
Is there ANYBODY who can tell me that they have an STB which meets these requirements?
I have two old analog TVs and two STBs. It would be great if I could get just one pair going -- two would be a real bonus.
Unfortunately being on a pension means I can't just lash out and buy new stuff, so I've got the try hard to make do with what I've got. Unfortunately I don't have instructions and I don't know anything about making the necessary connections. Hoping someone here can help me with that.
The backs of the various units look like this:
The bottom pic is the cable for the big plug on the back of the DGTEC STB. The 6-strand cable splits into two parts as shown in the image.
As you can see both STB's have HDMI outputs but neither of the TVs does.
To make thinks just a little more difficult, it's possible that one of the STB is doesn't work. Don't know for sure, but it's a possibility.
I guess it's probably simple enough if you know how these plug & socket colours are supposed to match up, but I don't.
Any help much appreciated.
For Sale: Homecast HT5000 HD Set Top Box. Includes a Toslink optical cable and a Kordz DVI->HDMI cable.
Excellent condition, about 5 years old.
This box features DVI video output (HDMI without audio), Dolby SPDIF Optical output, true 16:9 or 4:3 video output. It also features standard composite, S-Video, SCART and RGB
analogue video outputs for older TV's or Home Theater applications.
DVI is the only true digital output source for the highest quality video on Plasma and LCD TV's as well as projectors. DVI is simply HDMI without audio integrated into one
cable. If your TV only has HDMI you can purchase a DVI to HDMI cable and use separate audio cables without any problem. Resolutions supported are 1080i, 720p, 576p and 576i
DVI also allows you to connect a normal computer monitor which has DVI input to the HT5000 converting your computer monitor into a High Definition television.
-SPDIF Optical Digital Out for clear digital sound
-DVI Output for high quality video
-MPEG-2 Digital & Fully DVB Complaint
-Uses the latest ATI Xilleon chip set with 300MHz clock speed.
-Variable aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9 and letterbox
-Capacity to store 4000 Free to air channels
-Teletext and subtitles supported
-EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
-Thomson tuner for high sensitivity
-Favourite channel list
I currently have a highlander DH-2826 HD set top box with usb pvr function. After around 2 years of use I am looking to replace it becuae I am sick and tired of the poor support for mkv and mp4 x264 videos where alot of the videos in this format I try refuse to play correctly. Even though the box claims it has support for formats.
What I need to get is a hd set top box or PVR with the following features.
USB HDD media playback of AVI, x264 MKV and MP4 media
USB HDD NTFS support.
HD set top box with USB PVR or true twin tuner PVR with Internal hard drive.
Web site for support and firmware updates.
Haven't been keeping up with set top boxes and pvrs so any advice on what to look for would be appreciated.
Advice please. Purchased the above STB ages ago but didn't open it till now. Found the remote is missing and now have no comeback. Searched eBay - no results. Also Googled; 1 or 2 possibilities for replacement, though don't appear to be genuine Kaon remote.
Question for the knowledgeable folks - would you throw good money after bad and buy a replacement controller, or should I just replace / chuck the box and get a current model?
If the latter, any suggestions on what to buy?
Also, any intelligence on what the govt is going to do about the analog to digital problem? I believe Gillard is going to give everyone a STB but that sound ludicrous when the new TVs will be around the same price. Will be interesting, as I have 5 TVs in the house.
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