andre tchmil

Digital television in Belgium
« on: June 16, 2010, 09:07:14 AM »
Just bought me a brand new Sony TV.
The thing has everything needed to watch Digital broadcast , HD video. etc
It even has build in Internet.
However here in Belgium, you still need a decoder and use the TV only as a big monitor screen, all functions go through that ancient digibox, even the remote control is only good to power on and off the TV. what a waste of money. I better bought a large computer monitor with a HDMI input, ....or not ?

How is it going in the rest of europe ?


rodabod

Re: Digital television in Belgium
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 09:49:15 AM »
Are you receiving using an aerial?

Probably best to go with satellite reception. If you get a big enough dish to receive from Astra 2D then you might be able to receive British services (including BBC HD) amongst others.
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mik

Re: Digital television in Belgium
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 04:44:42 PM »
here in Italy, the thing is as you have described, but new TV has a deconder inside.
M.

Arno

Re: Digital television in Belgium
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 05:25:28 PM »
Same here.

 ;D

Doesn't it work with VRT (national television)?
I thought they forced the distributors to broadcast their 2 channels without encryption.

andre tchmil

Re: Digital television in Belgium
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 07:06:08 PM »
Same here.

 ;D

Doesn't it work with VRT (national television)?
I thought they forced the distributors to broadcast their 2 channels without encryption.

yes we have a few free channels. But it's a bit silly to go from one remote to another. We are 2010 .
And yes newer TV sets have a build in decoder, but like I said useless as long as we need to use a smart card.


 

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