1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 17, 2014 3:02 PM by garders RSS

    Freeview HD DVB-T2 in the UK

    hiz

      Hi,

       

      Im considering buying a "HD" slingbox with Freeview tuner inside however I have a feeling it wont receive the HD channels broadcast via the DVB-T2 standard.  Can anyone confirm if this works or not and whether there is likely to be a firmware upgrade which could bring this modulation scheme to the Slingbox?

       

      Thanks

        • Re: Freeview HD DVB-T2 in the UK
          garders

          Hi hiz

           

          You are correct. The Pro-HD has a DVB-T tuner so you can only watch SD channels on tuner mode. For HD you'll need to connect an additional tuner making sure its output is component as there's no HDMI in.

           

          Or you can do as I did and use my old Humax PVR and use an upscaler to convert SD to 720p. Ok it's not true HD but I'm getting great results without investing in a new HD tuner as there's only a handful of HD channels on Freeview. To do this I have the upscaler and then an HDMI to component converter going into the Pro-HD.

           

          I don't think a firmware upgrade even if there was one would be able to change the Slingbox to DVB-T2; but can anyone else answer this question?

           

          Ian