Digital Tuner's

  Cesar 09:09 02 Dec 2006
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More and More TV's are now being sold Digital Ready, but they only contain one Tuner does this stop you watching one digital channel whilst another is being recorded.

  Kate B 12:33 02 Dec 2006

Yes, you need two tuners to watch one channel and record another.

  boots2 14:35 02 Dec 2006

The recording device needs a dvb turner as well.
Two dvb tuners in a television would alow you to watch to stations on the same screen other wise one is all you need.

  Pamy 15:43 02 Dec 2006

Cesar, the other DVB tuner neads to be in your recorder

  Kate B 17:18 02 Dec 2006

I don't think that's true. In my early days of digital television I had my ancient VCR set up to record the digital output: it was tuned to the digital channel; the digibox had a timer that you could set.

  Al94 18:49 02 Dec 2006

You're right Kate B

  boots2 20:28 02 Dec 2006

You are wrong Kate B on your old system with a digibox could be recorded by the VCR on its anolog output as you sujest but you would then have to watch the TV on an anilog chanel.

  Cesar 08:51 03 Dec 2006

Thanks to all for your quick replies.

  Stuartli 16:13 03 Dec 2006

If you have an analogue television or video recorder and use a Freeview set top box, the box receives the digital signal and then converts it back to analogue.

Otherwise you would not be able to watch it...:-)

It's also the reason for the slight delay between a terrestial transmission display and that from a set top box.

Transmitting in digital means that more channels can be distributed in a given bandwidth.

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