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Correct, unless you buy a television set with a DVB-T2 tuner built in. The government said that the set-top boxes are not going to be that expensive... about R700 I think.So I'm guessing you'll need a decoder? Isn't that a bit expensive because most people who still watch SABC on old analogue can't afford DSTV.
- Hope this is influenced by the R/$/Euro exchange rate. When those numbers were "bandied about" we were at R10 to the $, now it is closer to R6.60 to the $. For the poor (i.e. government subsidised) R450 vs R700 will be huge.about R700 I think.
The Brazilian version of ISDB-T did have certain advantages over DVB-T before anybody shoots it down completely.
MPEG-4 vs MPEG-2 (DVB-T2 levels the playing field)
ISDB-T has better reception with indoor antennas.
ISDB-T has better mobile support right now.
ISDB-T has a return channel allowing interactive programs.
DVB-T is a wider adopted standard though so scale of economics should work in it's favour.
Either way, I'm glad we ended up with DVB-T2
Am I correct in saying that DVB-T2 is just a software upgrade to DVB-T like EDGE is a software upgrade to GPRS?
So I'm guesing you'll need a decoder? Isn't that a bit expensive because most people who still watch SABC on old anolouge can't afford DSTV.
Another stupid question but whats the standard called thats being used now over anologue? Just anologue?
This I can't comment on unfortunately as I don't have enough knowledge on how the different standards propagate signals.
This I'd dispute on a technical point. DVB-T has no mobile support because that's what DVB-H is for. Part of the ISDB-T spec that was demonstrated when the Japanese delegation was here is "One-seg." Based on the information from those sessions this means that the mobile broadcasts take up spectrum that could be used for normal SD broadcasts.
DVB-T can be configured to use this as well.
I am sure that this is one reason the government drags its feet.One of the 'side-effects' of the switch will be to force everyone to get an SABC TV licence!?
DVB-S has been in use for 15 years now and it is much cheaper and easier to use.