Not sure which forum was best as this query would span many of them, but thought this was the most appropriate.
Basically, the parents currently get UPC via MMDS in a rural location. Its just a standard monthly package with no premium channels.
So rather than having a recurring charge for what they use they would be better off taking a once off charge on investing in their own equipment.
Their current collection of TVs wouldnt have any decoders embedded. They have:
1) TV in the living room: This has the UPC decoder etc
2) Portable TV in the Kitchen: Receives Terrestrial analogue signals
3) Portable TV/DVD in a bedroom: Receives Terrestrial analogue signals and is used by the grandkids for DVDs on sleepovers :-)
My dad does like his sport and uses the setenta and Sky sport news, but He'll just have to forget about these if they drop UPC.
My Mum would like the TV in the Kitchen & Living room to have the Terrestrial & UK channels. She plans to upgrade these two TVs even though if they get a combo-box for each room if wouldnt be necessary. But she wont be dissuade from her shinny new purchases so take that as a given.
Am I right in thinking that these combo-boxes need a cable for the UK and a cable for saorview? What type of cable for each? coax or CT100 stuff. Also with these combo-boxes if recording a station, one can over switch to watch the "otherside", ie if recording a UK station they can watch Terrestrial and vice versa?
As for TV in the bedroom, its very unlikely TV channels would be needed while both of the combo-boxes are inuse. So with the Triax combo-box am I right in thinking an unused box can send the signal to the bedroom TV?
I know there's alot of questions but my mum is itching to make the TV purchases so I need to formulate my plan to switch them off UPC. With the deadline approaching, would I be better off waiting to see what else would come onto the market?
Thanks for any assistance.