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DVB-C // Asian TV // Cable

Greetings all,

I moved to Reinach BL from the Philippines, bringing with me a 2015 Samsung curve 55" smart TV.

In Reinach, we use InterGGA for cable TV, which needs to input to the TV directly from the wall with an AV/antenna cable. InterGGA gave us an adapter so the AV cable would fit into the TV, but, it seems our TV does not have a DVB-C tuner, so our TV cannot find any digital TV channels.

Feels like a lost cause, and we have the following options:

1. Replace the TV with a Swiss bought one.
2. Ask InterGGA for a set-top box option instead of the 'from the wall' AV cable. We think set-box cable converts the signal already, which would bypass the issue of our TV not having DVB-C.
3. Explore any DIY conversion/adapters to give our TV DVB-C, but no idea this is even feasible.

Any more knowledgeable input on this topic would be much appreciated! I'm sure we're not the first family to have experienced this DVB-C topic...

Thanks all!
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Re: DVB-C // Asian TV // Cable

Changing the Tuner in the TV will be the cheapest option.
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Any more knowledgeable input on this topic would be much appreciated! I'm sure we're not the first family to have experienced this DVB-C topic...

Thanks all!
DVB-C is European standard, so it's not surprising your TV doesn't have it. We are with InterGGA, now called Quickline too and I would suggest you get their set top box then HDMI input. This is the easiest and most user-friendly option. You also have the much more complicated option (my setup) of a separate PC with a DVB-C card that then streams the TV signal to an Android TV Box, but this is, as mentioned, complicated although brings numerous benefits
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Thanks. We'll get onto Quickline as ask them to change to a set top box. Hopefully it won't be much of a challenge to switch.
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