Can I use a indoor TV aerial to set up my digital box ?

Charles asks…

can i use a indoor SV9310 DVB-T Aerial for watching freeview through my ps3 using play tv (digital Tv Receiver?

I want to buy ps3 but wanted to know if i could use a indoor digital tv aerial to watch freeview through my ps3 using a ps3 go play freeview digital tv Receiver

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admin answers:

As far as im aware, play tv works thru your internet connection not a tv ariel, if you have a decent internet connection, you’ll gte a decent amount of channels

William asks…

Will I still receive TV when digital switchover happens (UK only)?

I have a 12 year old TV of the bulky crt type. All my TV is received via cable (Virgin, with digibox). When the analogue broadcasts stop as part of the switchover to digital will I be affected?

As I get my TV from a digital cable box I guessing & hoping I’ll be ok. I don’t know whether my TV is analogue or not. (If so, the digibox must be converting to analogue before feeding the signal to my TV.) Perhaps I won’t be able to pick up TV via an aerial, but I don’t do that anyway.

I’m confused about all this digital switchover stuff. Please help.

admin answers:

Hi,
You will be fine and you don’t need to change a thing.

You are absolutely correct – the digibox takes the digital signal and converts it to analogue which then goes to your TV.

I’m in a similar position, I’ve got a Sky digibox and an old crt analogue TV and although I still have an aerial I don’t use it, just the Sky box. So the switch over won’t affect either of us.

Bill

John asks…

can i use a indoor TV aerial to set up my digital box?

i have a Bush digital set top box and i was wondering if i could set it up with a indoor TV aerial instead of an out side one.
this i the box i have ( http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5322611.htm )
any help would be appreciated.

admin answers:

Yes you can, if the signal strength is high enough. It’s worth a try; you’ve got nothing to lose.

In a nutshell please explain the difference between analog and digital communication systems ?

eorge asks…

i have got an assignment to give five examples on each digital and analog systems?

i got this assignment in my new digital computer logic class plz help me out plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

admin answers:

All natural systems are analog systems..

Values can vary to any level… And are not limited to zero and one..

Some examples
1. Human brains..
2. Thermometers
3. Voltage regulators for fans
4. Microwave ovens
5. Car and bike throttles

digital syatems..
1. Pc
2. Digital tvs
3.on off switches
4. One way valve..
5. Digital cameras.

Carol asks…

How do analog optical systems, digital optical computers and optical subsystems differ???

what is an example of each type as well

admin answers:

Analog means there are an infinite number of states between the highest and lowest. Digital means there are two states commonly referred to as high/low, on/off 1/0.
All computers these days are digital
Optical just means the signal is in the light spectrum instead of the electrical spectrum

Steven asks…

In a nutshell please explain the difference between analog and digital communication systems?

admin answers:

A rather simplistic explination but here goes.

Analogue communications systems send a series of waves with varying amplitutde and frequency, the frequency determins what sound is sent and the amplitude determins how loud it is. Signal strength directly affects amplitude so if your signal is week things may get quiet.

Digital comunications breakseverything down into a series of 1′s and 0′s (binary) and sends these as a stream to be rearanged at the other end. Signal strength has no detrimental effect as long as all the 1′s and 0′s get through (as no matter how weak they are they are still recognisable as a 1 or 0) but interferance occors if any data is lost (i.e. When a 1 or 0 does not get through due to too weak signal).