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Digital TV for rented HDB apartment
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:36:38 pm »
Hi, does anyone knows like let say I have two HDB apartments, one apartment lets say 631 is the one that I am currently staying and I have receive a letter of changing the analog tv to digital for this unit. I did not bother about it for months until on the November which was last month, a representative came to my house and helped me to install the digital tv in my house. So my digital TV was installed at the end of November around the 20th.

For the other apartment lets say 246, this apartment is rented to four people with each of their own rooms. They don't watch TV at all and I have not receive any letter about the digital TV for that apartment as maybe this unit is not qualified to get a digital set. Say like if a new tenant or any of my tenant wants to watch television like around next year, is the digital set still purchasable in any places such as courts, best denki, harvey norman etc or do I need to make some troublesome application to somewhere for appeal of having this digital set? and also say like all four of my tenants want to have their own televsion digital set, is it legible to purchase four of the digital sets for them?
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Re: Digital TV for rented HDB apartment
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 10:25:07 pm »
Are the TV sets DVB-T2 ready? If they are, there is no need to buy a digital set-top box.  The digital set-top boxes are for older TVs that do not have the DVB-T2  tuners built-in.

For those TV sets that are DVB-T2 ready,  you just need a passive antennae or active antennae if the reception is poor.

You can buy those antennaes from just about anywhere ...

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Re: Digital TV for rented HDB apartment
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 11:31:06 pm »
Are the TV sets DVB-T2 ready? If they are, there is no need to buy a digital set-top box.  The digital set-top boxes are for older TVs that do not have the DVB-T2  tuners built-in.
So if the TV sets that are not DV-T2 ready, I need to get the digital set-top boxes right? I believe the 246 apartment which I rented uses old TV set which aren't compatible to DVB-T2, so I need to purchase the digital set-top box for that old TV set and where can I buy the digital set-top box? otherwise would it be wiser to buy the TV sets that are DVB-T2 ready?

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Re: Digital TV for rented HDB apartment
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 08:40:36 am »
What are your terms in the tenancy agreement? .... does it say landlord to provide TV or cable access etc?  If not,  you can tell tenant to buy their own TV that is DVB-T2 ready.

Check also the letter of intent (LOI), just to be sure

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Re: Digital TV for rented HDB apartment
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 06:23:10 pm »
only a tv set is provided, maybe the rest they might want to settle themselves unless if they requested for it. I remember when a representative came over to my 631 house to install the digital set thing, he only plug the white thing (antenna I believe) onto my television and I could watch any of mediacorp channel already. There is another item in the box, I believe that is the DVB-T2 for the older television. Since my current television is DVB-T2 ready, plugging the antenna in is sufficient.