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    Samsung TV / Freeview / RF confusion!

    I am not too well up on modern tellies! Have a nice Samsung 7000 in lounge but only others use it with the stbs plugged straight in. So bought a Samsung 4500 for 'myself' as all my viewing is via coax run around the house for 4 stbs albeit 1 just to move dish. (I know that won't get HD quality but just want the pictures in SD!). The TV set itself up easily and found loads of channels including 'others' which I assumed to be the stbs. However all I seem to be able to access is the fancy channel guide for Freeview!! No good to me! Anyone know how to access the other set top boxes, on this 4500, that are running around my house via coax please?
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    depends on the model number, seeing as some only have a freeview tuner inside

    although you mentioned 4500 , there are loads of different sizes and versions of the 4500

    check your manual and see if it has an an@logue tuner inside it, if it doesnt you are snookered

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    Thanks for explanation. Spec says Digital Tuner. However word searching 'an@logue' in the pdf manual looks like I might have an appropriate tuner. Thanks for pointer. Much appreciated. I'll trawl through the jargon now! UE32F4500 LED HD 720p Smart TV, 32 Inch with Freeview HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainglassback View Post
    Thanks for explanation. Spec says Digital Tuner. However word searching 'an@logue' in the pdf manual looks like I might have an appropriate tuner. Thanks for pointer. Much appreciated. I'll trawl through the jargon now! UE32F4500 LED HD 720p Smart TV, 32 Inch with Freeview HD
    a google search indicates its freeview only m8, no an@logue tuner

    Code:
    Product information
    
    Enjoy stunning HD viewing and a whole range of online content with the Samsung F4500. 
    Discreet enough for the bedroom or study. 
    The built-in Freeview tuner will bring a new dimension to your favourite programmes without the need for messy set-top boxes.
    
    Key benefits:
    
        S Recommendation lets you discover more of the TV you love by suggesting what's new to watch based on what you like. It Intelligently learns your preferences, the more you watch the smarter it gets.
    
        Crystal-clear 720p HD and 100 Clear Motion Rate combine for more vibrant contrasts and superior picture quality all-round.
    
        LED backlighting creates darker blacks and brighter colours for a more immersive experience whether you’re playing games or watching movies. It also uses less energy than a standard LCD to help you save on bills and be a little greener.
    
        Built-in Wi-Fi lets you enjoy a whole world of online content like BBC iPlayer.
    
        Three HDMI slots and two USB inputs make this TV a versatile media hub. Connect Blu-ray players and consoles, and share media or record to a USB device with ease.
    
        This TV also comes with a 5 year guarantee for your peace of mind.
    
    3D Ready
        NO 
    
    Audio Quality Information
        Dolby Digital Plus 
    
    AV inputs Information
        Rear 
    
    Brand
        Samsung 
    
    Digital tuner Information
        Freeview HD 
    
    Dimensions
        H47.69 x W75.09 x D20.78cm 
    
    DLNA Information
        YES 
    
    Eligible for International Delivery
        NO 
    
    Energy Rating
        A+ 
    
    Frame rate
        100Hz CMR 
    
    Freesat built in
        NO 
    
    Full HD 1080p
        NO 
    
    Guarantee
        5 years 
    
    HDMI Information
        4 
    
    Headphone socket
        YES 
    
    Internet Ready Information
        Yes - Wi-Fi / Ethernet 
    
    LED backlighting
        YES 
    
    Memory Card Slots Information
        NO 
    
    Model name / number
        UE32F4500 
    
    NFC enabled
        NO 
    
    Power Consumption - Annual
        45 kWh/year 
    
    Power Consumption - On Mode
        31W 
    
    SCART sockets Information
        1 
    
    Screen format Information
        Widescreen 
    
    Screen Resolution Information
        1366 x 768 
    
    Screen size
        32" 
    
    Smart TV - Internet enabled Information
        YES 
    
    Speaker output (RMS) Information
        10W 
    
    S-Video socket Information
        NO 
    
    Table Top Stand
        Included 
    
    USB ports Information
        2 USB 2.0 ports 
    
    Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally) Information
        80.73cm 
    
    Weight
        5.6kg
    this does not surprise me as there are no an@logue channels here in the uk so many new tv,s are going digital only

    chances are that the manual covers more than one model, so may cover a different model number that does have an an@logue tuner inside

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    Phewwww! Very many thanks for explanation. Snookered indeed. Sent my old big telly off for scrap....it worked fine! Using a tiny portable now. At least its not B&W!!

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    one way round it is to plug in an old vcr and tune the an@logue channels in, and output to the new tv by scart or phono

    am surprised you didnt check your proposed purchase had both an@logue and digital tuners inside it , before buying it !

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    If it has a SCART (which the specs says it does) you can buy Ana1ogue to SCART adaptors but I have a feeling you will be better off finding a digital solution to your distribution system.

    Ooops, Ech beat me to it.

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    Wow! Brilliant solutions. Yes I already use a VHS to distribute but have another VHS doing nothing so will utilise that. Thanks so much. Delighted. (I have spent 18 months trying to find a 32" that fits in the gap below ceiling so that I can view from 2 rooms!! Hence didn't read spec!).

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    All sorted now! A VHS behind the new telly! Delighted! Thanks.

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