Esteemed dudes of the Great AOracle.
Bought my old ma' a TV since her old flat screen CRT recently demised.
She has a Freesat box so a dish and a screw-in "F-type" (??) co-ax cable.
I bought an HD TV since for the price, I think this is one useful feature for her (the Elder Mrs S. does not "need" 3D or Smart or any other features, for example).
Now then.. TV has a built in Freeview HD tuner, so it needs an aerial (push-in) co-ax cable, which we have established she doesn't have.
So .. for the time being I plugged her Freesat box to the TV using her SCART cable (replicating her existing setup) but SCART as any fule knoe .. (I do now..
) is only 720 definitions and not 1080. Her freesat box doesn't have an HDMI out.. just SCART so it'll never be able to pass on "HD".
Ideally and in the perfect world.. I need an adaptor/connector co-ax.. that converts screw-type co-ax cable to a push in... but it seems beyond the wit of Panashinang electronic$ corporations to invent this 99p device.
My options are:
1) Re-fit (!) an aerial and then plug that in to the Freeview-HD enabled TV
2) Buy a Freeview HD
box and use an HDMI cable to connect to the TV (saves having an aerial but introduces an extra and unnecessary piece of kit in the shape of the Freeview HD box). TV already has the doodah built in.
Anyone knoe any other options, using the existing kit?
I'd prefer it if my old ma' only has one appliance and one remote to worry aboot option 1 would appear favourite, as I see it... but she has a pretty new and decent satellite dish already so it's a pity to dump it and/or go to further expense if it's avoidable..?