lmstearn
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Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

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Hi Support,

Have a landline Broadband plan working well on a PC with a TG797n v3 Eco Gateway modem.

Now planning to buy outright the TV2 box for a separate screen - can the two modems work in a daisy, or do they require separate phone connections? Or can the TV2 box function as a data modem for the PC in its own right?

Thanks for reading!

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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

The Telstra tv isnt a modem, it connects to your current modem. Think if like a dvd player that connects to your tv and provides digital content. I
Although I am a Telstra Employee, I am not here in an official capacity. My opinions are my own and not that of Telstra's.
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Yes, the Telstra tv has an inbuilt tv tuner. Connected via hdmi to any monitor/tv is fine
Although I am a Telstra Employee, I am not here in an official capacity. My opinions are my own and not that of Telstra's.

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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

The Telstra tv isnt a modem, it connects to your current modem. Think if like a dvd player that connects to your tv and provides digital content. I
Although I am a Telstra Employee, I am not here in an official capacity. My opinions are my own and not that of Telstra's.
lmstearn
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Hey @343GuiltySpark, thanks - so no worries with the old modem then? Great.
One more thing, if I purchase a monitor instead of a digital TV, will TV2 provide some or all of the functions to screen the usual free_to_air TV fare?

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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Yes, the Telstra tv has an inbuilt tv tuner. Connected via hdmi to any monitor/tv is fine
Although I am a Telstra Employee, I am not here in an official capacity. My opinions are my own and not that of Telstra's.
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

@lmstearn

If you buy a monitor instead of a speaker you will need a monitor with inbuilt speakers as the Telstra TV  does not have a separate audio out.

lmstearn
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Thanks. Looks like a bumpy road ahead for specs. A standard 32" is too large for this fine pine TV unit unless the TV has a small frame. Ideal is 26" or 27", and those TVs aren't made any more. And monitors of that size commonly found don't have audio.
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Hisense, TEAC and Sonic all have 24" TVs. Have a look at https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tvs/tvs-22-32/
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lmstearn
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Re: Telstra TV2 Box & PC Modem

Much obliged to you O Supreme Being. Alas my eyes are poor, and often watch a little aways from the kitchen. The Supreme Beings of Tech have destroyed any hopes of a resolution, at least for the time being.

The TV unit aperture is ~50 X ~75, there may still exist the hope of squeezing a small 32" in there. Or even removing the stand and bolting it somehow to the (solid) shelf above.

 

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