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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
My first posting, does anyone know whether I can use a set top box,perhaps Google Android, to connect my 10 year old Sony to these type of boxes,download a vpn and then watch UK tv,BBCiPlayer etc here in Cyprus (EU Greek Cypriot part) My tv is

a Sony KD-28DX40U has two scarts,some rf loop through sockets,a viewing card and cam a side panel that has a connection for S-VHS camcorder,and audio/video sockets and an old type modem socket. If a box would connect to this tv which box would I need and where can I obtain one in Cyprus , how much does it cost, the electric ratings out here are the same as the UK. Thanks all.

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AFAIK all Android STBs use HDMI, which is digital. You can get a HDMI to analogue SCART adapter.

Something like this...
HDMI to SCART Converter Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
...I think most of these things tend to come from here in China.


I will not be as good as a native digital HDMI connection to the TV, the signal will downgraded to analogue 625-line interlaced. Your Sony Trinitron CRT TV is analogue only.

In order to view BBC iPlayer in Cyprus you'll need a VPN. A Virtual Private Network, to fool the BBC iPlayer that you're in the UK and not overseas.
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