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  1. windowsxp10

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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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    Hello,
    Thanks for your information, it was good to get a reply.
    Kind regards
     

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