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Old 30th September 2019, 22:14   #1
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Default Analogue TV change to digital

If I wanted to update the analogue TV receiver, to digital, 1) is that possible, 2) what specific unit would I need to buy?
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If I wanted to update the analogue TV receiver, to digital, 1) is that possible, 2) what specific unit would I need to buy?
Buy a hybrid tuner from a E46 or E39
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H - so is there a specific part numbered unit I should get?
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You are looking for the hybrid TV tuner from a BMW E39 or E46, do an Ebay search but they are not cheap, £140+ 2nd hand and rarely available in the UK, the vast majority for sale on Ebay are in Europe.
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all ok, price is no object.
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Would this work?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-E...UAAOSwbRldJD3Q
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To get full advantage of that you’ll need the head unit too as this box is 16:9
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Thanks. So were there any digital/hybrid tuners for the 4:3 screen ratio, as I don't want to swap head units.

Or - assuming I"m ok with a squashed picture, will the unit above still work?
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hi to all
if you want to upgrade from analog to digital you can do it your self have a look at this site of how to do it http://pibus.info/tv/ then for the dvb-t tuner or the dvb-t2 tuner you can buy from aliexpress have a look at these options
DVB-T Digital TV For BMW X3 E83
DVB-T TV For BMW E38 E39 E46 X5 E53 X3 E83,Z4 E85
DVB-T2 H.265 Digital TV For BMW E38 E39 E46 X5 E53 X3 E83 Z4 E85 ,Range Rover L322,Rover 75,MG ZT / MG ZT-T
as for the head unit you do not have to change to a widescreen unit if you fit the upgrade tuners to your existing video module it stays at 4.3
have a look at the pibus website it shows how to upgrade your existing video module hope this helps
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Hi,

It's possible as I have one and my son Jake was watching tv on it today when I was in the CO OP picking up a few things. Depending on where you are you may get a decent signal. Jake hates shopping so loves this feature on our 75.

I got a 12v digi box off gumtree which is for camper vans and mobile applications. I believe I needed a simple loom and got everything working for £30-£35 all in. The digi box lives in the boot and there is a receiver in the car so the remote control works.

The receiver cable can run alone the sill trim and I've stuck mine on to the dash.

Cheers,

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