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Topic # 67587 4-Sep-2010 03:12 Send private message

Elgato has a discount on Netstream DTT right now and I was thinking about getting rid of all the USB sticks around and getting one.  Much nicer to have the receiver somewhere hidden and serving all the Mac's around the house.

Right now we don't use the EyeTV much, it's just for backup.  Our primary source for TV is an IPTV unit that has a DVB-T receiver and all the recordings are done at the ISP (5T of capacity, all channels at the same time, etc) and the streamed to us when we want to watch them.  We actually downloaded a few recordings to NZ when we were there last spring -- sorry for the B&B hosts, I didn't know that the internet access was capped :-)

Anyway, does the Netstream DTT work with HD channels in NZ?

The reason I'm asking is that we're in the process of moving from Finland to NZ and I don't want to buy it unless it works there as well.


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  Reply # 377040 6-Sep-2010 01:47 Send private message



It looks like it does but I'm not able to find specific confirmation. It is for sale in NZ. I don't know whether it supports the local electronic programming guide.

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  Reply # 377079 6-Sep-2010 10:25 Send private message

If it is the same as the rest of the Elgato EyeTV products, the Euro-version will work in NZ, but there is no on air EPG support, -

You have to use either the built-in IceTV subscription service or roll-your-own from one of the XMLTV sources,



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  Reply # 377221 6-Sep-2010 17:37 Send private message

My biggest concern was the MPEG-4 support but it seems that's not a problem, Elgato's support pages also say "The International standard used to broadcast HDTV in MPEG-4 AVC and H.264 is supported as of EyeTV 2.5.".


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  Reply # 377408 7-Sep-2010 09:40 Send private message

The EyeTV software can definitely handle Freeview HD; I have an old Elgato Hybrid with EyeTV 3 and it has no trouble with any of the channels.

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  Reply # 377415 7-Sep-2010 10:08 Send private message

The eyetv website states FreeView HD and DVB-T2 in europe is not supported... Do they use a hybrid DVB-T standard?

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  Reply # 377643 7-Sep-2010 19:43 Send private message

That's Freeview HD UK - they use DVB-T2, NZ does not.

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