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Topic # 112028 23-Nov-2012 14:06 Send private message

Hi All

I wonder if anyone else has tried this set up or if anyone knows if it'll work...

I want to set up a UK Freeview  DVR for example: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/humax-hdr-fox-t2-freeview-hd-recorder-153-99-comet-instore-1366917

and setup smartDNS on it so it thinks it is based in the UK for BBC iPlayer and Sky Player etc etc. so live streaming/download of their content.

I was also hoping that the it would be able to receive NZ FreeviewHD...

Anyone know if this will work?

Cheers

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  Reply # 721872 23-Nov-2012 14:18 Send private message

Dont think youll be able to use the Freeview part here due to different standards etc.




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  Reply # 721876 23-Nov-2012 14:25 Send private message

crumpers: Hi All


Anyone know if this will work?

Cheers


I doubt it. The channel spacing may be OK but we use H264 for video and MHEG5 for EPG.
NZ's Freeview system is generally incompatible with other countries equipment.
You can probably get internet streaming BBC via a proxy server (VPN) on your PC.

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  Reply # 721883 23-Nov-2012 14:45 Send private message

wont work with NZ freeview almost 100% sure.

your alternative is to guy an android dongle, setup unblock-us.com or something similar, and put iPlayer app (and Netflix, Hulu etc whatever you want) onto it and watch it via that.

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  Reply # 721895 23-Nov-2012 15:02 Send private message

I went through something similar a while back with the whole PlayTV for PS3 debacle. Setting this to France worked a treat here in NZ, but yeah, as outlined above, there are different standards all over the world. NZ does share our format with some other countries though, but we're definitely not DVB-T2 like the unit you've linked to.

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  Reply # 722133 24-Nov-2012 06:25 Send private message

DVBT2 should handle DVBT (backwards compatible)

Specs here http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/products/new_leaflet/HDR-FOXT2_leaflet.pdf





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  Reply # 722154 24-Nov-2012 08:35 Send private message

They mix DVB-T mpeg2 and DVB-T2 H.264 so one could assume that DVB-T H.264 would also work. MHEG5 also used. Other transmission parameters are similar.




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  Reply # 722402 24-Nov-2012 20:17 Send private message

Audio codec support might be the issue..




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  Reply # 723435 27-Nov-2012 09:34 Send private message

Apsattv: Audio codec support might be the issue..


Yeah this is one significant point of 'uniqueness'.  When PlayTV kicked off we had pictures long before we had audio, apart from channels offering additional dolby soundtracks.  At the time this was TV3 only, but now I believe the main 3 all have this.

No specific mention of AAC-HE audio here in the specs:

http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/products/new_leaflet/HDR-FOXT2_leaflet.pdf

However, it seems freeview in the UK might use AAC-HE audio, so one would assume this would be ok here too?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/06/questions_around_surround_soun.html

I think you're just going to have to buy one and let us all know!  Wink

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