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  Reply # 117529 19-Mar-2008 13:55 Send private message

I asked a few months ago and didnt get a reply but worth a shot again.. Has anyone in Marlborough (Blenheim preferably) tried to receive the test signal from Kaukau? Im interested to hear the results. I dont have the gear to test, but are keen to purchase it, if i was going to get a decent signal.. (no sign of blenheim on freeviews rollout plan Cry )

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  Reply # 117533 19-Mar-2008 14:03 Send private message

garvani: I asked a few months ago and didnt get a reply but worth a shot again.. Has anyone in Marlborough (Blenheim preferably) tried to receive the test signal from Kaukau? Im interested to hear the results. I dont have the gear to test, but are keen to purchase it, if i was going to get a decent signal.. (no sign of blenheim on freeviews rollout plan Cry )


Kordia's Maps,

http://www.kordiasolutions.com/node/1127

http://www.kordiasolutions.com/files/South_Island.pdf


show that you are probably out of luck

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  Reply # 117536 19-Mar-2008 14:23 Send private message

So you would think.. However we quite easily get prime/maori tv as it is from what i assume is wellington (as it has north island adverts, as far as i know blenheim dosn't have a uhf repeater???) We also recieve a few wellington radio stations such as zm, easyfm.
So i was thinking that it must be feasible as from what i read some where digital has a greater range than analouge..

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And as this article states we can probably tune into wellingtons triangle tv broadcast from blenheim (not that i have tried or want too!) link
Quote: "Though based on Triangle Television's eight-year success broadcasting to the Greater Auckland region, the programme selection has been fine-tuned for Wellington's uniquely broad-based viewership. Viewers in Blenheim and Marlborough may also be able to tune in."

So uhf signals are definetly travelling across from wellington soooo back to my original question Smile



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  Reply # 117537 19-Mar-2008 14:35 Send private message

If you are getting Prime from Wellington, i'd say go for it. Even if you can just borrow someones tuner and use the free dvbviewer channel scanner, to see if it will indeed work.

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  Reply # 117547 19-Mar-2008 15:52 Send private message

garvani: So you would think.. However we quite easily get prime/maori tv as it is from what i assume is wellington (as it has north island adverts, as far as i know blenheim dosn't have a uhf repeater???) We also recieve a few wellington radio stations such as zm, easyfm.
So i was thinking that it must be feasible as from what i read some where digital has a greater range than analouge..
So uhf signals are definetly travelling across from wellington soooo back to my original question Smile


What channel is Prime on for you,

http://www.primetv.co.nz/popup_map.html

I am not sure if prime have regional ad break outs , so you might be getting it from Nelson,

If you can see what channel it is on, this will tell you where it is from :)

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  Reply # 117552 19-Mar-2008 16:22 Send private message

Anyone noticed C4 has switched back to MP2 audio today?

TV3 is still runnig HE-AAC.




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  Reply # 117802 20-Mar-2008 18:07 Send private message

Anyone else having issues with tv3 or c4?

other stations working fine

I cant view it with either dvbviewer or gb-pvr




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  Reply # 117803 20-Mar-2008 18:09 Send private message

All channels working ok for me in Auckland

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  Reply # 117805 20-Mar-2008 18:11 Send private message

Stupid question, I'm not really a techie, but I've just purchased a Hauppage HVR-900 USB, how come you don't use the software that is packaged with it?

I've done a scan using a United Kingdom base and found 2 aerial channels  + 2 digital channels, RNZ National and RNZ Concert. I'm planning on following the summary in the first post, but just did a scan first to see what was there and was wondering why that is the case...

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  Reply # 117811 20-Mar-2008 18:40 Send private message

ellboss the software that come with the card does not work for h.264 which is what freeview users.


and to answer my own question: make sure the aeril is plugged in.




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  Reply # 117812 20-Mar-2008 18:40 Send private message

ellboss: Stupid question, I'm not really a techie, but I've just purchased a Hauppage HVR-900 USB, how come you don't use the software that is packaged with it?

I've done a scan using a United Kingdom base and found 2 aerial channels + 2 digital channels, RNZ National and RNZ Concert. I'm planning on following the summary in the first post, but just did a scan first to see what was there and was wondering why that is the case...


The HVR-900 only comes with software that support MPEG-2 and won't work with our local combination of H.264 and HE-AAC.

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  Reply # 117813 20-Mar-2008 18:41 Send private message

Thanks guys. :)

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  Reply # 117816 20-Mar-2008 19:11 Send private message

I was looking at getting an HVR-900. Will this work with the right software?

Ie. I have the test loops working with CL PowerDVD 7 (Or whatever it's called) and DVBViewer, will this software, plus a HVR-900 allow me to get DVB-T?

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  Reply # 117817 20-Mar-2008 19:17 Send private message

Yes AdamJ, that is what I use, Fossie uses, and others.

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  Reply # 117883 21-Mar-2008 12:19 Send private message

Hi guys first post.

I have DVB Viewer installed, PowerDVD Ultra installed and a onboard ATI 1250 chipset that supports h.264, the CPU is a Duel core AMD 4400.

I have just edited my post as I now have all the test vids working in PowerDVD so im guessing my system should be go to go with HD Freeview

But

DVB Viewer will not play any of the HD Freeview channels they are just jerky and skipping frames, I have set the h.264 codec in the directX options to the Cyberlink H.264/AVC Decoder, what am i missing here.

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