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Topic # 38015 23-Jul-2009 00:23
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Does this card work with freeview as ive heard of setup issues with this card here in NZ.



Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro PCI 4000i - DVB-S receiver - PCI specifications

  • General

  • Device TypeDVB-S receiver



  • CompatibilityMS Windows XP Media Center compatible

  • ]


    Enclosure TypePlug-in card



  • Interface TypePCI



  • Depth5.9 in



  • Height2.8 in



  • LocalizationDutch , English , German

  • Video








  • Form FactorPlug-in card



  • Digital Video FormatMPEG-2 , MPEG-1 , MPEG-4 , DivX





  • Audio Input SupportStandard



  • Features
    Time shift function , Remote control , Teletext , Picture-in-picture capability

  • Audio Input




  • TypeDigital radio tuner - Integrated





  • Sound Input ModeStereo

  • Expansion / Connectivity







  • Expansion Slots Total (Free)None






  • Interfaces2.0 x Satellite antenna - Input - F connector





  • ConnectionsNone



  • Compatible BaysNone



  • Compatible Slots1.0 x PCI



  • Miscellaneous

  • Included AccessoriesRemote control




  • Windows Vista ReadinessWorks with Windows Vista






  • Compliant StandardsWHQL , CE



  • Package TypeRetail



  • Power

  • TypeNone


  • Software / System Requirements




  • Software IncludedPinnacle TVCenter , Pinnacle Studio QuickStart 10 , Pinnacle MediaCenter 4




  • OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition , Microsoft Windows XP Professional











  • Min Processor Type2.0 GHz



  • Peripheral / Interface DevicesCD-ROM , DirectX 8.0 compatible graphics card , PCI slot , DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card









  • System Requirements DetailsPentium 4 - RAM 256.0 MB - HD 5.0 GB






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  Reply # 238150 23-Jul-2009 09:35
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Looks like an interesting card. Know anyone in NZ stocking it?




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  Reply # 238320 23-Jul-2009 16:35
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price seems to be a little over 100 pounds, so around NZ$250 at current rates (not taking into account the delivery and markup for NZ)

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 238332 23-Jul-2009 16:58
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This tread from couple years ago may be of interest
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=12650
pinnacle have sold there pctv range of cards to Hauppauge Digital late last year.
Just trying to establish if the card will work with NZ freeview, in particuliar if anyone has firsthand experience with this card.

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  Reply # 238430 23-Jul-2009 21:21
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don't see why it wouldn't, it's just a dual tuner DVB-S card, we don't do anything special here.

please not it's no DVB-S2, so no HD service over satellite with that.

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