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Topic # 136241 20-Nov-2013 10:20
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I have a Hauppauge HVR 4000 I've been using with a satellite for a few years.  I'm now moving to Freeview terrestrial.

Am I correct that this will give me two tuners to use with Freeview HD? It’s a quad tuner but I’m pretty sure it can only do two of each type, e.g. two sat and two terrestrial. I can’t seem to find a definitive answer online as to whether it can do terrestrial HD...

If it can't then I need to fork out for a HVR2210 I guess.

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  Reply # 937779 20-Nov-2013 10:35
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No,

It's a quad mode (hybrid) card that can do 1 of 4 types, however, only 1 at a time. Analogue or DVB-T or DVB-S or DVB-S2.

Only 1 tuner type can be active at a time.

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  Reply # 937787 20-Nov-2013 10:40
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That's a quad mode tuner, not a quad tuner isn't it? (DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2, ANALOG)

Were you able to use 2 tuners on the DVB-S side of things?
If not, then it's just a single tuner which can use each of those standards

edit: too late.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 937796 20-Nov-2013 11:12
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It does appear to be a single tuner card. So what has been said above is correct.

Terrestrial is broadcast on 3 frequencies, and provided you use good software (not windows mediacenter) you can tune every channel on a frequency at once using one tuner.
So with that card, you'd be able to tune TV1 & TV2 & TV1+1 & TV2+1, OR TV3 & Four & C4 & TV3+1, and so on.
If you add a 2210 to the system, you'll have a total of 3 tuners, which will allow you to tune every channel available on terrestrial at the same time.




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  Reply # 937824 20-Nov-2013 12:00
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andrewNZ: It does appear to be a single tuner card. So what has been said above is correct.

Terrestrial is broadcast on 3 frequencies, and provided you use good software (not windows mediacenter) you can tune every channel on a frequency at once using one tuner.
So with that card, you'd be able to tune TV1 & TV2 & TV1+1 & TV2+1, OR TV3 & Four & C4 & TV3+1, and so on.
If you add a 2210 to the system, you'll have a total of 3 tuners, which will allow you to tune every channel available on terrestrial at the same time.


I think what you meant to say is that with some PVR (MediaPortal I know does this) software, you will be able to record/watch multiple 'channels' off the one mux (3 Muxes).
So you would be able to record TV1 and watch TV2, but not watch TV3 and record TV1.
You will be able to tune and watch any of the Terrestrial channels.

If you are using Windows Media Centre, you will need to add another tuner card to record one channel and watch another (or record 2 and watch a third if you have 3 tuners).

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  Reply # 937826 20-Nov-2013 12:06
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I thought that's what I did say.




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  Reply # 937835 20-Nov-2013 12:21
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You did, just you said you'd be able to TUNE TV1,TV2,TV1+1 & TV2+1 OR TV3,Four, C4 etc.
You can tune them all, your tuner however cannot access streams off the different muxes concurrently.

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  Reply # 953905 17-Dec-2013 19:34
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I'm using a Hauppauge HVR4400 which gives me a Sat and Terrestrial tuner that can be used concurrently and an HVR2200 which gives me 2 x terrestrial. I have a pool of 1 sat and 3 Terrestrial tuners. The EPG is gathered from the sat tuner.

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