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  Reply # 94735 11-Nov-2007 21:58
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how good does the reception need to be? I take it that it's only coming from Kaukau at this stage?

I should have read the thread properly last night, oops, i see Sub even posted here :)

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  Reply # 94748 11-Nov-2007 23:39
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itey: what tuner were you using? + what frontend?


Hauppauge hvr-900, its and external USB device, i was using the gbpvr for those screenshots, but after the exams im going to finish setting up my mythtv laptop and use that.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 94958 12-Nov-2007 21:44
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The three Wgtn TX's are now live for testing on CH48,50 and 59,

Which transmitter station are they transmitting from???

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  Reply # 94972 12-Nov-2007 23:42
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I think Mt KauKau



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  Reply # 94983 13-Nov-2007 06:14
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It's from Kaukau. There are infill sites planned but these are not operational yet.

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  Reply # 95301 15-Nov-2007 09:16
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itey: for those of us in Auckland, the auckland test feeds should start before the end of November

Have you got some inside info? Wink




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  Reply # 95309 15-Nov-2007 10:01
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nah, I just sent them an email a while back


Sent: Wed 10/31/2007 1:36 PM
Hi there,

I recently read that the DVB-T trials have begun in Christchurch (as of a few weeks ago).

Is there an estimate of when these trials will begin in Auckland?



then they replied on 1st of November "We are hoping to have the test channels running over the next three to four weeks in the Auckland area."

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  Reply # 95339 15-Nov-2007 13:08
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The problem is that unless you pay $200~300 for a PC tuner card you can't watch any of it.  Can't see anypoint of watching HD on a PC..




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  Reply # 95343 15-Nov-2007 13:27
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hardly $200-300,

there are heaps of dvb-t tv cards for ~$100, heck, you can even get the cheap, crap brands for ~$50

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  Reply # 95348 15-Nov-2007 13:56
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I was lucky enough to be given a DViCO FusionHDTV card by my bro inlaw from Aus. Now in mediaprotal I have configure the following frequencies can anyone confirm that this is correct?

    <country name="Auckland">
        <carrier frequency="538000" bandwidth="8"></carrier>
        <carrier frequency="570000" bandwidth="8"></carrier>
        <carrier frequency="666000" bandwidth="8"></carrier>
    </country>   







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  Reply # 95361 15-Nov-2007 14:49
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I paid $150 for my usb hybrid tuner... how can you not see a point in watching HD on your computer? Awesome picture quality, awesome sound.
   
 



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  Reply # 95363 15-Nov-2007 14:52
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old3eyes: The problem is that unless you pay $200~300 for a PC tuner card you can't watch any of it.  Can't see anypoint of watching HD on a PC..


In my case I watch virtually everything through my PVR since it's hooked up to my Plasma in the lounge.

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  Reply # 95369 15-Nov-2007 15:17
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There are heaps of USB tuners on dealextreme for about $25 US - so at the rate things are going, that will be about $20NZ when freeview launch ;) hardly something to even worry about the cost of.




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  Reply # 95374 15-Nov-2007 16:35
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mcraenz: I was lucky enough to be given a DViCO FusionHDTV card by my bro inlaw from Aus. Now in mediaprotal I have configure the following frequencies can anyone confirm that this is correct?


Looks ok to me.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 95494 16-Nov-2007 10:56
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Could you guys point us to where we could buy these usb peripherals in NZ?
My laptop is not a top performer but it can decode some HD files I've downloaded with Miro.
So I guess, all these cards do is demodulation and channel decoding, and then they provide the raw MP4 stream for the PC to decode, is that right?

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