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# 19254 11-Feb-2008 11:43
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Hi there

Just wondering if there is an (semi)official ETA on the availability (in Wellington) of DVB-T/DTT signals. I'm in London at the moment, and thinking of getting an Elgato EyeTV for my mac (which is DVB-T/DTT), which will work on Freeview here.... but there isn't much point if I can't use it when I get back.

Sadly they dont appear to do a DVB-T/DVB-S/DVB-C combo one :(

Cheers

Nic




Nic Wise - Waiheke Island, New Zealand - www.fastchicken.co.nz


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  # 109829 11-Feb-2008 12:01
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There has been no official launch date yet publically set for the DVB-T service.

Test channels have been up for some time and apparently the network gets "handed over" from Kordia (who are building it) to Freeview around mid March and people are picking a launch date some time in April.

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  # 109836 11-Feb-2008 12:26
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Eyetv (software) cannot handle our broadcasts. All viewing needs to be done in windows or linux at the moment.

 
 
 
 


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  # 109862 11-Feb-2008 14:20
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I dropped into the little PC shop in Tawa, Wellington  the other day and they have a DVBT STB running there. The broadcast was in High Definition at the time, looked great!


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  # 109912 11-Feb-2008 16:37
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kiwitrc:

I dropped into the little PC shop in Tawa, Wellington  the other day and they have a DVBT STB running there. The broadcast was in High Definition at the time, looked great!



Was it a freeview one or one that they bought??




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  # 109916 11-Feb-2008 16:41
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old3eyes:
kiwitrc:

I dropped into the little PC shop in Tawa, Wellington  the other day and they have a DVBT STB running there. The broadcast was in High Definition at the time, looked great!



Was it a freeview one or one that they bought??
Don’t know sorry I don’t know of any approved Freeview ones as yet.

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  # 109919 11-Feb-2008 16:43
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The little shop in Tawa markets the Kaon brand which is imported by Asoft.

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  # 109921 11-Feb-2008 16:48
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Thanks Cyril

 
 
 
 


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  # 109965 11-Feb-2008 19:22
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Did you happen to spot any prices? Nothing on their website :(

And those in the know - how probable would it be to see dual tuner-card receivers pop-up on the scence in order to record one channel while watching another without interruption?


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  # 109979 11-Feb-2008 20:53
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Dual tuner receivers are available for the DVB-S service so I would guess the DVB-T receivers will get the same treatment it would be best to hunt round though there are a few other good brands out there that dont carry the freeview label IMO Topfield is a really good brand.



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  # 110015 12-Feb-2008 00:04
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Thanks everyone - looks like it's NOT a go on my Macbook then :(

Oh, well. We may end up staying here longer anyway - and I've not had TV for, um, 2 years, so I dont miss it. It's mostly for the Mrs to watch cooking shows.

Righto - cheers everyone!




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  # 110018 12-Feb-2008 01:48
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Are there any Tests in Chch?

I have an Acer laptop with a built in DVB-T tuner, what software should I install to get in on the action?

I can hook it up to the arial on the roof or use the one that came with it.

Cheers.

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  # 110021 12-Feb-2008 02:26
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Yes there are tests in Christchurch. Check out dvbviewer and gbpvr. Alot of the threads will explain how to get it going.



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  # 110025 12-Feb-2008 02:39
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BTW, anyone know if/when EyeTv is going to support Freeview in NZ?




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It doesn't even support BBC HD yet. Long time. It still thinks we are going to be using 7Mhz Pal BG DVB-T.

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