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# 211646 5-Apr-2017 12:04
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Hi Guy's,


I purchased a Hauppauge HD Quad tuner from Amazon before realising that in the USA they don't use the same system as we do.


Is there any likely firmware change that could be made for this?


It cost $160 landed so not keen to ditch it! 


If it can't be updated does anyone have a need for this brand new tuner? Want to slip me a little $$$ for it? Not looking to get what it cost obviously but a little to make is less painful!

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  # 1756932 5-Apr-2017 12:23
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dickytim: Is there any likely firmware change that could be made for this?


Good thought... but unfortunately I don't think so.


According to the LinuxTV wiki, the two Hauppauge quad tuner products have different demodulator chips to suit the TV systems that they're intended for.


ATSC/clear QAM (USA, Canada, South Korea etc.) model: LG LG3306A


DVB (rest-of-the-world) model: Silicon Labs Si2168 B40

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  # 1756936 5-Apr-2017 12:43
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You could sell it on eBay as brand new and likely get most of your money back.


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  # 1757169 5-Apr-2017 16:19
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It's completely useless in NZ due to the different TV standards.


Your best bet as mentioned above would be to sell it on eBay and cut your losses. At least you might get something back for it after postage.



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