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# 21895 10-May-2008 10:10
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Hi All

This is my first post on this site after just finding it. I have just moved to New Zealand and brought my HP DV2275ea laptop with me from the UK.  It has a TV tuner express card, its DVB-t (EC300) now this card picks up all UK Freview channels and when trying it over it I cannot get anything in VMC.

Does anyone have any ideas about this or a recommendatoin of a diferent laptop TV tuner card to try?


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  # 129829 10-May-2008 11:04
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Vista Media Center does not support the H.264 video standard used by Freeview in New Zealand.

You will need to use DVBViewer, GB-PVR or Media Portal - all 3 support the H.264 standard used in New Zealand however they require the use of PowerDVD (preferably version 8) and also the Monogram AAC decoder.

Also be aware of the system requirements - a medium spec dual core processor will give you reasonable results however for the best results a video card with onboard H.264 hardware acceleration is required - with NVidia 8500 or later GPU's being the only ones that work.

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  # 129836 10-May-2008 11:42
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I have here the HP HDX Dragon we will be giving away later this month and it comes with built-in DVB-T card. The card is not even recognised by dvbviewer or any other software.

I've plugged a ComproUSA USB DVB-T I received for review, and it worked fine. But as mentioned you will need a H.264 codec and either GB-PVR or dvbviewer.

Make sure you read the sticky posts in our Freeview forum, there are lots of instructions on how to get this working

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