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Topic # 31287 11-Mar-2009 19:49
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over DVB-T (Freeview hd) can you receive just an SD signal?  thinking of building a htpc in the bedroom, would be great if i can use the dvb-t (sky uhf) aerial as the signal.

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  Reply # 200701 11-Mar-2009 20:24
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Yep

IT will work fine, it will just be in SD not HD



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  Reply # 200704 11-Mar-2009 20:33
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will the htpc take the feed as hd? i.e. have to process an hd signal?

looking at the hvr-2200 card, and hopefully use my old p4 2.4 box that I was using for my analogue sd, htpc.

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  Reply # 200707 11-Mar-2009 20:46
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hasole: will the htpc take the feed as hd? i.e. have to process an hd signal?

looking at the hvr-2200 card, and hopefully use my old p4 2.4 box that I was using for my analogue sd, htpc.


You're wasting your time, that PC simply isn't fast enough.

The PC still has a decode a H.264 HD video signal which that simply won't cope with,.



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  Reply # 200718 11-Mar-2009 21:06
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Thanks for that.

cant afford toupg that box as i just upg the main one, oh well.

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  Reply # 200720 11-Mar-2009 21:13
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You can still use all the HTPC functions but on Analoge instead of freeview.

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  Reply # 200722 11-Mar-2009 21:16
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Does your P4 even have a PCIe slot?

HVR2200's are as virtually non existant at present which is another issue - supply issus have been ongoing ever since they launched. If you have a dish you'd be far better off using a DVB-S card since that would work with that PC or simply buy a STB which will give you a better picture on a CRT.



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  Reply # 200724 11-Mar-2009 21:22
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I got spare hvr2200s

hmm stb and ir blaster might be an idea.

i dont have a dish so dvbs is out

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  Reply # 201048 13-Mar-2009 15:48
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A dish ain't expensive and that box will make a perfect little HTPC for DVB-S. And the SD over DVB-S looks really good.




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