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  # 271742 10-Nov-2009 17:47
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I'm another very happy GB-PVR user - on a 32 bit Vista PC.

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  # 271756 10-Nov-2009 18:06
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Another for Mediaportal.




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  # 271782 10-Nov-2009 19:17
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Dawg: I use GB PVR because I have a popcorn hour - No complaints about gb pvr


Me too and I am unlikely to upgrade to Win7 because I am not entirely sure my USB-UIRT will have drivers (which I use to change channels on my TCL cable box). I also have a DVB-T card (Nova 500) so theoretically I can record 3 channels (one TCL, 2 DVB-T) while watching a fourth though this scenario has never come up.

I use the Popcorn Hour to playback all content apart from TVNZ HD when I am forced to use the PC since the PCH doesn't support the AAC-HE audio.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 271806 10-Nov-2009 20:10
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Does popcorn hour support 1080P video / HDTV (720P / 1080i) ?




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  # 271808 10-Nov-2009 20:16
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kiwijunglist: Does popcorn hour support 1080P video / HDTV (720P / 1080i) ?


Yes all of that. The only relevant format it doesn't support is anything (usually H.264 files) with AAC-HE LATM audio - just get no sound which is a nuisance.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 271848 10-Nov-2009 21:46
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does that include 5.1 channel AAC rips?
is it ok with 2 channel AAC Freeview TV?




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  # 271849 10-Nov-2009 21:48
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does that include 5.1 channel AAC rips?
is it ok with 2 channel AAC Freeview TV?
does it support live streaming of HDTV?




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  # 271870 10-Nov-2009 22:28
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Very happy with Windows 7 MC. Has been rock solid so far *frantically touches wood!

Does almost everything out of the box (mkv support not so good) and has high wife approval.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  # 271907 11-Nov-2009 07:35
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kiwijunglist: does that include 5.1 channel AAC rips?
is it ok with 2 channel AAC Freeview TV?
does it support live streaming of HDTV?

no problem with 5.1 channel AAC rips (so long as they are -LE or HE not in LATM)
No support for live streaming of HDTV out of the box but I think with the combination of gbpvr with the PCH as the front end, it can be done.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 271987 11-Nov-2009 11:44
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OK here's a question then - is there anybody who has Windows 7 who still sees the need/prefers to use MP or GBPVR?

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  # 272011 11-Nov-2009 12:39
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Yup - I installed the Beta for Windows 7 ages ago and did the fresh install of Ultimate this weekend just past... And there was no doubt in my mind I was going to reinstall MediaPortal.

My setup is MediaPortal 1.0.2 with StreamedMP, myTrailers, XMLTV grabber, Shortcutter (to recognise all my Hauppage remote buttons)... it's freaking amazing.

And yes, I did check out W7MC... just didn't seem to cut it... wasn't as visually stimulating in my opinion. Plus - as I said before the 'customisability' of MediaPortal made it a no-brainer for me.

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  # 272019 11-Nov-2009 13:06
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smac: OK here's a question then - is there anybody who has Windows 7 who still sees the need/prefers to use MP or GBPVR?


Does Win7 provide a full EPG?  I currently using gbpvr have a full epg using a combination of Reven's xmltvnz and also the hosted epg from the DVB-S service (though I could just stick with the latter).

I had heard that Win7 ME doesn't have that capability but could be wrong




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 272038 11-Nov-2009 13:55
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It does via tools like BSE.

Edit sorry should add that is for DVB-T. If you have DVB-S then it gets the epg over the air now so it just works out of the box.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  # 272129 11-Nov-2009 18:52
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lchiu7:
smac: OK here's a question then - is there anybody who has Windows 7 who still sees the need/prefers to use MP or GBPVR?


Does Win7 provide a full EPG?  I currently using gbpvr have a full epg using a combination of Reven's xmltvnz and also the hosted epg from the DVB-S service (though I could just stick with the latter).

I had heard that Win7 ME doesn't have that capability but could be wrong
To my knowledge, using the default with no third party apps, it is just now & next.




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  # 272162 11-Nov-2009 21:36
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Nety: It does via tools like BSE.

Edit sorry should add that is for DVB-T. If you have DVB-S then it gets the epg over the air now so it just works out of the box.


Since I record both DVB-T and TCL cable, looks like I would have to get 2 EPG's to make it work and some hacking. Since I already do that now, not sure there is a compelling reason to upgrade the PVR to Win7.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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