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#63040 19-Jun-2010 16:45
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Hi all,

We've just bought a new place which is unlikely to receive DVB-T Freeview. It's a bit out of Dunedin, and I don't think it will have any signal.

My HTPC has been running happily using DVB-T for the last few years (here and in the UK). But, I guess I'll need to go DVB-S.

So, I've had a bit of a read - ideally I'd like a DVB-S plus Analogue plus FM, but a DVB-S card by itself would be OK.

The WinTV Nova-S Plus card seems to be a popular choice, but I've found a good deal on a Nova-S 541?

Anyone know about the difference? Would that card be suitable in NZ?

Cheers,
Danny

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  #343484 20-Jun-2010 16:45
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not sure what the 541 is? have a link? perhaps its an older model that the s-plus?

i have 2 x nova-s-plus cards in my windows 7 mce, running fine.




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  #343515 20-Jun-2010 19:44
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Hi again,

Yeah, I think it is an older 'legacy' board.  I found a reference to a Nova-T/S (legacy) on the Hauppauge website http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/support/support_all.html?prod=62

I found it on Ebay UK - incl delivery to NZ = £34

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Hauppauge-WinTV-Nova-S-541-PCI-Satellite-Receiver-/110547401953?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item19bd237ce1

Specs from the Ebay site:
Brand: NEW Hauppauge
Model Number: WinTV Nova-S 541
Item: PCI Satellite Receiver
Boxed: Yes
Functions & Features:
Digital Video Format: MPEG-2, DVB
Video Capture Resolution: 768 x 576
Data Transfer Rate: 60 MBps
Single satellite antenna - TV aerial - F connector
Electrical Ratings: None
Cabling Included: None
Accessories Included: Driver CD (includes PowerDVD), quick start guide (in german only)

What do you think?  OK for NZ DVB-S??!

Cheers,
Danny

 
 
 
 


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  #344379 23-Jun-2010 01:36
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freeview is only broadcasting MPEG-2 so its probably fine.

PBTech has the nova-s-plus for 95+gst - few extra $$ but you'd have a valid warranty, its in stock, and its definately compatible..
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=TVNHGR0013




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