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# 41274 13-Sep-2009 13:47
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I've got an HP dv3-2139tx, which has an ExpressCard/34 slot in it.

I'd like to get a digital + analogue TV tuner to use in said slot. I've had a look on eBay, but they almost always list them as "PCMCIA Expresscard" devices, when the two are quite different standards...

Does such a thing exist? Moreover, it would need to be a PAL one to be used in NZ, right? What about one that does PAL + NTSC? I travel to America a bit and it would be nice to have both.

Thanks all :)

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  # 255354 13-Sep-2009 14:53
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I would also be intrerested if there is one for either 34 or 54





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  # 255359 13-Sep-2009 15:13
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PAL+NTSC isn't the issue any longer. It's the fact NZ and the USA use entirely different broadcast formats for TV.

The USA uses ATSC for their digital broadcasts (and analogue is now history) whereas hre in NZ and in Australia, parts of Asia and Europe it's all DVB-T.

There are no cards I'm aware of for any format (PCI,USB or ExpressCard) that will handle DVB-T and ATSC.

If you buy a card from the USA it'll probably only support ATSC which is of no use outside the USA.

 
 
 
 


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  # 255364 13-Sep-2009 15:19
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SO is there any cards for nz?







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  # 255375 13-Sep-2009 16:36
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sbiddle: PAL+NTSC isn't the issue any longer. It's the fact NZ and the USA use entirely different broadcast formats for TV.

The USA uses ATSC for their digital broadcasts (and analogue is now history) whereas hre in NZ and in Australia, parts of Asia and Europe it's all DVB-T.

There are no cards I'm aware of for any format (PCI,USB or ExpressCard) that will handle DVB-T and ATSC.

If you buy a card from the USA it'll probably only support ATSC which is of no use outside the USA.


Ah, I wasn't aware of that. Thank you sbiddle.

With that in mind - is a DVB-T ExpressCard/34 something that can be bought cheaply and easily?

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  # 255405 13-Sep-2009 17:58
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There are Expresscard DVB-T cards available and a quick search on Google shows plenty available. I know when I was in Germany a few months ago looking for a specific DVB-C card that there were a a few DVB-T expresscard units but they weren't cheap. A USB tuner is a far cheaper solution.

As to whether anybody in NZ carries stock that's a different question!


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