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#151020 11-Aug-2014 13:13
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Hi Folks,

I see that Microsoft have announced a Digital TV tuner for the Xbox one for the European market available in October.  Here is the link to Paul Thurrott's site with the article.

I am just wondering since it is supposed to support DVB-T, T2 and C, if it will be available here at some stage?








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  #1106487 11-Aug-2014 14:25
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I hope so.. I'll give it a go.  I tried the PlayTV with the PS3, which was less than stellar.  I just hope it gets better on-going support than Sony provided with the PlayTV which seemed to me to be put out then abandoned.




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  #1106488 11-Aug-2014 14:33
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It should do, I think UK Freeview is about the same as ours

 
 
 
 


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  #1106490 11-Aug-2014 14:35
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jnimmo: It should do, I think UK Freeview is about the same as ours


I thought that Freeview UK used MP2 compression and we used MP4




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  #1106513 11-Aug-2014 14:46
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Ah right - know my cousin just moved back from the UK and his TV works fine here, but I guess that could just be chance that it works in both places (TV model must support bunch of formats)

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  #1106519 11-Aug-2014 14:57
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If it requires a different SKU to the UK one then I doubt we would.

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  #1106524 11-Aug-2014 15:04
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It would be more a case of whether or not your XBOX gets the software to make it run (the UI and driver for the tuner etc.).

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  #1106763 11-Aug-2014 22:01
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I've got no info on this, but i'd be very keen for it to come here so will be watching eagerly! 




 
 
 
 


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  #1160062 22-Oct-2014 15:43
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Any further news on this for NZ?

Looks like it was released in the UK Today.

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/accessories/digital-tv-tuner#fbid=Gg2W79Tj25g


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  #1160127 22-Oct-2014 17:04
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we can't comment on unannounced products but I too would love one of these for my Xbox at home, so watch this space

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  #1160135 22-Oct-2014 17:09
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With every update the Xbox One gets closer to the machine it should be, I just wish they came quicker and XBOX ON worked. I look forward to when TV works through it seamlessly. 




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  #1160162 22-Oct-2014 17:31
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Rappelle:
KiwiNZ: With every update the Xbox One gets closer to the machine it should be, I just wish they came quicker and XBOX ON worked. I look forward to when TV works through it seamlessly. 


Their monthly updates are amazing, and at a good pace - and "Xbox On" does work. Set country to NZ, set language to English/Australia. Works fine.

Also would absolutely love for the digital TV tuner to get to NZ.


Tried all that with Xbox on and still no joy :)

Agreed the updates are quick and MS are doing a great job  I am just impatient, I love the Xbox One its an awesome piece of kit. 




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  #1160176 22-Oct-2014 17:51
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I've been trying to find out why the product wasn't released here in the first place.  My suspicion is that it is dependant on EPG being implemented on the OneGuide and I would be interested if this is in Microsoft Schedule at all, or if a time frame has been put in place.

I noticed that my OneGuide was now slightly more functional that it has been in the past, but not with any TV EPG information.




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  #1165822 31-Oct-2014 12:50
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Hi guys I'm new here. I've been reading this post for a while now, and theoretically the TV Tuner should work in AU/NZ, even the EPG. My current setup is with the old dish TV freeview box running through HDMI pass, which works fine. However I find it a bit of a bother (and also power consuming) having both Xbox and freeview receiver turned on at the same time just to watch tv, and also takes up a bit of tv space. BTW I use a 29" monitor, not TV.

I have bought one from Amazon UK via Microsoft and shipping it here with priority shipping. I'll let you guys know when I get the item. It wouldn't matter to me if it doesn't work, I like collecting all Xbox One accessories.

To those who are interested, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is available for pre-order at nzgameshop.com (which is a UK-based site), and also available to order from Amazon UK for around $40-45 NZD (excluding shipping).

Anyone else who bought this and are in either AU/NZ please post your experience.

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travlockhart: Hi guys I'm new here. I've been reading this post for a while now, and theoretically the TV Tuner should work in AU/NZ, even the EPG. My current setup is with the old dish TV freeview box running through HDMI pass, which works fine. However I find it a bit of a bother (and also power consuming) having both Xbox and freeview receiver turned on at the same time just to watch tv, and also takes up a bit of tv space. BTW I use a 29" monitor, not TV.

I have bought one from Amazon UK via Microsoft and shipping it here with priority shipping. I'll let you guys know when I get the item. It wouldn't matter to me if it doesn't work, I like collecting all Xbox One accessories.

To those who are interested, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is available for pre-order at nzgameshop.com (which is a UK-based site), and also available to order from Amazon UK for around $40-45 NZD (excluding shipping).

Anyone else who bought this and are in either AU/NZ please post your experience.


I'd love to know how this works out, hopefully it arrives soon! Would be great to have a unified experience with the TV just running on the Xbox itself, instead of having to be plugged into a receiver.

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  #1177512 17-Nov-2014 18:56
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danieljevans: I'd love to know how this works out, hopefully it arrives soon! Would be great to have a unified experience with the TV just running on the Xbox itself, instead of having to be plugged into a receiver.


Well it partially works, somehow Microsoft has got the tuner to work only in advertised countries. So if the console is set to AU/NZ it will not recognize it, but if you switch it over to UK it will ask you if you'd like to setup the TV tuner. It scans all the Freeview channels and some of the digital radio signals as well. I'm mistaken about the OneGuide, it looks like it pulls the data over the internet rather than the EPG from Freeview. But this should be an easy fix for Microsoft as pretty much AU/NZ Freeview TV Guides are available online. But overall the TV Tuner works in NZ (scans all available OTA channels, and plays them just fine), it's just that OneGuide is not available, maybe this is the reason why it is not advertised here, but hopefully it comes out soon as they don't have to make any necessary hardware changes to make it to work.

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