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  Reply # 1176385 15-Nov-2014 18:11
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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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 1196133 12-Dec-2014 11:04
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Very keen to see how MS progresses on this.

If you can give us any updates on if you get the EPG working travlockhart that would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 1200394 19-Dec-2014 10:00
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HI Guys

Here's a video of it working over here. Excuse the quality, i was playing with a new capture card and some editing things.

The link isnt public yet, its unlisted, only i was sure about showing stuff that's recorded from TV and yes im aware this is public, it just not searchable.

I just set region to UK, and plugged it in a set it up using UK postcode etc, standard searching for channels, ive been using it for a few weeks now, well not that i watch that much aired TV



http://youtu.be/DgfNy6vX0a8




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  Reply # 1206631 31-Dec-2014 18:54
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keepitwarm: HI Guys

Here's a video of it working over here. Excuse the quality, i was playing with a new capture card and some editing things.

The link isnt public yet, its unlisted, only i was sure about showing stuff that's recorded from TV and yes im aware this is public, it just not searchable.

I just set region to UK, and plugged it in a set it up using UK postcode etc, standard searching for channels, ive been using it for a few weeks now, well not that i watch that much aired TV

http://youtu.be/DgfNy6vX0a8



This is pretty much the same as my experience. Watching TV works, but lacking EPG.

Just a precaution: the cause with this kind of setup however is that setting the region to any other country that you're in changes digital content available to you, specifically Xbox content. This isn't really a problem if you just change the region, the real problem comes down to purchasing Xbox content whether it's movies, music, or games. You may actually purchase content from another country, provided that your credit/debit card/paypal address is issued from the country that you're trying to purchase the content from. If you do so otherwise purchase a content from Xbox with a different country of origin, there is a chance that it will put your account at risk, and could lead to permaban due to 'fraudulent activities' (majority due to tax evasion). The only workaround if you want to get a working Xbox One TV, and you live in AU/NZ, is to change your region before you purchase any content from Xbox store.



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  Reply # 1206635 31-Dec-2014 19:16
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I suspect the reason we don't have a working tuner from Microsoft is that they probably don't have an agreement with all of the broadcasters around EPG support.  Unless someone in MS NZ picks up the initiative and follows it through, it will probably be way down on the list on Xbox things to happen.  That's just my thoughts.




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  Reply # 1206641 31-Dec-2014 19:54
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I've moved my console between regions loads of times and never had anything happen even when using my nz card to buy off the us xbox store. I never could get it working from Russia but UK and aus have also worked fine.




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  Reply # 1206696 1-Jan-2015 00:55
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Yeh I switch regions on my console all the time, depending what content I'm after, when you do jump regions from the uk to nz or wherever and back again you do have to quickly run through the setup again for the tuner, you don't have to rescan or anything just basically click 'next' lots of times as it already saved the original settings.




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  Reply # 1207695 3-Jan-2015 15:26
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I actually have my account blocked for the first time, so I was just saying that as precaution for everyone who would want to use their account with another region set to get content not available in their country. Below is from Xbox Support.

"The reason why a block is found on the account is due to the different region on the account. The system is designed to create a block when it detects 'fraudulent activities', regardless if it is the account owner. I apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing, our system is designed to follow international trade laws and licensing restrictions. Much like how we are prohibited from selling and shipping licensed material and content outside of the region that product is licensed for, digital content is no exception. This is why it is highly advised that you create a new account or migrate your current account to your current physical region if you will be staying there for an extended period.  From there you will be able to access the marketplace for your current physical region."

Luckily tho they gave me a one-time unblock on my account for me to migrate to NZ from US. Mind that I've lived in the US for so long and made my account there (coming from Yahoo!), and at the time the option to migrate regions on Xbox accounts was non-existent. So, lesson learned.

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  Reply # 1207700 3-Jan-2015 15:32
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Ah, changing regions on the Xbox console to get the tuner to work, is somewhat different to changing your actual account region, that's where you have run into trouble.




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  Reply # 1224530 29-Jan-2015 08:21
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Windows Central is saying the TV tuner is coming to Straya in March with the OneGuide in the latest preview build.  Need to check my preview build tonight to see if the OneGuide is in for NZ.....

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-rolling-out-xbox-oneguide-and-digital-tv-tuner-down-under


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  Reply # 1224970 29-Jan-2015 22:01
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I hope so as this and miracast support is what I'm waiting for before jumping into xb1

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  Reply # 1225663 30-Jan-2015 21:06
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Sorry, there have been no announcements about the OneGuide for NZ - just AU :(




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  Reply # 1225699 30-Jan-2015 22:38
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Regs: Sorry, there have been no announcements about the OneGuide for NZ - just AU :(


Thanks for the update. Please keep us in the loop :)

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  Reply # 1243893 21-Feb-2015 19:34
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Any update on nz oneguide/tuner? Thanks

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