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Topic # 185444 23-Nov-2015 09:18
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I know there was quite a discussion about this in the past but those threads are all old and I haven't seen anything new from Microsoft, plus they don't have the TV Tuner on the NZ site still, so does anyone know what is happening about this?

Anyone from Microsoft have any comments?

I am seriously thinking of replacing my HTPC/gaming machine with an Xbox one, but need the tuner in order to do so 100%.

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  Reply # 1460421 2-Jan-2016 22:35
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Bump. I'm also very interested in any updates as just got an xbox one.

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  Reply # 1460423 2-Jan-2016 22:37
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The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG. You set the country on Xbox One to UK or Australia.




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  Reply # 1460424 2-Jan-2016 22:51
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billgates: The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG.


Freeview NZ never released a full EPG via EIT data on the terrestrial service, like they do on the satellite service.
It's limited to now and next events.

There was all the talk of how MHEG5 was the way of the future, but it just limited us in NZ.
Sony's PlayTV for the PS3 etc falls into the same bracket, where they have to supply a completely separate EPG to make it work, similar to TIVO.

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  Reply # 1460431 2-Jan-2016 23:38
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Jaxson:
billgates: The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG.


Freeview NZ never released a full EPG via EIT data on the terrestrial service, like they do on the satellite service.
It's limited to now and next events.

There was all the talk of how MHEG5 was the way of the future, but it just limited us in NZ.
Sony's PlayTV for the PS3 etc falls into the same bracket, where they have to supply a completely separate EPG to make it work, similar to TIVO.


That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.




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  Reply # 1460495 3-Jan-2016 09:13
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That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.


Sorry to go slightly off topic - but does this mean a DVB-T media center no longer needs a work-around to get the 7 day guide?
I've stuck with DVB-S on my MC because I couldn't be bothered fluffing round with the EPG.  Thanks!

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  Reply # 1460499 3-Jan-2016 09:19
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Likewise, please tell us more...

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  Reply # 1460583 3-Jan-2016 12:49
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So with the xbox tuner is there a specific one to order? Eg Oz or UK?

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  Reply # 1461027 4-Jan-2016 14:12
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HI

 

 

 

I have relatives coming from Sydney this month, should I get them to bring one with them or from the UK ?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1461045 4-Jan-2016 15:11
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billgates: The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG. You set the country on Xbox One to UK or Australia.


Does changing the country have an affect on ones xbox live account, Kinect voice recognition and other types of features?




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  Reply # 1461048 4-Jan-2016 15:15
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openmedia:
Jaxson:
billgates: The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG.


Freeview NZ never released a full EPG via EIT data on the terrestrial service, like they do on the satellite service.
It's limited to now and next events.

There was all the talk of how MHEG5 was the way of the future, but it just limited us in NZ.
Sony's PlayTV for the PS3 etc falls into the same bracket, where they have to supply a completely separate EPG to make it work, similar to TIVO.


That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.


How recent was this change? I set up Windows Media Centre using dual DVB-T tuners 2 weeks ago (on Windows 10) and only got "now and next" in the EPG.  On my previous WMC builds I have always had to resort to using a DVB-S card to get the 7 day EPG.

Do you have a link to this information? Or more details such as compatibility?



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  Reply # 1461050 4-Jan-2016 15:17
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Mattnzl:
That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.


Sorry to go slightly off topic - but does this mean a DVB-T media center no longer needs a work-around to get the 7 day guide?
I've stuck with DVB-S on my MC because I couldn't be bothered fluffing round with the EPG.  Thanks!


If you add a DVB-T tuner you can merge the guide data from the DVB-S to the DVB-T, and hide the DVB-S channels.  This effectively gives you FreeviewHD via DVB-T and still gives you 7 days of EPG via DVB-S without having to muck around with external guide programs.

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timbosan:
Mattnzl:
That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.


Sorry to go slightly off topic - but does this mean a DVB-T media center no longer needs a work-around to get the 7 day guide?
I've stuck with DVB-S on my MC because I couldn't be bothered fluffing round with the EPG.  Thanks!


If you add a DVB-T tuner you can merge the guide data from the DVB-S to the DVB-T, and hide the DVB-S channels.  This effectively gives you FreeviewHD via DVB-T and still gives you 7 days of EPG via DVB-S without having to muck around with external guide programs.


That's extra unnecessary hardware. You can easily extract the EPG from the MHEG5 stream by using EPG Collector. No need for DVB-S.






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billgates: The tuners works in NZ but you just don't get any official EPG. You set the country on Xbox One to UK or Australia.


Does changing the country have an affect on ones xbox live account, Kinect voice recognition and other types of features?


It affects kinect voice recognition (mine still picks up the accent from UK or Australia) and the on screen digital store changes to that country's displaying that country's pricing. It has 0 effect on your already downloaded and purchased digital content. You do get to see extra apps that might be available to that specific country to which you change your Xbox One to.

edit - I also get this question asked a lot. No your multiplayer matches do not get affected and thrown into UK or Australian servers. The Xbox live service works fine even if the gold membership is tied to your NZ gamertag. You will always be thrown into the local NZ or Australian servers as first preference.




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  Reply # 1461067 4-Jan-2016 15:39
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nzrock:     HI   I have relatives coming from Sydney this month, should I get them to bring one with them or from the UK ?   greg


Does not really matters which country tbh. Australia would be quicker if someone is coming over.




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  Reply # 1461070 4-Jan-2016 15:42
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freitasm:
timbosan:
Mattnzl:
That changed recently and the now use huffman compression on their EIT data and provide around 7 days.


Sorry to go slightly off topic - but does this mean a DVB-T media center no longer needs a work-around to get the 7 day guide?
I've stuck with DVB-S on my MC because I couldn't be bothered fluffing round with the EPG.  Thanks!


If you add a DVB-T tuner you can merge the guide data from the DVB-S to the DVB-T, and hide the DVB-S channels.  This effectively gives you FreeviewHD via DVB-T and still gives you 7 days of EPG via DVB-S without having to muck around with external guide programs.


That's extra unnecessary hardware. You can easily extract the EPG from the MHEG5 stream by using EPG Collector. No need for DVB-S.




Maybe, but the poster already has DVB-S, and hence will already have a 7+ day EPG coming down into WMC.  By adding a DVB-T tuner they can get HD and keep the 7 day EPG.  A bit tidier I find as I don't need to rely on anything external to WMC.

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