Old Grey Geek: I must have read this thread a dozen times and still I am a bit puzzled, here are my questions, I'll try to keep it simple so as I can understand it.
I have been looking at the WinTV-HVR-3000
Now , this card supports DVB-s DVB-T and analogue TV (which sound just the ticket) but no mention of MHEG-5 or H264 it is also MPG-2 and not MPG-4
So will this work for our DVB-T? or must it be MPG-4? or will my Graphics card (Nvidia GeForce FX 5200) do that job?
Also will this HVR 3000 do the EPG? as there is no mention of MHEG 5.
My system is: AMD athalon3000+ running at 2.1 Ghz, 1.5 Gig Ram on a Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-k8ns Pro Motherboard. Out-putting to a Panasonic TX-26LX500A
If this card is not suitable what should I be looking at?
Thanx in advance for any suggestions or answers.
tonyhughes: I moot the creation of a DTT/DVB(x) forum category, and closing this thread. Its a monster, with lots of valuable info, but too many pages, it becomes unusable for someone wanting to quickly solve a small issue.
This is due to the interest and input into this thread - its a good thing, not a bad thing!
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walt12:Fossie: I think we should have dvb-s and dvb-t forums. It will make it much easier to answer peoples questions, and for them to get the information.
I think we should have a "Digital TV" forum on the front page of listing, with DTT and DTH sub-forums. I think "Home Theater" has outlived its useful life, and probably should remain reserved for pure HT discussion (i.e. not DVB or HTPC discussion). My 2c.
Hotdognz: Your current system should be able to handle DVB-S
Old Grey Geek: Well. As luck would have it the shop was open and I got my Nova S.
Now to connect it all up. First problem. Do I need a splitter on the cable from the LNB to connect my sky box and the card or can I just do a "Y" connection on the cable? Will my sky box chuck out spurious voltages and blow up my comp? Will the card suck all the signal and degrade my Sky siglal? Should I open a beer? What shall I have for tea Have I fed the dog?
All these questions and more. Where is my dog. did she leave home because I fogot to feed her?
Satch: Ok, got my dvbviewer working by unregistering and re-registering the filters. Phew.
Now is it just my imagination playing tricks, or is the upscaled content really a lot sharper and more detailed? (I am comparing it to a Sky feed mind you...)
Also, I remember someone mentioning that one of the channels is playing a hi def test. Where can I find this channel?