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Topic # 205829 28-Nov-2016 21:00
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Can anyone advise if the VU Plus Duo2 with the Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner is suitable for use in NZ for terrestrial Freeview (UHF) & Freeview Plus ?

 

Especially the Timer, EPG & series record functions. Thanks for any info on compatibility.

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1679214 29-Nov-2016 08:17
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Yes. The Vu+ Duo2 with the Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner will work fine receiving/recording FreeviewHD (UHF) in NZ. Unfortunately Freeview Plus does not work, (at least it doesn't currently).

 

I don't have the Duo2 myself, but I do have the Solo2 (the fixed tuner, Dual DVB-S2 model) so they are functionally the same (just different tuners)  The Timer, EPG and Series Record functions are very similar to how MySky HDi/+ work, just that instead of Series Link/Record you use Auto Timers.

 

As my unit doesn't have the DVB-C/T/T2 tuner, I can't say 100% that FreeviewHD transmits the 7-day EIT data needed for the EPG to function properly, although I was told over on this thread:

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=205649

 

that it is transmitted so it should be fine.

 

 

 

(See my posts in the above thread for explanations about FreeviewPlus functionality, or lack thereof, and about the EPG data.)


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  Reply # 1679480 29-Nov-2016 14:35
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As above, if you can get EIT EPG, the rest should be fine - more info on that here

 

HBBTV also isn't supported as not an official Freeview certified box. Other than that, I'd expect you'd be fine - certainly end up with a very versatile and usable box.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1681857 3-Dec-2016 19:34
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Are these Vu+Duo2 units available in NZ?

 

We've had a bad run with Dish the last one (T1000n) locks up on a pixelated signal and won't recover.

 

We're after something to connect (A/V) to a DVD recorder to watch later on. SD only.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

 


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  Reply # 1681864 3-Dec-2016 19:48
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ADKM:

 

Are these Vu+Duo2 units available in NZ?

 

We've had a bad run with Dish the last one (T1000n) locks up on a pixelated signal and won't recover.

 

We're after something to connect (A/V) to a DVD recorder to watch later on. SD only.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

 

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  Reply # 1684022 7-Dec-2016 15:33
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The solo2 are available from a guy in northland via Trade me, on sat though

 

 


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  Reply # 1684025 7-Dec-2016 15:38
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Mavarick:

 

The solo2 are available from a guy in northland via Trade me, on sat though

 

 

 

 

Add a USB DVB-T tuner?


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  Reply # 1684089 7-Dec-2016 17:49
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no reason why you cant.


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  Reply # 1684280 7-Dec-2016 20:52
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RunningMan:

 

Mavarick:

 

The solo2 are available from a guy in northland via Trade me, on sat though

 

 

 

 

Add a USB DVB-T tuner?

 

 

 

 

You can, BUT you'd really need at least two USB tuners for reasonable functionality, (ie decode two muxes at once),  three would be better or four ideal (so all muxes are decoded at once) Not sure it would even be possible to have that many USB tuners on the unit. Plus it gets quite messy doing it externally...


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  Reply # 1684357 7-Dec-2016 23:18
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Isn't it time that the Freeview folk (whoever they are) sorted out a better deal for kiwis in equipment availability?

 

Surely its possible for the makers of the Mysky box to also make a Freeview model for New Zealand?


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