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# 20655 1-Apr-2008 23:47
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Hello
Sorry if this is in another thread i had a look and couldn't find anything

I am looking to build a HTPC i already have a DVB-S tuner that i will use for recording if i need to record more than 2 channels but i was very intrested in the HD DVB-T broadcasts and was wondering if anyone knows of a Dual DVB-T tuner and if one is avaliable in NZ.

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  # 120395 2-Apr-2008 00:26
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Hauppauge HVR2200 is a dual DVB-T PCI Express tuner

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  # 120406 2-Apr-2008 07:54
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The Hauppauge Nova T 500 is a dual tuner PCI card and the HVR2200 is a dual tuner PCIe card. Both are available in NZ. Just me aware there are two types of Hauppauge 500 cards - a Nova T 500 and MCE500. The MCE 500 is dual tuner analogue and the Nova T 500 is dual tuner digital.

Just be aware of the pro's and cons's on DVB-T including the minimum spec requirements of a PC to watch the DVB-T transmissions - there are hundreds of posts in this thread diusussing this.

IMHO right now none of the HTPC/PVR software that support's the H.264 broadcasts in NZ is stable enough to be relied upon for watching and recording DVB-T broadcasts in NZ.



 
 
 
 




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  # 121109 4-Apr-2008 15:47
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Thank for that exactly what i wanted to know and it is good that there is a PCIe i can finaly use one of the slots on my motherboard.. I have a Q6600 and am looking to get a Nvidia Geforce 9xxx so i hope the spec are good enough and on software il keep a look out in the forums

thanks for the help :)

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  # 121149 4-Apr-2008 17:49
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I guess the next question is are there any tri tuners? as this is then let you view all 3 mux?




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  # 121154 4-Apr-2008 18:04
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Im wanting to know if anyone has had any luck with any of the deal extreme USB sticks for $25 or so. I have tried a few times to order them but paypal dont seem to want to use a prezzy card and im still waiting on my overpriced loaded card to arrive.




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  # 121224 5-Apr-2008 00:34
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I think the Hauppage HVR 4000 is multiple. I got the HVR 3000, but it can only play and record the one channel

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  # 121225 5-Apr-2008 00:39
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sbiddle:
IMHO right now none of the HTPC/PVR software that support's the H.264 broadcasts in NZ is stable enough to be relied upon for watching and recording DVB-T broadcasts in NZ.


In my (limited) experience so far, I would agree with this. I've noticed problems with switching between channels with both DVBViewer and GB-PVR.
Sometimes, it will change channel fine, other times, it'll have no picture, and I have to change back, then change to the channel again and its fine.
Other time's I'll notice that you'll change to a channel which has worked fine previously, but on the odd occasion, you'll switch to it, and the image will switch between one of the previous channel, and one of the channel you've switched to. So if you have epilepsy, its best not to use your PC until very stable stuff comes out!

 
 
 
 


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  # 121230 5-Apr-2008 04:27
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Adamal:
In my (limited) experience so far, I would agree with this. I've noticed problems with switching between channels with both DVBViewer and GB-PVR.
Sometimes, it will change channel fine, other times, it'll have no picture, and I have to change back, then change to the channel again and its fine.
Other time's I'll notice that you'll change to a channel which has worked fine previously, but on the odd occasion, you'll switch to it, and the image will switch between one of the previous channel, and one of the channel you've switched to. So if you have epilepsy, its best not to use your PC until very stable stuff comes out!
I've never seen this with GB-PVR. It reliably switches channels for me every time in live tv.

With GB-PVR there is a audio/video sync issue that can happen with playback of recordings, but the live tv and recordings themselves are pretty much perfect.

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  # 121231 5-Apr-2008 06:39
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Adamal: In my (limited) experience so far, I would agree with this. I've noticed problems with switching between channels with both DVBViewer and GB-PVR.
Sometimes, it will change channel fine, other times, it'll have no picture, and I have to change back, then change to the channel again and its fine.
Other time's I'll notice that you'll change to a channel which has worked fine previously, but on the odd occasion, you'll switch to it, and the image will switch between one of the previous channel, and one of the channel you've switched to. So if you have epilepsy, its best not to use your PC until very stable stuff comes out!


You're not using an ATI video card are you? This is one of the symptoms I experienced with my ATI 2600 under Vista using hardware acceleration. I've experienced no such issues after moving to NVidia.

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  # 121266 5-Apr-2008 11:09
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Yea, I am. Guess that could be it!

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  # 121278 5-Apr-2008 12:04
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Adamal: Yea, I am. Guess that could be it!


That's one of the reasons I got rid of mine. Interlaced video also caused problems on playback and there was "shimmering" in the lower half of the picture on interlaced content using hardware acceleration. I spent a long time trying numerous combinations of drivers but just gave up. My new NVidia card just works.

The problem is either with the Catalyst drivers or Cyberlink's AVIVO implimentation but I'm picking it's an ATI issue.

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  # 121609 6-Apr-2008 19:49
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Pisser! I've had the above problems too and just thought DVBV was a bit buggy - don't want to chuck my 3850 just yet though Frown

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