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#21268 21-Apr-2008 14:34
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Here is another working config for people to look at.

  • Vista Home Premium x64
  • Core Duo 3.4ghz
  • 8Gb RAM (This is an important point for some tuner cards)
  • Gigabyte ATI 3870
  • Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-3000

Vista is patched up to SP1

What you get with this?

  1. If you have a reasonable UHF signal ...
  2. the hardware installed
  3. the software components installed and configured

Will decode and display video (seems stable) Smile
sound decoded OK Smile
EPG works Smile


Runs OK full screen at 1650x1024 - less than 30% CPU

RE: Recording

Records and plays back in .TS formats using DVBviewer (looks real purrty)

Next steps....

.TS format is ok if you want to play back on the PC - not so good for display via say an XBOX360 media centre :(
Asking DVBviewer to save in MPEG has not been so good so far. For a start DVBviewer records MPEG but still calls it a .TS. This confuses Windows Media Player - it will play the video - no sound so far though - also the interlacing in the resulting MPEG is horrible.

DVBviewer  Experimental Vista renderer - Drops CPU down to less that 10% but looks very bad - unusable so far

Hints Welcome :)

RE: Vista Media Center

No luck so far getting Media Center to scan the DTT and find anything. I'm guessing there is a registry setting or .ini equivalent of the DVBviewer .ini

Hints welcome :)



That's PART ONE





Enjoy,
RickW



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zardos

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  #126699 28-Apr-2008 09:17
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Stage 2 - 8 day EPG

DVBviewer can't do the full NZ DTT EPG natively yet. It can to now/next ok.

so to get the 8 day EPG going on the Hauppage PVR-3000 ...

You need to do this http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/dvbviewer.html

On Vista x64 you need to replace the "program files" with the x64 equivalents  with the (x86) extension.

Also, you need to run the setup and XML scrapper with admin rights or change the access on the EPG XML folder and file.

Stage 3 - Confirming that the EPG will auto download at a convenient time of the day

TBA


RickW

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