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#21978 12-May-2008 17:48
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Hi Guys,

I bought a HVR-900 today. The sales told me it works with digital TV.

It took me 3 hours to play around with the Hauppauge WinTV software. I download the latest software and driver from Hauppauge. http://www.hauppauge.com.sg/web-content/pages/support_new_xpvista_4.2.html

So far, only analog TV works. Digital TV has channel name, no audio, no video. Beside that remote doesn't work. It very slow when switch analog channels.

Do I have to use cyberlink codec and other third party softwares? Cyberlink power DVD8 US$49.95, DVBViewer $15 Euro. This is almost the price I got the tuner for.

My CPU is quite new. I don't really care about hardware acceleration part at this stage. I just want it to work.

I will try again tomorrow. Not really happy with the hidden cost and the troublesome WinTV software.

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  #130360 12-May-2008 20:46
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glad you know how to use the search function of even read stickied threads:

New Zealand Freeview | HD Guide (DTT/DVB-T)

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=19328

and the more upto date as it states in that thread.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/Fossie/4566

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#130393 12-May-2008 21:28
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OK, I see. I spent $145 and got a half working product. The software comes with the package doesn't work at all. Now,it's up to me to figure it out how to set it up and another $100 to buy the bloody third party software and codec. Plus the analog TV quality is very bad.

This is not acceptable. I am going to get refund. Rather buy a set top box or something easier to use.

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  #130421 12-May-2008 22:53
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I use a HVR 900 for a lot of testing.

The analogue is OK but it is a raw frame grabber card with no built in MPEG2 encoding.

For DTT it works under Linux with the right codecs, but isn't officially supported for NZ by Hauppauge.





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#130425 12-May-2008 23:02
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I have one of these. I use it on a Mac mini running Windows Vista Media Center. It works ok, as you found out, after you use the appropriate software.

Actually ther isn't a good solution for HTPC. There's a Hauppage card with Cyberlink Power Cinema that appears to work natively, but that's it.

New Zealand DVB-T is using a very new standard so it's early days for everyone. A lot of people have it working, but you will need some tweaking, configuration, changes, third party software, etc.

Other than this your best option is a set top box.




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