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Topic # 220200 31-Jul-2017 08:33
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Hey guys,

 

Looking at this one from Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHomeRun-CONNECT-broadcast-2-Tuner/dp/B00GY0UB54/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1501446354&sr=8-3&keywords=hdhomerun

 

Any reason why this wouldn't work in NZ with Freeview?

 

Thanks,

 

Guillaume


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  Reply # 1834040 31-Jul-2017 09:00
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gcorgnet:

 

 

 

Any reason why this wouldn't work in NZ with Freeview?

 

 

 

 

Yes. The fact it doesn't support DVB-T as it's not the OTA TV standard used in North America.

 

 


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  Reply # 1834085 31-Jul-2017 09:39
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US tuners are ATSC which is not compatible with our DVB-T standard.





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  Reply # 1834137 31-Jul-2017 10:44
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davidcole:

 

US tuners are ATSC which is not compatible with our DVB-T standard.

 

 

 

 

Thanks. importing from the US seemed to be a whole $100 cheaper after shipping... but I guess that the fact it wouldn't work here is good enough reason ;-)

 

Thanks guys.


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  Reply # 1835430 2-Aug-2017 09:38
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Amazon UK might be an option (supports DVB-T) and comes in at under NZ$200 (including postage)

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Y2JYZOC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

 

 


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  Reply # 1840319 7-Aug-2017 08:25
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Does the UK have the same sound standard we do here? -

 

I thought we were pretty unique with our Freeview system (combination of video and sound) in NZ. I only ask because I'm seriously considering the Amazon UK option, but I'm worried about compatibility :)

 

Has anyone here purchased one from the UK?

 

 

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1840320 7-Aug-2017 08:29
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The tuners technically don't care.  The transmission standard they care about (ie why you can't use DVB-T and ATSC), but the contents (mpeg2/mp3 vs h.264/aac) the tuner never sees.  

 

Its the decoding device (tv/computer/media player) that cares about the actual contents of the broadcast stream.

 

 





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  Reply # 1840322 7-Aug-2017 08:30
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nzbsgfan:

 

Does the UK have the same sound standard we do here? -

 

I thought we were pretty unique with our Freeview system (combination of video and sound) in NZ. I only ask because I'm seriously considering the Amazon UK option, but I'm worried about compatibility :)

 

Has anyone here purchased one from the UK?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

I shipped mine from the UK and it works fine, but of course it has the wrong power plug, which requires an adapter. The codecs being used don't matter because decoding is performed by the playback device, not the tuner.

 

 








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  Reply # 1840337 7-Aug-2017 08:50
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Thanks - just purchased the uk option :)

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