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# 22196 20-May-2008 09:55
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Been off the forums for a while - so I've missed alot...

Fiji - what a great place to be... BETA get there now... Cool

If I'm sounding to cryptic wouldn't it be great if you could:

1.  Get rid of all the registry mods needed for Vista MCE in NZ.
2.  Tune Freeview DVB-S natively in MCE
3.  Tune Freeview DVB-T natively in MCE, including our dodgy AAC sound codecs
4.  Get the guide over the air, rather than having to use Bladerunner/Reven/ or others
5.  Have native muiti tuner support, which is easy to setup

That way you'd get all of the nice "features" of the other packages with the professional interface of Vista MCE.

Well I imagine if you were in "Fiji" right now, you'd be happy...  I know I am...

If you go to Fiji you still need to use NVidia to view your holiday snaps, it doesn't fix the ATI flu...  Don't get me wrong - It's still got some issues (BETA!!!) to sort out DVB-S is rock solid, DVB-T is not so solid, but I've only been in Fiji for a few hours...
BTW Teletext works too... Laughing

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  # 131985 20-May-2008 09:58
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/me is jealous Smile

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  # 131988 20-May-2008 10:04

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Thanks for the info :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 131990 20-May-2008 10:06
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sbiddle: /me is jealous Smile


I am, too!




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  # 131991 20-May-2008 10:07
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Its not that hard to find a ticket - The Green Button travel center can show you the way...


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  # 131992 20-May-2008 10:10

Now you're getting a little to cryptic for this hour lol. Cant find it on connect :(

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  # 132002 20-May-2008 11:06
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Looks like they are not accepting applicants any more? Or have I missed something?







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# 132005 20-May-2008 11:19
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If you are using a New Zealand-based Live ID you need not to apply. It appears New Zealand is not in the list of countries supported during the beta - even though DVB-T H.264 is only available in New Zealand and Norway...





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  # 132006 20-May-2008 11:22
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Nety: Looks like they are not accepting applicants any more? Or have I missed something?


If you read the thread they stopped accepting applicants weeks ago.



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  # 132007 20-May-2008 11:27
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Its currently a "closed" beta test.

You can get the file from other sources - its not that hard to find, however I'm not about to get into any discussions about the right/wrong of getting hold of it.  The Green Button forums already discuss that enough.

For us Kiwi's the next release is certainly going to plug the gaps.  If you do manage to find the file treat it like the early beta that it is and you won't be disappointed.

The DVB-S works a treat including the guide.  The DVB-T is flakey, but I suspect that it to do with the AMD/ATI 780G I've tried it on.  I'll move some stuff around later (back to NVidia) and do some more tests.




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  # 132008 20-May-2008 11:28
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FrownCry

Although good to hear it is moving along.







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  # 132009 20-May-2008 11:30
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When i read "Fiji" and "Vista MCE", I instantly click and hoping to see "Fiji" come available soon! I hope it support multiple tuners of different type, like DVB-T + Analog-T etc and not the stupid "single type of reception"




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  # 132011 20-May-2008 11:36
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chiefie: When i read "Fiji" and "Vista MCE", I instantly click and hoping to see "Fiji" come available soon! I hope it support multiple tuners of different type, like DVB-T + Analog-T etc and not the stupid "single type of reception"


Its supports both types at once - but its very flakey at the moment.  As i said earlier - I think this is the ATI issue, will report more later.  All unofficially of course :)

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  # 132015 20-May-2008 11:54
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And true to what Mauricio said... MCE isn't really officially supported in my book. Until they got the EPG data freely accessible by MCE, it is a glorified PVR... real disappointing and sad to see MCE will never live up to its full potential in NZ.




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