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Topic # 22630 3-Jun-2008 17:24
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This email from Computer Lounge brought a tear to my eye!

The HVR2200 you have ordered is in stock and will be processed and sent out Wednesday 04/06/08.

You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your order has been dispatched.


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  Reply # 135252 3-Jun-2008 18:36
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Yeah i just saw that in my inbox, finally, i just hope it stands up to all the hype about them now. ;P

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  Reply # 135262 3-Jun-2008 18:53
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So this is dual tuner DVB-T and analogue?

Hmmm.... in a single card... hmmmm (/me starts thinking about an HTPC again), maybe I will wait till the Vista MCE updates are out.




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  Reply # 135603 5-Jun-2008 08:58
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Got mine in, again...
I tried one of these on the first shipment back in march, and the channel changing is real fast. Only tried it in dvbviewer, which seemed ugly, so I sold it to a client. Looking forward to taking it to fiji...

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  Reply # 135608 5-Jun-2008 09:03
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tonyhughes: So this is dual tuner DVB-T and analogue?

Hmmm.... in a single card... hmmmm (/me starts thinking about an HTPC again), maybe I will wait till the Vista MCE updates are out.


There has been some issues getting the analogue working under Media Portal which I thought was a little strange since this card has onboard MPEG2 encoding - anybody know if this is resolved now?

I want to get one to upgrade from my Nova 500T as I still do like a few shows on Prime and it means I need to keep an MCE150 in my machine for analogue TV. Moving to this means I can have a single card.




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  Reply # 135615 5-Jun-2008 09:25
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Mine just arrived this morning!!! Finally after about 6 or 7 weeks wait.

I've been using a Avermedia USB tuner which was borrowed from a guy at work.  The intergration with DVBViewer & Media Center isn't too bad after a lot of playing around.  I am launching DVBViewer from Media Center's main menu & when I exit DVBViewer by remote it loads MC again.  I want to get a skin which is similar to MC & it would be good if the EPG wasn't only for 2 or so hours.  Still haven't been able to get the recorded TS files to play back in MC yet, that would be nice. 

Had a play with Fiji in the weekend, was good to see DVB-T!!!!  Can't wait for the proper release, or even a more stable beta.  Man analog looks bad, even compared to the upscaled stuff 

I currently have 2 PVR150's which I'm using for MC.  Does anyone know if I'll be able take these out & use the HVR2200's 2 analog tuners for MC & the 2 digital with DVBViewer at the same time?  At the moment even if MC is closed it will happily record programs in the background. 

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  Reply # 135617 5-Jun-2008 09:37
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AceVPD:
I currently have 2 PVR150's which I'm using for MC.  Does anyone know if I'll be able take these out & use the HVR2200's 2 analog tuners for MC & the 2 digital with DVBViewer at the same time?  At the moment even if MC is closed it will happily record programs in the background. 

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I don't think you'll find any way of doing this. The 2200 only has dual tuners that are shared between analogue and digital - you can't view 2 analogue and 2 digital broadcasts at the same time.



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  Reply # 135618 5-Jun-2008 09:47
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Thought that I'd be pushing my luck

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  Reply # 135621 5-Jun-2008 10:04
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But could have any combination of two at at the same time?

e.g.

1 digital and 1 analogue
or
2 digital
or
2 analogue

Changing on the fly as and when needed by the media center application?

If the card can do that, then I am pretty sure Mediaportal and GBPVR can both handle it. Will a trip to Fiji likely be able to handle those three scenarios too?

I would like a box that does Freeview + prime well, and using one card and DVB-T + Analogue might lessen some potential headaches I have had in the past...




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  Reply # 135622 5-Jun-2008 10:05
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AceVPD:  it would be good if the EPG wasn't only for 2 or so hours.

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Reply # 135957 6-Jun-2008 12:38
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Well, i got my email two days ago that the card was on its way with the tracking number... as of 5 minutes ago the tracking number is still not in the system and i'm starting to worry i'll have to wait until the next shipment before i get my card if this one has dissappeared. But i guess another month of waiting won't be the end of the world now will it. me=sad :(



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  Reply # 136034 6-Jun-2008 17:16
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Disrespective: Well, i got my email two days ago that the card was on its way with the tracking number... as of 5 minutes ago the tracking number is still not in the system and i'm starting to worry i'll have to wait until the next shipment before i get my card if this one has dissappeared. But i guess another month of waiting won't be the end of the world now will it. me=sad :(


mentalinc  - Thanks for that, will have ti try getting that going in the weekend.  Any other tips for better intergration with Media Center?

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