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Topic # 22911 11-Jun-2008 22:53
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Apart from buying a new expresscard DVB-T tuner, which HP have recommended after they supplied me with a Yuan EC300 DVB-T with my HP DV9560ea laptop bought in the UK 9 months ago, can anyone suggest how I can watch digital TV in NZ with this set up? I was really pleased in April when NZ finally went digital and I thought that we might have a PVR in the house but now I'm really disappointed that the set up that I have won't work in NZ. Any help gratefully received. If I do have to buy another card, where is the best place in NZ to buy one? We live in Auckland.


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  Reply # 137712 12-Jun-2008 21:22
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If that is a DVB-T card then it should work. I have something similar from HP with my Pavilion 9088 which was supplied with a yuan express card.

As long as you have the following

7600+ video card (Pavilion 9000 series should have 512mb with HDMI)
Yuan DVB-T expresscard (comes with laptop)
UHF TV Aerial (not indoor or yuan supplied one)
DVBViewer software
Cyberlink Power DVD 7 or 8.

All that and you will be fine.

Works for me.

Cheers
DB

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  Reply # 137717 12-Jun-2008 21:49
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browned:7600+ video card (Pavilion 9000 series should have 512mb with HDMI)


Needs to be atleast a 8500 to work with hardware acceleration.




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  Reply # 137947 14-Jun-2008 11:19
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mentalinc:
browned:7600+ video card (Pavilion 9000 series should have 512mb with HDMI)


Needs to be atleast a 8500 to work with hardware acceleration.


Yes true.  However, the Pavilion 9000 series from 6 months to 1+ year ago comes with a 7600 GT with 512mb and HDMI. It is a laptop so upgrading is difficult if not impossible.

Mine works fine.

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DB



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  Reply # 137956 14-Jun-2008 12:07
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Thank you for your replies.

The laptop actually has an Nvidia 8600M GS graphics card with 256Mb dedicated VRAM and so I think should be OK.

Does anyone know where I can obtain a trial copy of DVBViewer software as I really want to see it working in NZ before paying for some software that won't work.

Also is Cybrlink DVD 7 freely available?

Thanks again!

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  Reply # 137962 14-Jun-2008 12:25
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StephenInNz: Thank you for your replies.

Does anyone know where I can obtain a trial copy of DVBViewer software as I really want to see it working in NZ before paying for some software that won't work.

Thanks again!


It does work. was the first software to work.




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