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# 243769 31-Dec-2018 09:36
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Hi All

 

 

 

I have an ultraplus X-9200 with 2 x sat tuners in it.  Does anyone have any compatible terrestrial tuners around that I could try and /or buy? I'm in Taupo and want to go terrestrial for better pic quality and the occasional 5.1 broadcast.


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Master Geek


  # 2163774 19-Jan-2019 17:03
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Contact the NZ UltraPlus importer, he may still have them.  I bought one years ago from him, about $25 I think.

 

A point to note is that with this DVB-T tuner it will not retrieve the full 8 day EPG, only about the next 2-3 hours ahead.  You can use the DVB-S 8 day EPG and then transfer the booked programme to the DVB-T tuner if you want to record those channels in NZ that broadcast in HD.




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  # 2163777 19-Jan-2019 17:13
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Yes the epg is the problem.  Sat cannot be used after UHF installation so thats a no go.


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 2163779 19-Jan-2019 17:18
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I don't quite follow your second sentence.  I had one DVB-S and one DVB-T card installed in my X-9200 and both worked perfectly.


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Uber Geek


  # 2163840 19-Jan-2019 21:29
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The ultraplus also supports certain DVb-T usb tuners..might be worth a go if u have one around?

 

 

 

 


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  # 2163900 20-Jan-2019 03:18
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gustov:

 

A point to note is that with this DVB-T tuner it will not retrieve the full 8 day EPG, only about the next 2-3 hours ahead.  You can use the DVB-S 8 day EPG and then transfer the booked programme to the DVB-T tuner if you want to record those channels in NZ that broadcast in HD.

 

 

The full EPG is and has always been available on DVB-T.  Originally, it was only available in MHEG5 format, with only now/next (the current program and the next one) available via EIT.  I have not checked, but I believe EIT EPG may now have the full EPG also.  On DVB-S, the full EPG and now/next EPG are both available as separate EIT streams.  To get the full MHEG5 EPG from DVB-T, you do need software that can decode the MHEG5 stream.  But any DVB-T tuner will work.




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  # 2168951 28-Jan-2019 14:12
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gustov:

 

I don't quite follow your second sentence.  I had one DVB-S and one DVB-T card installed in my X-9200 and both worked perfectly.

 

 

I only have room to run one 50 Ohm cable..., it's complicated.  It's either all UHF or all sat.




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  # 2168953 28-Jan-2019 14:12
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Apsattv:

 

The ultraplus also supports certain DVb-T usb tuners..might be worth a go if u have one around?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nope - can you suggest anything that would be worth trying?  It must get the EPG by itself.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2168955 28-Jan-2019 14:14
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fe31nz:

 

gustov:

 

A point to note is that with this DVB-T tuner it will not retrieve the full 8 day EPG, only about the next 2-3 hours ahead.  You can use the DVB-S 8 day EPG and then transfer the booked programme to the DVB-T tuner if you want to record those channels in NZ that broadcast in HD.

 

 

The full EPG is and has always been available on DVB-T.  Originally, it was only available in MHEG5 format, with only now/next (the current program and the next one) available via EIT.  I have not checked, but I believe EIT EPG may now have the full EPG also.  On DVB-S, the full EPG and now/next EPG are both available as separate EIT streams.  To get the full MHEG5 EPG from DVB-T, you do need software that can decode the MHEG5 stream.  But any DVB-T tuner will work.

 

 

 

 

Can you suggest any suitable tuners/cards?




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  # 2189730 2-Mar-2019 09:26
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NO-one?  It seems the only possible solution I have is the new Dish TV thingee - that is fraught with bugs.

 

 

 

I love the ultraplus as it's so easy to use and reliable, but I need to change from sat to UHF somehow and still get the EPG.


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Uber Geek


  # 2189871 2-Mar-2019 16:00
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Did you contact Ultrapower?http://ultrapower.co.nz/

 

 

 

 




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Geek


  # 2189884 2-Mar-2019 16:25
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Yes.  Turns out not to be a suitable avenue.


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Master Geek


  # 2189893 2-Mar-2019 16:54
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I suggest you visit https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/

 

I bought an Octagon SF4008 from them two years ago, I ordered one terrestrial and one satellite tuner and with that setup I can simultaneously record two NZ terrestrial HD programmes (eg TV1 and TV2 together), a D1 programme (eg usually Prime since they don't broadcast in HD) and an IS19 channel (eg: up to two HD channels from the Nine network in Australia) all this at once and all with an 8-day EPG for both tuners, including all 32 Network Nine channels. 

 

The set-top box can also stream a lot of stuff and has the ability to download and save streams to the hard drive. If it's connected to your home network you can dial up its IP address and view live TV on your PC, or watch saved recordings from the STB hard-drive. 

 

You can't buy this type of quality product in New Zealand, you need to import from the UK, and even then the landed prices are still better than any modestly decent STB you can buy in a NZ store.




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  # 2189937 2-Mar-2019 17:15
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Good idea, but as above I can't have the ability to connect sat and UHF aeriels...

 

I'm also assuming all your epg data comes through the sat?


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Master Geek


  # 2189944 2-Mar-2019 17:40
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The EPG is received through both tuners - satellite and terrestrial.  There are channels on the satellite transponder that are not broadcast on the terrestrial tuner and vice-versa but the EPG shows all of them. The STB even receives the EPG for channels I can not receive here in Auckland, like some terrestrial channel in Rotorua and the Wairarapa.

 

If you only have space for one coax then you really are stuck.


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Uber Geek


  # 2190330 3-Mar-2019 16:23
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https://www.austech.info/showthread.php/113571-Mediastar-HD-8200s-Service-Error

 

 

 

The 8200s is the same as the 9200 ultraplus. You should be able to get a compatible tuner from here

 

https://www.mediastar.com.au/index.php?p=1_18

 

 


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