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#24864 5-Aug-2008 13:05
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Hi
I have Analogue WinTV150 running on vista MCE and looking for digital tuner, hoping for olympic action.. 
could any geekzone member suggest for a PCI-E card that would work with vista MCE. 

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  #154298 5-Aug-2008 13:26
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Unfortunately Visa Media Centre (Center) does not support DVB-T cards or the H.264 high definition broadcasts of Freeview HD.

You will need 3rd party software such as DVBViewer in order to watch Freeview HD on a PC, plus an H.264 codec (seach these forums for details).  For that I hear the Hauppauge HVR-2200 PCI-E card is very good.



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  #154302 5-Aug-2008 13:37
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Thank you for your reply Satch.. oh that's too bad. it just take so long to set epg up. So you say that if i use "other" software it would be able to record on both cards right?

 
 
 
 


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  #154306 5-Aug-2008 13:44
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Funny! 1-day.co.nz had a special today for $99 for a Pinnacle nanoStick DVB-T USB. Sold out in minutes.

And it was listed on Pinnacle's website that it did support Vista MCE with H.264.




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  #154311 5-Aug-2008 13:58
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Can you post a link to where on the Pinnacle site the 1-day.co.nz product is?

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  #154325 5-Aug-2008 14:23
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http://1day.co.nz/discussion/BLJKAW8NS




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  #154327 5-Aug-2008 14:25
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No, I said where on the Pinnacle site.

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  #154330 5-Aug-2008 14:28
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haloo101: Thank you for your reply Satch.. oh that's too bad. it just take so long to set epg up. So you say that if i use "other" software it would be able to record on both cards right?


If you use any of the support PC programs (GB-PVR, Media Portal etc) then you can record two channels at the same time or watch one and record another.

The Pinnacle card will certainly not support H.264 DVB-T transmissions under Vista MCE as this is not possible at present.

 
 
 
 


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  #154335 5-Aug-2008 14:42
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Isn't it amazing what people will buy when they think the item is on sale. There are a lot of DVB-T capable USB devices around for $100 or less but those devices on 1-day.co.nz sold out in an hour. crazy.


But back on topic, I think a cheap Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1200 ,roughly $80, will work for DVB-T and PCIe. But the DVBViewer, GBPVR, Media Portal will be required to use it for DVB-T.

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  #154337 5-Aug-2008 14:45
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Yeah, but it is normally $199!!  Half price!!!  Must buy now!!!!  And it enables Freeview HD in Vista Media Center!

I just hope no-one bought it thinking they could use it with VMC.  But I'm waiting for magu to give me a link to the device on the manufacturers website because 1-day.co.nz does not state whether it is DVB-T or not, and I can't seem to find that particular model on the Pinnacle site.

I did however buy a case of the sugar free V - that was a very sharp price!

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  #154342 5-Aug-2008 14:52
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lucky for me the 1-day addict in the office missed out on this one. But he does visit everyday and posts me links to "good deals" which I normally ignore.

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  #154343 5-Aug-2008 14:54
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Satch: No, I said where on the Pinnacle site.


My bad, damn quick reading: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/uk/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+(DVB-S_DVB-T)/PCTVnanoStick.htm




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  #154345 5-Aug-2008 14:55
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Satch: Yeah, but it is normally $199!!  Half price!!!  Must buy now!!!!  And it enables Freeview HD in Vista Media Center!

I just hope no-one bought it thinking they could use it with VMC.  But I'm waiting for magu to give me a link to the device on the manufacturers website because 1-day.co.nz does not state whether it is DVB-T or not, and I can't seem to find that particular model on the Pinnacle site.

I did however buy a case of the sugar free V - that was a very sharp price!


Same here for the Sugar-free V.




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  #154349 5-Aug-2008 15:10
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magu:
Satch: No, I said where on the Pinnacle site.


My bad, damn quick reading: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/uk/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+(DVB-S_DVB-T)/PCTVnanoStick.htm


Hmm, I see that now too.  Very misleading...

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  #154385 5-Aug-2008 16:59
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Sad! Read all replies here, doesn't help!

I have the same question. I have Hauppauge PVR 150 on Vista MCE. Same reason, want  to watch Olympic.

Anybody has suggested TV tuner that works with Vista MCE well and can receive Freeview (Dish)?

I don't like watching with Cyberlink, DVBviewer, or other software.

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  #154388 5-Aug-2008 17:06
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amoifanbear: Sad! Read all replies here, doesn't help!

I have the same question. I have Hauppauge PVR 150 on Vista MCE. Same reason, want  to watch Olympic.

Anybody has suggested TV tuner that works with Vista MCE well and can receive Freeview (Dish)?

I don't like watching with Cyberlink, DVBviewer, or other software.


When you say Freeview (Dish), are you referring to Freeview Satellite?  If so, then you do not have the same question.

Freeview HD cannot currently be viewed using Vista MCE.  That closed off the first question.

Freeview Satellite can be watched via Vista MCE, but you first have to use a hack to fool Vista into seeing your DVB-S tuner as a DVB-T tuner.  Do a search on these forums for further details and instructions.

What you can't do (or do easily - I never got it working correctly) is watch Freeview Satellite AND anything via your 150 analogue card at the same time via Vista MCE.  I tried to get my Sky feed and Freeview Satellite working with the hacks available, but just could not get it working.  Again, search these forums for more details.

Hopefully this has answered your questions, or pointed you in the right direction at least.

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