Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




77 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 24864 5-Aug-2008 13:05
Send private message

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. 

Thank you

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154298 5-Aug-2008 13:26
Send private message

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.



77 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 154302 5-Aug-2008 13:37
Send private message

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?

 
 
 
 


Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Subscriber

  Reply # 154306 5-Aug-2008 13:44
Send private message

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.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154311 5-Aug-2008 13:58
Send private message

Can you post a link to where on the Pinnacle site the 1-day.co.nz product is?

Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Subscriber

  Reply # 154325 5-Aug-2008 14:23
Send private message

http://1day.co.nz/discussion/BLJKAW8NS




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154327 5-Aug-2008 14:25
Send private message

No, I said where on the Pinnacle site.

25676 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5420

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 154330 5-Aug-2008 14:28
Send private message

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.

608 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 154335 5-Aug-2008 14:42
Send private message

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.

Cheers
DB

1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154337 5-Aug-2008 14:45
Send private message

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!

608 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 154342 5-Aug-2008 14:52
Send private message

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.

Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Subscriber

  Reply # 154343 5-Aug-2008 14:54
Send private message

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




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Trusted
BitSignal
Subscriber

  Reply # 154345 5-Aug-2008 14:55
Send private message

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.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154349 5-Aug-2008 15:10
Send private message

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...

4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 154385 5-Aug-2008 16:59
Send private message

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.

1978 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 154388 5-Aug-2008 17:06
Send private message

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.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.