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# 250803 26-May-2019 13:31
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Was rummaging around in my electronics storage cupboard and came across a Elgato Tivizen Mobile TV tuner for DTT/Freeview (DV3T) which we had bought in Aussie years ago. Downloaded the latest macOS software.

 

It fails to pick up any DVB-T services.

 

Do I have a small brick ?

 

 

 





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  # 2245851 26-May-2019 13:57
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Are you using it with the built in antenna, or connecting directly to a proper one? 

 

Most DVB-T devices I've used that have a built in antenna do need to be connected to a proper external one to pick anything up.

 

I use a PCTV nanostick with EyeTV and this the case for me.


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  # 2245855 26-May-2019 14:24
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I had a generic wifi DVB tuner and it worked fine-ish. Needed to be outside to get good TV reception, but then the wifi was trash since it was only a 2.4GHz device and seems to choose stupid non overlapping channels to try to operate on. I guess if you were in the middle of nowhere it might be ok. No use for it really since broadcast TV is so unappealing but it did "work" when operating with line of sight to the transmitter.





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  # 2245856 26-May-2019 14:37
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JoshWright:

 

Are you using it with the built in antenna, or connecting directly to a proper one? 

 

Most DVB-T devices I've used that have a built in antenna do need to be connected to a proper external one to pick anything up.

 

I use a PCTV nanostick with EyeTV and this the case for me.

 

Using the supplied antenna as per the photo on the box. As far as I can see there is no where to attach it an ext aerial.





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  # 2245857 26-May-2019 14:43
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Has it ever worked here?

 

If it was an Aussie model remember their Freeview broadcast specs are different to ours.

 

Something like the channel spacings are different.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_and_New_Zealand_television_frequencies

 

and

 

http://www.nzdtv.com/forum/showthread.php?3461-Actual-Frequency-(mhz)-List-Required-for-Manual-Tuning

 

No idea whether you can do a 'manual' tune and stick the frequencies in directly...

 

Don't know how up to date it is, but this might help:

 

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/digital-terrestrial-i-8.html

 

 





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  # 2246222 26-May-2019 22:29
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For it to work in New Zealand, it will need to be switched to use 8 MHz bandwidth per multiplex.  The Aussies are a bit different from most of the world in having their DVB-T using 7 MHz per multiplex, which results in fewer channels per multiplex but more multiplexes.  It also means that the centre frequencies that must be tuned to are different.  So if you can find some settings in it to switch it to 8 MHz, or to a country setting for New Zealand or somewhere else that uses 8 MHz, it will likely work.


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  # 2246271 27-May-2019 08:21
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FineWine:

 

 

 

Using the supplied antenna as per the photo on the box. As far as I can see there is no where to attach it an ext aerial.

 

 

There's a review of it here

 

https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/tv-tuner-cards/elgato-tivizen-963061/review

 

It doesn't have any way to connect an external antenna so unless you are very near a TV TX it's pretty much useless.

 

As a generic tuner it probably works for Oz and NZ protocols.




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  # 2246526 27-May-2019 14:07
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fe31nz:

 

For it to work in New Zealand, it will need to be switched to use 8 MHz bandwidth per multiplex.  The Aussies are a bit different from most of the world in having their DVB-T using 7 MHz per multiplex, which results in fewer channels per multiplex but more multiplexes.  It also means that the centre frequencies that must be tuned to are different.  So if you can find some settings in it to switch it to 8 MHz, or to a country setting for New Zealand or somewhere else that uses 8 MHz, it will likely work.

 

It automatically selected NZ during setup. The only service selection available in setup is DVB-T. I have done Auto tune and manual tune.





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  # 2256789 12-Jun-2019 15:15
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OK this now FREE to a good home in Bay of Plenty area for pick up only.

 

PM me if interested.





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