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Topic # 26771 2-Oct-2008 19:50
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Hi,



According to www.sommet.co.nz they will have a HD Terrestrial PVR available in December 2008.







This information can be found in the 'about us' tab and there is also a picture under the HD Digital TV PVR Receiver.



"We will have a Freeview approved Digital TV Terrestrial receiver which available through most of the major retailers.



By December we intend to have a Digital Terrestrial PVR with a 500Gb HDD."








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  Reply # 168807 3-Oct-2008 13:22
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You should probably make the title more clear. There are plenty of HD Terrestrial Receiver's avaliable now, however an HD PVR is a complety different story.



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  Reply # 168814 3-Oct-2008 13:44
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Good point,

I have updated the description.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 168824 3-Oct-2008 14:29
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this is awesome! lets get our testers on to it ... and wait for the price!

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  Reply # 168853 3-Oct-2008 17:33
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  Reply # 169282 6-Oct-2008 12:55
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Here are two Terrestrial PVR on Freeview website that Sound really good to me. Sounds like you will be able to buy it straight off the self, plug it in and away you go with all the bells and whistles.

 

1)Freeview | HD High Definition Digital Trrestial Receiver (Still being tested)

http://www.topfield-newzealand.co.nz/tf7700htci.html

Note: - hopefully it will have all the features that its Satellite PVR has.

http://www.topfield-newzealand.co.nz/tf7700hsci.html

 

2) My PVR 2.0 Home Theatre PC (available now)

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/mypvr-home-theatre-p-374.html

Is essentially a Linux based PC allowing you to also burn content to DVD etc.


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  Reply # 169291 6-Oct-2008 13:40
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glen123:

Here are two Terrestrial PVR on Freeview website that Sound really good to me. Sounds like you will be able to buy it straight off the self, plug it in and away you go with all the bells and whistles.

...

2) My PVR 2.0 Home Theatre PC (available now)

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/mypvr-home-theatre-p-374.html

Is essentially a Linux based PC allowing you to also burn content to DVD etc.



My PVR 2.0 does not support Freeview HD (i.e Terrestrial), only satellite. Steve himself can probably explain further if he wants but it is pretty clear why, the Linux support for MPEG4 is still a work in progress and not stable enough for a consumer electronics device. The patches is still pretty new, and only changes made in the last couple of weeks (addition of skiploopfilter) have made 1080i MPEG (i.e. TV3) playable on the more reasonably priced (and low power usage) AMD dual cores, rather than a high end Intel.

Not that the My PVR isn't a good product, just isn't capable of FreeviewHD yet Smile

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  Reply # 169300 6-Oct-2008 14:09
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Hi amphibem,

I don’t know much about Linux (sorry) but at the bottom of the page it has a drop down to select different TV card combinations. Which appear to include both Satellite and (analogue (Terrestrial))

I’m using XP MCE with a old TV card in it. I’ll never go back to watching real time TV, but would love to upgrade when I can.

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  Reply # 169306 6-Oct-2008 15:01
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glen123: Hi amphibem,

I don’t know much about Linux (sorry) but at the bottom of the page it has a drop down to select different TV card combinations. Which appear to include both Satellite and (analogue (Terrestrial))

I’m using XP MCE with a old TV card in it. I’ll never go back to watching real time TV, but would love to upgrade when I can.


So when you say 'Terrestrial' you mean plain-old analogue?

If so that is correct, but hardly news as analogue DVR's and PVR's have been around for a very long time. This thread is about FreeviewHD, which is broadcast over the terrestrial network but in a digital format.

Not trying to be pedantic, just avoid any confusion. There is a big difference between analogue PAL broadcast and digital HD broadcasts!

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  Reply # 169333 6-Oct-2008 16:27
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There is also apparently a Hyundai/HDT AH3110 DVB-T/DVB-S combo STB with USB PVR in the works.

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  Reply # 169492 7-Oct-2008 09:55
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glen123:

1)Freeview | HD High Definition Digital Trrestial Receiver (Still being tested)

http://www.topfield-newzealand.co.nz/tf7700htci.html

Note: - hopefully it will have all the features that its Satellite PVR has


I can't quite find the info I am after on their site, does it have dual tuners so you can record one channel and watch another channel at the same time. I don't see the point of a PVR unless you can do that. But I am picky Wink

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  Reply # 169586 7-Oct-2008 14:26
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does it have dual tuners so you can record one channel and watch another channel at the same time. I don't see the point of a PVR unless you can do that. But I am picky Wink

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totally agree with you. why have the technology and then hold it back?

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  Reply # 169600 7-Oct-2008 15:17
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glen123:

Here are two Terrestrial PVR on Freeview website that Sound really good to me. Sounds like you will be able to buy it straight off the self, plug it in and away you go with all the bells and whistles.

 

1)Freeview | HD High Definition Digital Trrestial Receiver (Still being tested)

http://www.topfield-newzealand.co.nz/tf7700htci.html

Note: - hopefully it will have all the features that its Satellite PVR has.

http://www.topfield-newzealand.co.nz/tf7700hsci.html

 

2) My PVR 2.0 Home Theatre PC (available now)

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/mypvr-home-theatre-p-374.html

Is essentially a Linux based PC allowing you to also burn content to DVD etc.



Hi there There's nothing I can see on the page you link to to suggest that this forthcoming unit is a PVR; rather, it is very clear in describing it as a receiver. Therefore, I'd assume this is just that - a receiver - as they are clear on the other page you link to that the satellite unit has a PVR function. That said, I'd certainly be interested in finding out the deails of any terrestrial PVR that Topfield does intend to release. To date, I'm only aware of Sommet and Hyundai models that are to be released - the former by the end of the year, the latter (apparently) by the end of this month. Anyone aware of any other models?

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  Reply # 169626 7-Oct-2008 17:52
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Hi. I don’t know if topfield tf7700htci will be a PVR but I’m hoping it will be as the Satellite version of the same model tf7700hsci is. Time will tell. Maybe there waiting until they’ve finished testing before saying it is?  

I see now (after going to Wikipedia) that PVR 2.0 home theatre PC is just Satellite.


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  Reply # 169821 8-Oct-2008 11:44
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amphibem:
glen123:

Here are two Terrestrial PVR on Freeview website that Sound really good to me. Sounds like you will be able to buy it straight off the self, plug it in and away you go with all the bells and whistles.

...

2) My PVR 2.0 Home Theatre PC (available now)

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/mypvr-home-theatre-p-374.html

Is essentially a Linux based PC allowing you to also burn content to DVD etc.



My PVR 2.0 does not support Freeview HD (i.e Terrestrial), only satellite. Steve himself can probably explain further if he wants but it is pretty clear why, the Linux support for MPEG4 is still a work in progress and not stable enough for a consumer electronics device. The patches is still pretty new, and only changes made in the last couple of weeks (addition of skiploopfilter) have made 1080i MPEG (i.e. TV3) playable on the more reasonably priced (and low power usage) AMD dual cores, rather than a high end Intel.

Not that the My PVR isn't a good product, just isn't capable of FreeviewHD yet Smile


We do have a myPVR 3.0 in development which does support freeview|HD. At the moment I don't have a release date as we are still working though hardware selection and performance tuning.

Steve




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 170322 10-Oct-2008 01:40
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The price will be $499 RRP for a 250Gb and $599 for a 500Gb.  It does have twin tuners - record two and watch another.

We believe that we are pitching at the correct price point.

Kind regards

Andrew @ Sommet

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