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Wannabe Geek

#29154 26-Dec-2008 15:34
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Hallo everybody!

I just came to Auckland and brought my laptop ACER 5920G with me.
It was bought in Europe, so this may be the cause of it, but I wanted to ask if somebody knows if there is a chance for my laptop to get any signal trough dvb-t in Auckland (I am just using the antenne provided from Acer)? Or do I need to buy different hardware to watch tv?
If there is somebody who can help me, would be very nice.
I used many times in different countries trought Europe and it was working, that's why I do not understand why not here!



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Master Geek

  #186226 27-Dec-2008 00:50
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It should work as Europe also uses DVB-T. Perhaps you can give more details on what software you are running, and what are the errors/symptons you are seeing?

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  #186231 27-Dec-2008 06:18
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It's more than likely simply a software issue. New Zealand uses a different video and audio format for DVB-T compared to most of Europe.

GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer are your 3 best options. You will also need a H.264 codec such as Cyberlink PowerDVD8 which will take advantage of H.264 hardware acceleration in your video card.



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Wannabe Geek

#186393 28-Dec-2008 17:31
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Hallo everybody,

first of all thank you very much for the reply!
Second: I think I am too stupid to make it run...
My laptop:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz, 800 MHZ FSB, 4 MB L2 cache)
NVidia GeForce 8600M GT TurboCache
TV card AVerMedia A310 (MiniCard, DVB-T)
Acer Arcade Deluxe (was very confortable because one botton start) TV JOY

I tryed to install GB-PVR, Media Portal and DVBViewer, but somehow I don`t recive any picture or sound....
Under Tv joy signal strenght 5/5 and signal quality 0/5
Untill.... I read somewhere to try to install Power DVD 8!
Now I have signal strenght 5/5 and signal quality 5/5, I can get the names of some channels (15) but still no video, no audio!
I am coming close, but not close enought!
I will continue to try, maybe I will find a way or I have to wait till somebody can help me!



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