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Topic # 29194 28-Dec-2008 15:36
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as far as i know, there are only a few mobile phone that have DVB-H or DVB-T TV Tuner built in, such as nokia n96, Gsmart, etc.
but are they compatible with FreeView in NZ?
which one of them are compatible with freeview?
has anybody tried watching freeview on cellphone before?
any idea?

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  Reply # 186375 28-Dec-2008 15:45
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Never seen a phone with DVB-T yet. DVB-H is similar but not compatible.

Nokia trialled a DVB-H broadcast in Auckland about a year or so ago but this is no longer operating and I'm not aware of any plans to roll out DVB-H in New Zealand. Apparently it has been looked at but at the end of the day somebody has to pay for it and mobile TV seems to have failed miserably in most countries where it has been deployed, it certainly hasn't been the 'killer" mobile app that some carriers predicted.

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  Reply # 186380 28-Dec-2008 16:24
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sbiddle: . . . Nokia trialled a DVB-H broadcast in Auckland about a year or so ago . . .


It was Xmas day 2 years ago that I played with it . . .

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  Reply # 186435 28-Dec-2008 21:34
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How about using something like webguide or Orb to transcode and stream it over wifi/3g.

Can't imagine any phones out there at the moment that would have enough processing power to get anywhere near decoding those streams natively on the fly.




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