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#29884 22-Jan-2009 12:52
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Does anyone know who will be distributing this unit in NZ? Product is "on its way" apparently.

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  #191303 22-Jan-2009 14:02
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I saw this on slashdot today too. :)  It seems like the perfect device for my home setup.




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  #191332 22-Jan-2009 16:12
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I read some more through the HDHomeRun, it looks like they are distributing them themselves...

Hi,

Things are coming together. The production build is complete and we have units ready to ship out to Australia.

Credit card processing rules are prevent us from accepting orders until units are in Australia and can be shipped.

Nick

http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3556&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75&sid=926ab89a4b97e0cb3b72474c577e7e55

(down at the bottom of the page)




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  #192362 27-Jan-2009 19:53
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Hi guys, I'm actually working with Silicondust to bring the HD HomeRun to NZ in the next month or two. It's a fantastic product, just got to get the details finalized. Will keep you posted and hopefully can get a review onto Geekzone at some stage =)



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  #197519 23-Feb-2009 18:28
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Hey blairh, any updates?  I see there's an hdhomerun.co.nz now...

[edited to correct the domain name]




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  #197584 23-Feb-2009 21:24
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Hiya, yep it's all go and we hope to start shipping orders by the end of next week. The site is live and you can pre-order a unit on there. I've been talking to Freitasm and will send him a unit to review once our stock is here.

In the meantime I've set up a coupon code on the store, so if you use the coupon "geekzone" you'll get $15 off. As always the first shipment is fairly limited so get your orders in quick. Enjoy =)

EDIT: Looks like they've messed up the domain and it's just pointing to their global website - the NZ site is live at http://www.silicondust.co.nz now though.

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  #197594 23-Feb-2009 21:59
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Any likelihood of bringing the Tech-EU model into NZ? Would you be able to bring one of these in as a custom order?

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  #197609 23-Feb-2009 22:53
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None coming with the first lot unfortunately but if they go well then yeah we'll definitely look at getting the tech models in.



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  #197648 24-Feb-2009 07:45
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I was wondering why you were interested in the TECH-EU...  I now see it's the version with DVB-C.

Nifty.

I didn't think that TCL did their DVB-C in the clear?  If I hadn't already decided to cancel my TCL subscription, I'd think about waiting. :) (I just pre-ordered)




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  #197649 24-Feb-2009 07:53
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jpollock: I was wondering why you were interested in the TECH-EU...  I now see it's the version with DVB-C.

Nifty.

I didn't think that TCL did their DVB-C in the clear?  If I hadn't already decided to cancel my TCL subscription, I'd think about waiting. :) (I just pre-ordered)


With a DVB-C card, card reader and appropiate software TCL digital can be viewed on a PC using any TV software such as GB-PVR, Media Portal or Windows MCE with DVBSBridge.

I have this setup now and must say that the picture quality is truely fantastic since there is no D/A conversion occuring, it's just the MPEG2 stream passed straight to the PVR.

People may knock TCL's picture quality but the reality is when it's viewed like this it's far superior to Sky.

Of course this is an unapproved setup as no unauthorised devices are permitted to be connected to TCL's network however! Smile


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  #197906 25-Feb-2009 07:26
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Looks like an interesting product.

Does it send EPG data with the video or will the Media Center etc need another source for the guide data?

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  #197908 25-Feb-2009 07:57
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hbk: Looks like an interesting product.

Does it send EPG data with the video or will the Media Center etc need another source for the guide data?


The availability of an EPG has nothing to do with the tuner card you use. You will get an EPG if your system supports it.

Freeview|HD only has now+next show information as part of the DVB EIT tables so with most TV software this is all you will get. If your software supports MHEG5 then you will get a full EPG. So far the only software that supports MHEG5 is MythTV. This means that if you use Media Center, GB-PVR, Media Portal or Dvbviewer which are the most common solutions you will need to use an external source for the EPG.



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#197910 25-Feb-2009 08:00
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I think the question was if the EPG is trasmitted to the client computers that connect to the HDHomeRun via network...




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  #197911 25-Feb-2009 08:09
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Using Windows Media Centre in Vista / Windows 7 with my HDHomeRun I actually get a full EPG. I presume it must be getting it from an external source?

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  #197912 25-Feb-2009 08:11
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blairh: Using Windows Media Centre in Vista / Windows 7 with my HDHomeRun I actually get a full EPG. I presume it must be getting it from an external source?


But you just get now + next show details? You don't get the full 8 days as MCE doesn't support MHEG5.

To get the full 8 days in MCE you need to use an external application to import XML data from an external source.

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  #198041 25-Feb-2009 18:26
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freitasm: I think the question was if the EPG is trasmitted to the client computers that connect to the HDHomeRun via network...

Yeah that is what I was wanting to know

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