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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 31256 10-Mar-2009 16:35
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Hi all,
Does anyone here have, or know of, a USB Dual DVB-S unit available in New Zealand?  I bought a laptop, but it turns out its an analog tuner only (it is HP DVB-T/Analog, and can pick up FreeviewHD when I was in Hamilton).
Looking for a DVB-S USB unit, if a dual one isnt available, a single DVB-S would be better than nothing.  All the stores I have visted in Whangarei only have DVB-T units.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 201147 14-Mar-2009 07:12
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I may be wrong but DTVNZ appear to offer a dual tuner satellite model -  I assume you can plug this into your analog laptop tuner via composite or svideo - at least thats what I do on my PC.
They have a physcial store in Tawa (where I liive). Website is www.dtvnz.co.nz



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  Reply # 201158 14-Mar-2009 09:00
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I dont have any composite or s-video inputs on my laptop.  thats why im after a USB device.
ps- your site isnt loading

This webpage is not available.

The webpage at http://www.dtvnz.co.nz/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 201259 15-Mar-2009 07:01
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Ok - assumed a laptop with inbuilt tuner would still offer inputs
 
Got the link wrong it is http://www.dtvs.co.nz/

BTW it is not my site - I have no association with this shop

I see on Trademe someone that sells an extermal DVB-S USB device for laptops maybe this is an option.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Other/auction-207731474.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Satellite-receivers/auction-207072330.htm


I had the same problem when looking for a simple USB DVB-S stick drive - at the time someone pointed me to freeview shop.co.nz that has the Nova S USB stick, but it does not appear to be available from them now




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  Reply # 201262 15-Mar-2009 09:05
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yeah I think the trademe seller is really the only option available.




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