Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




61 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 56944 29-Jan-2010 12:20
Send private message

Hi,

I have managed to score a second hand Dick Smith PCMCIA tuner that shows up in Device Manager as Fly DVB-t Duo Cardbus. It works a treat for capturing playback from sky for archiving on DVD.

I am hoping to use the laptop to get Freeview in the gym (treadmills can be sooo boring!).  The card has has two RF inputs, Analogue and DVB-T.  Does this mena I need a UHF feed for the DVB-T rather than my SKY dish?

Also, I've heard bad things about the bundled Lifeview DVB software! I've seen references to MyTheatre - any comments or suggestions for software greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.


Create new topic
25833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5557

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 294362 29-Jan-2010 15:17
Send private message

The card will require a UHF aerial - it will not work with a satellite dish.

As for software I have no idea what comes with the card but I'd recommend Windows7 if you want the simpest approach, or GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer if you're on XT or Vista. You'll also need PowerDVD8 or 9 that includes a H.264 codec.

481 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 294363 29-Jan-2010 15:19
Send private message

FatFurryGuy: Does this mena I need a UHF feed for the DVB-T rather than my SKY dish?

Yes, DVB-T (Terrestrial - Freeview|HD) is broadcast on UHF and you need to connect a UHF aerial to receive it (assuming that you are in a Freeview|HD reception area). Your Sky dish doesn't supply a UHF signal. EDIT: which I see sbiddle already said a couple of minutes before me!

 
 
 
 




61 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 294466 29-Jan-2010 19:58
Send private message

Thank you both very much

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.