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immunofort1

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#62522 9-Jun-2010 02:35
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What are the main differences between the two?
I live in an apartment which has sky installed so I'm assuming I'll be able to get freeview satellite if I get a DVB-S card. I ask because I've noticed the HVR-3000 only costs approx $20 more than the 2200 and supports DVB-S.

Also are there any differences between the HVR-3000 and the HVR-2200 that I should also take into consideration rather than just the DVB-S.

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  #339699 9-Jun-2010 09:59
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immunofort1: What are the main differences between the two?
I live in an apartment which has sky installed so I'm assuming I'll be able to get freeview satellite if I get a DVB-S card. I ask because I've noticed the HVR-3000 only costs approx $20 more than the 2200 and supports DVB-S.

Also are there any differences between the HVR-3000 and the HVR-2200 that I should also take into consideration rather than just the DVB-S.


Picture quality, video encoder, sound - are the differences.

DVB-S is mepg2 video with mp3 audio @ 576i - effectively DVD quality - EIT based EPG.
DVB-2 is h.264 video with HE-AAC-LC sound (tv3 also has a AC3 sound stream.  EPG is mheg5 with now/next via EIT.  TV1, tv2 are 720p, tv3 is 1080i, rest are 567i





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  #339748 9-Jun-2010 12:15
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Freeeview Satellite won't give you FreeviewHD. This means that you won't get the High Definition shows currently on TV1, 2 and 3 and you won't get the 5.1 audio on some TV3 shows. There are also different channels on the two - like Freeview HD doesn't do Stratos/Que/Te reo etc.

Not all areas get Freeview HD but all get Satellite. If you can pick up Maori/Prime as a general rule you'll get FreeviewHD - but check out teh coverage maps first.

 
 
 
 


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  #339759 9-Jun-2010 12:40
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I don't think those cards work as a twin tuner, you can only use one of the inputs at a time. Sat gives you access to all EIT data easily which may be a bonus for you, though things seem to have really progressed on the MHEG5 extraction project anyway now. You won't get access to the SBS channels on sat either as Sky will hold the Horizontal alignment of the LNB.

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  #339836 9-Jun-2010 16:18
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The HVR-2200 is a twin tuner card (2 independent tuners) where the HVR-3000 is a single tuner card.

The biggest difference in my opinion is that Terrestrial is HD (on some channels) and Satellite is not.

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  #339837 9-Jun-2010 16:22
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with HVR3000 you can only use DVB-S or DVB-T, not both at the same time.   Not sure but you may be able to use analog tv and DVB-S.  I haven't tried that?

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  #339856 9-Jun-2010 16:59
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Thanks for replies.
I've decided to just go with the HVR2200 as I don't think I'll be using DVB-S.

Whats a good program for using in conjunction with the TV Tuner card?

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  #339880 9-Jun-2010 17:58
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immunofort1: Thanks for replies.
I've decided to just go with the HVR2200 as I don't think I'll be using DVB-S.

Whats a good program for using in conjunction with the TV Tuner card?
Oh boy, have you asked the can-o'-worms question, there.

I use Mediaportal, but requires some learning & work to get working great, even if you don't want to tweak the app, which is its greatest asset.

If you have Windows7 installed, then it should work out of the box. I'm not the one to ask, as I've never used that OS.

Do a search, there a number of threads pertaining to your exact query on this forum. Actually, most likely the threads are on the HTPC forum.




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  #340271 10-Jun-2010 16:18
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My HVR-2200 arrived today and i've followed the cranz guide but when i get to the scan channels part they all keep coming up with no signal.

What could be the issue?
I'm in Auckland CBD so I'm fairly certain reception isn't the issue, and even analog doesn't seem to be working.

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  #340282 10-Jun-2010 16:38
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immunofort1: I'm in Auckland CBD

In an apartment block with a communical aerial setup?
Have you had freeview UHF HD reception in that location before?

Often there are filters applied to apartment block aerial distribution networks and freeview HD uses a frequency that previously would have been blocked out prior to amplification for distribution throughout the building.

immunofort1

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  #340312 10-Jun-2010 17:11
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I found out I had it plugged into radio the whole time [facepalm]
Went out and got a male to male adaptor and its working fine now.

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  #342305 16-Jun-2010 13:39
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I recommend you start with W7 Mediacentre as it's so much easier & quicker to setup.
If you are a computer nerd then also have a look at mediaportal (freeware) it has a lot more advanaced features and plugins and is more customisable (I use mediaportal myself)
The 3rd most wideley used mediacentre software (also freeware) option is GBPVR.




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