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Topic # 84811 8-Jun-2011 17:08
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Does anyone know if this can (or cannot) receive Ch. Nine, Gemm and Go ?

Thanks




Cheers - Kirk

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  Reply # 479039 8-Jun-2011 17:29
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The firmware was pretty well locked down when I had one, but cant remember if it can be manually tuned

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  Reply # 479085 8-Jun-2011 19:45
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ADKM: Does anyone know if this can (or cannot) receive Ch. Nine, Gemm and Go ?

Thanks



Its DVBS you need DVBS-2 for those channels 




 



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  Reply # 479087 8-Jun-2011 19:59
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Thank you.  $99 @ HN right now, but did want Ch.9.  Will keep looking.

Cheers - Kirk




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  Reply # 479177 9-Jun-2011 08:20
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ADKM: Thank you.  $99 @ HN right now, but did want Ch.9.  Will keep looking.

Cheers - Kirk



Those 3 channels are not freeview channells and are only temporary , 

its only there while they fix their cable , which was damaged after the floods  
  




 



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  Reply # 479256 9-Jun-2011 11:35
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Many thanks for that info. Not much point paying more for DVB-S2 then?




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  Reply # 479292 9-Jun-2011 12:32
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injuised:
ADKM: Thank you.  $99 @ HN right now, but did want Ch.9.  Will keep looking.

Cheers - Kirk



Those 3 channels are not freeview channells and are only temporary , 

its only there while they fix their cable , which was damaged after the floods  
  

How is this known?
Got a reference to any news report or announcement from ninemsn?

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  Reply # 479351 9-Jun-2011 14:28

xarqi:
injuised:
ADKM: Thank you.  $99 @ HN right now, but did want Ch.9.  Will keep looking.

Cheers - Kirk



Those 3 channels are not freeview channells and are only temporary , 

its only there while they fix their cable , which was damaged after the floods  
  

How is this known?
Got a reference to any news report or announcement from ninemsn?

This makes sense to me, it was about same time as the flooding. There wouldn't be any public knowledge of what Nine do behind the scenes to feed their transmission sites. Sad that it will go one day.




don't mess with me.... i'm the hd insider....

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  Reply # 479375 9-Jun-2011 15:39
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The feeds may be there for ages or not.

It's up to you if you want a device that's capable of this or not, given their future is uncertain.

The new official freeview PVR is around $500 and is a twin tuner unit and is DVB-S2 capable. It's a lot more expensive than $99 but is a good buy for that type of unit.

Or go for a DVB-S2 single tuner unit, that often you can attach your own external usb drive to.



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Reply # 479413 9-Jun-2011 16:45
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Jaxson: Or go for a DVB-S2 single tuner unit, that often you can attach your own external usb drive to.


That's my aim but I'm yet to find one. I tried the Ultraplus 900 but it has problems with analogue audio that nieither the distributor or local shop (Vision in Dunedin) will recognise or do anything about.

Not sure what else is available. DishTV have one coming I believe, same specs as 7090 but no HD. But they haven't licenced the audio codecs so the majority of AVIs etc have no sound.

And it is all very much buyer beware. The retail market is full of misinformation and ambiguity.

Sorry, It's hard to be anything but very negative,




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  Reply # 479656 10-Jun-2011 11:15
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ADKM:
Jaxson: Or go for a DVB-S2 single tuner unit, that often you can attach your own external usb drive to.


That's my aim but I'm yet to find one. 


Is this an option? - Openbox S9 HD PVR

Well known brand name, right up there with Sony, Samsung and Panasonic.



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  Reply # 479901 10-Jun-2011 21:15
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Many thanks for the info. Worth looking at, I rang Freeview shop where, after some discussion, they declined to sell me one on the grounds I was 'anticipating problems'.  Guess that don't like questions much. Seems to be buy, pay and never ring back!  The manual was written in pigeon English with no manufacturers address or name. That inspired almost as much confidence as their after sales service.

Does anyone have a mail or email address for Ultraplus. The manufacturer in Korea (or wherever) ?

Cheers - Kirk




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  Reply # 479963 11-Jun-2011 00:56
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Does anyone have a mail or email address for Ultraplus. The manufacturer in Korea (or wherever) ?

Cheers - Kirk

Somebody correct me if I have any facts wrong, please.

Ultraplus is, something between a brand, and a badge, used by Ultrapower NZ on units they import from various manufacturers.  One of these suppliers is Fortis in Korea (to which I believe you allude).  There may be others, but Ultrapower are less than forthcoming when quizzed on this.

If you've drawn a blank with your retailer (and believe me, you'd not be alone in that), I doubt if you'd get anything from Fortis if you approached them directly as you are not, technically, their client.

That leaves Ultrapower NZ.  A person whom I assume to be a senior member of the company does from time to time respond to posts here on GZ using the name 'Ultrapower', but most recently it has been to say that they won't respond to posts on GZ.

Both Ultrapower and Fortis have websites; Ultraplus does not.  A bit of searching should turn up some email addressed and phone numbers - I think Ultrapower is in Auckland - Penrose, or Onehunga maybe.

Good luck.




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  Reply # 480026 11-Jun-2011 12:11
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Hi xarqi,

Guess I'm being naive thinking the designers might want to fix a demonstratable problem, especially if put together by a group of annonymous back yarders. That chap you mentioned I may have talked to - Asian, very hard to converse with, and in complete denial of anything wrong. Even after given proof. Not suprised be no longer responds. We've all heard ad-infinitum how it eveything else's fault and never the unit itself.

So my advice to anyone considering an Ultraplus unit and wanting to use the analogue audio output - be very careful. Listen crtitically for droputs. It's full of them, with a duration of about .02 seconds.




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  Reply # 480040 11-Jun-2011 13:02
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I prefer to think of it as indomitable idealism rather that naivety.

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