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.


68 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 94706 16-Dec-2011 23:19
Send private message

i recently bought a stb from china CUI8-Ri have been manually scaning for channels i go to the frequencies where the channels are and get channel quality 70-90% but it says no channels found , any ideas 

Create new topic
2664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 558854 16-Dec-2011 23:28
Send private message

Does it support our tuning standards and h.264?




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool




68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 558857 17-Dec-2011 00:00
Send private message

i says on the box ethernet playback supports mkv,h.264, rmvb format via lan network playback after transcover software installed on pc.

is that what you mean? 

2673 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 517


  Reply # 558883 17-Dec-2011 07:48
Send private message

No that wasnt what he meant.

Digital TV is broadcast in many different ways - An australian digital STB will generally not work in NZ.
'Some' overseas boxes may support different standards etc.

An automatic scan will most likely not work.
If you input the channels and frequencies for your location from this table you 'may' get something...
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/digital-terrestrial-i-8.html

But the box may not be able to decode our digital tv.

EDIT: Is there a webpage for that product? If so the standards it supports are probably listed. Someone may be able to tell you what it means. 




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

6665 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 568

Trusted

  Reply # 558897 17-Dec-2011 08:31
Send private message

Sorry mate, been there and done that and I highly suggest it won't work.

Your device will play 'files' of our broadcast standard, but not be able to receive this content via the tuner. In my case it was a combo DVD and DVB-T receiver unit that I was trialling. It would play from the disc, but not be able to play from received signals.



68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 558915 17-Dec-2011 09:25
Send private message

oh well , thanks for your help guys



68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 558931 17-Dec-2011 10:51
Send private message

do you think i could load some other generic PVR HD firmware that will work in New Zealand on to it?

1927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128


  Reply # 558944 17-Dec-2011 12:15
Send private message

aaronr76: do you think i could load some other generic PVR HD firmware that will work in New Zealand on to it?

No. You would have to replace the tuner, not the firmware.
It's obviously not suitable for our NZ format. What does the manual say?



68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 558950 17-Dec-2011 12:46
Send private message

http://www.chinavasion.com/product_info.php/pName/hdd-multimedia-player-dvr-with-dvbt-hidef-up-to-1080i/
here a link with spec that i found becouse i have no idea what im looking for

2664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 558961 17-Dec-2011 13:36
Send private message

DVB-T: MPEG2
Digital TV Regions (23): Taiwan, Italy, France, Germany, UK, China, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland

It would never work. Our DVB-T is h.264.

I also note it only records in 720x576 (Standard definition)

Buy something lOcal that is Freeview certified.. Save yourself the hassle.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool




68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 558980 17-Dec-2011 14:10
Send private message

ok yea i suppose i should learn a lesson from this $30 will never buy a one that will work here , ohwell at least iv go a media player now, if i didn't have a revue , thanks for all your help 

2673 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 517


  Reply # 559000 17-Dec-2011 15:30
Send private message

That link seems not to point to your product.

For what its worth I have a Zinwell box (NZ new) that the firmware was playing up on. Its well known that they sell the same box under the olevia name in Hong Kong. I installed the HK software and had to do a manual tune - the channel frequencies dont match NZ. Dont know if your hardware was supposed to work in HK?

For example I had to work out what channels my freeview picks up on and key in the corresponding frequencies in and then the box would tune in.

Here is a list:
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/digital-terrestrial-i-8.html

On the zinwell I had to key in a 6 digit frequency - e.g. channel 33 570000
You also have to enter a 'spacing' of 8Mhz that we use here - the default was 6 or something for HK.


Dont know if yours lets you enter the channel and key in the frequency?




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler



68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 559002 17-Dec-2011 15:39
Send private message

so for instance if im in taranaki what would i enter(i have to enter a six digit key too)

2673 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 517


  Reply # 559005 17-Dec-2011 15:48
Send private message

Well for instance.

I get Freeview in AUckland from Waiatarua (the first line).
So I had to tune in 3 'channels' (muxes).

So I had to key in channel 29 - enter the frequency of 538000 and set the (I think it was called spacing) to 8.
Also there was a priority field which has to be set to HIGH.

So you repeat that for channel 33 570000
and channel 45 666000
and now I have all the freeview channels.

I expect if they add new channels to freeview I might have to manual tune again (certified NZ hardware/software is supposed to pick up new channels automatically)

Dont know what values you can set on yours...




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

6665 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 568

Trusted

  Reply # 559006 17-Dec-2011 15:59
Send private message

B1GGLZ: No. You would have to replace the tuner, not the firmware.


Nah a digital tuner is usually a digital tuner, it's just that the units often aren't set up to decode that from the broadcast source rather than from an exiting file, either on a network, usb or optical disc.



68 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 559007 17-Dec-2011 16:04
Send private message

yea i cant seem to do the on mine, cheers for your help anyway

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 »

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44


OPPO brings advanced technology to the smartphone market with new device
Posted 24-Jul-2018 09:20


Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29



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.