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daniel
Posted on: Apr 15 2007, 06:34 PM


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QUOTE (renura @ Apr 11 2007, 04:48 PM) *
Have you guys ever seen a TV set with F-connectors?
You asked us what we wanted in a DVB-T device for the future. We answered.
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Posted on: Apr 5 2007, 01:30 PM


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QUOTE (renura @ Apr 4 2007, 04:53 PM) *
It is not that simple.....most people use and are happy with standard PAL connectors.
I reckon most people use pal connectors because they dont have a choice, not because they are happy about them. I agree with slayer about the f type connectors.
I think the hardware side of things is pretty good at the moment, its the software that needs improvement. For me, the best card would be pci-e, 4 tuners - all digital dvb-t(no satellite, no analog, no radio, no composite input etc), a single F-type connector and bda drivers. If it were made with a nice black pcb with matching components so it looked the business that would be good also smile.gif .
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Posted on: Mar 20 2007, 08:16 AM


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bummer. it sounded good on your website. Are you developing it and do you have a say in how its made or are you just going to be distributing/selling it?
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Posted on: Mar 15 2007, 10:59 AM


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Any more details/specs available? Is it still due out in march? Whats the interface going to be like? ANy other news? I'm very interested to hear about this pvr, especially the networking features.
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Posted on: Dec 31 2005, 12:39 PM


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if you want a good long range keyboard check out the globlink Wireless Slimline Keyboard. its got an optical trackball, 2.4GHz, USB dongle and a claimed 40-50-feet range which i reckon is probably fairly accurate since i can use it from three rooms away through walls. You can get them at http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/. Its $110 which is kind of pricey considering its not a name brand but I've had one for a few months and it works really well.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2005, 12:45 PM


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its working again smile.gif . the problem or what ever it was at the other end must be fixed.

did I word the original question/post badly or does no one else who read it use this epg data source? a yes its working or no its not working for me would have been handy.
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Posted on: Oct 6 2005, 10:15 PM


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i was getting my xmltv data for sydney from d1.com.au the webscheduler default(i think) source. Is that source no longer available or has something changed? I havn't been able get any data for the last 3 or 4 days.
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Posted on: Aug 9 2005, 12:26 PM


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QUOTE (kenneth @ Aug 7 2005, 10:20 PM)
Okay. But what happens if you go away or are in a situation where you can't access the forums for a few days?
Are you serious?
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Posted on: Jul 1 2005, 10:44 AM


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they look alright. i've got one of the older HT200B cases which looks great from the outside and works really well in my home theatre setup. only problem i found is they are not nearly as nice to work with as something like an all aluminium lian li case which are much nicer on the inside. the cover, which looks like the HT540 one and wraps around 3 sides of the case, is a bit of a dog to get on and off. but once its all setup i suppose it doesn't really matter as long as it looks and performs well.

EDIT: if your interested in cases check out this fancy looking silverstone case with an lcd: Silverstone LC18
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Posted on: Jun 6 2005, 10:38 AM


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i like dvr-ms the best because of the way it handles bits of bad reception. I dont mean recption thats bad all the time but momentary gitches in the signal from stuff like bad weather and i guess other interference from electrical equipment. When using the other recording options like TS i would have troubles during playback and have to skip past sections of a recording to get it to work. Since switching to dvr-ms, at least 5months ago, i havnt had a single recording failure and all play back fine without the need for me to get passed the glitches. An occosional 1/2second hiccup from the moment of bad reception and playback continues.
As far as backup to DVD format i just did my first one yesterday which turned out to be fairly quick and easy. Not sure if its the easiest or best way to do it but I did the following with these free programs:
* used DVRtoMPG to convert dvr-ms to mpg
* used ProjectX to demux
* used cuttermaran to edit out the adds
* ifoedit to mux and create the vobs and other dvd stuff
* burnt it to dvd with regular burning software
none of those programs did any reencoding so each step was quick. havn't tried it on a regular set top dvd player but it works on my computer.

EDIT: i noticed when using cuttermaran i think it can also output a project file(forget the name) that can be used in something like gordian knot which u can then use to create an xvid copy or even better a x264 copy.
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Posted on: Jun 5 2005, 02:05 PM


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thanks for that
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Posted on: Jun 5 2005, 11:48 AM


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is DVRtoMPG still available for download from somewhere? Unless im going blind http://www.digtv.ws/temp seems to be a bunch of links to other sites.
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Posted on: Jun 3 2005, 07:55 PM


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QUOTE (=MOFO= @ Jun 3 2005, 01:47 PM)
I have Powerstrip and am currenly looking at it, yes it does look daunting, your settings with this would be good if you caould post them here.
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heres the settings so you know what to lookout for but DONT use these exact ones as they are meant for a Z2 and i dont know what they would do to your panny.Source:Powerstrip Timings Forum
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Notes: Submitted by Nordic

PowerStrip timing parameters:
1280x720p (50Hz PAL)=1280,112,64,152,720,5,5,20,60300,2050

And in the PLV-Z2 menu:
Fine sync. 14 (or there abouts)
Total dots 1648 (tror det står totalt antal pixel el ng likn)
Horizontal 263 (or there abouts)
Vertikal 26
Clamp 3
Display area H 1280
Display area V 720
From my understanding the timing paramaters are kind of what you would find in a monitors driver. because afaik they dont supply drivers, your projector is probably setup as a generic plug n play monitor which would explain why it goes bananas when u try 50hz. The same thing happened to mine until i got the right settings into powerstrip. i'm pretty sure once you get the right settings u will be able to get 50hz to work. i dont think 75hz will work and im certain 100hz wont. i would do some searches at avsforum.com to find out what you can about your projector. also check to see if the cable/input type your using makes a difference to your timing choice.
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Posted on: Jun 3 2005, 11:21 AM


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hi MOFO(nice name smile.gif )

i've got a sanyo Z2 projector which has the same native resolution as your Panny - 1280 x 720. Thats what you will want to set your screen resolution to for the best picture. Your computer will then do all the scaling for DVD, HDTV etc. If your in Australia and you watch PAL material you should set the screen refresh rate to 50hz. If your video card drivers don't let you choose 1280 x 720 at 50hz check out a program called powerstrip. i find the program a bit confising to use but there is a support forum that has a lot of timing settings that u use to set it up. eg it had Z2 pal settings so it may have some for your projector.
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Posted on: May 12 2005, 02:11 PM


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Seeing those screw holes out the sides of the recievers in the picture makes me think modders could have some fun sticking/attaching those units in cases and external boxes. One project i can think of is an external box thats got 4 of those tuners, a mini 4 port usb 2 hub, and a 4 port splitter amp(hopfully they make small ones) all connected together inside the box. You would then have a single aerial lead and power lead going in and a single usb cable coming out. a nice and neat(possibly) world first quad tuner device thats probably a bit over the top, not to mention pricey smile.gif but could be usful. Is a single 480mbps usb2 connection(coming out of a hub) enough for 4 or even 2 tuners?

re: the 1st post - has it turned out to be viable and will u be selling it soon? eta? price?

another question - i've got a fusion card in my htpc and two vp cards in my media server, all bought from digitalnow(g i'm a loyal customer smile.gif ) before DNTV Live came out. If i bought one of these usb recievers which i would use in my media server which only uses webscheduler, could i then install and use the DNT Live software in my HTPC with the fusion card?
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Posted on: May 10 2005, 12:22 PM


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QUOTE (gaspo100 @ May 10 2005, 09:29 AM)
What amplified splitter are you using? I've seen a few different splitters and I'm not sure which one to get.
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the box says its a GME Kingray SA122 Tv signal booster. i got it from dick smith.
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Posted on: May 8 2005, 12:15 AM


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QUOTE (paul_ahb @ May 7 2005, 09:50 PM)
I would be interested to know if they would actually help the signal for digital.
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i don't know if it can improve the signal you get from the aerial but it definately stops the signal degrading when splitting it for multiple tuners. i had poor reception and lots of errors in recordings until i switched to a splitter amp.
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Posted on: May 3 2005, 10:05 AM


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thats a cool idea.

can you see how many of them you can get into the one system and simultaneously *spelling* record programs in webscheduler? If it works fine a couple of them would go nicely in my media server.
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Posted on: Apr 17 2005, 05:25 PM


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i second that.
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Posted on: Mar 29 2005, 12:19 PM


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Aopen
legit reviews forum

This could be a real winner as far as htpc mobos go. Check out all the video outputs its got. anyone know much about the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900? hope its got good hardware acceleration.

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Features:
Supports 533MHz FSB Intel Pentium M Socket 479 CPU
Support HDTV/TV
Supports DVI Output
Supports S-Video
Dual Gigabit LAN on-board
Supports DDR333 or DDR2 533

7.1 Channel (audio by Azalia Codec on-Board embedded S/PDIF (ALC880))
Supports PCI Express x16 Graphics
PCI -E x1
2 x PCI
Dual Channel Memory Mode ( DDRII 533 only )
Serial ATA II on-board
Serial ATA on-board
IEEE 1394 on-board
Supports RAID function
Supports USB 2.0 Technology
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Posted on: Mar 26 2005, 10:15 AM


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QUOTE (renura @ Mar 26 2005, 09:35 AM)
How about a custom made HTPC that does everything for evryone smile.gif
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that would be asking too much. i'll just have one that matches my posted specs. u can deliver that by tuesday, cant you? tongue.gif

ps. change the hardware mpeg2 encoding to AVC h.264. thanks
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Posted on: Mar 26 2005, 08:57 AM


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QUOTE (renura @ Mar 25 2005, 05:23 PM)
Shouldn't your winXP 64 be compatible with Win32 drivers??
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AFAIK 32bit programs will run but all hardware requires 64bit drivers otherwise it cant be used. i would start looking into getting 64bit drivers made and while your future proofing how about a pci express version of the card with dual tuners, f-connectors and also hardware based mpeg2 encoding for the component analog input smile.gif.
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Posted on: Mar 21 2005, 04:18 PM


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i had problems with audio in zoomplayer and digital watch when launching them from meedio. it had something to do with the meedio music player. try the playmee and/or silencemee plugins.
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Posted on: Jan 13 2005, 10:13 AM


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i've been keeping an eye on it to http://forums.dvbowners.com/index.php?show...indpost&p=24887

i like the way the 3 pci expansion slots are sideways to keep the height of the case down and i reckon the pentium m is a great idea for a htpc. the azalia hd audio should be good but i wonder what the onboard graphics are like. dxva? component out is a good addition.
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Posted on: Jan 10 2005, 10:49 AM


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Shuttle XPC Pentium M htpc
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20615

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some more pics and info on the shuttle htpc. looks pretty good to me. based on the cool and quiet pentium m and the upcoming alviso chipset. its also a much better case shape(compared to the regular boxy shuttle cases) to fit with home theatre components. http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=2317&p=5
due: Q2-Q3
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