stephen_agent at jsw
Jun 8, 2011, 7:03 PM
Post #5 of 6
On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 11:55:28 +1200, you wrote:
>Having bought a bloody great big TV, I see the point of HD (or more
>particularly I see the jaggies in SD).
>No more room in the backend, having already 2 PCI DVB-S cards, so
>thought of an HDHR. Whats everyone's experience?
>I see it has two tuners, presumably you can do multirec?
>How are the channels distributed on the DVB-T multiplexes?
>Any other hints/advice?
>The specific model seems to be:
Just adding USB DVB-T tuners would probably be easier (and cheaper).
There is one dual DVB-T tuner available that I know works, the Kworld
Dual DVB-T TV Stick (DVB-T399UR):
There are also $30 or so single Kworld USB DVB-T TV Stick II
(DVB-T395UR) tuners that work too - cheaper to get two of these than
one single dual one:
I have a dual and two singles of these.
If you want USB DVB-T tuners that have support in older kernels, I
have two of these (Pinnacle PCTV Nano Stick) and they work well:
I prefer them to the Kworld ones, but they are rather more expensive.
I use them on my main MythTV box, and the Kworlds on my laptop when I
am away from home.
This is the channel distribution from a recent scan of the Wharite
transmitter in the Manawatu:
Radio NZ National
Radio NZ Concert
There are a few more "ghost" channels that show up in the scan but do
not work (tvCentral, TV-Rotorua, Info-Rotorua), and some ones that
appear and disappear for use in updating MHEG and FreeviewHD box
firmware (Homecast SSU and MHEG IC Test Channel are present at the
You need three tuners to record from all multiplexes at the same time,
and I find that I am needing all three tuners about twice a week. But
then I record far more than I am ever going to be able to watch.
You also need to consider more hard disk space. The HD recordings
from TV One and TV3 take up 4.8 to 5.3 Gibytes each for one hour with
4 minutes of post-roll.
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