December 14, 2008 at 5:29 pm #160042
Finally got around to installing my Hauppauge Nova TD onto Sammy, works sweet as a nut (signal strength allowing)
Obligatory Screenshot of the software running
External shot running in fullscreen (apologies for the quality only got a cr*ppy camera phone for now)
In my room (have lodgings) I’m running it through a powered external aerial and picks up the majority of freeview channels without any problems.
Hooked up to the main feed in the living room 100%
Havent tried it outdoors with the supplied aerials yet
would have posted the pics inline but for some reason not working as you may see 🙁
December 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm #175720
Nice I was thinking of getting a USB DVB-T stick but wasn’t sure if the NC10 could handle recording live tv. Can you get decent results (i.e. no choppy video/loss of sound etc) with that particular stick? If so i’ll definately get one of those.December 15, 2008 at 12:52 am #175725
Did a 3 minute test admittedly only with the app running and FnF8 set to speed mode and seemed tickety boo
PM me with an email addy & I’ll mail a sample over if you like (the raw mpg as produced is 77mb for 3 mins)December 15, 2008 at 8:54 am #175718jezMember
Nice, I have been meaning to ask this question on the forum for ages but keep forgetting. A USB TV tuner would be an awesome little travel accessory. And if it can do recording well then that would be an added bonus.December 15, 2008 at 9:16 am #175721
Yeh the NC10 would make an excellent little PVR with the 160 HDD and the long battery life. Cheers for the info PanMan!December 15, 2008 at 10:17 am #175726
The device I’m using is this
The achilles heel is the signal strength/aerials
Connected to the main house aerial for initial tune(as advised) picked up all the available freeview channels
Using a powered aerial in my room best I’ve managed so far is around 85-90% of the available channels (C5 is always the first to go!!)
Using the supplied aerials even outside I’ve yet to get a decent signal 🙁
Other things to note
If you use the stick directly in a left hand USB port (so that the IR window for the remote is facing forward) it’s slightly overlaps the second prot meaning you can’t put anyhting else in that side.
If you put it on the RH side in the solo slot then you really need a white wall behind to bounce the IR off.
Fortunately Hauppauge do supply a short extension lead (approx 30cm) to give a little more flexibility.December 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm #175719jezMember
hmmm shame about the signal issues. I actually get my digital TV through an indoor ariel and although I can get all channels it cuts out when a big van drives past or if the weather is particularly bad. At least with analogue it would just go fuzzy but now it switches off.
Might be worth a go though. I’ll add it to my 2009 wishlist ;)!December 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm #175722
I have just asked for one of these for xmas (seemed like a decent price):
Looks like a similar model to yours. The requirements just state a 1.2ghz cpu. Whats the remote like? Don’t suppose you could post a pic!?December 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm #175727StakerMember
same usb tv stick but cheaper This is a much cheaper website to get it from, probably better to get it from there nearly half the price.December 17, 2008 at 10:34 pm #175723
same usb tv stick but cheaper This is a much cheaper website to get it from, probably better to get it from there nearly half the price.
Does that have the remote control? Anyways unfortunately I had to point at the one I wanted on a shelf in Currys as the person buying it is not computer literate! Thanks anyway!December 29, 2008 at 9:31 am #175724
Just got my Win TV for Xmas and I can confirm it runs on the NC10 with no hiccups. Viewing live tv uses about 50% of the cpu and I was able to do other things like browsing at the same time with no pauses etc. The EPG is very handy as you can make scheduled recordings that record in the background so you can do other things. It records in MPEG-2. I have recorded a load over xmas and the recordings play back fine, no skips or anything.
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