View Full Version : Support for Digital Tuners?
03-04-2002, 04:35 AM
I dont suppose the software supports the Technotrend / Hauppauge Nova-T and Nova-S (Digital Satellite and Digital Terrestrial) tv cards?
You really should as they are already in MPEG2 format (albeit Transport Streams).
03-20-2002, 04:52 AM
Did anyone respond to you about this? I have a Nova-t and am very disappointed that I cant find PVR software to use with it.
04-12-2002, 02:43 AM
I would love to find a card that supports DirecTV capture similar to how DirecTivo works. :)
(capturing the MPEG2 stream directly) :D
I'm sure someone is working on SOMEthing out there. The guy I bought my WinTV card from on Ebay works for some company called mediabolic. He said he's working on some new PVR package for HP apparently. SnapStream seems to be the only one able to roll their product out first though so far. (one that works with my DirecTV reciever at least, so they got my 50 bucks) :cool:
[ April 12, 2002, 02:43 AM: Message edited by: JazJon ]
04-16-2002, 02:15 PM
I also would love better PVR ability on my Nova T. It would just round off what is technically a strong product offering. Is there a plan to make snapstream compatable with Nova T?
04-18-2002, 06:57 AM
would someone post some more information on this Nova-T card? maybe a link to product specs online or something... I'm not familiar with it and it sounds interesting.
04-19-2002, 02:11 AM
It's only available in the UK, apparently.
The Nova is a Hauppauge OEM. It's made by a german company called Technotrend.
The T is the terrestrial version, S is the sat. version and C is the cable version.
05-14-2002, 05:39 AM
first of all : sorry for my bad english :)
this thing it's really interesting :
hauppauge sells some DVB satellite card, and a version of snapstream wich can records (and maybe can sverve through a lan) the satellite stream will be great.
actually, every staellite card is like a network card (with this own mac and ip address) wich can receive and decode a sat dvb stream : a digital satellite send a multicast mpeg2 stream, the board receive it and (usually) a small embedded web server listening locally send the stream to the main program interface wich has all the stuff for tuning and a media player for play the stream.
my weird idea is : why not use this stream "as is" for recording or serving it live through a (home) network ?
i wish my post is at least a little bit readable ...
05-21-2002, 09:40 PM
rakeshagrawal:- The board is also available in most Europe, Here is a link to some technical spec:-
and also a fairly recent hardware review:- http://www.reviewmakers.com/showdoc.php?review=25
So far the only software to work on this board is that provided by the manufacturer,(which is basically that of the SAT DVB boards) but this is in my opinion is pretty primitive, and does not do the board justice.
Any new software supporting for this board would make a lot of us very happy indeed!!
05-31-2002, 04:52 PM
I have pursued this with both Hauppauge and Microsoft. The problem is that the DBS vendors don't want a PC card interface for their signal because of distribution and copyrights concerns. Since the delivery mechanism requires authentication (i.e. access card), the vendor participation is mandatory to deliver a product.
BTW, DirecTV is not MPEG II but a proprietary format similar, but different. Dish is MPEG II.
06-03-2002, 11:47 AM
Monday, June 03, 2002 * 12:46 PM EDT USA
Iíd like to add to the hardware mix discussion here. Iíve just purchased but not yet installed a HiPix DTV-200 (http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/Video/hipix.htm) (High-Definition Decoder ATSC Tuner PCI Card) manufactured by Global Telemann, which is supposed to make use of TitanTV.com.
Quoting the claims:
Telemannís HiPix DTV-200 HDTV Card is first of itís kind release of a PC based ATSC Tuner/Decoder for Digital Over-The-Air transmission of standard and high-definition. Based on TeraLogicís hardware decoder chip, the HiPix delivers 1080i or 480p broadcasts to the Windows platform for use in the HTPC based home theater.
Used in conjunction with existing graphics card as pass-thru, the HiPix eliminates the requirement for high-performance CPU, providing simple upgrade path for the ultimate in home entertainment. With the HiPix, the user is able to record incoming MPEG-2 stream of Over-The-Air HD broadcasts on their hard disk for time shifted playback. The DTV-200 comes packaged with Electronic Program Guide and a Remote Control.
Iím assuming that I can at least continue to record from Dish Network in NTSC mode using Snapstream, as I currently do with my Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI (http://www.hauppauge.com/) . When I know for sure Iíll post here.
Beyond that I have no idea what it will do with regard to Dish Network, or off-air as I have yet to put up RF antennas to gain local DTV signals or to install the HiPix.
I am unfamiliar with any of the other boards mentioned here so far.
/s/ Joey :)
11-30-2002, 04:07 PM
So have you installed the card yet? I've been following Telemann and HTPC products for serveral months now. I just need a sure confirmation that the performance is that of a set top HDTV box.
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