View Full Version : MediaMVP Pal or Ntsc

2004-08-18, 01:49 AM
Hi all

If I buy a MediaMVP in the Usa can I use it here in Australia
can I change it from NTSC to Pal output, also what Digital Tv
card do you recommend. Will other Digital Tv Card work?
and what do you need to look for in a Digital Card.

John http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

2004-08-18, 02:09 AM
Hey Perfectv,

the MVP can output in both PAL and NTSC. It can be selected through a setup menu. Plus its a variable power supply.

Don't know anything about the Digital cards though,


2004-08-18, 02:30 AM
I bought my MVP from the states and it works fine, you just need to buy a travel plug to plug it in. As Colin said it has a power supply that can handle our 240V/50Hz supply.

If you want info on digital cards in Australia look at the DBA Forums (http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showforum=9) or the DVB owners forum (http://forums.dvbowners.com/index.php?). To minimise mucking about I would advise a card that has software that captures and converts to a program stream (.mpg). I have an avertv and a dvico fusion card both of which will do this. I personally would recomment the dvico of these two but there are several other choices of card available.

2004-08-23, 04:26 AM
Thanks, Colin and Paulp33

Will order one from US, I did find a price in australia but it was to expensive at around $299.00 AUD.

Why is Australia so expensive?

Thank again

2004-08-23, 04:45 AM
Yeah, we typically get ripped off here in NZ as well. Although in this case, you seem to be ripped off more. Price here is NZ$225 + GST. Sorry, had to point this out. I'm not used to having a cheaper local price than anyone else...

2004-08-23, 04:52 AM
Wow. They are only NZ$227 in NZ, or about AU$211.

I think they go for around US$99 in the US, or AU$137. However most of the US based mail order places murder you on international shipping charges.


2004-08-23, 04:56 AM
I must admit, I got mine from the US. There was no NZ distributor at that stage.

Outpost.com dont have the cheapest US prices, but they have very very cheap international shipping rates.

2004-08-23, 11:23 AM
www.outpost.com seems to be off the air at the moment... or is it just me?

2004-08-24, 12:39 AM
I got mine from outpost as well. Landed it here for around AUD$170. That was when the exchange rate was at its kindest. Outpost also accepted credit card on international orders, most of the US places now seem to require money orders.

2004-08-24, 03:42 AM
Digitalnow (http://www.digitalnow.com.au/products/other.html) are clearing their MVPs for AUD $199 (including delivery).

2004-08-24, 11:39 PM
If you think we are overcharged for MVP's that's nothing compared to XCards. They go for US$99 over there, but the only vendor I can find in NZ is asking a whopping NZ$485 !!!!


2004-08-25, 02:13 AM
Scratch that - just found a supplier in Auckland at NZ$330 so that's brought it down to the PVR250 price - but it has the tv-out functionality of a PVR350! http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

If anyone's interested the supplier is chris@sofsol.co.nz

Still a lot cheaper in Aus though - AU$185 is NZ$200. Can't see there being $130 in freight!

Pixelview playTV@P7000 is the cheapest option I can see in NZ at around NZ$160, but that has no TV out nor MPEG decoder. Non-issue if using MVP clients though.

2004-08-25, 04:35 AM
I didn't realise the price of xcards in Australia had fallen so much. When i bought mine they were still retailing around $300.

2004-08-25, 07:44 AM
The price is coming down!