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Perfectv
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.

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

colin
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,

Cheers,
Colin.

Paulp33
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.

Perfectv
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
John

sub
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...

krypton_john
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.

http://www.krome.co.nz/products/product_haup_mvp.htm

sub
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.

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

Paulp33
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.

Paulp33
2004-08-24, 03:42 AM
Digitalnow (http://www.digitalnow.com.au/products/other.html) are clearing their MVPs for AUD $199 (including delivery).

krypton_john
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 !!!!

Yeesh.

krypton_john
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.

Paulp33
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.

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

http://www.scorptec.com.au/index.php?prdid=00005262

$160!