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    Dual DVB T Tuner for NZ - New build spec thoughts.

    Capacitors are failing in my (five year) old computer. Time for the next one.

    I have searched, and can see what some are using in the way of Dual DVB T tuners (in New Zealand), but I was wondering if we could get a bit of a consensus here. I was looking at a Hauppauge TD 500, but it seems that the correct one (for NZ) is actually the HVR 2210 right? Some of you are successfully using this card? I have been using dual Nova S's but the Wairarapa now has Terrestrial I believe. So I figure I should go that way?
    Budget (?) build. Specs are -

    Intel i5 3570K
    Asus P8Z77-V LK
    Kingston Hyper X 8GB
    Asus GTX Ti graphics
    Windows 7

    Want reliability, etc etc. But what do you think? Would you change anything for better PVRing?

    Thanks for your time and thoughts.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billhilly View Post
    I was looking at a Hauppauge TD 500, but it seems that the correct one (for NZ) is actually the HVR 2210 right?
    From those two I'd do the HVR-2210. The Nova-TD500 has an issue with the broadcast parameters in NZ that can lead to corruption on Win7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    From those two I'd do the HVR-2210. The Nova-TD500 has an issue with the broadcast parameters in NZ that can lead to corruption on Win7.
    Hey Sub,

    Good to see you again. Fine for some isn't it. I drop in rarely with my lowly post count, just as you roll past 70k! Anyway I do really appreciate your time and product.
    So I've used Hauppauge for a long time but am happy to change. What are you using and how are they performing? Time for me to try another brand?

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    I've been getting Hauppauge devices free for years so they're pretty much all I use. They're good devices, and lot better supported than most other manufacturer's devices, so I dont really have any reason to buy other devices.

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    Can't beat free!
    No reason to stick with DVB S is there? The 2210 is the only dual tuner anyway (well the 4400 is one T, one S, one S2)?

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    Dvb-s is standard def so way less storage required
    Dvb-t is both sd and hd more stations ( crap I don't watch on extra stations)
    That's about it
    Specs
    Server:Cpu-Intel i3,ATI Radeon HD 5670 ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram. 2xHvr4400,Nova-s plus(dvb-s SD),hvr2210(dvb-t HD)
    Client:Cpu-AMD am2,Gpu-Ati HD2100 integrated ,OS-Windows 7,2gig ram
    Client:Cpu Intel 2 gig ram ,Nvidia 9400
    Client:Popcorn Hour A110
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2012]BD-E5900x2
    Client:Samsung [NZ][DVB-s][2013]BD-F6500

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    Sorry, just looked at the photo's/details again. Only one S input/tuner anyway. Ok, now I'm confusing myself.

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    Thanks stustunz.
    So I could use a 4400 and the S2 would record ordinary S giving me dual S tuners in NZ? 'Cause we don't have HD S anyway do we? Slightly more money for the card, but no need for me personally to buy and set up an aerial.

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    The HVR-4400 effectively has two tuners. One tuner is capable of analog or DVB-T. The other is capable of DVB-S or DVB-S2.

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    Yeah OK. They call it Quad mode, but not able to record two DVB-S channels at the same time. Got it (I think!).
    So potentially the 2210 is still better/cheaper for me. So roughly per hour what are the file sizes for DVB-S recordings and DVB-T?

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