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    Default Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Anybody any comments on this card and its suitability in NZ?


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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    I've got two in my TV Server running on MediaPortal.
    Works great

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    I've got two in my TV Server running on MediaPortal.
    Works great

    This MediaPortal, does it come bundled with the card, or is it a programme that needs to be purchased separately?

    I see the card comes with a CD, but is there anything on the CD to run the card or is the CD just Drivers & Manual etc?

    As you can see this is going to be a challenge for me.

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    This MediaPortal, does it come bundled with the card, or is it a programme that needs to be purchased separately?

    I see the card comes with a CD, but is there anything on the CD to run the card or is the CD just Drivers & Manual etc?

    As you can see this is going to be a challenge for me.
    MediaPortal is a free media centre program that allows you to watch/record TV, pause live TV, play your music collection etc.

    Can't remeber what came on the CD with the cards, other than the drivers.
    I think it has a program called WinTV which is a basic program to allow you to use the Nova-S card.

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Thanks for your help Bro.

    Thatís what Iíll settle for seeing there are no negative comments.

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    B.M. there are a few threads on MediaPortal's forum specific to New Zealand and a very helpful bunch of people on there.

    The software that Hauppauge supply to some cards PowerCinema does work in NZ now but it takes a few patches and tweaks to make it work.
    Hauppage.co.uk forum for that one.

    Also a few threads relating to NZ on geekzone.co.nz forums
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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    I wound up buying a Hauppauge HVR 3000 in the end and whilst it and WinTV seemed to install correctly I canít find any channels.

    I bought a new aerial and set it in the right direction, fine tuned it with one of Dick Smiths Satellite finders, but when I set it to scan, nothing.

    The LNB is a Hills LO 11.30Gh.
    I have set WinTV to 1600 Optus D1 (160.0E)
    I have downloaded a patch SatelliteFix.exe for NZ. (From Hauppauge)

    Still nothing found on Scan.

    However, looking under advanced at the LNB settings I note the low Osc is set to 9750000KHz the High Osc is set to 10600000KHz and the LNB Switch to 11700000KHz.

    The DiSEqC Support is set to Simple.

    None of this makes any sense to me so Iím wondering if anybody can confirm the settings are correct or have any idea what the problem is.

    in advance

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    I wound up buying a Hauppauge HVR 3000 in the end and whilst it and WinTV seemed to install correctly I canít find any channels.

    I bought a new aerial and set it in the right direction, fine tuned it with one of Dick Smiths Satellite finders, but when I set it to scan, nothing.

    The LNB is a Hills LO 11.30Gh.
    I have set WinTV to 1600 Optus D1 (160.0E)
    I have downloaded a patch SatelliteFix.exe for NZ. (From Hauppauge)

    Still nothing found on Scan.

    However, looking under advanced at the LNB settings I note the low Osc is set to 9750000KHz the High Osc is set to 10600000KHz and the LNB Switch to 11700000KHz.

    The DiSEqC Support is set to Simple.

    None of this makes any sense to me so Iím wondering if anybody can confirm the settings are correct or have any idea what the problem is.

    in advance
    DiSEqc should be set to off or disabled if possible as this is only needed for mutiple LNBs.
    If you have an 11.30 LNB then set your High and low to 11300000 and switch should be 0.

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    Default Re: Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    DiSEqc should be set to off or disabled if possible as this is only needed for mutiple LNBs.
    If you have an 11.30 LNB then set your High and low to 11300000 and switch should be 0.
    Youíre an absolute legend Bro!

    Those adjustments did the trick, in fact I think the Sat might be in my backyard.

    Too cold to take a look.

    again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post

    Youíre an absolute legend Bro!

    Those adjustments did the trick, in fact I think the Sat might be in my backyard.

    Too cold to take a look.

    again.
    No worries

    Does it get cold at the mount???

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