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    New toy for Deepavali: AverTV Digi Volar X & SoundTech TVA-600 - Digital TV on PC

    Oct 23: Gotten AverTV Digi Volar X (Digital USB TV tuner) as it's driver is built-into linux kernel.

    Oct 23: Gotten nothing from the puny antennae that came with the box.

    Oct 25: Gotten a SoundTech TVA-600 Digital/Analog, Indoor/Outdoor antennae, finally gotten HD5, Digital 5, Digital 8 & Digital CNA. Full HD playback on HD5 still needs some optimisation. [Update on Oct 29: stuttering playback on HD5 was due to poor signal. Playback is smooth with a well positioned antennae.]

    Using ubuntu 11.10 & kaffeine tv tuner software.



    The indoor/outdoor antennae.



    After playing with this Avertv digi Volar X for 3 weeks, movies on HD5 is not as 'HD' as most people will like them to be. But Survivor seemed to be the best. This is as good as it gets...



    Last edited by coyote2; Mar 3rd, 12 at 01:00 AM.
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    Where to get the Soundtech antenna and how much is it?

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    Sim Lim Tower basement shop. $42.

    Quote Originally Posted by orbvius View Post
    Where to get the Soundtech antenna and how much is it?
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    just wondering, normal HDTV, can just plug in the antenna and view HD channels?

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    Update:

    Another nice surprise, switching to the MythTV software, thanks to EPG(Electronic Program Guide), TV programs are listed on digital broadcasting, I can just click on 'Recording Indiana Jones 4' & it will synchronise the recording time to the EPG without missing a second. Gone are the days, one needs to fumble with analog recording, where you need to record by specifying start time, end time & also risk missing part of the programs due to your clock's out of sync with the broadcaster's clock.

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    Ok, I realised now most programs on HD5 are not really HD.

    This HD5 news looks better on the digital tuner than on my TV on the usual channel 5, not sure if it's in HD. Also, cutting out the few minutes snippet from the file with avidemux resulted in the audio out of sync with the video. Not sure how to fix that. But nevertheless I kept the video quality in tact. You tell me, is it HD or just slightly better than SD?

    Last edited by coyote2; Oct 29th, 11 at 03:38 PM.
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    looks weird... how come not 16:9? logo looks proportional, but the vid is like 4:3 expanded...

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    Yet another nice surprise on the powerful feature of MythTV.

    MythTV backend is installed on the pc connected to the tuner, like a server.
    MythTV frontend can be installed on any pc & it will automatically connects to the server.

    So, all my family members can watch HD5 from any where in the house as long as my pc is on. The can change the channel at will & schedule recording on the backend server also.

    This is way cool! I need more 16:9 monitors or LCD TV in my house.
    Last edited by coyote2; Oct 30th, 11 at 01:35 PM.
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    not everything shown in HD5 are in HD. if there are available sources in HD, it will show in HD or it will be upscaled to 1080i. certain varieties or movies will show this show is shown is HD widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1. DVB-T tech in Singapore is slow in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    just wondering, normal HDTV, can just plug in the antenna and view HD channels?
    no, unless your HDTV supports DVB-T.

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    After playing with this Avertv digi Volar X for 3 weeks, movies on HD5 is not as 'HD' as most people will like them to be. But Survivor seemed to be the best. This is as good as it gets...

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    Still... Survivor HD is the best quality HD program on HD5 so far.

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    Strange thing happened after a heavy thunder storm... I suspect may be lightning struct the antennae at the broadcasting station or they moved the position of the antennae.

    My previous 'best reception' position no longer work. Zero% signal.

    Ended up I have to move my antennae in the following position to get > 75% ~ 83% signal strength consistently... it's hanging in mid-air with cable tie, few inches above the windows ledge. Kind of odd position but it works.



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