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Freeview and MythTV

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

With the launch of Freeview, I've decided to upgrade my TV capture setup.

I bought a TechniSat SkyStar2 from Martin at Digiview.co.nz (he has them listed for $145 on Trade Me with a 1 year warranty).Β  Go buy one off him and tell him I sent you.

Thanks to David Zanetti's in-depth information at pvr.geek.nz, and the always up-to-the-minute information from Steven Ellis on the mythtvnz mailing list, I found out everything I needed to know. And, as you've come to expect, processed it into an easy-to-replicate format, and wrote it up: Freeview MythTV setup. I'm running Ubuntu Edgy, and other than some DVB test utilities I chose to play with, didn't have to install anything - a complete "out of the box" experience.

I'm enjoying watching Stargate SG-1 on the TVNZ widescreen test channel. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to plug the aerial back into Sky eventually.

Next step, moving the card into my server, retiring the dedicated MythTV machine, and setting up XBMC's MythTV scripts.

SFD/NM updates

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

My NetworkManager PPTP plugin package for Ubuntu is sitting in the REVU queue. If all goes well it will be approved and end up in Universe for Edgy.

SFD preparations are coming along. We have people hard at work preparing 150 copies of the Kia Ora CD, a fantastic open source software CD for Windows, collated by zcat from WLUG, and of course we have 300 Ubuntu CDs to give away.

Oh, and MythTV 0.20 is out. Make sure you get 0.20a, as a big MythWeb bug slipped in at the last minute. All going well, it'll make Edgy, if a simple sync from Debian Multimedia is possible.

FTA digital TV announced

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

The NZ Government have announced free to air digital TV will be phased in from next year. Now, all you need is a DVB-S card and MythTV. Did you know New Zealand had a MythTV users list? There is also lots of useful information at the KnoppMyth wiki page for NZ and, of course, the WLUG wiki.

Update: TVNZ and BCL both have press releases out. The content will not be encrypted, but the technology hasn't been anounced - probably not HDTV.