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    Well i have been considering using digital TV in the car..as the time will eventually come when analog will stop..
    I know digital Tv looks crap while moving etc..
    but i have been watching some good products that use diversity tuners ..eg: http://www.terratec.net/en/products/...sity_1608.html
    it is said to have been designed to be used on the go..
    so except the previous attempts by "quickmic" to embed the native terratec application in RR is there any hope of supporting DVB-T in RR (as the winamp TV will not work with DVB and even if it does it will sure not support the diversity tuners)

  • #2
    I'm using Winamp TV Plugin to make my DVBT work in RR
    Recently, I tried to embed my DVBT application to RR, but still some problems to overcome. For instance, how to turn music off when I enter DVBT application.
    No solution yet so far

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    • #3
      I have an HDTV tuner card on they way. Has anyone had luck viewing TV stations in RR?
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      • #4
        From what I remember, HDTV in the US has incredibly poor reception even when stopped with a big antenna, I really wonder what kind of reception you could get with a small antenna while in motion.. in any case, you should be able to at least embed the application in RR, but you may be able to use the winamp tv plugin for it as it does support digital receivers with the standard tuner interface.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by guino View Post
          From what I remember, HDTV in the US has incredibly poor reception even when stopped with a big antenna, I really wonder what kind of reception you could get with a small antenna while in motion.. in any case, you should be able to at least embed the application in RR, but you may be able to use the winamp tv plugin for it as it does support digital receivers with the standard tuner interface.
          yeah but it does not support diversity tuners!
          you can make diversity tuners work in winamp plugin but they appear as 2 depperate tuners

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nomader View Post
            yeah but it does not support diversity tuners!
            you can make diversity tuners work in winamp plugin but they appear as 2 depperate tuners
            I have only seen 1 application that actually supports diversity function, which is terratec home cinema. Never heard of another application that does. Also, I've never heard of ATSC tunners (US Standard) with diversity function.
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            • #7
              I gave my USB HDTV tuner a go. It definitely works in the car. i get less signal then i do in my apartment, maybe because of the steel box that is my car. I'm going to try to get the antenna on the roof to see if that helps. The processor in my VIA motherboard might be a little slow to process the video, since it seemed a little choppy and the processor was near 100%, but its a fun feature. more later...


              *** Update.... when i placed the antenna on the roof, i get 21 channels!! ANd they come in great!! I'm considering trying to connect the car's radio antenna to the tuner to see if that works w/o placing an antenna on my car an running wire. An alternative will be to put the antenna on the trunk or something.

              I also noticed that standard definition channels work perfectly, but HD channels were a little choppy. Not sure if its because of the reception or the under-powered processor.
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              • #8
                what usb tuner are you using?

                Thx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by guino View Post
                  I have only seen 1 application that actually supports diversity function, which is terratec home cinema. Never heard of another application that does. Also, I've never heard of ATSC tunners (US Standard) with diversity function.
                  maybe someone in the future can do something to support teratecs diversity..natively..guino or robby maybe? it looks like diversity will be the way to go for us. i don't think we will see a plugin (like the one in winamp) to support it as it is terratec spesific i think like guino said..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bmo View Post
                    what usb tuner are you using?

                    Thx
                    http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8058

                    This is the one i have. I just connected the car's roof antenna to the tuner and am getting decent results. Using the antenna that came w/ it, i get 5 stations when the antenna is in teh car, and 21 when its on the roof. using the car's antenna i get 15 stations, and 2 or 3 aren't good enough to play without skipping. i think for not adding an antenna to the car, that's a pretty good compromise.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nomader View Post
                      maybe someone in the future can do something to support teratecs diversity..natively..guino or robby maybe? it looks like diversity will be the way to go for us. i don't think we will see a plugin (like the one in winamp) to support it as it is terratec spesific i think like guino said..
                      Can you point me to the winamp plugin? I'm using the software that came w/ the tuner and its not great. Its a bloated media player, when all i want it to do is use the tuner.
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                      • #12
                        I hear there's a new hauppauge (wintv) diversity tuner out.. haven't searched/looked at much info yet, don't know if it supports USA standards (ATSC).
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                        • #13
                          guino correct me if i am wrong.. but diversity tuners are actually 2 tuners? right? (that is why when somenon uses a diversity tuner in winamp plugin, 2 tuners show up) It is up to the software to combine (and or) chose between the 2 tuners? is it that hard to choose between the best signal of the 2 tuners and display it noise, in digital tv..it must be easier than analog tv

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nomader View Post
                            guino correct me if i am wrong.. but diversity tuners are actually 2 tuners? right? (that is why when somenon uses a diversity tuner in winamp plugin, 2 tuners show up) It is up to the software to combine (and or) chose between the 2 tuners? is it that hard to choose between the best signal of the 2 tuners and display it noise, in digital tv..it must be easier than analog tv
                            Diversity function means combining more than one tuner signal into one feed for better reception. Can be 2 or more, and can be software combined or hardware, however, the only one I've seen so far (Terratec) is software combined, which means the SOFTWARE (whichever used) has to have support for diversity function. If a hardware diversity function was available, it would allow for pretty much any software (that supports a single tuner) to work with the diversity function, but I haven't seen anything like that yet..
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                            • #15
                              Tryed the Winamp TV Plugin (version 1.19) but it doesn't work with my DVB-T USB Receiver... any other idea?
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