[mythtv-users] PVR-350 - PAL-I Variant, for use in Ireland?
jon at jonwaite.com
Sun Feb 1 13:37:17 EST 2004
> > Now... If you're NTL cable signal is broadcast in PAL-B
> over VHF (which
> > sounds plausible given your earlier explanations), then you
> should be able
> > to tune to these VHF signals with no problems at all with
> your current card.
> Ah, I think I either explained badly (or wrongly!), or you've
> taken me up wrong. The list above has this entry for Ireland:
> Ireland PAL-I PAL-I
> i.e. it's PAL-I on both bands. I think the VHF refers to
> cable, and the
> UHF to broadcast. That is consistent with the fact that UK TVs *do*
> work here, if you're using them with an antenna. But almost
> everyone in
> Dublin subscribes to NTL cable.
That table will only refer to Broadcast TV I think, so you may well
have PAL-B on VHF which your frequency converter is converting to
PAL-I on UHF (?)
In which case... Your current card (PAL B/G) *should* be able to
tune to the VHF signal provided you hook it up *without* the frequency
> on PAL-I; the UK cards could be PAL-I-UHF, and not able to handle
> PAL-I-VHF. But the replies I've seen from Dublin people here suggest
> that the UK cards can handle both UHF and VHF, thankfully.
> It's probably
> cheaper for Hauppauge to use tuners that do both bands in all their
> cards, and just use two variants, for PAL-I and PAL-G/B.
So it sounds like (to me anyway) that the PAL-I boards are actually
UHF PAL-I and VHF PAL-B.
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