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A little off topic but for those in Germany this might be interesting: Dietz DVB-T Tuner 1490 with Dietz IMU 1450 Intelligent Multimedia Control Unit, full control over the external TV tuner from the RNS-E.





I'm not a huge "TV in car" fan but something as clean as this solution would be interesting even for me. Especially because of the 2 AV in it comes with.
 

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well, since you asked:
1) what kind of antennas are needed? Where would we install these antennas?
2) Do we need to pay for some kind of service to get these channels?
3) Will the RNS-E control the TV tuner (via CAN-bus) or will we need a remote and IR eye?

Either way, sounds cool. If I didn't already have a DVD/TV tuner in the Blaupunkt ME3, I would certainly consider it.

Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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TeddyBGame said:
well, since you asked:
1) what kind of antennas are needed? Where would we install these antennas?
2) Do we need to pay for some kind of service to get these channels?
3) Will the RNS-E control the TV tuner (via CAN-bus) or will we need a remote and IR eye?

Either way, sounds cool. If I didn't already have a DVD/TV tuner in the Blaupunkt ME3, I would certainly consider it.

Good luck and keep us posted!
1) The antennas come with the Dietz units and would be the same as mentioned in the second post above.
2) No service would have to be paid for since this would be over the air broadcast but using digital signal instead of the current signal which will eventually be phased out.
3) The RNS-E will control it over the CAN bus just like the regular TV tuners available currently.
 

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AudiA4B6US said:
A little off topic but for those in Germany this might be interesting: Dietz DVB-T Tuner 1490 with Dietz IMU 1450 Intelligent Multimedia Control Unit, full control over the external TV tuner from the RNS-E.





I'm not a huge "TV in car" fan but something as clean as this solution would be interesting even for me. Especially because of the 2 AV in it comes with.
Exactly what I would be selling.
 

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Is the Euro/German DVB-T the same as the US terrestical digital TV?
 

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OK, but isn't terrestical digital TV in North America ATSC and not NTSC? Or am I mixing up tuner standards now?
 

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OK, but isn't terrestical digital TV in North America ATSC and not NTSC? Or am I mixing up tuner standards now?
OK, thanks for the bad news :cry: . After researching you are 100% correct we are adopting ATSC while the European countries have adopted the DVB standard.

Why can't we all just get along :evil: , and on top of that Japan has their own standard that they are adopting.

Well, that's the end of that idea. Time to look for something new.
 

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Aren't direct TV and Dish nestwork DVB? If so maybe there is a way to "add" the dietz as an additional box if you already subscribe to one of these services.
 

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I bought this setup. The Tuner is quite heavy, unexpected heavy (1.1Kg). I will set it up at the weekend. It comes also with a small remote control, but you are also able to use the RNS-E to switch the channels! I guess that is very good. It also works with the old RNS-D (CD-Navi) you need just another harness.

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Today I played with the setup. I installed everything briefly, it works great. I have more than 23 TV Programs and over 30 Radio programs. As soon as I drive above 5 km/h, the video turn off. So I just unplugged the Speed wire (blue connector) and I can watch my DVB-T Channels up to 180 km/h. I will put a switch in the speed wire, so I can choose between navigation and TV. At the speed 180+ I get some receiving problems. But around 150 km/h I have a crystal clear picture, very nice indeed. I can switch the channels with my multifunction steering wheel. I just have to turn the DVB-T Tuner on with Power button on the remote control. But this could be, because I installed the Tuner on +12V instead of switched 12V. At the weekend, I try to find a good place to install everything properly. Picuteres are coming then.

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Keep us informed, I'm very interested in this kit myself, I have a TV tuner already, but could replace it with the DVB system.

Where have you put the antennas? were they supplied with the kit?

Craig
 

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The antennas come separate. I bought the Dietz ones. They cost around 28€ each. I had one antenna at the front window and one at rear side window. Pictures I will post later.

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Mütze said:
At the speed 180+ I get some receiving problems. But around 150 km/h I have a crystal clear picture, very nice indeed.
You can drive an A2 TDI at 180 Km/h ??? 8)
 

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Just ordered the DVB TV system from audiocar, 550 euros delivered, not too bad. No just need to rewire the 54 pin TV connector into a 32 pin socket for the IMU device.
 

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I assume you need a subscription from a Digital TV broadcaster in Germany to get the signal? I don't think it's free2air?
Germany is moving to all digital terrestical TV, analog TV will disappear - if hasn't already. It's free over the air.
 

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ok, I searched for it, and it confirmed that in Belgium and Germany the DVB-t signal is not encoded (“Free to Airâ€). In the Netherlands the signal is encoded, only some boring channels (Dutch 1, 2 and 3) are free. So In The Netherlands you need a subscription (Digitenne or KPN Digital TV) :x
 

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Subscription would imply a card, the Dietz DVB tuner doesn't have a card slot for subscription.
 
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