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I dont know if this is in the correct section, but hope you can help:

We have a sonicbox pgtv 500 model

When we got bought the house, we bought the TV and digital receivers together with the house.

Problem is that we did not know anything about satellite tv so did not know to ask about PIN. The sellers did not advise of PIN or anything like that and to make it sound more like we found it fallen off the back of the truck, the sellers have left the country so contacting the real estate agent was a waste time (at least we tried).

Nagivating to the main menu on the TV, the sonic box is asking for a PIN. The manual says to resest it but i can not locate where and how to reset the machine. Any ideas?

Also, the sonic box has a card slot. Where and why would we need one of these things?

thanks

absbeg

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whats the deal with the usb HD/SD tuners? Are they as good quality wise as a pci card? is the picture quality the same or is it inferior?

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whats the deal with the usb HD/SD tuners? Are they as good quality wise as a pci card? is the picture quality the same or is it inferior?

There is quite a bit of info over here, at the DigitalNow website. And lots of stuff throughout this forum.

Basically, the quality should be the same. The USB devices are flexible in that you can move them around more easily, and of course, they don't need spare PCI slots. But they do need adequate power to them (maybe need an external powered USB hub).

EDIT: Suggest you make this a new topic, rather than burying it on the end of a sticky...

Edited by charlesc

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I'm thinking of buying a TV Tuner for my PC but not sure in which one to buy. Can I have assistance into the options available, below is my computer's specs:

Dell Dimension 3000

Intel Pentium4 2.80GHz

RAM 512MB DDR SDRAM

80GB HDD Hard Drive

Video Intergrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 82865G Graphics Controller Driver 6.14.10.4396

Sound Blaster Live 24-bit

Windows XP Home Edition

Service Pack 2

DirectX 9.0c

Australia Sydney Outdoor Antenna

Thank you, any help much appreciated

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I need help with my Compro VideoMate T750. I'm having trouble removing/reinstalling drivers.

I have been using the S-Video input lately with my PS2 & things have been running fine (for several months) until recently, when all of a sudden my output started to display in black & white. As soon as I noticed this, I rebooted my PC, only to be prompted with a 'new hardware found' message. Windows recognized the device as a 'Videomate TV SAA7133/35 Hybrid Capture Device', I canceled the installation & proceeded to repair my drivers (V1357). This had no effect, so I removed the driver entirely, reinstalled, but still no change.

Through many combinations of trying to install the device through hardware update wizard & trying VMHybrid_1357.exe, I've come to the realization that when I use VMHybrid_1357.exe, it doesn't actually install the driver. I've noticed that upon rebooting, the hardware update wizard prompts me with 'new hardware found', even after trying to install the driver with VMHybrid_1357.exe. The install process takes all of 2 seconds to complete & there is no warning about the driver not being digitally signed. I'm not sure if the application isn't installing because all of the drivers haven't been removed entirely, or what's going on, but I'm currently unable to get my device working.

Strangely enough though, when I've installed the device through the hardware update wizard, I am able to get the device to register through ComproDTV 3, again, in black & white, but am able to record video, which would normally crash DTV 3 when the correct drivers work working.

Any help with this will be much appreciated, as if I can't sort this out, I'll be taking this card back & will hopefully upgrade to a card with better analog input quality, assuming there are cards that have a better signal.

Regards,

Guy B

I'm having a similar problem to the above. My card (also a Compro T750) was working well until I took it out of the computer for a couple of weeks while I tried installing it in a Linux box. When I put it back in the computer and started Compro DTV 3, the driver appeared to be missing (device was missing in a box that popped up). I've tried unistalling the driver (via Control Panel, Add/Remove programs) restarting the computer, installing the driver from the CD, also downloading VMHybrid_1357.exe but without any success at all. Has anyone else been through this and found a fix. Suggestions from those who haven't probably won't help as I tried quite a lot of other things in addition to what I've put down here.

(I'm also running Windows XP)

TIA

terraforma

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Hardware:

Q01. Motherboard Manf ? Model ? MSI k7t turbo

Q02. CPU Manf ? Speed ? AMD Athlon 1.8 ghz

Q03. Video Card Manf ? Model ? Sparkle GeForce 6600GT

Q04. Disk Drives Manf ? Model ? Connection Type ? 2, 1x20gig maxtor , 1x80gig maxtor

Q05. DVB-T Card / Device Manf ? Model ? Ultraview HDTV DVB-T

Q06. Wireless Lan installed ? No

Q07. Bluetooth Devices installed ? No

Q08. Are you Overclocking ? No

Drivers:

Q10. Video Card Driver Version ? 6.14.11.6371

Q11. DVB-T Card / Device Driver Type ? Version ? 4.0.102.0

Software:

Q20. Operating System ? Win Xp

Q21. Service Packs installed ? SP2

Q22. DirectX version installed ? 9.0c Long Version 4.09.0000.0904

Q23. PowerDVD installed ? If so version ? No

Q24. WinDVD installed ? If so version ? No

Q25. DTV Application installed ? Version ? Ultraview 3.20.00

Signal Environment:

Q30. What Country ? Region ? Transmission Site ? are you trying to receive from. Australia, Victoria, Mt Dandenong

Q31. Indoor or Outdoor antenna ? Outdoor

Q32. Do other DTV devices, STB's etc work from the same antenna ? Yes

Q33. Do you have Quad Shielded RG6 cabling installed end to end. Yes

Q34. Do you have a Masthead amplifer, a Distribution Amp, a Passive or Powered Splitter installed ? Masthead amp

Ok, now that I've answered all that, my question is, I used to have an old antenna that gave me about 65-70% signal without a booster and I recieved SBS without a hassle the other channels would chop in and out occasionally (the antenna even had missing arms, LOL), I now have a new antenna and a masthead amplifer all the channels range from 85-98% signal strength but I don't get SBS at all with a no signal reply or 45-55% strength.

On the amp there is a Db 'screw' I receive all the other channels without a problem but I noticed the Db for SBS is higher in my display on my PC, is that my reason for not getting any reception for SBS? I have done a rescan and SBS gets missed completed but the others are all there. Should I 'turn the screw'? Any other ideas or advice?

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Hey there. Having real trouble recording Channel Nine in Sydney using my Fusion HDTV TV card and Windows Vista media centre. Can record all other channels and can watch nine but it won't record. Any advice on how to solve this problem?

Ziggy

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Ok I'm becoming baffled at the operation of my TV card compared to everyone elses.

Firstly I have a Acer 5650, with all the factory specs, Intel® Core™ Duo processor, XP MCE, 2 GB DDR, etc.

Anyway my problem is with my new AverMedia E506 TV card.

After inserting the card I installed the software/driver as prompted, I then connected the aerial port up to the big antenna for my home and when scanning for signals my tuner picked up all the analog signals perfectly as expected, given I live in the city (Adelaide). Now the problem for me was the digital service scan for me always reveals nothing!!!!

Does anyone know why this would occur??? It is driving me nuts because everyone else is struggling with certain channels but my digital scans show no results!!!! How can this be???

Also when watching analog tv I have a pretty good picture except for a section of the screen about 1/5th of the way from the left hand edge, which all the way down the screen has these very thin horizontal lines that appear when the image is moving but when the image settles down the lines disappear a little. I have a 128Mb NVidia Geoforce 2, so surely it isn't video memory is it??

Edited by coobk001

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Hey guys, since i can't start a thread, i would like to ask what those device where you plug into your tv (since mine doesn't have HDMI, just component) and it can pick up my wifi (iinet voip modem) signal which has all my movies on one computer. The codec is must support are: xvid/divx, h264/x264 (and the subtitles included in mkv) as well as external sub suck as .srt. That's all i need it to do. What device would you recommend and what are they called? I don't need a HTPC as i want something small and affordable.

Edited by davidw89

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Hey guys, before posting I used search to try and find out if anyone else had found a solution for this problem, but failed to find anything, so here goes.

I have just recently purchased a M51Sn Asus notebook, it has the DIB 7700 Tuner inbuilt, worked fine in Vista, though I have changed back to XP due to some other problems in vista.

I have downloaded some software packages to watch TV through this tuner e.g SageTV etc, and it recognizes the Tuner fine, though when looking for channels it finds nothing.

It also recognizes the tuner as a BDA Analouge capture device, even though it is digital ?

Hardware:

Q01. Motherboard Manf ? Model ? Asus, M51Sn

Q02. CPU Manf ? Speed ? T9300 2.5 Ghz

Q03. Video Card Manf ? Model ? Nvidia 9500M GS

Q04. Disk Drives Manf ? Model ? Connection Type ? 320GB WD

Q05. DVB-T Card / Device Manf ? Model ? DIB 7700

Q06. Wireless Lan installed ? Intel 4965

Q07. Bluetooth Devices installed ? Yes, toshiba

Q08. Are you Overclocking ? No

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Hi mates,

I just bought LEADTEK's Winfast DTV Dongle H, digital/analog TV and FM/DVB-T radio tuner, but the picture i get is black and white. I'd like to use an analog broadcast, and I have a Cable service. I have all the drivers and utilities installed, from the CD they included, and i also have the latest video card drivers installed. The picture is sharp, and the sound is of good quality too, so I believe it is not a cable matter.

Now, the strange thing is, that in the display options the program which actually provides the TV broadcast, named "winfast PVR2" does not let me change any of the visual settings, such as brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc... The level is set to zero for all of them, that is why the picture is only in black and white. It does not matter which renderer I use (there are 3 options: overlay mixer, VMR, VMR9), the bars just stay grey, and unchangeable. I looked for forums that especially discuss the troubles of this device but I've found nothing so far.

Any suggestions, on how i could get them changed? I'd appreciate it.

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Hey everyone

Looked around forums and they directed me to look here. Basically i'm after a TV Tuner card and was wondering whether or not the portable antennas that come with them are good. It will be located at the window if need to be. I'm just after information as to whether or not it would work that way. I know it depnds on the location etc, but i'm just after a general view. I want to avoid bunny ears if possible and i cannot put ports to an external antenna

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Getting no channels/reception at all with my brand spankin new DVR3200 H from WinFast.

Running on XP, antenna is outside. Drivers installed and updated.. WTF?

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Getting no channels/reception at all with my brand spankin new DVR3200 H from WinFast.

Running on XP, antenna is outside. Drivers installed and updated.. WTF?

It helps if you mention where you are, type of antenna you are using (single home, apartment complex shared antenna etc) and where you are receiving your signals from.

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How do I work out which tv tuner is supplied in my laptop - an HP dv1009tx?

This is all very new to me and I have managed to view channels 7,9 & 10 + ABC but cannot get SBS which is paramount.

In order to record and watch different tv simultaneously I may not have the right tv tuner but I don't know which tuner I have and can't find this in my help facility so welcome any pointers.

When I burn content to dvd, how do I ensure it will be in a format that will play on normal dvd players - not divx types?

Thanks

To all the others who have put their $0.02 in, let me add mine.

Joey, Thanks for trying to get this running, it's a really great idea.

To some of the others, may I respectfully suggest that you haven't read Joeys FIRST POST in this thread ......

PLEASE SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WHEN INITIALLY ASKING FOR HELP IN THE FORUM.................

I'm failing to see what the problem is here guys, Joey has simply come up with a list of questions that a trouble-shooter might like to know when trying to assist someone with problems.

If you think Joey has left an appropiate question out, simply tell us what you believe the missing question(s) to be.

Suggestion.....

Joey, Many problems are caused by inadequate powers supplies. Do you think this is a relevant question to add to your list ?

Kudos to you Joey !!

Austen.

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Hello Dear !!

I looking for AzureWave DVB-S2 USB_CI - AD-SB300 (7050) Device Driver for microsoft windows XP or VISTA

if every body knows give me a link for download this device driver

I will appreciate - my Device driver CD has been broken :(

Thanks

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Hi,

I have a Pinnacle PCTV nanoStick (73e) DVB-T along with a Crest, indoor DVT-T flat panel antenna (a4000) uhf/fm/hdtv digital (uhf fq range 470-870 mhz, FVHF 47-230 mhz)

PC Specs: Asus P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard

- Pentium D CPU - 3.2 & 3.2 ghz

- 2gb Ram

- Asus ATI 4850 GPU

- Windows XP SP3

- Netgear USB 2.0 WG111 wireless adapter

Area: Norwin (post code 4407) (60km west of Toowoomba, QLD)

I'm having troubles finding channels for the tuner, I've tried all sorts of scans, and nothing comes up. I've unsuccessfully tried input frequencies etc. manually, but even then I've got absolutely no idea as to what I'm doing wrong, even after reading up on some of the posts re: tuning in the regional qld sub-forum. When going to add a channel manually, it asks for the following:

channel type: (Digital mpeg2, or digital h264)

frequency:

service id:

original network id:

transport stream id:

PMT id:

PCR id:

I've tried using some of the information as mentioned in the relevant forums, but I can't seem to get anything to work. Any help/suggestions re: both the tuner, and/or adding manual tv channels would be much appriciated. Is it possible that my problem simply lies in that I don't have a strong enough antenna?

Thanks in advance :)

edit: I should note, that by entering some frequencies, I can get a signal strength of up to 55%, but no signal quality.

Edited by Clapo

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Hardware:

Q01. Gigabyte G31MF-S2

Q02. Intel E5300

Q03. nVidia GeForce 9800GT

Q04. Several HDDs Sata drives.

Q05. Leadtek PxDVR3200 H

Q06. No

Q07. No

Q08. No

Drivers:

Q10. 6.14.11.8585

Q11. 6.0.1012.49

Software:

Q20. Windows XP

Q21. Service Pack 3

Q22. DirectX version installed ?

Q23. No

Q24. No

Q25. WinFast DVR2

Signal Environment:

Q30. Australia, Victoria Balwyn 3103 => Melbourne

Q31. Indoor (A rabbit ears and a

Q32. Get Standard Def channels just fine.

Q33. Nope

Q34. Nope

Ok I normally do a bit more research on this stuff before purchasing, but I thought it's be easier than this. I made the mistake of purchasing a DVR card. Can read to story of why a DVR card below. But suffice to say I can get any channels out of it. I keep scanning for them but I get nothing. NO signals whatsoever.

So what am I doing wrong? I'm thinking of going to dicksmith and picking up one of those specialised DTV antennas... but thats $60 on top of the $100 that I paid for the card...

I feel like a rookie for it not working so blatently. But thats the truth, TV signals are definately not my field of expertise. So anyone who has any suggestions :) Much appriciated :)

1. What is the problem with it? and can it be fixed?

2. Should I get another Antenna?

3. Should I just give up and try to return the card etc.

Story: So anyway there is a TV with a set top box in the living room. That works fine, but I have a small TV in my bedroom at the opposite end of the house. That one just has standard def. So knowing that SD will be phased out soon I thought since there is a nice big computer screen next to my bed why not use that and since my rig is definately fast enough make it into a DVR as well. :) Sad thing is I had to remove 2Gb of Ram to fit the card! So now I have only 2Gb.

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