Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



239 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 57913 28-Feb-2010 22:08 Send private message

Hi there. This runs fine for maybe 30 secs - great picture etc. Then the wintv app freezes. I am running this ia a crappy aerial but wonder if it was that crappy the signal wouldnt be so good?

Should I just bite the bullet and get a decent outdoor aerial or is there anything else to try?

Thanks

i am running on an HP laptop which meets the specs - its under vista.




Mark Ascroft
haarc limited
dunedin

Create new topic
28 posts

Geek


  Reply # 308370 17-Mar-2010 16:32 Send private message

I've got the same problem with WinTV7 and a Hauppauge HVR900 HD USB stick. I have a good aerial and was receiving DVB-T via an Avermedia cardbus part on my old laptop.
Unfortunately, my new laptop doesn't have a cardbus slot so a can't determine if it's Win 7x 64bit, the Hauppauge stick or the WinTV7 app causing the problem. I note that it runs OK on an analog signal, but freezes with DVB-T (both audio and video). I removed and re-installed the WinTV7 app and set up analog channels only. I couldn't receive analog after this, until I also set up DVB-T channels. Now I can get analog, but no digital reception (audio or video). If someone has this setup running under XP or Vista 32bit, I'd be interested to hear from them.
I am of the opinion that much of this tuner USB stuff has pretty flakey software, with the vendors seemingly only interested in who can get to market first. Avermedia took over 12 months to get their software and drivers right, but their file format (MP4) is limited to 4G because they are using old 32bit SDK's. Not what I'm after. When I had the HVR900 working (sort of), I did a recording and it was nice to see a .TS file of some 12GB. So I'll stick with Hauppauge, use their forum, and pester them, until, hopefully a solution is forthcoming.

Hauppage have got an upgrade available (v1.3) for WinTV7, so you could try that, if you haven't already. It may be that the problem actually lies with Win7x64bit as I have a number of other apps that don't work properly, even though they supposedly have the 64bit drivers.

Are you running Vistax32 or x64?



Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by KiwiNZ on 3-Sep-2014 06:33 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by kawaii on 3-Sep-2014 05:40 (105 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


What tyre brand/model to look at ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Oblivian on 2-Sep-2014 21:36 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by davidcole on 2-Sep-2014 20:10 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 11:42 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.