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Master Geek

# 39760 18-Aug-2009 18:27
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Hi all,

I'm trying to scan for DVB-T channels on Windows XP MCE 2005. Every time I scan it's only picking up analog tv channels but no freeview channels. I've tried setting the source as aerial and as cable, with the same results.

My TV card is an AverTV hybrid which gets Analog and DVB-T. I've used the bundled 'AverTV' software and found that it can easily get Freeview, so it seems the drivers and reception is no problem.
The tv card claims to work with Media Center.

The tv cards full specs are here:

Can someone confirm that XP MCE 2005 definitely gets DVB-T?

On the verge of switching to Mediaportal but that would make my MCE remote a bit useless...

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  # 248279 18-Aug-2009 18:31
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XP MCE 2005 or Vista MCE do not support the DVB-T standards used in New Zealand.

You will need to move to Windows 7 or use other TV software such as GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer.

MCE remote works fine in all of those applications, the only thing you might want to do is run a program to disable the green button and remap it to whatever TV software you go for.

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Master Geek

  # 248281 18-Aug-2009 18:37
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sbiddle: XP MCE 2005 or Vista MCE do not support the DVB-T standards used in New Zealand.

Ahhhh thank you I should have made this post earlier and saved myself a couple of hours of frustration!

I guess it's back to Mediaportal for me...

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