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.




2 posts

Wannabe Geek


#91913 22-Oct-2011 18:15
Send private message

I have purchased an IT9135 BDA nano USB DVB-T receiver from TM and I am having problems tuning it. I have tried several scans  both using Media Center and the provided application (BlazeDTV 6.0) with no luck.

To make it worse, I have no other DVB-T capable device so i cannot confirm that I can, in fact receive the signal. (main reason i bought a CHEAP solution).

FVNZ website specifies that reception is "highly likely with a tall aerial" (western BoP) and the one on the roof of the (rental) property is pointed in the correct general direction.

To make it worse, Bullguard has been reporting viruses in the installation files most of the day today and even tho i have "allowed" the installers to go ahead, I'm not sure if it worked properly.

The last, but not the least, I'm running W7U x64...could that be causing problems.

No errors were reported, seems like a clean installation, and both the supplied app and WMC "see" the receiver, but neither can find any channels.

Are there specific frequencies/settings i should adjust before re-trying?

 

thanks!

Create new topic
1959 posts

Uber Geek


  #536565 22-Oct-2011 21:20
Send private message

pThree:

FVNZ website specifies that reception is "highly likely with a tall aerial" (western BoP) and the one on the roof of the (rental) property is pointed in the correct general direction.



Presumably the aerial is a UHF aerial?

Banana?
4961 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #536573 22-Oct-2011 21:36
Send private message

I have a couple of the cheapies from DealExtreme, and they worked without drivers in W7, tuned all Freeview|HD channels just fine.

I would be checking your aerial out. As above, are you sure it's UHF? If you plug it into a TV can you get Prime/Maori OK on an analog tune?

 
 
 
 


23294 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #536586 22-Oct-2011 22:16
Send private message

Take the PC elsewhere and try it.

Also I had no end of problems with cheapie tuners when I ended up with 2 different versions that reported themselves as being the same device. One worked fine with the windows update driver that it got automatically, the others only worked with the one on the CD, which would not work with the first one that I got. Would install and work and then not tune anything in any apps.

DSE have a good return policy and sell STB's.




Richard rich.ms



2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #536621 23-Oct-2011 03:10
Send private message

@ Bigglez: Yes, definitely a UHF yagi, a bit on the short side (as in not a 40+ element one) but mounted correctly, right polarisation etc

@ Trig: Not quite convenient to check it out that way... TV is in a different part of the house and i never bothered plugging it in - dish feed is in that spot and i have a DVB-S set-top going with no probs.

@ Richms: STB? and this one got recognised after loading the drivers off the CD, media center AND the app see it but neither can tune it...

 

Part of the challenge is i want to have this done as cheap as possible.... don't want to buy and keep a 12m 75Ohm cable @ $30 just to try it out and find out its not working. Returining it to dickies not an option as they are 50km away... trip there and back would cost almost as much as the cable.... will check out the local $2 shop for cables and see if i can get anything on analog.

 

Thanks for the info and ideas.

 

P

28964 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #536629 23-Oct-2011 08:40
Send private message

Many of the cheap USB sticks are only designed for small whip antennas. Hook them up to a high gain external aerial and the front end becomes swamped and picks up nothing.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52


Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.