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  #571603 21-Jan-2012 12:50
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Grover267:
When I connect the set up box directly to my HD3300 using the TV/VCR I only get the channel the TV uses. I have testing the cable that goes from the splitter to the PC and it works fine if I use it on the TV.


Thanks for the extra info.
Everything makes sense except the above statement.
When you say "if I use it on the TV" do you mean plugged into the TV and tuning Analogue on the TV or plugged into the STB and tuning Digital on the STB?
The TV/VCR output socket is only an antenna feedthrough so you would have to tune the digital tuner in the HD3300 to see anything. i.e. Exactly the same as plugging the antenna co-ax into the HD3300 antenna socket. You shouldn't see anything until the HD3300 has been tuned and it would be totally independant of what's on the TV.
It sounds like you are doing something wrong in setting up the HD3300.
I suggest going through the setup procedure again.
I use WinTV v7 with an HVR2200. Have you run the Setup Wizard for digital tuning? You should be able to tell it to use the DVB-T tuner and which country and region you are in then it will scan for channels.
The Signal monitor only works once the tuner has been setup and is receiving signals. Mine usually shows 27.7 - 30 in the SNR box. I can't remember how I setup Windows Media Centre as it was a long time ago.
One problem I do find is the Hauppage tuners are less sensitivew than 2 STBs I have and I get occasional pixellation and dropouts usually early evening even with full signal strength.
Do you have a UHF antenna only and not VHF as well and is the polarity of the antenna correct?

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  #571608 21-Jan-2012 13:13
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These combined indoor booster splitters are designed for analog signals and should not be used for DVB-T. Are your cable runs RG6 coax - solid core?, also are your cable runs terminated with F types (using a crimping tool) and appropriate F type to Belling Lee threaded adapters.

Also odd that your set top box appears to output an RF modulated analog signal, inbuilt modulators are normally avoided in set top boxes as these alone will damage DVB-T signal being passed to next decoder/TV tuner in circuit.




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  #571628 21-Jan-2012 14:33
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Spyware:
Also odd that your set top box appears to output an RF modulated analog signal,


According to the User Manual I read online it doesn't have an RF modulator, only antenna feedthrough. That's why I found it strange the HD3300 is seeing what the TV sees. Something is not connected right.

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  #571629 21-Jan-2012 14:34
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Grover267: The booster and splitter are one unit so assume boosts to both plugs.
The set up box is connected to the TV with a HDMI cord
When I connect the set up box directly to my HD3300 using the TV/VCR I only get the channel the TV uses. I have testing the cable that goes from the splitter to the PC and it works fine if I use it on the TV.
There is only 1 tv and it has no tuner that is why I use the set up box.
Connecting the set up box direct through either port seems to work with only 1 channel.
The cable from the splitter is OK.
My signal is Hamilton infill and come from MT Te Aroha


I'm still having trouble understanding exactly how you have things hooked up,

there really is no need to hook the set TOP box to the HD3300, using the spare output from the aerial splitter/booster, connect it directly to the DVB-T aerial socket on on the HD3300, connecting from the set top box is not ideal or necessary.

Now the aerial problem, you say your signal is Hamilton infill from Mt Tr Aroha, can't be right, the Hamilton infill transmitter is at Cambridge, Te Aroha is the other way.


how about you draw a quick picture showing how you have things hooked up and post it here.

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  #571649 21-Jan-2012 15:19
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Hello Biggelz

By that statement i Meant I plugged my PC in the TV /VCR and it only lets me tune the channel the TV is on which makes sense as it is basically using the TV signal to get its channel which means when you change the TV channel you automatically change the PC one. I instead plugged the PC into the splitter which comes straight from the aerial. I have used the tuning on WIN TV 7 many a time with no success.

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  #571651 21-Jan-2012 15:29
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Grover267: Hello Biggelz

By that statement i Meant I plugged my PC in the TV /VCR ....



Haven't you said in a previous post that the TV doesn't have a tuner?, so plugging the PC into the TV/VCR are you using the Audio/video out put from the TV? that been the case it's no wonder you can't tune anything other than what the set top box is putting out.


Loking at your HD3300, there are several connections,



which one are you pluging in to?



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  #571652 21-Jan-2012 15:47
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Hello Greg.

My TV has a separate freeview set up box. My PC  signal comes from the aerial to the splitter  then to my pc into the input plug on the top of your picture, My TV goes from the Aerail to the splitter to the Freeview box to the TV. Hence my pc signal does not go into the freeview box. Sorry the website would not let me upload a picture.

 
 
 
 




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  #571655 21-Jan-2012 15:51
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Also I must be mistaken with were the signal comes from for the Hamilton Infill. It must be Cambridge then. I had a tuner guy who pointed my UHF aerial pointing Eastward so I assumed Te Aroha, PS I took my VHF aerial from the roof as it was falling to bits is that OK?

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  #571656 21-Jan-2012 15:52
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Grover267: Hello Greg.

My TV has a separate freeview set up box. My PC  signal comes from the aerial to the splitter  then to my pc into the input plug on the top of your picture, My TV goes from the Aerail to the splitter to the Freeview box to the TV. Hence my pc signal does not go into the freeview box. Sorry the website would not let me upload a picture.


There is the problem, the TOP plug is DVB-S (Satallite), the next plug down is DVB-T this is the one you need to plug your aerial in to.





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  #571657 21-Jan-2012 15:59
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I have done that and my signal on the Signol monitor flickers between 0 to 18 and goes from orange to red. Also it flickers from 0 errors to 50,000!



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  #571660 21-Jan-2012 16:22
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Do you have any idea on how to just test the signal from the aerial and then to see what part needs adj or fixing?

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  #571664 21-Jan-2012 16:28
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I'm fresh out of ideas, it looks like the HD3300 may be faulty, that's all I can suggest

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  #571681 21-Jan-2012 16:59
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Grover267: Hello Biggelz

By that statement i Meant I plugged my PC in the TV /VCR and it only lets me tune the channel the TV is on which makes sense as it is basically using the TV signal to get its channel which means when you change the TV channel you automatically change the PC one. I instead plugged the PC into the splitter which comes straight from the aerial. I have used the tuning on WIN TV 7 many a time with no success.


Doesn't make any sense at all. The TV/VCR connection on your set top box merely passes the antenna signal through, no mention is made in the manual of any modulated analog RF out and by design there should be no such signal.




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  #571682 21-Jan-2012 17:00
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Grover267: Do you have any idea on how to just test the signal from the aerial and then to see what part needs adj or fixing?


And tell us about the cable, is it RG6, crimped connectors or what???




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  #571683 21-Jan-2012 17:05
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if you read above My card receives the signal from the splitter and then 1 cable comes direct from the aerial. I do not use the set up box for my PC. How can I tell what the cables are??

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