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Asmodeus

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#33829 13-May-2009 00:25
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Hi guys, as the title says when I scan for dvb-t channels I only find TV3, TV3+1 & C4. No TVNZ or Kordia stuff at all.

Im using a Blackgold BGT3540 with Windows 7 RC1 x86. I've rescanned a few times, tried rebooting and deleting the channels but still nothing. DVB-s and sky stb working fine.

Anyone else had this? Any suggestions? Anyone else here using one of these cards with Win 7?

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  #214599 13-May-2009 12:50
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Wonder if your signal strength is a bit low. I've seen that at my house. I ended up putting in an amplifier...but i was also connected two dvb-t cards and a freeview IDTV so needed the splitting as well.





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  #214602 13-May-2009 12:58
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Thanks for the reply. I've used the same aerial before to get DVB-T in Mediaportal but that was a while ago. All channels seemed to work fine then which is what makes it a bit odd. Also, TV3 & C4 work fine

Is there a way I can easily test the signal strength?



What kind of amplifier should I be researching?



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  #214623 13-May-2009 14:12
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It's not easy to check the signal strngth from within 7MC, but in MC if you got to setting->tv->guide->edit channels->select the name of the channel ie TV1->edit sources. It will tell you the Channel Number, Frequency and Quality and the Locator Info.

You could also try the ScanChannelsBDA utility, which gives strength/quality info for DVBT.
http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/board/showthread.php?t=12082
http://forums.dvbowners.com/index.php?showtopic=2302
It should work with your Blackgold card.











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  #214653 13-May-2009 16:28
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Great, thanks for those.

In suspect the signal will be good as TV3 & C4 are absolutely fine, I get good analogue Prime reception and I''ve used DVB-Tbefore with this aerial.

Anyone got any suggestions if the signal strength is fine?




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  #214708 13-May-2009 20:50
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davidcole: Wonder if your signal strength is a bit low. I've seen that at my house. I ended up putting in an amplifier...but i was also connected two dvb-t cards and a freeview IDTV so needed the splitting as well.



What kinda of amplifier did you use - brand/model etc?

I have the black gold 3450 card working in windows 7 rc and picking up all channels. Sometimes the signal goes too low and displays a message about signal loss.

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  #214768 14-May-2009 08:28
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Right I MAY have been plugged into a vhf aerial, just maybe.... Embarassed

Cheers for your help anyway guys!

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  #214779 14-May-2009 09:37
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Asmodeus: Right I MAY have been plugged into a vhf aerial, just maybe.... Embarassed

Cheers for your help anyway guys!

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  #214908 14-May-2009 20:59
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Yeah, good old process of elimination did the trick. I was just confused for a bit as I was getting such a good TV3 & C4 picture.

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