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.




39 posts

Geek


#27449 26-Oct-2008 18:29
Send private message

Hey guys got my family htpc built up, asus p5q se mobo, hvr 3000 tuner etc and vista ultimate.
Its not picking up any services when it tries to do the scan.... its really weird?? Is there some program I can do to try and see what is being picked up by the tuner card?

I followed the vista install guide on reven perfectly and have done this many times before.. what am I missing :( Thanks and have a good day off tomorrow everyone!! 

Create new topic
241 posts

Master Geek


  #173744 26-Oct-2008 20:19
Send private message

What are you trying to scan for? (Presumably you are trying to get analogue only as you do not mention using the TV Pack or anything.) If you install the software that comes with the tuner card that should at least show if it is picking up the signals.

4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #173746 26-Oct-2008 20:29
Send private message

Freeview HD (DVB-T) will not work without major hacks, and even then its unstable.
Freeview Satellite (DVB-S)im pretty sure can work with some registry hacks i think, or using a program like dvbsbridge.

 
 
 
 




39 posts

Geek


  #173751 26-Oct-2008 20:38
Send private message

yeah just connected up the sky s-video output, that is all 

241 posts

Master Geek


  #173759 26-Oct-2008 21:01
Send private message

I have not used this method myself for quite a while so my recall is a but rusty but... when you go through the setup, presumably you select "cable", also do you have a IR Blaster? I seem to recall it can cause problems if you do not (although there is a work around from memory, somewhere...) Is the SVHS output from the SKY box definitley working, ie can you plug it directly into the TV to check?



39 posts

Geek


  #173761 26-Oct-2008 21:09
Send private message

Mattv: I have not used this method myself for quite a while so my recall is a but rusty but... when you go through the setup, presumably you select "cable", also do you have a IR Blaster? I seem to recall it can cause problems if you do not (although there is a work around from memory, somewhere...) Is the SVHS output from the SKY box definitley working, ie can you plug it directly into the TV to check?


yeah i didnt have the ir blaster plugged in until recently i think that may have caused a problem. also i cant seem to get back into that part of the setup where u choose that option!! im pretty sure i did but I would like to check.

*Sigh* think I have noobed out and should reinstal vista for a clean start 

87 posts

Master Geek


  #174456 29-Oct-2008 20:46
Send private message

Dunno if Vista is any different to XP MCE but media center does not support the HVR3000 or 4000 natively.  The PVR150 and 500 are supported.

Using the software that came from Hauppage I can get the signal from the sky box using the HVR but the picture is woeful.  Using a PVR150 with exactly the same connection is much better (s-video).  The HVR analogue is just plain bad.

If all you want is analogue from sky then use a different card.  I had the card tested and replaced by the manufacturer and the picture was crap on the new one too.

I use the PVR150 in MCE for recording sky, and other software (e.g WinTV that came with the card) if I want to watch high def using the HVR4000.

You are probably better off using a different software package altogether, such as gbpvr or mediaportal. If I could be bothered doing a clean install, i'd go with mediaportal.

Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



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.