Well. I had it all working, even recorind and playing programs. AND THEN!!!
I came home to watch the news that I had set up to record, all I got was a black screen. I tried live TV but that was also black.
After messing about for about an hour I decided to reinstall Media Portal and rescan. Signal quality came up as good and it scanned the channels, I got 9 tv and 2 radio, all scrambled SKY stuff even though I was using the correct .tol file.
satname=FreeView on Optus D1 (160E)
This should preclude Sky channels, right?
Tried WinTV again and it showed the channels and played them but when I rebooted all that was gone too. So I reinstalled Windows (xp hm sp2) after a full format and lo and behold, same problem "must be the card" I figured so I took it back to the shop and they swpped it for me.
Get home and install everything again, same problem.
Is it possible that my motherboard is shot? everything else is fine.
I'm thinking of doing a manual tune but need some settings to fill in these fields.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have very little hair left now.