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# 21004 12-Apr-2008 16:06
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I have just bought an Asus Mycinema p7131 hybrid tv tuner, hoping I would be able to recieve Freeview DVB-T transmissions. Everything else works fine, analogue TVNZ, Canwest, Prime, Teletext. I just can't get Freeview to work. The digital channel scan runs but doesn't pick anything up.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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  # 123066 12-Apr-2008 16:50
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What TV software are you using?

If you're using Windows then you'll need to use GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer. No other TV software or Windows Media Center is capable of succesfully viewing our H.264 transmissions.

You'll also need to be aware of the other requirements including a cope of PowerDVD7 or PowerDVD8 for a H.264 codec, Monogram AAC decoder for audio and a NVidia 8400 or greater video card.



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  # 123099 12-Apr-2008 19:42
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I have just been using the cyberlink powercinema that came with the card. Just installed GB-PVR, are there any adjustments I need to make? Thanks for the helps by the way.

 
 
 
 




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  # 123114 12-Apr-2008 20:45
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Ok I have managed to get the EPG working for TV 3 and C4. But no Tv. Any ideas about whats wrong or what I can do about it?

Guess I should give a bit more information about my setup.

I have a good quality VHF/UHF roof antenna that is pointed towards the waiatarua broadcast antenna. It goes through the sky decoder, then through the DVD/VHS player before being split 3 ways. I get good quality analogue VHF (1, 2, 3, C4...) and reasonable quality UHF Prime. But I can't get my TV tuner to pick up anything digital out of it. When I use my small DVB-T antenna that came with my tuner, placed horrizontaly close to the window, I can get some EPG listings but none of the TV broadcasts. This is driving me insane and if I can't get it working I am going to take my tuner back.

I really hope someone can help me, it would be very much appreciated.

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  # 123116 12-Apr-2008 20:58
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PowerCinema does not fully support the Freeview transmissions in New Zealand.

You need to use GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer.

With GB-PVR you will also need to install the Monogram AAC Decoder and configure GB-PVR to use the appropiate H.264 decoder.

Getting a TV card working succesfully with Freeview is not something that is simple to do and will potentially mean a lot of frustration and problems, very few places are using our H.264 video standard.

I suggest you read back through the posts in this forum, there are hundreds on the topic that will be of great use to you.



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  # 123122 12-Apr-2008 21:17
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Ok thanks for your help, its given me something to work on. I will have a good read, but are there any more tips you can give me?

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  # 123150 13-Apr-2008 08:47
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They definately worth with Mediaportal as Im running 2 of them.  The analog side has no hardware encoding and will not work with MP though. 



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  # 123172 13-Apr-2008 11:30
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Have you been able to get it working with GB-PVR? If this card definitely works with freeview then I will keep it, if not I will take it back.

 
 
 
 


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  # 123207 13-Apr-2008 16:01
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I very briefly played around with gbpvr on Friday and the card seemed to work with it.  I like Media Portal though so I didnt have a good long play. 



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  # 123221 13-Apr-2008 16:51
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All right, thanks. So what kind of things did you do to it to get it to work? What kind of settings?



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  # 124930 19-Apr-2008 14:47
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Yes! I got  freeview video working! It was a problem with my arial signal being split too many times, and therefore being too weak. But when I plugged it staright into the antannae it worked!

Ok, I have one more problem though. I have no audio. I have tried installing the Monogram AAC decoder but I keep getting errors. Is there anything else that will give me the audio or am I stuck without sound?

Thanks,

Talsemgeest



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  # 125113 20-Apr-2008 17:33
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  # 125542 22-Apr-2008 12:48
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If you're having issues with GB-PVR I would suggest posting something on the GB-PVR forums.

There have been plenty of people on here who are having no issues after installing the monogram decoder and you haven't explained what your "errors" are.




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  # 125591 22-Apr-2008 16:01
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I had been using dvb-viewer but it wouldn't use the monogram decoder. So now I'm trying out GB-PVR and it seems to be working well! Thanks for your help!

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