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Topic # 23611 3-Jul-2008 22:26
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Hi there!

Has anyone had sucess tuning into the Auckland DVB-T signal using an Acer Aspire 8920g laptop (has a built in Avermedia A309 DVB-T mini-card)?  I first tried Media centre (no luck), then DVBviewer (recognised card, got some sort of signal, but didn't lock in as a channel) and GBPVR (didn't even recognise tuner card).  Can tune into UHF channels using my external aerial, so that shouldn't be a problem.  Followed Fossie's guide and have PowerDVD 8 installed, with H.264 codec.  Couldn't find much info on A309 card - does it need to support an mpeg4 signal?

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

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  Reply # 142777 3-Jul-2008 23:21
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Do you actually mean Acer 5920g?

I've got perfect picture/sound and hardware acceleration enabled with PowerDVD ultra deluxe and DVBviewer 3.9.2. Didn't actually met any problem there. How many channels can you found in DVBviewer?

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  Reply # 142780 3-Jul-2008 23:27
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settings when doing the channel scan..


target root: null
Reception Type: Terrestric
Trasponder list: None
Group: A
check sort by provider
Frequency(KHZ): 50000
end frequency(KHZ): 858000
uncheck free to air only/update

then click "Scan Range"


I hope this helps. Just did scan again, got 17 channels...



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  Reply # 142825 4-Jul-2008 08:33
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Definitely have an Aspire 8920g laptop (larger screen and differnet TV tuner than the 5920g), and I've used the settings recommended by Fossie. I suspect it's my aerial (no channels fould in DVBviewer), so will try at a friends place. Thanks for the replies...

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  Reply # 143298 5-Jul-2008 23:38
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I have been having the same problem with my 8920 , acer told me to reinstall the the operating system , i did that , still no go they then gave me a link for a new driver i installed the latest driver still no go  I took it to acer in gt south rd  they sent it back to me the next day with a letter saying in the territory of New Zealand there is no digital tv ,i told them that this was not correct and havent heard back from them.  it is sold in nz stating a hd Dvb-t tuner so it should work. if its not compatible then they should replace it with one that works. in the mean time i have fitted the avermedia usb tuner device which works (but not with media centre) however im getting pauses and minor glitches  maybe having 2 tv tuners installed. you can see the  quality is awesome so its worth getting sorted out.

KFB

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  Reply # 153000 31-Jul-2008 13:13
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Is anyone here aware of anyone who is able to use an Acer Aspire 8920 with NZ DVBt ?
I have also got one and not too sure where to start.
There is absolutely nothing in the manual relating to to the tuner.
I can't find any info on the card either.
Regards,
Keith Browning.

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  Reply # 153014 31-Jul-2008 14:36
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KFB: Is anyone here aware of anyone who is able to use an Acer Aspire 8920 with NZ DVBt ?
I have also got one and not too sure where to start.
There is absolutely nothing in the manual relating to to the tuner.
I can't find any info on the card either.
Regards,
Keith Browning.


Have you tried any of the other guides on here and installed the appropiate software such as DVBViewer, GB-PVR or Media Portal?



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  Reply # 153028 31-Jul-2008 15:16
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After much frustration trying to get the 8920g's built in tuner to work, I ended up buying a HVR-900 USB hybrid tuner and it works well with DVBviewer on my laptop.  The built in tuner must not be compatible with NZ signals and/or the software used.  DVBviewer can identify the tuner card, but cannot use it to display the signals, even when they are tuned in using the HVR-900.  Conclusion - crap card, probably only compatible with windows media centre overseas.

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  Reply # 153079 31-Jul-2008 18:01
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No, I haven't installed anything.
I wanted to avoid anything that has been found not to work, and to try that whick migh sho some promise.
I'm like to think that an error only needs to be made once.

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  Reply # 153084 31-Jul-2008 18:14
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monolly: After much frustration trying to get the 8920g's built in tuner to work, I ended up buying a HVR-900 USB hybrid tuner and it works well with DVBviewer on my laptop.  The built in tuner must not be compatible with NZ signals and/or the software used.  DVBviewer can identify the tuner card, but cannot use it to display the signals, even when they are tuned in using the HVR-900.  Conclusion - crap card, probably only compatible with windows media centre overseas.


If the card will work with MCE it means it has BDA drivers. With the correct settings there is no reason why it shouldn't work, it probably just needs a bit of time and some TLC to get it working! :-)

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