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# 39131 10-Aug-2009 09:32
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I need some help with watching Freeview channels by my pc. I got Dell vostro 200 at home and I have put a low profile ATI 4550 card for the high definiton tv signal decoding. the driver is up to date ati 9.7 suite. I am also using the USB TV Tuner WinTV HVR 900. The software is Windows media center (windows 7 ultimate RTM).
Everything works fine, the cpu usage is not high. Apart from that I can not find all the 15 channels available in New Zealand. Only TV 1, 2, 3, C4, 6, 7 and TV3 plus are available to me.

I dont understand why. Before I upgrade the ATI card driver to the newest, I was able to find all the channels but some channels are not as soomth as TV 1, 2, 3. You see green and red flicker on the screen for CTV 8

Any one can help ?

great thanks

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  # 244681 10-Aug-2009 13:00
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twu027: I can not find all the 15 channels available in New Zealand.

It's possible that you are looking for Freeview|HD channels that simply aren't there. There are only 10 channels constantly on the air in all Freeview|HD regions, they are listed here: Freeview Channels

Stratos, Cue and Te Reo are only broadcast on Freeview Satellite. tvCentral is on Freeview|HD, but only in the Waikato / Bay of Plenty area.

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  # 244682 10-Aug-2009 13:01
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Thanks for reply, but the thing is I got Samsung TV with FreeView buildin downstairs, it works fine with all the channels. But my PC upstairs only can receive 7 channels. Same time.


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  # 244709 10-Aug-2009 14:02
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could be something to do with the EPG? or I manually import the EPG into WMC ?

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