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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 64874 24-Jul-2010 14:39
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I am a complete newbie but I really would appreciate it if someone could help me out. I recently bought a USB Digital TV tuner and have been trying to get it to work, it was cheap but I was just curious as to how this would work. First of the the main problem at the moment seems to be that it can't find a signal, using the program they gave me. There is no brand name on the usb so I can't really google and come up with much help but it did install fine and came with BlazeDTV 6.0. When I look at the device it says that it is a DVB-T, if that helps. I have both Windows Xp and a Win 7 computer if that helps also, I can also provide specific hardware info if someone can also give me a list of specifications that I may require. 

I have included a picture of the tuner of that helps, as some of you may be able to identify it. 



Thanks it would be so great if you can help or suggest to try something as right now it seems its not as easy to work.  

Sorry if I have done something wrong by posting in these forum, I just really need some help with this and if you could please just help me out that would be the best.

Thank you.  

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 355798 24-Jul-2010 15:14
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Where do you live and what does this webpage return when you put your address in: http://freeviewnz.tv/all_about_freeview/coverage









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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 355801 24-Jul-2010 15:24
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I live in Hamilton.

And it returns with this. 

Hamilton 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 355803 24-Jul-2010 15:27
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Are you using the supplied aerial or a roof mounted aerial? the aerial supplied is not always the best.







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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 355805 24-Jul-2010 15:31
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I am using the supplied aerial and have tried with 'rabbit ears' also.

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  Reply # 355806 24-Jul-2010 15:33
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Do the rabbit ears have a loop? if not they are unable to receive UHF (freeviewHD) signals?








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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 355807 24-Jul-2010 15:34
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No they do not. So that means I would need one with a loop and that is the problem?

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  Reply # 355812 24-Jul-2010 15:40
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http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/active-flat-panel-indoor-aerial-freeview-p-77.html

One of these with a power injector would be a better bet if you can afford it. It would also help if you knew where the nearest transmitter was.







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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 355814 24-Jul-2010 15:44
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Great thank you so much, will look into that. So overall, it is likely that there is nothing wrong otherwise just my aerial?

Also how would I find out where the nearest transmitter is?



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  Reply # 355833 24-Jul-2010 16:14
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http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/downloads/hamilton.pdf

This map should be useful for finding the nearest transmitter.





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  Reply # 355839 24-Jul-2010 16:29
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Best suggestion, before you go buying more bits, would be to find a friend that you know can already get FreeviewHD and if possible take your pc there and try using their aerial.

If the software that came with the stick still doesn't work, you could also try using Mediacenter on the Win 7 machine as that does work with our "flavour" of DVB-T.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 355841 24-Jul-2010 16:42
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Great. Thank you all for your help. Will try a little more and try it somewhere else that can receive already.

Thanks to everyone who replied this is my first time on Geekzone, great responses and help.

That's all for now

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