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Topic # 95796 13-Jan-2012 10:44
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I have had this card and it works really well on Analogue. In the Specs it said it can also do Freeview. I have tried connecting my PC card direct to my splitter (to my digital aerial) and have had no luck with getting Freeview Digital on my PC (used Windows Media Center on windows 7), Please HELP!!!

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  Reply # 570809 19-Jan-2012 13:39
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Is the aerial working with just your TV? (Can you get freeview using your TV tuner or does the TV not have Freeview capability?)


 



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  Reply # 570912 19-Jan-2012 17:37
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The TV needs the Set Up box, but I thought it would be possible to tune the signal directly from my tuner card as the set up box really restricts things ( i have tried this)

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  Reply # 570922 19-Jan-2012 18:06
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Are you talking using the DVB-T or DVB-S on the 3300?


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  Reply # 570933 19-Jan-2012 18:35
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Grover267: The TV needs the Set Up box, but I thought it would be possible to tune the signal directly from my tuner card as the set up box really restricts things ( i have tried this)



The set up box is working but the card isn't? I assume you are DVB-T rather than DVB-S?  



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  Reply # 571000 19-Jan-2012 20:46
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I understand the Card can do analogue, DVB/s & DVB/T

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  Reply # 571004 19-Jan-2012 20:53
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Grover267: I understand the Card can do analogue, DVB/s & DVB/T


Well how about some more information how how you are hooking it up, to your sat dish?, or your UHF aerial?, by not working, describe why it's not working, audio or video missing? unable to tune any channels?

What was the the set top box you were using a DVB-T or DVB-S?



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  Reply # 571039 19-Jan-2012 21:48
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Thanks for that. I have a UHF aerial, the 90 degree type on my roof. From there 1 cable goes to a splitter with a booster on it in my lounge. Then one cable goes to the set up box and from there to my TV. The other plug on the splitter goes directly into the input jack on my TV/Tuner Card (it is a long cord 7M). The TV works fine. I have tried to tune in a signal using WINTV7 and Windows Media center and have had no luck ( before going digital I had no problems with this). I have tried connecting from the set up box to my PC and this  gives me whatever channel the box is on at the time on  my tv on my computer which is a pain. My set up box is a DVTS T1

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  Reply # 571043 19-Jan-2012 22:07
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first suggestion, download the hauupage software, this will contain the latest drivers, it also contains a neat little program that will give you the signal strength.

If it's green (not red) then there shouldn't be any problems with the aerial and wintv or windows media center should be able to use the tuner ok



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  Reply # 571050 19-Jan-2012 22:44
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What is the programme called just reinstalled WINTV 7



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  Reply # 571053 19-Jan-2012 23:00
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Is this the signal monitor under programmes. If it is mine only has PLL Lock on in green. The SNR has a small red block on it.Foot in Mouth

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  Reply # 571077 20-Jan-2012 05:40
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There is the problem, lack of signal, aerial problem



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  Reply # 571081 20-Jan-2012 07:06
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do you recommend any aerial?Cool



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  Reply # 571084 20-Jan-2012 07:15
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Have you seen the Hi Gain indoor one's on the Jay car site or are they just toys? Also is ther a way of testing the signal on the aerial just in case it is the cable from the aerial and not the aerial itself?

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  Reply # 571548 21-Jan-2012 09:13
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Grover267: Thanks for that. I have a UHF aerial, the 90 degree type on my roof. From there 1 cable goes to a splitter with a booster on it in my lounge. Then one cable goes to the set up box and from there to my TV. The other plug on the splitter goes directly into the input jack on my TV/Tuner Card (it is a long cord 7M). The TV works fine. I have tried to tune in a signal using WINTV7 and Windows Media center and have had no luck ( before going digital I had no problems with this). I have tried connecting from the set up box to my PC and this  gives me whatever channel the box is on at the time on  my tv on my computer which is a pain. My set up box is a DVTS T1


We still seem to be missing some info here.
Is the signal booster part of the splitter and boosting to both outputs or is it a separate unit?
How is the Set Top Box connected to the TV, via co ax or HDMI or what?
Have you tried connecting your HD3300 input direct to the TV/VCR output socket on the Set Top Box. As the STB seems to be working fine then there should be a good signal coming out this socket. If this works then you probably have a faulty cable from the splitter's other output.
I presume we are talking about just one TV in the lounge which does not have a Freeview Tuner?
Have you tried disconnecting the coax from the STB and plugging into the HD3300 input?
Have you tried the other output on the splitter connected to the STB? If this works then the cable is OK.
If the STB needs a booster to receive a sgnal then there may not be enough signal for the HD3300 tuner.
What region are you located in and how strong is the signal on the STB?






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  Reply # 571599 21-Jan-2012 12:16
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The booster and splitter are one unit so assume boosts to both plugs.
The set up box is connected to the TV with a HDMI cord
When I connect the set up box directly to my HD3300 using the TV/VCR I only get the channel the TV uses. I have testing the cable that goes from the splitter to the PC and it works fine if I use it on the TV.
There is only 1 tv and it has no tuner that is why I use the set up box.
Connecting the set up box direct through either port seems to work with only 1 channel.
The cable from the splitter is OK.
My signal is Hamilton infill and come from MT Te Aroha

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