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Topic # 114299 15-Feb-2013 09:11
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I have the MediaPortal setup running fairly OK for several years already, now I tried to add the Radio channels (feature which I never used until now) but I cannot actually get a "scan" button on the config page? i expect a "scan" button similar to the process you follow for the TV tuner?

One of the tv tuners came with a small FM aerial which plugs at the back of the card (I think it is an Avermedia Trinity). If the aerial supplied (approx 1.5m long) is not enough I can run other aerial outside the house maybe, but how do you set the radio channels there? I have tried to enter the station frquency manually, it is stored but nothing happens.

The only radio channels I get are the ones coming with the DVB-T Freeview signal.
Any advice will be much appreciated.


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  Reply # 762922 15-Feb-2013 11:24
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As far as I can tell from reading the Media Portal website it only supports digital radio (as in Freeview platform) or internet radio.
Doesn't seem to support FM radio.
So you can't use the FM tuner in you tuner card except with other software. Windows Media Centre works with my HVR2200.

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  Reply # 763201 15-Feb-2013 18:52
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B1GGLZ: As far as I can tell from reading the Media Portal website it only supports digital radio (as in Freeview platform) or internet radio.
Doesn't seem to support FM radio.

Not true.

See the "scan for radio channels" button below the "scan for TV channels" button.

With an AVerMedia Trinity tuner you'll need software encoders. Not ideal - they're not the most reliable, and they're not officially supported for that reason.

The AVerMedia supplied software encoders aren't compatible with MediaPortal, so go with the ATI AVIVO or Intervideo WinPVR trial options.

Also remember that you can't use the DVB-T, analog TV and FM radio tuner at the same time. It is one or the other. As such, make sure you pair up the DVB-T and analog tuner as a hybrid:

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