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Topic # 83108 11-May-2011 00:11
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I have an avermedia tv tuner card. It didn't come with any software and the newer software doesn't work with my card so I am using Windows media center. Problem is, my card supports both analog and dvbt broadcasts but I cannot see which broadcast I am receiving. For example, Windows media center shows I am receiving TV2 but I don't know if I am receiving it in analog(vhf) or dvbt(uhf) so I would like to know if anyone knows of a software that can tell me this?

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  Reply # 467782 11-May-2011 06:24
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It's pretty obvious just by looking at the picture. Simplest way is to simply see if it's 16:9 (DVB-T) or 4:3 (analogue)

What version of Windows are you running?




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  Reply # 467783 11-May-2011 06:42
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You can also check the channel frequency details in the guide setup in media center.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 467784 11-May-2011 06:42
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As above what version of Windows? Windows 7 MC is the only version of MC that works with DVB-T Freeview|HD out of the box.







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  Reply # 467888 11-May-2011 11:55
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If you have a media centre remote type 411 then press the info button, using left and right on the remote give more info about the tuning.



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  Reply # 468085 11-May-2011 22:06
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sbiddle: It's pretty obvious just by looking at the picture. Simplest way is to simply see if it's 16:9 (DVB-T) or 4:3 (analogue)

What version of Windows are you running?






I thought analog is broadcast in 16:9 too? I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.


I am using Windows 7 Home Premium which has media center too.     

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  Reply # 468105 11-May-2011 22:36
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I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.

How old? Is a 4:3 or 16:9 set?


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  Reply # 468518 12-May-2011 22:23
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When you watch analogue tv through Media Center, it normally appears letterboxed because of the resolution settings that have neen set higher for digital tv and it will show it in its native format, 4:3.

The RF input on tv has a lower resolution, and the image can be stretched into 16:9.



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  Reply # 468541 13-May-2011 00:21
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JonnyCam:
I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.

How old? Is a 4:3 or 16:9 set?




It's 5 years old. Is it impossible for VHF tv broadcasts to be in 16:9? I will email tvnz and ask.  

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  Reply # 468557 13-May-2011 05:51
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If you are watching this picture in media center, and it is 16:9 and it is not stretched then this will be a digital picture. You could always just unplug from the tuner card, plug back into the tv and see what happens. You should see a huge difference in the picture quality too.

In terms of checking the frequencies when using media center, go into the Guide, if the channels have names, then these are digital channels. If they say "Unknown" and give a number afterwards, then this is an analogue channel. In your original post, you say it says TV2? =digital.

If you only have named channels, then either media center has not found any analogue channels, or the analogue tuner was not set up when you did the initial TV set up.

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  Reply # 468559 13-May-2011 06:03
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bnapi:
JonnyCam:
I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.

How old? Is a 4:3 or 16:9 set?




It's 5 years old. Is it impossible for VHF tv broadcasts to be in 16:9? I will email tvnz and ask.  


It's not impossible for analogue TV to be 16:9 - Juice transmits in 16:9 but every other channel broadcast in NZ is 4:3

I assume your "old" TV is a widescreen and that you're simply watching it in "fatovision" where the TV is configured to stretch is horizontally.


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  Reply # 468565 13-May-2011 07:14
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bnapi:
JonnyCam:
I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.

How old? Is a 4:3 or 16:9 set?




It's 5 years old. Is it impossible for VHF tv broadcasts to be in 16:9? I will email tvnz and ask.  


The slight letterboxing, black bars top and bottom,  on analog implies that a 13:9 or 14:9 (TV1/2/3/FOUR) image is embedded in a 4:3 frame. There is no intelligence in an analog TV to reframe a 16:9 broadcast. Watch Juice and everything is tall and skinny.




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  Reply # 468892 13-May-2011 19:58
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bnapi:
JonnyCam:
I have an old television set that does not have a freeview tuner and the picture is 16:9.

How old? Is a 4:3 or 16:9 set?




It's 5 years old. Is it impossible for VHF tv broadcasts to be in 16:9? I will email tvnz and ask.  


The slight letterboxing, black bars top and bottom,  on analog implies that a 13:9 or 14:9 (TV1/2/3/FOUR) image is embedded in a 4:3 frame. There is no intelligence in an analog TV to reframe a 16:9 broadcast. Watch Juice and everything is tall and skinny.



So are you confirming that tv1,tv2,tv3,four all broadcast in either 13:9 or 14:9 and not 4:3?  

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  Reply # 468971 14-May-2011 00:13
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These stations may change what they transmit at depending on the content (music videos, infomercials, etc). Generally though, analogue is not wider than 4:3.

I'm not sure you're going to get a cut and dried answer about that, and I'm even less sure that such an answer would help you with your original question....

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