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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2018-04-11, 08:19 PM
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Posted By majortom
The 955Q (lgdt3306a demod) is an awesome computer...

The 955Q (lgdt3306a demod) is an awesome computer based tuner, good choice.
Others that I have are
inDtube ATSC tuner (Samsung S5H1409 demod)
Hauppauge 950Q (au8522 demod)
Hauppauge Aero-m...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2013-10-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
As another test, maybe set it to record the...

As another test, maybe set it to record the station while hockey is on, but don't display it while your recording it. Let it record about 5-10 minutes worth, then play the recording back. Same issue...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-18, 09:24 AM
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Posted By majortom
not certain i'd get too hung up on the signal bar...

not certain i'd get too hung up on the signal bar at this point. first priority should be stabilising it. The Hauppauge Aero M indicates zero "Signal Level" as well in Smartdvb. Its the quality...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
All 3 of the USB tuners I have, come with...

All 3 of the USB tuners I have, come with external rf inputs. Otherwise I wouldn't even have them.
I was under the impression you were able to get your 950Q working.
On a side note, though...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-13, 12:23 AM
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Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
for kicks close smartdvb program, try deleting...

for kicks close smartdvb program, try deleting the file 'smartdvb.db'.
that will delete the database along with any settings. Start smartdvb again, and it will create a new smartdvb.db . see if it...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 11:12 PM
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Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
just to be sure, when you select a device in...

just to be sure, when you select a device in device settings, you're clickin Florian BDA right? It will say bda.dev to the right. Is the 950 Q the only BDA tuner you have connected?
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 10:11 PM
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Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
the bda isn't compressed, only the installer is...

the bda isn't compressed, only the installer is compressed. bda is bda.dev, just rt click, save as, save it in a temp dir or sumthing. Then copy it over to the devices directory. Ya might get a bark...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
ahh, do you have winrar installed?? You need...

ahh, do you have winrar installed??
You need that to deal with rar compressed files.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
strange. they all work for me, firefox 10 in...

strange. they all work for me, firefox 10 in linux.
and ie9 in win7. wonder if ya need to be a dropbox user? can't imagine that but...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
I gotcha, try this: -Uninstall SmartDVB to...

I gotcha, try this:

-Uninstall SmartDVB to get back to square one.

-Install this one first, It's the complete Release Candidate I rcv'd in an email from last week or so. Should eliminate the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
u do see where the volume control is in SmartDVB...

u do see where the volume control is in SmartDVB right? This is in addition to the PC volume control. If either one is set very low, it may seem like no audio. The slider is to the right of the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
I have always used "AC3Filter" for my Audio...

I have always used "AC3Filter" for my Audio decoder with any DVB application and have never had an audio problem.
May have to select the right audio renderer for your PC's chipset, so on. For...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
Yeah, he sent me an email to the same affect. I...

Yeah, he sent me an email to the same affect. I just confirmed you guys got it working again. Working well again on my old tuner and the new Hauppauge Aero M. (I haven't tested QAM yet). Nice job...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
Part of the problem with any atsc BDA capable...

Part of the problem with any atsc BDA capable device in terms of reporting is that even though there are standard commands in Microsoft's BDA to pull the info. There is no standard required as to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
Yeah I think it should support QAM, there is no...

Yeah I think it should support QAM, there is no support for analog tuners. The tuner I'm using doesn't support QAM in windows (but the linux driver for the same tuner does) so I can't test it right...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-07, 08:27 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
SmartDVB

balm,
OK here's the deal. I got this working again in windows7.
I had downloaded several versions last nite, none of which could I get to work.
None would tune. Just like you were seeing. I went...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
balm, He has changed it quite a bit since the...

balm,
He has changed it quite a bit since the last time I used it in windows (was using XP).
I'll play with it here in Win7 and let ya know how I make out with one of the recent versions.
BTW,...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-06, 12:17 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
that's where linux comes in handy. use an...

that's where linux comes in handy.
use an iPhone or blackberry up on the roof to remotely control the tuner in the laptop
via an ssh terminal to get signal quality readings.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-05, 09:43 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
I've never had much love for the OEM software...

I've never had much love for the OEM software that comes with various devices. It's typically dumbed down and lacking in features.
I have used SmartDVB on a laptop with a Celeron Processor and 1GB...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2012-03-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
balm, try SmartDVB. Once ya get it all setup and...

balm, try SmartDVB. Once ya get it all setup and working, it's pretty forgiving CPU usage wise.

http://www.smartdvb.net/smartdvb/download.html
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-04-05, 08:43 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
Yeah, I know it's old, but what's 40 bux... A...

Yeah, I know it's old, but what's 40 bux...
A quote from a member of a different forum suggests he was able to get it to work in Dual Mode...



Should be easy enough to find that driver I'm...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-04-04, 08:39 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 113,471
Posted By majortom
Wink Just ordered up a Diamond TVW650USBW ATI TV...

Just ordered up a Diamond TVW650USBW ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo USB
from Fry's. Dual Tuner, NTSC, ATSC, Clear QAM, FM Radio, Hardware Mpeg Compression, so I'm thinkin it should be able to record...
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