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Can't get Hauppauge WinTv PVR PCI II (23xxx) to work

I have installed a Hauppauge WinTv PVR PCI II (23xxx) in my computer some time ago. I am running 64 bit Vista Home Primium. I have never connected this board to a signal so I am not sure it works - system seems to think it is working fine. I have just moved to DirecTv and had an extra receiver to use so I decided to hook this thing up. I can't get it to work. Media Center indicates there is no signal to display even though it found one when doing automatic set-up. I have no idea how to set WinTV to the channel that DirecTV is using (I have set it to both 3 & 4 with no change in situation). I have downloaded the latest driver from Hauppauge with no change in situation. I do hear some very btoken sounds but not enough to understand. I have a quad Extreme Processor with 4 GB of memory and a Geforce 8800 vide card with 640 Mf memory. The system is almost toatly idel.

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  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I have tried all combinations of box selections (antenna, cable and satallite). I have tried all of the connections possible between the set top box and the controller board. I am currently using a three cable video input. It sees it and soe show a single fram for a very long time and then changes to the next available frame. It seems that when using this card Windows Media Player gives me a second or so of video or suond and then many seconds to minutes of a pause and then a slight change. It may be a Windows Media Player setting of some kind. I have tried the radio portion of the controller board (just another input on the back) and it has the exact same problem with very jerky sound.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I changed the source to both cable and satellite - no change in behavior. Very jerky sound - single syllobal or single frame video.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I tried a simple antenna and have the same symptoms. The signal source does not seem to be the problem.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    Tried the simple antenna and that did not help. SIgnal source does not seem to be the source of the problem.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I get the following error while trying to download form the specified web site:

    An error occurred while processing your request.

    Reference #97.9b7a81d8.1230872149.29bc810

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I get the following error while trying to download form the specified web site:

    An error occurred while processing your request.

    Reference #97.9b7a81d8.1230872149.29bc810

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I did hook the cable souce up to a standard TV. It works fine. Everything points to the TV controller in the PC as the problem source.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I have connected the set top box via co-axe using channel 3 and 4. There is a switch on the box to allow selection. I did find on the set-up menue how to select 2, 3 or 4 for the channle input for co-axe. that did not work. I have tried the three wire video input cabel sets and those do not work. I have tired to connect to both sets of inputs as this is a -500 card that has two decoders built into it. Neither work.

    I have removed the controller card and cleaned and reseated it to see if that would help. No affect. Each reboot gives me different results but none are acceptable as a smoothe video and audio are never there. One fram out of about 1000 is best I can get and that is not very often. Same with sound.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I am beginning to wonder about that. Their web site says that it is but I am not sure. THey must have provided a 64 bit driver cause Vista doens't complain when it is installed.

    I would like to try another PCI slot but my machine has only one PCI slot avaiable so I can't try another one to see if that helps.

    It looks like I have a board that I won't be using so now I guess I will try and switch to HD for this box and get an HD controller for my computer for the connection.

  • cds19502 Jan 02, 2009

    I have rebooted, powered off and back on, turned it off at the power supply, uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, reinstalled the drivers and rebooted.

    Sorry, this is not a simple problem as reboot. I have now spent about 20 hours collectively on it ans am no closer to a solution. I have tried Saga TV and found it to be problematic to use so I am not sure if it is me or just a new TV viewer interface so it is of little help at this time.

    I am beginning to agree that this may not sork with 64 bit Vista.

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It is suggested that you must use some other tv tuner card with proper drivers and application software.

this card may not appropriate one for the operating system you have. the other cards of good brands provide support for mostly used op. sytems.

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Reboot your computer once.

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Just taking a guess, but are you sure everything is compatible to work with windows vista. There are a lot of things that arent compatible with windows vista.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, how is DirecTv connected to the Hauppauge WinTv PVR PCI II? A single coaxial cable or through a receiver box using yellow, red & white RCA cables.

  • if it were a single coax, then Channel 3 would be correct and the selection/source of the WinTv should be standard broadcast (STD). Additionally pls verify that it is connected to the TV IN port and not the FM IN port;
  • if through a receiver box with composite output, the WinTX should use Video/Audio IN or S-Video as you have connected;
  • alternately, you may want to remove the TV card, clean the little gold pins with a hard pencil eraser.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy New Year.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    Louie Role Jan 02, 2009

    Appreciate the quick postback.

    Based on all your tries, it would appear that we have a dead card. Almost always, the corrective procedure would be for a replacement.

    Of course you could always try "go for broke" checks/tries:


    • clean the card using an old toothbrush and contact cleaner with particular attention to the pins of the chipsets;

    • while plug in to an old/spare but working computer, do voltage measurement at the regulators/transistors;

    • try installing on a lower end machine running XP.
    Would appreciate any updates on developments (or even the lack of it).

    Cheers.


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Sir, try adding an antenna on the back of your Tv tuner and check also the settings of the channel from the menu.


thank you for using fixya
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    Charris Suaybaguio Jan 05, 2009

    maybe you should try to another computer and see if it works or try it by using windows xp 32 bit or lower.

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You have to change the source to cable in the setting of win tv..

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