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Catching one Channel Only

My Hp ExpressCard Digital/Analog Tv Tuner is only catching one channel from the cable tv signals. I wish to use my laptop to watch Tv but the either the card is not working or I am not configuring it correctly. I have checked all the steps from hp website. I have connected the Tv cable straight to the Tv Tuner and it shows only one channel but when i connect the table to tv it works fine. Can anyone help

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  • problemacont May 05, 2008

    i have the same problem, i don't speak english, so i try to explain: i uninstall the driver, with the tuner plugged, restart, unplug the tuner, install driver, plug the tuner, i can look all channels, i end the session, or turn off the computer, and when i want to see the tv again, only one channel is in all the channels, i try to change channel and the number change, but the image and sound is the same for all. i have to uninstall all again to see the other channels. Help please

  • mrhammad Nov 21, 2008

    Well i have figured it out actually only those channels are played which have the region you specified even though the channels are there but not of the region you selected. So when I changed y region i found out that there are more than 100 channels are coming. In tv there it is not filtering on region so catching all the channels.



    Regards

  • tomisgood1 Dec 29, 2008

    When I insert my HP ExpressCard EC680 Analog TV Tuner card, I can only receive the signal from ONE channel. It will not upload the other channels or the guide. I get a message saying "IR DEVICE NOT DETECTED" every time I try to go through the Media Center setup.



    Can anyone help? HP's support personnel were NOT helpful in resolving this problem at all. I used to be able to watch and record TV on my laptop using this card with NO problems. We recently changed from Comcast cable to AT&T UVerse -- would this effect this?



    Hope someone out there can help me - it's driving me crazy. Is there a new driver I need to install on the laptop for this Express Card to work with the AT&T Cable Box?

    Thanks!

  • rodentbuzz May 11, 2010

    Why cant I change channels with my remote from HP(windows Vista). I use a satellite provider called Dish Network.

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Hi: friend
My hp express card, when using a top box privided by the cable provider, the tuner's remote control does not change any channels
The top box remote control must be used instead, this means there in no independence for working only with the hp express card
Further my windows vista laptop will not download the most recent signal settings at all
Thank you for taking these problems in consideration for a future solution
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A TV card probably wont be able to tune it in...or decode(decrypt) it for that matter. Is a CableTv set top box plugged in? (the box your cable company supplies you with) -damian

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First thing I tried to do was to install the drivers that came into the CD didn't work, just using mydvd9 the import/aqcuire option I could have some noise signal, but couldn't find a way to select channels and hanged after a while. This is too trickier, I thought, it should be a way to used quickplay and other applications.

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