Question about HP Expresscard TV Tuner For Windows Vista (RM436AA#ABA)

2 Answers

Channels How many channels should I be able to view using the HP tv tuner?

Posted by sstgwt1 on

  • 7 more comments 
  • sstgwt1 Aug 12, 2008

    This is an anaolog/digital tuner. I can only view 5 different tv stations.

  • sstgwt1 Aug 12, 2008

    USA, It has the standalone atenna

  • sstgwt1 Aug 12, 2008

    Sorry, Florida

  • sstgwt1 Aug 12, 2008

    digial....I am getting maybe 4 of the listed 15. Shouldn't I be able to get all that Verizon is putting in the house?

  • sstgwt1 Aug 12, 2008

    I am sooo confused. The laptop is in a room that does not have a cable tuner box. I thought the tuner with antenna was stand alone that's why I bought the expresscard. :(

  • sstgwt1 Aug 13, 2008

    Thanks. I think I have it. I bought this thinking I would get all the channels my other tv's get.....but it will only pick up air channels, which appears to be only 5.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    i'm able to view only 5 channles....i want to view all 15 channels

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Do you have this plugged into rabit ears or cable?



    What part of the country do you live in?



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this the Digital/Analog model or just the analog model?

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

If this is the same one I have, you should be getting all of your cable channels.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Ad

Tim Babcock

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 2,794 Answers

Take a look at this guide

See if the channels match in your market area.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 12, 2008

    If you have a cable plugged into it from the coax of your Verizon, you should be. Make sure that the splitter you are using is approved for digital cable use. Radio Shack carries some that will.



    You shoul have one line split into your cable tuner box and the other should be plugged into the Expresscard.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 12, 2008

    It is a standalone unit as long as you have an antenna plugged into it. You will only get over the air channels that way.



    If your using Verizon as your cable provider and you want to connect your computer to the cable tv system, you will have to get a splitter into the cable connection in your wall, take a line from the splitter and plug it into the tuner card using the coax adaptor. Make sure the Express card is set in analog mode when you plug it in. You can probably get the first 150 channels that way.



    There is a setting on the card to switch between analog and digital channels. Depending on what mode the card is in, you can get more or less channels that way.



×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

WHAT DOES A HP EXPRESSCARD DVB-T TV TUNER DO?


It allows you to view the digital HD channels that can be received with a simple tv antenna like the ones from Freeview on your pc.

Nov 12, 2010 | HP Televison & Video

1 Answer

Get dish network to work with hp SR5505F COMPAQ PRESARIO COMPUTER


You can not change channels on Satellite with your TV tuner card. The satellite box decodes the sat signal (it is sent encrypted) you can run S-Video/RCA/HDMI depending on the video card input, but you will be required to change the channel on the Dish box. The TV card can only change channels on broadcast (over the air) channels, you can attach an antenna and it will use the NTSC tuner to change analog channels (if they are still available) and the ATSC tuner to change digital/HD broadcast channels. This card (from your description can ONLY deal with broadcast TV, You will need a TV card with a QAM tuner for unscrambled digital cable. There is no solution for directly interfacing with Satellite on a PC or Mac (DirectTV or Dish) the signal from the satellite is encrypted and requires (at least for DirectTV, a fairly complicated decryption setup to function, this is handled by the tuner box/card combination. Sorry your setup will not support changing the channel on the PC, you may be able to find some kind of software that can utilize an IR transmitter to change the channels on your satellite box, similar to the way a Tivo or other DVR can talk to cable boxes, but that is the best you will be able to do as far as channel changing.

Jan 09, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

CAN NOT GET CABLE CHANNELS , WITH DIRECT CABLE WITH USING THE CABLKE BOX MODEL 20DL74


Yep! I agree - your tuner on the TV is not made for Digital reception.
You will still need to use the Verison Cable box to view any channels.

The newer TV's have the digital Tuners built in. Note: Plasma's are faster locking on to channels than LCD's.
Blessings,
A/V Media Guy.

Nov 19, 2009 | Toshiba 20DL74 20 in. EDTV-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

On my cyberhome 1600 dvr want to view tuner of dvr on tv screen


Take your TV for a check by a good technician. Some IC have short circuited in the accident that occured.

Rate this...

Mar 22, 2009 | Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

Catching one Channel Only


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

May 01, 2008 | HP Expresscard TV Tuner For Windows Vista...

1 Answer

Dual toner card


You will have to install each tv turner software not different folder in the program files folder.

During the installation of the drivers and software you will be prompted with the directory where the software will be installed, on this page you should select say for eg:

for the first tv turner card C:\program files\ hp tv turner
for the second tv turner card say c:\program files \hp tv turner 2

this should be done for every directory mentioned during the installation.
other wise both the card will try to use the same driver and software files, there will be a clash, thus one one tv turner card will be viewed.

Jan 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

Viewing


When you watch TV with a Cable Box or a Dish Network Box you are using a tuner inside that box. The signal that comes out of that box only contains one channel, the one you're tuned to. So you can take the output of the Dish Box and send it into your ATI tuner card, but you cannot change the channel to anything other than what the DIsh Box is set to. I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is. I use a Hauppague tuner card that has what's called an "IR Blaster". By hooking this device up to my Cable Box and I can used my computer to change the channel on the Cable Box itself.

If you had cable, you could run the cable into the TV tuner and watch the analog channels. I have Time Warner in my area and they still broadcast about 50 channels in analog. I cannot use the tuner card to watch any of the digital channels. This probably does not help you, but I thought you might like to know.

I want you to know that I don't get paid to offer these suggestions. I know it's a strange hobby, but I like to help when I can. Even though I cannot solve your problem I hope I provided helpful information and you will give this solution a positive rating. I've noticed that many times this type of question goes unanswered because nobody wants to get a bad rating when a problem has no solution. Thanks and good luck.

Jan 02, 2008 | ATI TV Wonder 650 (DNH100715331) Video...

1 Answer

How to set up TV tuner on HP laptop to receive freeview channels.


better contact HP service center as it is still under wtty. I can guide you but no use wreking your brains over what can be done in minutes by HP technician.

Sep 22, 2007 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Expresscard TV Tuner For Windows Vista (RM436AA#ABA) Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Televison & Video Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Edward Easley
Edward Easley

Level 2 Expert

97 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76321 Answers

Are you a HP Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...