FYI, MAC12383 solved his problem by re-installing Windows. (I'll let him explain further if necessary.)
Originally Posted by TallGuy
Wonder if the little antenna will work here 30 miles from the towers, or whether I'll have to jack into the big attic antenna...
30 miles is a large distance for any antenna. You may have varied success depending on the actual environment you live in. The best place to check is AntennaWeb.org
What is the approximate range of file sizes per hour of OTA HDTV recording?
An hour of Full HDTV recording can be from 5-9Gb! (Sometimes less, depending on whether the resolution is only 'Standard Definition' or not.) You may not be able to record very much, with the amount of free space! (Have you considered investing in a FireWire hard drive?)
my notebook meets the specs but are you pretty sure this would handle the load?
Your notebook is above the minimum requirements. (I only assume you have a USB 2.0 port on your IBM notebook... and that your drivers are fairly up-to-date.)
I couldn't find a return policy on the AutumnWave web site... what happens if it's DOA, or doesn't work well enough in a particular area?
If it is DOA, we will test it and fix/replace it under warranty for the 1st year. If you decide to return it, send it back to us with restocking fee (20% currently.)
You also have the option to purchase from our resellers (buy.com, walmart.com, and more) which may have different return/replacement policies.
Curtis, Your DV8000 should work very well with our HDTV GT. It meets/exceeds minimum system requirements. (I have tested an HP/Compaq with similar specs, and found the GT works quite well.) Note: I'm no longer living in Philadelphia, but I used to live in University City area.)
- Ryan Pertusio
AutumnWave Technical Support
OnAir Solution North America