Originally Posted by Java Jack
OK. I am not sure I completely understand what is going on with your system but here are some things to think about.
The Coax SPDIF is controlled by the Realtek chip. Therefore, you will need those drivers installed to get it working. You will also need to select it as the default audio path, see my post above.
The TV channels quick fix...if the station switched channel assignments, you will need to go in an manually add the channel number and channel assignment.
See here for complete list of channel assignments.http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...-06-1082A2.pdf
Settings-> TV-> Guide-> Add Missing Channels-> Add DTV Channel
Add the Channel # and RF #
For me, KTBC Fox in Austin was not showing up so I put in 7.1 for the channel number and then 7 for the channel assignment number. Your channel number and assignment may or may not be the same (like my example with fox). See the pdf for the stations in your area.
TKS to Mr. JAVA and ALL:
Getting some of these things/problems kind of sorted out today - so maybe you can help me from here:
1] to TEST to see whether it might just be the Tuner and it's capabilities preventing me picking up what were my most powerful local digital channels or not - - - I connected the antenna back up to my HDTV's built in tuner....WALA.....Perfect reception.....don't think I even needed to buy the new antenna. And it appears I wish I'd never bought this ATI All in Wonder hd 650 PCIe which is in this HTPC I bought. At least I now know forget the PC Tuner........will really miss the guide info though. Vanilla OTA....is a grab bag.
2] About no sound out of SPDIF....I decided to put in the MSI CDROM and re-install the Realteck drivers/program........so it first uninstalls them.....then I try my sound.......right off the bat, I notice when I scanned lightly over the sound icon.....was using the SPDIF......so I tested my MS Sound bag - all working....I then went to HULU and tried a show there.....WALA....Sound at least in Center, Right, Left Front.....which was quite an improvement and a BIG relief.........when I went into Device Manager it showed all the drivers were MS drivers.
I then re-installed the Realtek setup off of MSI disc......and went back to NO SOUND.....I think I now know why....when you read what it says over the sound icon now it says " HDMI" not "SPDIF" - - - - I think the ol' fella that was here setting it up....he had screens I cannot even FIND, in order to set it up right, and I remember he was real shaky on which options to choose...I kept telling him "SPDIF" and he kept thinking it was HDMI....appears he must have ignored me and picked HDMI......and I cannot for the life of me get to initial setup program for it. I looked at that little connector job to connect up the 5.1 card....WOW! That would drive me even crazier, little holes for wires and even littler screws - YIKES!
Can someone tel me how to access original setup of that Realteck Sound Program?
Also - the man I got this from e-mailed me with what he said was a solution for the poor reception from tuner card.....said I needed to use the features available on the ATI Catalyst Media Center,,,,,,,I don't know if he even installed it.....all I can find is the Catalyst Control Center....NO C. Media Center - which has the very tools that I need. Does anyone know HOW/where to look for this mystery software?
Getting BURNT out on this new high tech toy - let me tell you