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post #271 of 2932
I bought a Terk HDTVi antenna and it worked flawlessly for me. I am in the city, at the top of a hill surrounded by taller buildings. All I did was install the fusion MCE driver and reboot, and when I went into digital tv setup in MCE I had a strong signal for all the stations I should get.

I have not had any other HD cards, so I don't know if my Fusion 5 is better than before.

So happy to have HDTV in MCE.

Garth
post #272 of 2932
I seem to have it working somewhat. Does NOT have the indicated signal strength compared to the 2 or 3, seems to actually work better under MCE. I do have one last issue however. It seems that when I powerdown the PC, opon restart it loses the card in bios, indicated by an update esd success message after post. When XP starts it "finds new hardware" and i need to reload the drivers. This is a new Intel 630HT w/915p MB and X800XL PCIe. have already updated bios to latest and went through all of the related bios settings, I guess I will next determine if it is the MB or the card by replacing the 5 with either the 2 or 3
post #273 of 2932
just an fyi - copperbox expects their shipment in tomorrow or friday - so standing orders should be filled soon

jim
post #274 of 2932
Sorry everyone for the lamme question but I couldn't find a clear answer anywhere else.

Can I capture terrestrial Analog and Digital Cable with DVICO Fusion 5 HDTV tuner?

I live in Canada (Vancouver) and OTA is not available yet so I am looking for a card that allows me to at least watch Digital Terrestrial Cable and in the future capture OTA. Have anyone tried to use this or any other card that does Digital Tuner with SHAW?

Thanks for any answer.
post #275 of 2932
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

just an fyi - copperbox expects their shipment in tomorrow or friday - so standing orders should be filled soon

jim

I hope so.... Close to a month since I placed my order. I am not a very patient person...
post #276 of 2932
Ordered my 5 lite today from Digital Connection based on the pretty good reviews here. This is going to replace my AccessDTV that I have fought with for the last 5 years.

Turning point for me was when my Samsung DLP had to go to the shop last week for lamp and ballast replacement and I got a loaner Sharp Aquos with built in tuner that flawlessly tunes in OTA HD that Access struggled with. If the Fusion 5 is as good as the built in Sharp tuner, I will be a happy camper.
post #277 of 2932
I live in Canada (Vancouver) and OTA is not available yet so I am looking for a card that allows me to at least watch Digital Terrestrial Cable and in the future capture OTA. Have anyone tried to use DVICO Fusion 5 HDTV tuner or any other card that does Digital (not HDTV) with SHAW?
post #278 of 2932
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Originally Posted by jim tressler View Post

just an fyi - copperbox expects their shipment in tomorrow or friday - so standing orders should be filled soon

jim


Hi did you actually call and comfirm this with them? Im still waiting myself on my order.

MI
post #279 of 2932
mi - yep - I recieved an email from patrick on the issue.

jim
post #280 of 2932
jim- thanks for the update. I heard what happened last time i called. I just hope to get the card soon.

MI
post #281 of 2932
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Originally Posted by frviana View Post

Sorry everyone for the lamme question but I couldn't find a clear answer anywhere else.

Can I capture terrestrial Analog and Digital Cable with DVICO Fusion 5 HDTV tuner?

I live in Canada (Vancouver) and OTA is not available yet so I am looking for a card that allows me to at least watch Digital Terrestrial Cable and in the future capture OTA. Have anyone tried to use this or any other card that does Digital Tuner with SHAW?

Thanks for any answer.

The Fusion 5 can capture digital cable and analog cable in NTSC format.

It can also capture High Def ATSC digital cable signals through unencrypted QAM.

I don't know what SHAW is. Can you give a better explanation?
post #282 of 2932
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Originally Posted by revgen View Post

The Fusion 5 can capture digital cable and analog cable in NTSC format.

It can also capture High Def ATSC digital cable signals through unencrypted QAM.

I don't know what SHAW is. Can you give a better explanation?

Shaw is a cableco up north, eh??
post #283 of 2932
Another FYI, this time for Digital Connection orders.

I got an email from them a couple of days ago saying the shipment is actually on its way and they are expecting it to arrive Monday. This is the first actual update I've gotten from them, so I'm guessing its accurate.

Probably accurate for Copperbox too...

Ben
post #284 of 2932
I've playing with the Fusion5lite and the $9.99 remote since last week. I'm using it in a Sempron 3100 box with Radeon 9600 card, G memory and a 250G hd.

This is my first HDTV card. I have a Samsung sir-t151 and a sir-t351. All UHF HD channels come in fine in all three. The problem is with a low VHF channel. Since I'm more than 30 miles from the tower, the low VHF (WBBM-DT chicago) breaks up a lot with the t151 but is watchable most of the time. The sir-t351 is less sensitive and would freeze and require a hard power down. The fusion picks up the low VHF but also stumbles. Instead of breaking up, the picture would freeze and then catch up. I have no problem with that. I have not tried QAM sinc e it does not even carry WBBM and all other OTA channels come in fine.

For $99 the card is a bargin in my book. The $9.99 remote works well too.

The only problem I have is that I can't seem to be able to integrate TitanTV with the EPG like they show it in the manual. Also, the description in Digitalconnection's website is misleading as it does not support conversion of .tp files to DVD files.
post #285 of 2932
"Also, the description in Digitalconnection's website is misleading as it does not support conversion of .tp files to DVD files."

Actually it does convert TS to Program Stream (File.mpg) on the fly during a recording. The standalone Fusion Converter has been disabled as part of the "Lite" version and they don't include the DVD editing and burning software as they do for the full version.
post #286 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Steve Schauer View Post

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The big question for me is how much better is the new LG tuner for multipath and weak signal problems? DVICO says...

Is it true?

There was a particular group TV stations owner that raised a ruckus about 8VSB and went on a campaign to get it replaced with COFDM (well after the ATSC recommendations of 8VSB) because they were convinced that 8VSB would never allow multipath performance that was acceptable. It was considered by some to be a serious challenge, and caused a lot of furor in the broadcasting industry for some time. They had a point. Early tuners sucked pretty bad at rejecting multipath inteference.

Now, even THESE guys are endorsing the LG gen5 8VSB tuner, so it must be true.
post #287 of 2932
Still the question of "how much better is the new LG tuner", has not been addressed fully. It would be nice if someone who has the ability to actually measure the difference would publish their findings. Lab measurements may not tell the whole story, but they would clearly show the differences in tuner sensitivity, and multipath rejection. Actually the test Cliff Watson posted here are a good first step in that direction.

Anyway, so far, the results from users would indicate to me that the 5th gen LG tuner is only slightly better, if any, than other current tuner models. No major breakthrough it appears. But let's see some numbers that prove it!
post #288 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Munkeung View Post

For $99 the card is a bargin in my book. The $9.99 remote works well too.

Where do you get the remote for $9.99?
post #289 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Shape View Post

Where do you get the remote for $9.99?

Digitalconnection. It's the old style remote but it works with Fusion 5 lite.
post #290 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Neil Laffoon View Post

Still the question of "how much better is the new LG tuner", has not been addressed fully. It would be nice if someone who has the ability to actually measure the difference would publish their findings. Lab measurements may not tell the whole story, but they would clearly show the differences in tuner sensitivity, and multipath rejection. Actually the test Cliff Watson posted here are a good first step in that direction.

Anyway, so far, the results from users would indicate to me that the 5th gen LG tuner is only slightly better, if any, than other current tuner models. No major breakthrough it appears. But let's see some numbers that prove it!

I think the Fusion 5 lite performs at least on par with my Samsung sir-t151. The samsung is a 3-4 year old model and I don't know the generation designation for it. My Samsung sir-t351 is 2 year old model and worked ok before the Dolby 5.1 firmware fix and now is really finicky. In my case, I believe low signal quality of the low vhf channel is more of a problem than multipath. I can't tell if the Fusion has actual improvement over the sir-t151 at this point since reception of the low vhf channel has been decent last week. There are times even the sir-t151 picture breaks up really bad, I will report if the Fusion works better.
post #291 of 2932
In the pictures the Fusion 5 cards only have 1 coaxial input. How do you feed both an OTA antenna and an analog cable into it?
post #292 of 2932
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Originally Posted by mynym View Post

In the pictures the Fusion 5 cards only have 1 coaxial input. How do you feed both an OTA antenna and an analog cable into it?

Not at the same time....the old cards had two inputs, but now there is only one.

which is a bummer....now I need two cards...one for HD and for regular analog.

dpak
post #293 of 2932
Or you can get remote control A/B switch from Radio Shack. See http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D1968
post #294 of 2932
My FusionHDTV5 Lite arrived on Friday; I am really frustrated.

It will only recognize a single digital channel: PBS ... that channel comes-in at 85%-90%. When I manually add digital channels, they all show 0%. I am using an amplified winegard antenna. I am using V2.99.10 of the Fusion program.

When I plug-in a Sony SAT-HD100, it recognizes 28 digital OTA channels ... using the exact same cable.

what am I doing wrong?
post #295 of 2932
David,

Are you using the software that shipped on the CD? There was a bug in that version and Digital Connection has posted an update on their webpage. I would link to the page but DC server is down at the moment.
post #296 of 2932
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Originally Posted by dlandrum View Post

My FusionHDTV5 Lite arrived on Friday; I am really frustrated.

It will only recognize a single digital channel: PBS ... that channel comes-in at 85%-90%. When I manually add digital channels, they all show 0%. I am using an amplified winegard antenna. I am using V2.99.10 of the Fusion program.

When I plug-in a Sony SAT-HD100, it recognizes 28 digital OTA channels ... using the exact same cable.

what am I doing wrong?

In addition to trying the updated software, sometimes it does require more than one scan (without deleting the information from the prior scan).
post #297 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Cliff Watson View Post

Actually it does convert TS to Program Stream (File.mpg) on the fly during a recording.

Can you tell me the difference between TS (.tp) and prog stream (file.mpg)? I have Fusion3 and i have the option to choose either .tp or .mpg. I don't know which one is better, or are they the same? Also, Windows Media Player 10 cannot play either .tp or .mpg files recorded from the Fusion3. For the .mpg file, no sound. So, right now, I can only play the fusion file within the htpc, not on other computers.
post #298 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Munkeung View Post

Digitalconnection. It's the old style remote but it works with Fusion 5 lite.

Yes, the remote is on sale for $9. However, the S&H is $9.45.
post #299 of 2932
cdcooker,
ts files are transport streams. Basically its a shell around the mpeg file (or files if there are multiple subchannels) that stores extra info like what channel your watching, etc. The Mpegs will play fine with media player if you have ac3filter or similar installed to deal with DD 5.1 decoding (and nothing else wacky is going on).

On a related note, has anyone out there been able to get mpeg editing software to work with DD 5.1 from a fusion? I've tried TMPGenc Mpeg editor, Videoredo, and Mpeg video wizard. So far either they won't open the file or they screw up the ac3 track on output (input sounded fine). All I'm looking to do is strip out commercials.
post #300 of 2932
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Originally Posted by etk29321 View Post

On a related note, has anyone out there been able to get mpeg editing software to work with DD 5.1 from a fusion? I've tried TMPGenc Mpeg editor, Videoredo, and Mpeg video wizard. So far either they won't open the file or they screw up the ac3 track on output (input sounded fine). All I'm looking to do is strip out commercials.

You don't mention HDTVtoMPEG2. It won't edit the MPEG from Fusion, but it will edit the TS files.
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