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post #361 of 2932
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Originally Posted by pmn929 View Post

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. Let me know how it works. The problem is definitely caused by the multiple tuners.

Just to be clear I *also* have the WinTV-PVR USB2 + 2 Fusion HDTV5's.

I totally do not want the WinTV in my setup but I would like to use WinMCE.

Some more information: I'm running this on a ASUS Pundit-R barebones. The integrated Radeon 9100 (amazingly) seems to have no problem decoding a 1080i HD stream. I'm seeing between 45% and 65% CPU usage on a Celeron-D 2.2GHz (I might want to get a faster CPU in the future). I guess the Radeon's DXVA implementation really does work! I recorded about 60GB last night w/o any problems. But this was all with the FusionHDTV software. MCE just dies.

I *did* get MCE to work when I changed the preferred codec to something other than than DXVA Zulu FusionHDTV codec but it was running so slowly it was unbearable.

-ASM
post #362 of 2932
Ok, I give up on QAM (Charter). I have tried these Fusion software 2.99.09, 2.99.10, 3.0, and 3.01, but neither of them can detect any channel at all, and no crashes. I dont know much about cable signal, but if my TV can scan channels, why not the Fusion card? Any ideas?
post #363 of 2932
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Originally Posted by vincetvo View Post

Ok, I give up on QAM (Charter). I have tried these Fusion software 2.99.09, 2.99.10, 3.0, and 3.01, but neither of them can detect any channel at all, and no crashes. I dont know much about cable signal, but if my TV can scan channels, why not the Fusion card? Any ideas?

If you know which channels are in the "clear" for your cable service, then you can manually tune to those channel in the software and look at the signal level. In my experience, you need greater than 90% signal strength.

I have been using QAM with the 3.0.1 software and it works fine. The only problem is the encrypted channels crashs the HDTV software, but you can disable them if the auto scanning picks them up.

I hope that helps.
post #364 of 2932
I've been playing with OTA reception, and figured today, what the heck, and tried plugging in my cable. I chose cable, digital, autoscan. It detected several channels, but the only one that actually tunes is Fox HD. The others have 100% signal strength but just show a black screen. If a channel is in fact encrypted, how would I be able to tell? Any idea what the 100% strength but just a black screen indicates? Also, anyone have any luck with receiving anything other than ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX (like HBO, discovery, etc.)?

Thanks!
Dave
post #365 of 2932
Access violation...access violation...access violation....

Grrr. I just isntalled this cool fusion HDTV Gold card. Worked great the first time. Now it keeps giving me access violations. Any clue on what causes this?

I'm running an AMD 2800+ (2.07ghz) with an ati all in wonder 9800. Has worked like a charm outside of this problem.
post #366 of 2932
boardmanDJ--

Most folks see those access violations only when trying to view encrypted QAM channels, which is fruitless anyway, and can avoid them by not putting such in their favorites list. Are you getting them when viewing otherwise?
post #367 of 2932
Ok, I have a Sasem Co., Ltd. USB HDTV device since last November when I purchased from copperbox.com (AKA - Advance Logic Inc.), and the experience has been terrible to infrequent software updates, buggy software, and their application development staff uses tools to develop that are at least three years out of date. Thus, one can forget about HT and SP2 support, signed drives, along with standard compliant MSI 3.X installation/updates. Moreover, about BDA support, they have no idea. . . They (OnAir Solution, Co. Ltd.) are just as clueless as Sasem Co., Ltd. that they purchased in February.

It worked so-so with many blow-out when switching from digital to analog; but both the analog and digital (QAM256) reception was of great quality. Attempted to upgrade device to the just released 255 driver (not signed either) along with the 290 application, which trashed with no reception, and no ability to revert to former drivers/applications since I believe it flashed or damaged the firmware of the device. I spent more than twelve hours yesterday (09JUL05) trying to revert back to my working 254 driver and 2.88FINAL application, scrubbing the registry each time, and more, all with no luck.

I need QAM256 support to handle my cable company (Cablevision, Bethpage, NY) for the unencrypted HDTV stations, along with very good analog reception. I rarely time-shift or use any PVR functions. Supporting drivers and applications must be to current Microsoft stands and follow Microsoft guideline for application development, as I use a fairly high-end system with SP2 and HT. I use a DVD-I interconnect between video controller, and a large Samsung LCD panel.

So, below are my options, I believe:

- Purchase a Dvico FusionHDTV 5 GOLD PLUS
- Purchase a Macro Image Technology, Inc. MDP-130/MDP-130DVI Combination
- Purchase a Sharp's LC-26D5U AQUOS Television
- Wait Till August For A Possible CableCard HTPC Tuner Solution

Does the Dvico FusionHDTV 5 GOLD PLUS provide the same reception quality as the Macro Image Technology, Inc. MDP-130/MDP-130DVI Combination? What about drivers and application software, are they equal, are they buggy, and other issues? How is the support and frequency of updates?

What would you do, buy the Dvico FusionHDTV 5 GOLD PLUS or the Macro Image Technology, Inc. MDP-130/MDP-130DVI Combination, and why? On the other hand, would you go the television route or wait?

I would like your comments please!

Thanks,


Tim
post #368 of 2932
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Originally Posted by boardmanDJ View Post

Access violation...access violation...access violation....

Grrr. I just isntalled this cool fusion HDTV Gold card. Worked great the first time. Now it keeps giving me access violations. Any clue on what causes this?

Really bad software writers?
post #369 of 2932
I wonder if I hit a QAM channel that's scrambled. It was working fine while scanning for channels, and tuning around a bit...then boom. It goes nuts. Stays that way when I open, perhaps because I'm still on a QAM. Weeee!

Thanks for the tip!
post #370 of 2932
Just to add my two cents...

I can get ABC, CBS FOX, TNT, DISCOVERY, but i can't get NBC or WB, not that i expected to get anything, so...

Time warner, Dayton Ohio

I can't wait for MCE2005 to support QAM, (Nascar on TNT in HD, I can't wait) .

Dennis
post #371 of 2932
TNT and Discovery will go away at some point.

I had all sorts of QAM channels for a while, now I just have the locals.

Garth
post #372 of 2932
MyHD user here with some basic questions that might have been asked before, but just couldn't find the answers with the search button ...

- Can the fusion5 timeshift analog channels?

- I've read about how fusion5 is somewhat supported under Sagetv, with the HDNE encoder. Is it Possible to timeshift HDTV and analog under Sage, with this card?
post #373 of 2932
--Can the fusion5 timeshift analog channels?--

It can't using it's included software.
post #374 of 2932
SageTv forums about hd - not sure about analog though

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/show...7&page=1&pp=20


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Originally Posted by Waters_10 View Post

MyHD user here with some basic questions that might have been asked before, but just couldn't find the answers with the search button ...

- Can the fusion5 timeshift analog channels?

- I've read about how fusion5 is somewhat supported under Sagetv, with the HDNE encoder. Is it Possible to timeshift HDTV and analog under Sage, with this card?
post #375 of 2932
On Comcast here in Jax Discovery and ESPN already vanished a few months back on my F3Q. Then last week I canceled their Digital Silver package and dropped back to limited basic. They charged me $10 for the privilidge of having a tech drive by and add some new filters to my line and now I've also lost INHD and CBS, due probably to the lower signal strength caused by the filters. I think each filter on the line causes something like a 3 dB drop and the F3Q is very sensitive that way for QAM.

So basically with the F3Q (or other?) cards you may not get a good QAM signal unless you are subscribing to enough premium channels to have minimal filters on your line.

- Tom
post #376 of 2932
I haven't had any issues with Comcast limited basic and QAM on my Fusion 3.
post #377 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Karyk View Post

I haven't had any issues with Comcast limited basic and QAM on my Fusion 3.

Where are you at?
(what city and state).

dp
post #378 of 2932
Hello All,

I am thinking about getting one of these cards, and have been following the details for a long time now.

I might do OTA, as it is supposed to be ok in my area, but am about to get cable (might get basic) and wanted to know if anyone had any input on what QAM channels they have been able to get in the DFW area in Texas (usa).

I think both charter and comcast service my area.

thanks

Dp
post #379 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Axlrod View Post

I can get ABC, CBS FOX, TNT, DISCOVERY, but i can't get NBC or WB, not that i expected to get anything, so...
Dennis

For me, autoscan will not find all subchannels, so FOX and NBC will be missing. If you skip autoscan after install and just insert the channels you know, everything will show up. You have to make sure you have never autoscanned or else the only way to get them is reinstalling or deleting the registry key (as described in a previous post). Anyone having problems getting the free network channels over QAM should probably try this.
post #380 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Pakman View Post

Where are you at?
(what city and state).

dp

Look to the left!

Edit: State is Washington, but I think there's only one Seattle.
post #381 of 2932
Help needed.

Got my Dvico 5 Lite the other day and I am experiencing "stuttering."


I have tried 2 programs and get the same level of stuttering which leads me to believe that it is a hardware issue. I have used the Dvico software as well as WatchHDTV 1.6.

I also have a A180 installed that exhibits flawless playback. Also I have had MYHD and HiPix installed with no problems during playback. Reception very strong.

The system never goes above 50% during playback so the cpu usage is not an issue.

AMD 2500+ XP, Radeon 9600 np, 1gb pc 3200, Abit Nforce2 board, Windows XP



I thought it might be an IRQ issue but I am not sure.

Radeon on IRQ 19
A180 on IRQ 17
Dvico on IRQ 18



Any help is greatly appreciated.

thanks,
post #382 of 2932
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Originally Posted by bullgates View Post

Help needed.

Got my Dvico 5 Lite the other day and I am experiencing "stuttering."


I have tried 2 programs and get the same level of stuttering which leads me to believe that it is a hardware issue. I have used the Dvico software as well as WatchHDTV 1.6.

I also have a A180 installed that exhibits flawless playback. Also I have had MYHD and HiPix installed with no problems during playback. Reception very strong.

The system never goes above 50% during playback so the cpu usage is not an issue.

AMD 2500+ XP, Radeon 9600 np, 1gb pc 3200, Abit Nforce2 board, Windows XP



I thought it might be an IRQ issue but I am not sure.

Radeon on IRQ 19
A180 on IRQ 17
Dvico on IRQ 18



Any help is greatly appreciated.

thanks,

What PVR software are you using with A180 if you are not using Windows MCE 2005?
post #383 of 2932
WatchHDTV 1.6 and or Sage
post #384 of 2932
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Originally Posted by bullgates View Post

Help needed.
I have tried 2 programs and get the same level of stuttering which leads me to believe that it is a hardware issue. I have used the Dvico software as well as WatchHDTV 1.6.
,

I had the same problem and I switched PCI slots which fixed the probem. I have a very slow computer and I get smoother results from WatchHDTV.
post #385 of 2932
I read all 13 pages of this thread so far, and I am leaning towards buying the FusionHDTV 5. I have a couple (perhaps obvious) questions about the FusionHDTV 5.

I currently own a MyHD MDP-120/DVI with serial IR dongle and remote. Assuming I get the FusionHDTV 5 lite, can I use this remote to control the FusionHDTV?

If I get a FusionHDTV 5 Gold with remote and USB IR dongle, will that mess up the MyHD serial IR dongle/remote?

Will the MyHD MDP-120 cohabitate with the FusionHDTV 5?

I'm hoping the FusionHDTV will work almost as well as the MyHD MDP-120 which works almost flawlessly. MyHD MDP-120 has only messed up a handful of times since I've owned it, which is pretty good. I'm just hoping it won't crash while I watch/record a transport stream.

I don't have MCE so I will be using the 1st party software that comes with the FusionHDTV card. Unless there is some other free 3rd party program available that works better.

The reason I am looking at the FusionHDTV is because it is software decoded. Apparently the MyHD cards can not drive a widescreen 1920x1200 2405FPW through DVI, so I want to drive this display through software and my graphics card. I'm pretty sure my computer is beefy enough to do this, so I'm hoping the deinterlacing is ok. At least I hope the bob deinterlacing doesn't shake the picture too much. Can anyone comments on the deinterlacing exhibited by the default FusionHDTV decoder? I have a DXVA graphics card, and my CPU is hyperthreaded.

I'm leaning towards the lite because I don't need the redundant NTSC decoding. I would like to use a remote though, and I can purchase the spare FusionHDTV 3 remote for $9. Any reason why I should choose the gold over the lite? It almost seems to me the FusionConverter is almost useless to me ... anyone use/like that program?

PS ... I hope you can disable that PC off button on the remote because under no circumstances do I want to accidently hit that button.

Thanks.
post #386 of 2932
All,

Having issues getting my Fusion HDTV 5 Gold card working with MCE 2005. By itself (using the Fusion software version 3.0.0) I can get digital and analog channels to come in fine (no HD however) by just plugging in the coax from Comcast (New Hampshire) into the Fusion card. Then, when I go over to MCE it sees the card as a Digital OTA tuner but when it scans for the channels none of them have signal, where with the Fusion software most all have 90-100% signal strength. Is there something stupid I'm missing / didn't configure or will this not work? Thanks!
post #387 of 2932
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Originally Posted by chorline View Post

All,

Having issues getting my Fusion HDTV 5 Gold card working with MCE 2005. By itself (using the Fusion software version 3.0.0) I can get digital and analog channels to come in fine (no HD however) by just plugging in the coax from Comcast (New Hampshire) into the Fusion card. Then, when I go over to MCE it sees the card as a Digital OTA tuner but when it scans for the channels none of them have signal, where with the Fusion software most all have 90-100% signal strength. Is there something stupid I'm missing / didn't configure or will this not work? Thanks!

What antenna are you using for Digital Over The Air (OTA)?
post #388 of 2932
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Originally Posted by kelly7000 View Post

If I get a FusionHDTV 5 Gold with remote and USB IR dongle, will that mess up the MyHD serial IR dongle/remote?

Will the MyHD MDP-120 cohabitate with the FusionHDTV 5?

I'm hoping the FusionHDTV will work almost as well as the MyHD MDP-120 which works almost flawlessly.

I have the MyHD 120 and the Fusion 3. I don't have any remote functions set up for the Fusion because all I use it for is recording, and those recordings are set up via a mouse.

The two cards should cohabitate fine, but don't be surprised if the Fusion isn't nearly as reliable as the MyHD. As I mentioned elsewhere, I currently have a fairly stable Fusion setup, but other versions of the software have varied a lot. It's sort of like ATI drivers--if you have a version that works with your setup, don't mess with it.
post #389 of 2932
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Originally Posted by Rack View Post

What antenna are you using for Digital Over The Air (OTA)?

Thanks for the reply. I'm not using any antenna for OTA tuning. I was under the impression that I could pull digital channels directly from Comcast by just plugging in coax to the back of the Fusion 5 card. Is this not the case?
post #390 of 2932
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Originally Posted by chorline View Post

Thanks for the reply. I'm not using any antenna for OTA tuning. I was under the impression that I could pull digital channels directly from Comcast by just plugging in coax to the back of the Fusion 5 card. Is this not the case?

Not exactly. When you're connected to a cable input you need to tell Fusion that it's a "cable", not "air", input. Even though you may receive the local "OTA" stations on your cable, the cableco sends them in 256QAM rather than the usual OTA 8VSB modulation.
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