or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › AutumnWave / OnAir USB HDTV Tuners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AutumnWave / OnAir USB HDTV Tuners - Page 95

post #2821 of 2955
Jeez, Ryan, that's pretty moving. I can't imagine why they wouldn't do everything in their power to hang onto you.
post #2822 of 2955
Well, I appreciate your work. Hope the future is bright and look forward to your future posts. Your help here was priceless and totally professional.

Thank You.
post #2823 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpertusio View Post

Today, Dec 23, 2009, I am joining you all again as a 'customer'.

Nevertheless, a "customer" who probably knows more about the installation and everyday use of the product than the staff back in Asia. Sorry to hear of your departure from the company, but I am sure that we will still all benefit from your knowledge and hands-on experience. Merry Christmas!
post #2824 of 2955
can someone help me with the onairgt? im using it on a laptop with win7 64bit with the beta drivers. i get these weird lines on some channels. what are the best video settings to use?
post #2825 of 2955
Others have this issue with the newest "beta" drivers in Win7, it's been very quiet from Ryan on the updated driver front....

I have not been able to find any setting to fix this, the newest version of the OnAir app is not deinterlacing properly. Windows Media Center handles the interlacing just fine with these drivers.
post #2826 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

Others have this issue with the newest "beta" drivers in Win7, it's been very quiet from Ryan on the updated driver front....

You might have missed post #2820 from last week.
post #2827 of 2955
im on win7 64 bit and i cant get media center to recognize the tuner? im using the beta drivers. i couldnt get it to detect even when i had xp. media center never finds the onairgt how do i fix this?
post #2828 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by briefcasejoe View Post

im on win7 64 bit and i cant get media center to recognize the tuner? im using the beta drivers. i couldnt get it to detect even when i had xp. media center never finds the onairgt how do i fix this?

Check back around message #2791 and see if anything there helps.
post #2829 of 2955
i got it to work thanks
post #2830 of 2955
I received a letter from Comcast stating my analog Expanded Basic is going digital this month and they will provide digital transport adapters. When I connect it to my OnAir USB HDTV-GT for my PC, do I turn it to channel 3 (or 4) via the OnAir GT Program then activate it? Here's the pdf step-by-step instructions when connecting to my television - http://digitalnow.comcast.com/Conten...line_ver_2.pdf Just making sure I can use the digital transport adapter for my OnAir USB HDTV-GT too.
post #2831 of 2955
Thread Starter 
ChiliBean, Yes the adapter should work with your GT. Set the GT program (or media center) to ch 3 or 4 and change the channel using the DTA remote.

- Ryan
post #2832 of 2955
so im using media center now and its working good except i cant get as many channels as i did before with the onair program. i also cant get the program guide to work. it wont find channels like abc7 nbc4 fox11. which are channels i watch most.
post #2833 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpertusio View Post

ChiliBean, Yes the adapter should work with your GT. Set the GT program (or media center) to ch 3 or 4 and change the channel using the DTA remote.

- Ryan

Thanks for the info!
post #2834 of 2955
for some reason when im using it with media center my cpu maxes out to 100 percent for both cores. im on an inspiron 1520 with a core 2 duo t7300 2.0ghz. is this normal? it also lags sometimes
post #2835 of 2955
I have the latest beta drivers installed and no matter what I doo I can not get the GT to work in media center (windows 7 x64). When I run through the automatic setup is says its a set top box but it cant find and IR blaster. When I run through the manual setup and tell it that I dont have a cable box and that it is on cable and not satellite, it never finds any channels. The onair software works OK though. Any thoughts?
post #2836 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbird34608 View Post

I have the latest beta drivers installed and no matter what I doo I can not get the GT to work in media center (windows 7 x64). When I run through the automatic setup is says its a set top box but it cant find and IR blaster. When I run through the manual setup and tell it that I dont have a cable box and that it is on cable and not satellite, it never finds any channels. The onair software works OK though. Any thoughts?

If your cable provider still has analog channels, you have to manually "add" another tuner, and pick 'analog' instead of Digital(ClearQAM). Be sure to also set up a digital(ClearQAM) one as well and it should find your local channels in HD, most providers do not encrypt those.

Comcast for me still has our regular "cable" channels in clearQAM, because they have been removing analogs. This will end soon, but for now all of my "cable" channels are digital.

"cable" = channels like CNN,Discovery,MTV,Nickelodeon, History,ESPN,etc.
post #2837 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbird34608 View Post

I have the latest beta drivers installed and no matter what I doo I can not get the GT to work in media center (windows 7 x64). When I run through the automatic setup is says its a set top box but it cant find and IR blaster. When I run through the manual setup and tell it that I dont have a cable box and that it is on cable and not satellite, it never finds any channels. The onair software works OK though. Any thoughts?

The reasons not to use media center vs. OnAir's capture program are many, but the most important to me is that OnAir will capture ALL the streams in a channel. On my cable carrier, TWC, that means that CBS, NBC, & CW; FOX, ABC & KCAL; or KCET, KOCE, & KCOP can be captured simultaneously. What little I know of media center leads me to believe it will not support this feature. I use 2 OnAir Creators to capture 6 OTA HDTV stream simultaneously because of the way that TWC stacks them in their cable channels. No STB required, no media center required. The community fee for this is $17.70 per month. This has worked using WinXP, Vista, and now Win7.

On Jan 17, 2010, during the 3 hours between 8/11 PM, I was able to capture the Golden Globe Awards (NBC rerun), "60 minutes (CBS)," "Cold Case (CBS)," the movie "Blown Away (CW)," "Human Target (FOX)," "24 (FOX)," "Desperate House Wives (ABC)," and "Brothers & Sisters (ABC)."

So, I'd suggest ignoring media center, if you're a cable subscriber.
post #2838 of 2955
Since Ryan's departure from AutumnWave I get the feeling that company support for the GT is a dead issue...
post #2839 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Joe View Post

Since Ryan's departure from AutumnWave I get the feeling that company support for the GT is a dead issue...

I'd say so, still no official program/application for Win7 that works properly, they haven't updated the beta in months. The only reason I'm not that upset is that it works flawlessly in Windows Media Center, which has better features, a guide, etc. A bit harder to set up but much easier to use once you get your channel lists all set up.
post #2840 of 2955
Seems what I've been reading is pre 7 tuners forget their software and just configure with Media Center.
post #2841 of 2955
got my OnAir GT in 2007, been fantastic on my XP (still using). I use it for over air HD via Terk antenna. Normally I get reception within just a few seconds of starting the program.

But recently a problem developed- now when I start the program, it takes about 5 minutes to get reception- just a black screen, no audio, and very low signal strength, and red led. Restarting the program sometimes works, but not recently. But if I let it sit there and wait about 5 minutes, reception suddenly appears with good signal strength. Normal CPU all the time. I moved the usb cable to a powered hub, no difference. Any ideas?
post #2842 of 2955
Mike, I've have a similar issue with the exception that the time varies. Could up as long as 5 minutes. Could be around 30 seconds. It was also happening when I had it hooked up directly to cable. And like you said, with a powered hub or directly to the PC, no difference. The one thing I did notice is that it doesn't happen if you choose another source. Only happens under Digital.
post #2843 of 2955
Studio Tech, sounds like my problem- you don't have the delay problem anymore? How did you fix it?
post #2844 of 2955
No, it still happens. Haven't found a fix.
post #2845 of 2955
I've discovered that my OTA delay problem always happens during daytime hours, but at night during prime time, no delay! I didn't realize this until now. Are TV tower transmissions stronger at night?
post #2846 of 2955
Reception can be better at night.
post #2847 of 2955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

Reception can be better at night.

that may be true, but my other HDTV, just one room away, that I use with same model Terk antenna has no problem with reception, any time of day. It's only during the day with the OnAir GT that I have reception problems. Use to work ok.
post #2848 of 2955
I'd guess different sensitivity. The Gt has it's own antenna? I have mine connected to output of Samsung DTB-H260F. The Samsung won't lock Ch 8 VHF, but the GT will downstream.
post #2849 of 2955
Remember the delay doesn't just happen when hooked up OTA. I've has it happen when connected to cable trying to receive QAM channels.
post #2850 of 2955
I only use OTA so I don't know if I would have same problem if connected. Also I've found that I can sometimes get reception during the day, it's random when it works or not. With your info that there is a delay even when connected tells me the problem is not a bad OTA reception, even though the red led lights up. Reception is not working, but not because of poor OTA signal. It's like a capacitor or something is failing in the device.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Home Theater Computers
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › Home Theater Computers › AutumnWave / OnAir USB HDTV Tuners