TV card problem

  Staddly 23:50 04 Sep 2004

I have recently installed (and re-installed, and reinsta...) a TV card - V-stream Xpert TV-PVR878. When I start the program, I get the following messag 'cannot preview, maybe some program use same interface or something wrong...' I click on OK and get the following 'cannot init direct show interface' I click OK and program closes. I can't find anything in the manuals, I've tried closing all other backgroud programs but cannot seem to make it work. Any ideas anyone??
(W2k machine)

  red dragon 09:42 05 Sep 2004


It sounds as if the problem may be with your video card/driver.

Have you got the latest installed?

You may want to reinstall driectX too.

Hope this helps

Red Dragon

  Staddly 19:40 05 Sep 2004

latest drivers installed and up to date with directX! I was reading an old thread that suggested having to turn of the graphics card for the TV card to run!. Sounds a bit extreme, surely there must be another way.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:36 05 Sep 2004

click here maybe this site can help

  Staddly 22:46 07 Sep 2004

Thanks fo rthe link Fruit Bat. Theres obviously always someone out there worse off!! For info. I have removed the card and taken it back to the shop (the benifits of supporting your local small retailer, but that's a seperate subject) who are more than happy to run some tests and help me out. Thanks for the input though.

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