Cannot get new TV card working.

  Ray5776 14:06 16 May 2009

Hello everyone,
I have recently installed a TV card but cannot get it to work no matter what I have tried.

Printed out the user manual before starting as a reference.

The hardware PCI card and drivers have been installed and show as OK in Device Manager.

Win PVR is the application which shows in programs list but when I click on it I get an error message "Fail to initialize etc"

Tried several times uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail also tried different PCI slot.

Does anyone have any suggestions please.


  Stuartli 14:11 16 May 2009

Silly question first. You have provided the TV card with a good strength aerial signal?

  Ray5776 14:19 16 May 2009

Yes I have a good aerial but I cannot access the card to start the tuning in the first place.
This is my problem but I can understand why you asked.


  Ray5776 14:27 16 May 2009

It says in the manual that DirectX 9.0 must be installed. This comes on the CD and says that it has installed when I run it. How do I check that it actually is installed.

  Stuartli 14:43 16 May 2009

Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information>Tools tab>DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

  T0SH 14:43 16 May 2009

Start Run type dxdiag then click ok and wait a mo

Cheers HC

  Ray5776 14:55 16 May 2009

Thanks, yes it is there. Trying to eliminate things logically.


  Ray5776 16:12 16 May 2009


  OTT_Buzzard 16:17 16 May 2009

What TV tuner did you get?

  kidsis 16:20 16 May 2009

when this happened to me I went to the manufacturer's website, downloaded the latest driver software, uninstalled the software I downloaded from the cd, then installed the newly downloaded software. The only complication I see with this is that you said DirectX 9 came on the cd and I accept you don't want to lose this. But it does sound as if there is a problem with what was on the cd (did you get any error messages?)

  Ray5776 16:29 16 May 2009


Amazingly it does not show a manufacturers name
on the otherwise impressive box but looking at the
card it is Philips SAA713x. That is the chipset anyway.


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