tech support ? Who knows....perhaps the card is kaput !
I am hoping someone will be able to help me with this problem!
I have a lot of old VRC tapes that I would like to transfer over to DVD.
I have a HP laptop running WinXP, SP2.
After researching the VCR to DVD process online, I purchased a video capture/TV tuner card for $110. Details of the cared are SAA7134, brand name ?Pixel Mobile TV?.
The card has two input sockets ? an ?antenna in? for TV tuning, and an S-video input connection.
I installed all drivers and software that came with the card. The software is ?Honestech TV Plus?.
The device manager indicates that the card is installed and functioning properly.
However, my problem is no matter what I try, I cannot get the card to work, and am not sure what I could be doing wrong.
I have tried the S-Video connection, with my S-Video cord connecting the VCR?s video output to the video card, and have ensured software is in ?S-Video? mode, however receive no picture.
I have also tried to get a picture using the ?antenna in ?connection, where I connected an RF cord from the VCR?s ?RF out? socket to the video card?s ?antenna in? socket. However, when scanning for channels, the software does not pick up on any picture at all. Even when plugging an antenna directly into the ?antenna in? socket, it does not pick up normal TV channels.
I have tried everything I can think of. I.e., uninstalled and reinstalled the software, and believing that there might be something wrong with the software, I have downloaded about 10 free TV tuner / video capture applications (spending hours playing with the settings of each) but have the exact same problem with each ? simply no picture.
Can anyone advise if I may be missing a step somewhere? Usually with persistence I am able to overcome any hardware/software problems but admit this one has me stumped!