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Setting Up a TV Tuner Card

by legoverlass / May 19, 2009 12:14 AM PDT

I bought an AverTV Hybrid NanoExpress DVBT card with a Dell Laptop Studio 1735. I purchased the laptop for my daughter at university and wanted her to be able to watch Freeview TV channels on her laptop.

The card was supplied with an external antenna and connector that plugs into the back of the TV card. Do I need a "Set top box" to be able to receive signals or should I be able to scan using WindowsMediaCentre or appropriate software any available channels in the area and play them back directly via the laptop.

Dell seem to indicate I need a set top box interface but im not sure?

Can anyone advise how to set this up and what is the best way to get TV programmes onto the laptop using the TV Tuner card??

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I am not familiar with the terms "freeview tv channel",
by ahtoi / May 19, 2009 3:33 AM PDT

what is that. Is it like over-the-air tv? With over-the-air, no set top box is require.

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AVER TV Hybrid Nanoexpress DVBT card
by legoverlass / May 19, 2009 10:34 PM PDT

Yes the idea was to receive over the air broadcast channels. I bought the card with the laptop and couldnt get it to work. I spent four hours on the phone to Dell yesterday speaking to their hardware and software support. The hardware support couldnt seem to download plugins to get the card to work to referred me to software who then said they woulod charge

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I believe this unit accept other video input as well;
by ahtoi / May 20, 2009 1:57 AM PDT

Maybe give that a try. If it works then you know the software and the unit works partially at least. Then you can get back and work on the tv side. Good luck.

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