tv tuner problem

February 16, 2011 at 07:47:40
Specs: Windows XP, corei3/ddr3
while using aver analog super 009 tv tuner in my pc with core i3 processor, intel 55tc mother board and with ddr3 ram in windows XP, dashes are being noticed

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#1
February 16, 2011 at 15:13:32
Explain what dashes are please.

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#2
February 20, 2011 at 11:12:57
dashes here and there in monitor in the display

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#3
February 20, 2011 at 11:39:15
TV tuner cards usually have no ability to amplify the incoming TV signal if it's too weak - most if not all TVs have that built in. The same TV signal that looks fine on a TV may not look fine when you use a TV tuner card.

Also, when you use a cable splitter to connect one incoming cable to two or more things, the strength of the signal is reduced on the output side. E.g. if there are two outputs on the splitter, each output has half the strength of the input signal strength.

In that case, all, or some, of the TV card's TV channels may show "artifacts" on the display screen - e.g. short blank white or colored lines or "snow" - random blank white or colored spots all over.

If you're connecting the TV card to a TV signal via a coax cable, you often need to use an amplifier inline in between the incoming cable and the connection on the card.
If you are using a cable splitter, the best place to have one inline is between the cable to the TV card and the TV card's connection.

E.g. a cable TV (coax cable inline) amplifier.

If you still have some TV channels that have the bars or snow even after you use an inline amp, most TV cards come with software than can search for available channels that will not enable the ones that are detected as too weak.


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#4
February 21, 2011 at 16:05:55
tv cable is connected via booster still problem is recurring

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#5
February 22, 2011 at 07:12:07
Do you have this problem on all TV channels for the TV card or just some of them ?

Some "booster" devices require no external power and may not be adequate.The cable amps I'm mentioning plug into AC power.

Do you have the "booster" inline right before it connects to the TV card ?

Try making sure the end connections on the coax cables are tight on their connections, different cables, or replacing the end connectors on the cables, preferably with gold plated ones.

If you are using one or more cable splitter devices, try (a) different one(s). If the problem goes away when you connect the incoming cable TV signal directly to the "booster" then to the TV card, that's your problem.


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#6
February 22, 2011 at 14:52:54
i forgot to tell a thing i bought techcom tv tuner first same white dashes problem occured. techcom serviceman told it may the problem in memory slot. i have given my mother board to the vendor for service. after one month it was returned from my vendor.the same problem noticed. and as per the vendor advise i changed my tv tuner to avermedia. the same problem noticed and checked with the booster same problem occured and i returned the booster. kinly give me the exact solution

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#7
February 22, 2011 at 16:08:39
Please ANSWER the questions that we have asked that you have not answered and the questions in this one !!

We are assuming that you only see these dashes when you're using the TV tuner card's TV viewing program.
Is that correct ?

If you are seeing the dashes in Windows all the time even when you're NOT using the TV tuner card's TV viewing program, the only thing that can be caused by is your monitor is damaged !
(unless the dashes do not appear otherwise in Windows when the TV tuner card is not installed.)
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"intel 55tc mother board "

Which one ?

There are at least two models made by Intel.

One is Intel DH55TC.

It has one one PCI slot.

If you are using a PCI TV tuner card.....

That PCI slot may share it's IRQ with the onboard video or with a video card installed in the PCI-E X16 slot.
In that case, you are a lot more likely to have problems with a PCI card other than a PCI video card when it's installed in that slot.

The info about which slots share an IRQ with what is usually specfied in the manual for the mboard model ( = the Technical Specifications manual for mboards made by Intel ).
Look in that.
If the IRQ for the onboard video or the PCI-E X16 slot with a video card installed in it is shared with that PCI slot, you can probably get rid of your problem by buying a PCI-E TV tuner card rather than a PCI one, if the PCI-E slot you plug the card into does NOT share it's IRQ with the video.

You can plug a PCI-E X1 card into a PCI-E X1, PCI-E x4, PCI-E X8, or PCI-E X16 slot.

(The same applies if it's a PCI-E TV tuner card if it's installed in a PCI-E slot that shares it's IRQ with the video.)


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#8
March 1, 2011 at 23:42:27
irq in my system is as follows
ISA 0 - system timer
isa 1 -standard 101/102 key or microsoft natural ps/2 key board
isa 4 communication ports(com1)
isa 8 system cmos / real time clock
isa 9 microsoft acpi - complaint system
isa 13 numeric data processor
pci 10 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family sm busbar controller 3b30
pci 16 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family usb enhanced host controller 3b3c
pci 16 intel(r) hd graphics
pci 16 ntel(r) management engine interface
pci17 active management technology sol(com3)
pci 18standard dual channelpci ide controller
pci 19 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family 2port serial atta 3b30 storage controller 3b26
pci 19 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family 4port serial atta 3b30 storage controller 3b20
pci 20 intel (r) 82578dc gigabit network connection
pci 21 avermedia m733a pci analog
pci22 microsoft uaa bus driver for high definition audio
pci 23 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family usb enhanced host controller 3b34

is there any irq problems

kindly advice what i have to do


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#9
March 2, 2011 at 07:17:56
Your USB 2.0 (or 3.0) controller is using 2 IRQs

IRQ 23
pci 23 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family usb enhanced host controller 3b34

and IRQ 16
pci 16 intel(r)5series/ 3400series chipset family usb enhanced host controller 3b3c

which is shared with

pci 16 intel(r) hd graphics
pci 16 ntel(r) management engine interface

That's okay because the latter two are built into the mboard.

Your TV card is using

IRQ 21
pci 21 avermedia m733a pci analog

IRQs 16, 21,and 23 are not being shared with anything else - that's good.

However, problems caused by IRQ sharing problems don't always show up in Windows, and you haven't
- supplied your actual mboard make and model
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

The model is often also displayed on a logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.

- answered questions I have asked or commented about enough of what I said
- in response 5
- in the first part of response 7
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"aver analog super 009"

is a PCI card.

Was the other TV tuner card a PCI card too?

If you have only one PCI slot, you are likely to have problems with the TV tuner.

If you have more than one, remove the AC power to your computer and try installing it in a different PCI slot.

If you get a PCI-E X1 TV tuner card instead, you are a lot less likely to have problems, depending on whether the PCI-E X1 or PCI-E X4 or PCI-E X16 slot you plug it into shares it's IRQ with something else, if that applies.



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#10
March 3, 2011 at 01:51:24
is there any problem in my motherboard pci slot

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#11
March 8, 2011 at 12:51:03
pci tv tuner cannot be replaced give another suggestion please

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#12
March 8, 2011 at 13:38:18
I don't have anything new to suggest.

You haven't answered some of my - our - questions.

If whatever the dashes are, are there all the time the card is installed even when you're not using the TV tuner software, that problem can't be caused by software.

If you have more than one PCI slot on your mboard, try installing the card in a different PCI slot.
REMOVE the AC power to the case when you do that.


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