Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:43 PM
Recently I purchased HP dx2000 Desktop and I run WinXPHome SP2 and the vendor installed a TV tuner card for me. I run a 'no-name brand' AC-powered amplified TV antenna via coax into the TV Card and set up software for 'antenna use'. Ten local TV channels come in 'off-air' for free.
When I exit the Intervideo TV Tuner program my computer crashes, then restarts and 'recovers from a serious error". . .I have pics of error messages.
I checked IRQ and IRQ status reads: >(IRQ 22 TV Capture Card WDM Video Capture OK)
So. . .then I uninstalled the software and went back to the vendor. "please re-install the TV tuner software." Then same problem surfaces again. The system crashes on exit of TV software and WinXP restarts having 'recovered from a serious error'.
I am stumped.
TV Card is:
"Glaring Series Super Digital Video" (NTSC model) made in China.
Uses a hardware card with a "Philips 713X Chipset". . .
I also see it called "SAA7130 TV Card"
Software notes say: "Requires:
Mainboard with available busmaster capable PCI slot (v.2.1)- ?
Pentium III 500 MHz or faster PC- mine is Celeron D at 2.2 GHz.
256 MB RAM recommended- I have 512 MB RAM installed and recognized.
VGA-Card with DirectX 8.1 Support- ?
Windows XP- mine is WIN XP SP2
20 MB available disk space for installation- OK 38 Gb HD Not even 5% full.
VGA monitor with DirectShow installed- ?
Sound Card- OK Sound is fine
Available IRQ- Good, I think.
TV Antenna or Cable- I use Antenna."
Originally vendor installed TV Card in slot # 1. My Techhead friend Aaron changed that to slot #3.
Computer: HP dx2000 MT
OS: Windows XP SP2 (updated)
Product number ED654A
Serial number xxxxxxxxx
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe WinCinema Manager
BIOS American Megatrends Inc. 1.17 11/24/2005
System Board Lite-On Tech. 08FCh E01
ProcessorDescription Your Results
Brand/Model Intel Celeron
Nominal Clock Speed 2660 MHz
Measured Clock Speed 2659 MHz
External Clock Speed 133 MHz
RAM installed 512 MB
Windows RAM 503 MB
Total RAM slots 4
Available RAM slots 2
Max RAM module size 1024 MB
Memory Type 256+256+0+0;DIMM,?18,|Synchronous;T16
Speed Rating 5241 MB/s
Description Drive C
Partition format NTFS
Cluster size 4 KB
Size 38154 MB
Free space 30196 MB (79%)
Drive letters C
Removable media No
IDE details DMA
CD and DVD drives:
Model Type Max Read Speed Max Write Speed
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10A DVD-RAM 8467 KB/s (48X) 8467 KB/s (48X)
LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-4891S CD-ROM 8467 KB/s (48X) N/A
Brand/Model Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Resolution 1024x768 pixels
DirectX version 5.03.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
OpenGL version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Acceleration options Enabled
Performance 186.99 MP/s (No similar CPU/MHz/video)
Any ideas from all you bright guys and gals out there? Have seen many posts with Intervideo problems but none matching my case with TV Card and Powered Antenna use for local Off-Air reception of live TV channels.
The vendor described the 'Glaring Video' PC TV package he installed as "good hardware but touchy software! Verrry touchy!" Neither he nor I could find the problem. I'm still learning and might fall under intermediate or advanced beginner position.