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Windows XP Compatible or Vista compatible, if you are using Media Centre

FREE delivery on all orders over £15.

Hi-speed USB 2.0 device
USB bus powered, no extra adapter required
Fully resizable video window (4:3, 16:9, up to full screen)
PVR functionality and features
Real-time recording
Schedule recording
Time-shifting
EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and Teletext
Snapshot capture
Recording to HDD
Multi channel preview
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#1
Bought one of these a while ago, does not work with vista. Managed to get the softwarte to work fine on xp but you need to be in a very strong reception area or use your house aerial.

Good price though so voted hot
#2
Adiebear;1613427
Bought one of these a while ago, does not work with vista. Managed to get the softwarte to work fine on xp but you need to be in a very strong reception area or use your house aerial.

Good price though so voted hot


Thanks Adiebear :)

Think few people had problems with VISTA campatibility last time and hence the warning about XP only compatibility in the title.
#3
it works with vista in media center so its still a good deal for those with vista premium or ultimate
#4
can u get a good pic is it hd ready
#5
vgopal;1613538
it works with vista in media center so its still a good deal for those with vista premium or ultimate


Sorry.. didnt realise that. Does say "Creative DVB-T Tuner & PVR, is Vista compatible, if you are using Media Centre" in the description :)

Updating OP...
#6
roadie;1613553
can u get a good pic is it hd ready


PIC quality seem to be good & is mentioned in Amazon review. Not sure if its HD ready although says Recording to HDD :thumbsup:

...brought this for my dad so he can watch tv on his laptop. After reading other peoples reviews about the software that come with it not being good I installed 3rd party dvb viewing software... I spent hours trying to get it to be clear as it was dark and picked up hardly an channels.
So I thought try the Creative tv viewing software...and hey presto..it found all the channels and the quality of the image was crystal clear..and this was using the little antenna supplied..i admit I don't live far from the broadcasting antenna
But for the price...and it works great.. I can;t fault it for now.
#7
I s-video from puter to TV,but this is great for the price for what it is and does, HOT! :thumbsup:
#8
vgopal
it works with vista in media center so its still a good deal for those with vista premium or ultimate


Hi, will this work with VISTA HOME PREMIUM edition then?

Thanks in advance
#9
Lord_Anoobis;1613658
Hi, will this work with VISTA HOME PREMIUM edition then?

Thanks in advance


vgopal;1613538
it works with vista in media center so its still a good deal for those with vista premium or ultimate
#10
Good price if you're lucky enough to get good reception. Every PC freeview stick/card I've used has needed a powered antenna to work (which renders it useless if you want it on the move in a laptop).

Still voting hot, just for the price.
#11
Freeview needs a aerial upgrade, so make sure you either have excellent reception, or connect it to your roof top aerial.
My USB freeview adapter isn't much use to me.
#12
I have a similar one to this. There is NO problem with Vista if you know what you are looking for.
Even easier if you media centre.

Ariels are generally **** both indoors and out, also depends on where you live. Add a bigger ariel and things will be fine
#13
BlazeTV will allow the user to view programs using vista basic.
#14
Ahh just bought a Hauppage one from PC World yesterday for £20 doh! I should return that and get this and save myself a tenner. Cheers OP
#15
hi everyone, sorry if i am being a bit blonde here! i have windows xp, do i need anything else? as it says media centre? di i just follow instructons to install then and i get tv? thanks shaz.
#16
Anyone know if its mac compatible?
#17
roadie
can u get a good pic is it hd ready

Freeview is not HD. It will be eventually, but not until mid-2009 at the earliest.
#18
onion
Freeview is not HD. It will be eventually, but not until mid-2009 at the earliest.


Maybe earlier than that....http://www.freesat.co.uk/home.php

Voted hot, love my gadgets, especially at this price.:thumbsup:
#19
danny-mac
Maybe earlier than that....http://www.freesat.co.uk/home.php

Voted hot, love my gadgets, especially at this price.:thumbsup:


but 'Freeview' is NOT 'FreeSat', this is a freeview receiver.
#20
Anyone know if I'd be able to bung this in beside my PCI-based TV card to give Media Center dual tuner capability? Or is that a no-no?
#21
your also all need special freeview boxes to view HD anyway.
#22
also another similar tuner at the same price with more reviews and possibly more vista compatible?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000OF1EJM
#23
I bought this last week.Been using under MCE2005,trouble is it keeps crashing my PC.Then i have unplug it and plug it back in again to get it working again.
So i am sending it back,plus it doesn't receive the full channels via my ariel...
#24
what about vista basic ? :thinking:
#25
Software that comes with it is utter **** though, keeps crashing when displaying EPG. FYI am using MCE 2005
#26
wulshaz
hi everyone, sorry if i am being a bit blonde here! i have windows xp, do i need anything else? as it says media centre? di i just follow instructons to install then and i get tv? thanks shaz.


HI
XP and Media Centre are two different versions of Windows - i guess it should come with bundled software to let it run in XP - BUT - you may be able to use it in XP by installing something like MyTheatre or ProgDVB ...........
#27
which channels will I be able to watch for free after I buy this?

thanks...
#28
Anyone know if you can get this thing to work in OS X using some other drivers?

I know it can be done with some other cards but don't know about this.
#29
Endlessbass
which channels will I be able to watch for free after I buy this?

thanks...



Same as you get with any Freeview Receiver.

;-)
#30
BTW...Arial is washing powder.

Aerial is what is needed to get this thing to work.:)
#31
Have looked at many tvcard for pcs, everyone depends on the aerial.

So can I ask anyone knows where i can bought a gooda aerial?
#32
Have wanted to buy this from Amazon several times but the only thing stopping me was the lack of a remote control
#33
Have looked at many tvcard for pcs, everyone depends on the aerial.

So can I ask anyone knows where i can bought a gooda aerial?


Agree, everyone is talking about changing the aerial, where is a good place to get one?
#34
Riyazi
Have wanted to buy this from Amazon several times but the only thing stopping me was the lack of a remote control


go for the other other one mention earlier I'm sure that had a remote and was about same price
#35
Gone up to £18 now (looks like amazon are out of stock, so it is now showing the price of an amazon seller)
#36
If anyone is attempting to use this with Vista, one of the amazon reviews describes how to get it working.

Dave.
1 Like #37
Works absolutely fine with Vista. To save you a headache, here's the drivers
http://rapidshare.com/files/94901364/dvb-t.zip

Just extract, point it at where you extracted and you're done. Works with Media Centre no problem.
#38
In fact, the performance with Windows Media Centre in Vista excretes from a great height over the awful software that they bundle with it for XP.
#39
Got it workiong in vista with the same drivers, but my version of media player does not seem to have tv tuner functionality - is this because I have vista home basic?
#40
It is - needs to be Home Premium or Ultimate.

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