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    How to configure for Analog TV only (No HDTV)
    TV-Server Version: Download 01/19/2009
    MediaPortal Version: Download 01/19/2009
    MediaPortal Skin: Not changed default
    Windows Version: XP Professional Service Pack 3 Current updates
    CPU Type: Pentium D CPU 3.00Ghz
    HDD: 500GB Maxtor
    Memory: 2.00 GB
    Motherboard: Dell XPS Dimension
    Video Card: ATI Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory
    Video Card Driver: 8/3/2005 rev
    Sound Card: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM)
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver: 8/17/2004 rev
    1. TV Card: Emused Angel dual tuner - not II version - the version and card shown in supported analog cards
    1. TV Card Type: Angel MPEG Device
    1. TV Card Driver: 2/24/2005 rev from mfg website
    MPEG2 Video Codec: I don't know where to find this
    MPEG2 Audio Codec:
    h.264 Video Codec: ?
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: Non at this time analog antenna only
    HTPC Case: ?
    Cooling: ?
    Power Supply: ?
    Remote: RC6 IR OVU4003/00
    TV: sony, Toshiba, Samsung others
    TV - HTPC Connection: none

    Hello friendly helpers :D
    I only have an analog tv card at this time and am just trying to get MediaPortal to work as a TV-PVR in anticipation of acquiring a over the air digital tuner for my pc in a few weeks.
    In the installation process:
    I answer 'Yes' to the question 'do I want to watch TV?'
    Do I need to answer 'No' to the question 'Will I watch HD content' ? (since I have no HD tuners or content)

    Next question:
    The quick set up guide says to skip step 2 (scan for tv channels etc) If I am not going to use HDTV.
    So, If I skip the channel scan - How do I select or set-up analog TV channels?
    I tried manual setup of one channel and mapped it to my card - but get no signal. Tried channel scan (even though I says not needed) and I find no channels.
    Is that because channel scan is for HDTV OTA channels only?

    I have not been able to see a tv picture after 3 days of trying to install MediaPortal.
    The card worked fine with installed drivers using MS MovieMaker in video capture mode before I installed MediaPortal and after I uninstall MediaPortal

    Is it possible my card is really not supported (see above)

    I downloaded revision 1.0.0 to install but do I need an update? (one of the RC? thingies).

    Any suggestions of what to do or where to look would be appreciated.

    And YES... I installed the dvbfix.

    I will reinstall MediaPortal and attach all the logs etc if my situation is not resolved by a simple suggestion for me to accomplish some silly thing I missed in the setup, manuals, searches in forums etc.
    Just request the logs and I will attach.



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    Thanks for the reply
    Yes it has hardwared decoding and..
    Since I posted this, I reloaded drivers for the tv card, uninstalled and reinstalled MediaPortal for the 5th time and ... all of a sudden the channel scan worked and I am one more step toward getting this up. Unfortunately I do not know if I answered Yes to the question 'will you watch HD content' to get it working or working was just a fluke?

    At this point I am getting lots of crashes and freezes. I guess I will keep trying things and see if I can get this to work.

    Do most people have this many problems?
    If answer is yes then - OK it is open source and in development and I understand.
    If answer is no then I sure would like to find out what I am doing wrong.

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