First of all, hello to all of the Hexus members. I have been searching the internet for answers to my ATI questions and it looks like this is the place to be.
I recently purchased an ATI 650 and installed it into my HTPC, here are some components:
Asus p4P800 Deluxe
P4 2.4 CPU
1GB PC3200 DDR
nVidia Geforce 6800 Vid Card
ATI TVWonder 650
Tech amplified HDTV antenna
Microsoft XP Media Center OS
I have installed everything and updated to the latest drivers, but cannot receive a picture. Not even really sure if I have set the device up correctly or not.
I simply seated the card, installed all of the latest drivers, plugged the antenna into the TV coax input. Then when I start up the ATI Catalyst Media Center several things happen:
1) When I scan either TV or Radio, it just hangs. I usually have to bring up task manager and end the task.
2) When I simply press on the TV tab in the Catalyst Control Panel, I receive a Information tab that reads, "The TV function cannot be opened."
I'm assuming that I do not need to run anything from the card to the TV, it should output the TV stream through my nVidia Vid Card, correct?
This is my first attempt into OTA HDTV reception, I apologize in advance if these are newb questions.
I also have an unopened ATI HDTV Wonder card in the other room, ordered it before I found the ATI 650, which sounded much better. I suppose I could always use it if it works better.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and assistance!