Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: My freeview stick doesnt work :'(

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    My freeview stick doesnt work :'(

    I brought a USB freeview stick which was £40, i live in a high signal area, or maybe medium as im only 5 miles away from the transmitter, they told me i should recieve freeview however i dont :S its so crap whats wrong with this nova haupauge stick the singals come of and on

  2. #2
    Hello jackvdbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Stratford
    Posts
    2,513
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked
    112 times in 95 posts
    • jackvdbuk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AbiT IP35-PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q Q9550
      • Memory:
      • OCZ Nvidia SLi Edition 4GB (2x2gb) pc2-6400 DDR2
      • Storage:
      • lots of TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP
      • Internet:
      • Orange (about 6Mb)
    have u got the drivers installed? arial correctly connected to the tv card?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Andy3536's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    2,355
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked
    194 times in 135 posts
    • Andy3536's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-880GMA
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95w @3.8
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1T WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 4870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 750
      • Case:
      • Antec P-182
    I had a hell of a time getting my freeview box to work and then when it did some of the channels didn't work!
    Yet 2 others in the same house work perfectly, even in the room next to mine!
    Digital signal is very fickle when it comes to walls, try moving it through the house where there are windows facing in different directions.

  4. #4
    Not Very Senior Member RavenNight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere with food
    Posts
    1,188
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    The bundled antennas tend to be useless, try plugging it into your main one.
    AMD 3700+ San Diego @ 2.8GHz | Zalman CNPS 9500LED + Arctic Cooling MX-1 | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe + Zalman Northbridge | 1024MB DDR RAM (2 x 512MB Corsair XMS Pro TwinX) | Leadtek nVidia 6600GT 128MB | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music | 2x80GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA-II (RAID 0) | Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case | Hiper Type-R 580W Modular | Enermax Ultimate Fan Controller| Microsoft Nautral 4000 | Logitech G5 + fUnc 1030| Ideazon Fang | SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset | Samsung SM913N 19" TFT | Compro DVB-T200

    "Dell? You get better tech support with a cheese sandwich"

  5. #5
    Asking silly questions menthel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Rainey Park...
    Posts
    5,077
    Thanks
    258
    Thanked
    97 times in 78 posts
    Do you have other working freeview boxes in the house? If so it should work. The USB models when connected to small ariels and not the main house one are notoriously fickle. It may be worth trying it elsewhere in the house if possible.
    Not around too often!

  6. #6
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,969
    Thanks
    253
    Thanked
    253 times in 198 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity
    As others have said, what aerial are you using?

    The little one that comes with it will be totally useless to you, you will need to connect it up to your main house aerial socket to stand a chance of getting a signal. If you still have problems and are using the main aerial, the next step is to try a signal booster. You can get one from dixons or curries etc for about £10, and they can really help to give you a better signal..using one of those boosters I managed to get all the freeview channels in a fairly low signal area a few years ago

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    just comfirming what everyone else is saying, the aerials that come with the cards are completely useless, don't understand why they are bundled with them still.
    3770K @ 4.5Ghz - Thermalright Venomous X - ASUS GENE IV - 16GB Geil Ripjaw DDR3 - 256Gb Samsung 840 Pro - 2048MB ATI 6950 modded to 6970

  8. #8
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    10,166
    Thanks
    516
    Thanked
    1,050 times in 894 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 30 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL
    I find my Hauppauge USB stick is nowhere near as good as the Hauppauge PCI card wen plugged into the same roof aerial.

    If you can upgrade to a PCI card, I found that worked great for me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Run Linux for free on your USB stick drive
    By Bob Crabtree in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-10-2006, 11:48 AM
  2. USB Data Stick creating odd CPU heat
    By squishy in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-07-2005, 12:24 AM
  3. Work so far
    By Maldonado in forum Automotive
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 11-01-2005, 02:53 PM
  4. Freeview...
    By Sair33 in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 15-08-2004, 08:10 PM
  5. Corsair & Twinmos - work well together?
    By floppybootstomp in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-03-2004, 07:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •