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Old 07-05-2009, 19:19   #1
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Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

I have been given one of the above, along with some software (not a CD) but am having trouble trying to install it.

Before I get into lengthy details of what I have tried, is there anyone on the forum who could offer advice on installation?

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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

unless you live under a tv mast you usually have to connect to an airiel on the roof /in the loft. I have found the little airiel that comes with it doesn't work
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

You could have just gone on Freecom's website. It seems like Freecom only do one DVB-T device.

Here are the drivers:

XP

DVB-T USB Driver (only for Art.No.:25451) - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00012479.zip

DVB-T USB & CARDBUS BDA driver (32 & 64 bit XP) - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00008584.zip

DVB-T USB & CARDBUS WDM driver - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00008583.zip

Vista

DVB-T USB Driver (only for Art.No.:25451) - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00012479.zip

Freecom Hybrid USB Stick driver (32 bit Vista) - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00011347.zip

Freecom Digital USB & Cardbus DVB-T drivers (32 & 64 bit Vista) - http://www.freecom.com/objects/00010626.zip

You probably only need one of the above drivers, just make sure you download the right one for your operating system.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

@Scrubbs

I'm not at the aerial stage yet If I can get it working I will hook it up to my external aerial.

@Chill

My stick is Art. no. 27442, May 2006 so I guess those drivers are not suitable, I did have a look before posting here.

OK so here's what's happened so far.

Plug stick in, system sees it but then 'unknown device'. Try to update drivers by pointing to the driver directory, 'no better match found'.

If I uninstall the 'USB unknown device' then add hardware->new hardware and then point to the driver directory the stick installs and I get a 'freecom USB Digital-TV receiver' in device manager.

If I open the installed Total Monitor program and then click on 'TV' I get a BSoD with the error in BDA_CAPTURE_225.sys

OS XP Pro SP2

Thanks for the advice so far.

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Old 08-05-2009, 21:14   #5
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

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@Scrubbs

I'm not at the aerial stage yet If I can get it working I will hook it up to my external aerial.

@Chill

My stick is Art. no. 27442, May 2006 so I guess those drivers are not suitable, I did have a look before posting here.

OK so here's what's happened so far.

Plug stick in, system sees it but then 'unknown device'. Try to update drivers by pointing to the driver directory, 'no better match found'.

If I uninstall the 'USB unknown device' then add hardware->new hardware and then point to the driver directory the stick installs and I get a 'freecom USB Digital-TV receiver' in device manager.

If I open the installed Total Monitor program and then click on 'TV' I get a BSoD with the error in BDA_CAPTURE_225.sys

OS XP Pro SP2

Thanks for the advice so far.
I've got one of those Freecom sticks lying about - they are decent with Windows Media Center.

Anyway for XP, your going to have to install the Freecom Program; but as you have stated, you have no CD for it; so if it is possible, try downloading Arcsoft TotalMedia or Cyberlink PowerCinema and use this driver:

http://www.freecom.com/objects/00008584.zip

If you do manage to find your CD, install the software via the cd (including the DVB Viewer) and install this driver:

http://www.freecom.com/objects/00008584.zip
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Old 09-05-2009, 21:09   #6
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

Those drivers didn't work TaiLZ

I get the same error as before using the same install procedures.

System sees stick, says it is ready for use but is unrecognised.

In device manager it shows as 'unknown device'.

If I look at its drivers 'no drivers loaded'.

If I try to update the drivers by pointing to the Freecom drivers or the 32bit drivers from '00008584' I get 'No better match found'.

If I uninstall 'unknown device' then install new hardware, select 'Sound, Video and game controllers' then 'Have disc' and point to the Freecom drivers or the 32bit drivers I get 'Freecom USB Digital - TV Receiver' in device manager under 'Sound, Video and game controllers'.

As soon as I select TV in the Arcsoft TotalMedia program I get the BSoD.

Although I don't have the CD I think the software I was given is a copy of the CD because there are BDA drivers, manuals, the Arcsoft Totalmedia program and 'start.exe'.
However if I run 'start.exe' all I get is a light grey screen and nothing happening.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

You couldn't even install the drivers on the freecom stick I had unless you had the serial number from the cd cover.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

I have given up on trying to get this Freecom USB DVB stick working.

I have not been able to get the thing working and searching on the web it seems a lot of people have had problems with these sticks.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

mine is a "Hauppauge nova t" and it works fine
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

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mine is a "Hauppauge nova t" and it works fine
Got one of those as well in PCI form - it's pretty decent

Anyway, Just checked and those drivers on Freecom site are for just the DVB-T stick and not the Analogue + DVB-T - quite shocking really that they can't provide drivers.

Nobody has any drivers on the Freecom forums, and doesn't seem to be any either anywhere else.

When I plugged in my DVB-T Freecom in, Windows 7 automatically found drivers and installed it - so if your willing to give it a go - Windows 7 RC1 would be the best option after emailing Freecom Support.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

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Got one of those as well in PCI form - it's pretty decent

Anyway, Just checked and those drivers on Freecom site are for just the DVB-T stick and not the Analogue + DVB-T - quite shocking really that they can't provide drivers.

Nobody has any drivers on the Freecom forums, and doesn't seem to be any either anywhere else.

When I plugged in my DVB-T Freecom in, Windows 7 automatically found drivers and installed it - so if your willing to give it a go - Windows 7 RC1 would be the best option after emailing Freecom Support.
Well I have got final version installed today.

With the news that Windows 7 allows 4 similar tuners, I thought that I would bring my stick back ( I have hauppauge twin dvb-t pci tuner already).

Unfortunately, my stick would not install - 3 our of 4 bits of driver seemed to work. but the final "digital tv receiver" shows a fail.

It still fails after downloading latest drivers from Freecom.

I am sure that this is probably a clone and suitable drivers exist elsewhere for Windows 7, but where?

My part no is : 25452

Anyone got any ideas? I am on a hunt now.
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Re: Freecom DVB-T & Analog USB stick

there are 3 seperate parts to using these most of these DVB-T devices.

theres the required BDA driver set OC, then that cold boots a DVB software firmware into the USB2 device, only then can the DVB app player/tuner can start using it.

in the case of the the two mentioned they should both be using idVendor 0x14aa AVerMedia (again) or C&E drivers in linuxTV
for the
27442 it should be idProduct 0x0620 and
25452 should probably be reported as using idProduct 0x022a when the firmware is loaded...

then its just a case of using any generic BDA TV tuner app such as
http://www.progdvb.com/
http://forums.gbpvr.com/
http://www.jtvlan.org/
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
http://sourceforge.net/apps/phpbb/tv...645f31f6c56092

basicly if your drivers seem to be installed adn your getting crashes from your chosen BDA driver app try any other in this list or other BDA TV app you find.... the apps are usually the worst part of this puzzle as the drivers and asspecially the software firmwares are virtually the same across all OS platforms.

you might also try using a liveCD linuxTV CD of your choice and boot directly to that instead to test and play with your DVB-T and tuning... once you have a good external arial plugged in to each of your DVB-T devices...

http://search.virginmedia.com/result...linuxTV+liveCD

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