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T230 DVB-C mode in Windows?

The T230 is advertised as supporting DVB-C, presumably with the TotalMedia software, but I'd like to use it with 3rd party software (DVBViewer) as a DVB-C tuner.

After I install the driver, DVBViewer sees it as a DVB-T device, and even if I force it to be DVB-C, it doesn't work. So how can I switch it to DVB-C mode under Windows 7? Is there a registry entry which toggles it?

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On 9/2/2018 at 5:54 PM, renzz said:

T230 DVB-C mode in Windows?

The T230 is advertised as supporting DVB-C, presumably with the TotalMedia software, but I'd like to use it with 3rd party software (DVBViewer) as a DVB-C tuner.

After I install the driver, DVBViewer sees it as a DVB-T device, and even if I force it to be DVB-C, it doesn't work. So how can I switch it to DVB-C mode under Windows 7? Is there a registry entry which toggles it?

Thanks

I don't know how to use the DVBViewer. What I know is you can take a try using our another software-Total TV Player.

Total TV Player software(6.50.01) download link:

https://mega.nz/#!XmpxVCDS!q2bue30iDbkwetjqDBUXeFKFpK7khwxaP5fgYZrsFs8

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1 hour ago, zxl said:

I don't know how to use the DVBViewer. What I know is you can take a try using our another software-Total TV Player.

Total TV Player software(6.50.01) download link:

https://mega.nz/#!XmpxVCDS!q2bue30iDbkwetjqDBUXeFKFpK7khwxaP5fgYZrsFs8

Thanks. I've installed Total TV Player from your link, but that also only sees the device as DVB-T, not DVB-C. 

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So how do I make it see the device as DVB-C?

 

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Please try this driver:

https://mega.nz/#!3ygFhayQ!ZX5L5oIbKiPHO4-aE8GAeQAaSKatO0s_ChSQLMeJGuA

You need to manually install it:

Extract the files somewhere (you need to know where they are)

Right click "Computer" > Manage > Device Manager > Find your device under "sound video and game controllers" > Right click > Update  Driver > Manually search in your computer > Locate the folder > Install Driver > Restart your Computer & research your local DVB-T2 frequency.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, zxl said:

Please try this driver:

https://mega.nz/#!3ygFhayQ!ZX5L5oIbKiPHO4-aE8GAeQAaSKatO0s_ChSQLMeJGuA

You need to manually install it:

Extract the files somewhere (you need to know where they are)

Right click "Computer" > Manage > Device Manager > Find your device under "sound video and game controllers" > Right click > Update  Driver > Manually search in your computer > Locate the folder > Install Driver > Restart your Computer & research your local DVB-T2 frequency.

 

 

I think this is an earlier driver than the one I already have.

Windows won't let me update it as you describe - it says the version I have installed is the best. So I uninstalled the device and installed this version - now the driver version says it's 1.32.1146.0 - before I had 1.32.1748.0. I tried Total TV again and it's exactly the same - it only sees the device as DVB-T, with no way to tell it to use DVB-C

Not sure what you meant by "research your local DVB-T2" frequency" - the whole point is I want to use DVB-C, not DVB-T2.

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It is my fault, please ignore the last step"research your local DVB-T2", but the process before this step is absolutely right. 

Anyway, we test it can scan DVB-C channels with this driver although it displays "Device type: DVB-T"in the sector of "Options". BTW, where are you residing? 

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I'm in the UK. I have tried scanning a known cable frequency even though it says the device is DVB-T, but it doesn't find any channels. I know my cable connection is ok because I have another DVB-C USB tuner (Astrometa) and this works fine and find all the channels.

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On 9/7/2018 at 4:04 PM, renzz said:

I'm in the UK. I have tried scanning a known cable frequency even though it says the device is DVB-T, but it doesn't find any channels. I know my cable connection is ok because I have another DVB-C USB tuner (Astrometa) and this works fine and find all the channels.

Could you please send the  photos with both sides of your product? 

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26 minutes ago, zxl said:

I've just tried it and it's the same - a scan finds no channels.

I think you are missing the point a bit here - all these applications (including DVBViewer) are using the BDA driver interface to access the T-230. This driver is not declaring itself as a DVB-C device and so the device must be in DVB-T mode only. As your website says this device can access DVB-C (http://www.mygica.com/product/t230/), there must be a way of configuring the BDA driver so that it can tune DVB-C frequencies and declare itself as a DVB-C device to the various applications.

I know the hardware is capable of accessing DVB-C because it can do so under Linux with a third-party driver - https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Geniatech_T230

So could you talk to the people who wrote the Windows driver and find out if it is actually capable of tuning DVB-C under Windows or not? If not, would it be possible for them to create a new version of the driver that can? Some sort of switch would be useful to toggle between DVB-T and DVB-C - the Astrometa device does this with a registry entry - set it to '1' and it becomes a DVB-C device, set it to '0' and it becomes a DVB-T device.

I hope we can get this working because this is a nice little device for the cost.

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The driver programmer says it is capable of tuning DVB-C channels under  Windows. May we do remote control for you? Please write to me-angela.xu@geniatech.com

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T320C indeed is capable of tuning DVB-C but the question is if programmers could add another BDA driver so that it can declare itself also as a DVB-C device or add a switch that would change T to C as renzz said.

There are cards like that that report themselves as two devices, but they are just one and can play just one dvb C or T or T2 standart at the time.

Hope thats understandable ;)

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