DVB-T Stuff

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Gavon, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Gavon

    Gavon Guest

    I purchased sometime ago a TERRATEC T-Stick to use with SDR software to
    (mainly) receive aircraft broadcasts on 126MHz in my local area.

    It also works nicely up around 1GHz to receive aircraft ADSB signals -
    so the frequency coverage is not a problem & the PC otherwise works
    nicely with the T-stick.

    (I live in Queendland about 200 miles west of Brisbane, Queensland.

    In a nutshell, the DVB-T works just fine - but recently tried to receive
    & watch digital free-to-air TV using "DVBViewer TERRATEC Edition"
    software, which is supposedly the ducks nuts for this particular receiver.

    My PC is a Z5610 "All-in-one" running Win7 64 bit. 8Gb RAM

    The DVBViewer program does not recognise the presence of the T-stick.

    It seems to be mainly a software problem, in that the designed software
    just doesn't recognise the DVB dongle is connected, where as the PC
    definately knows its there.

    A couple of SDR programs like SDR#,HDSRD,RTL1090 and ADSB-Scope are
    perfectly ok.

    I have tried the DVB stick & software with a laptop running Vista 32bit
    with the same no-go as far as watching free to air TV is concerned.

    So .. what gives? Would appreciate some help

    Gavon, Dec 12, 2014
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  2. Have you downloaded and installed Terratec's proprietary drivers?

    It sounds like you're using Microsoft-sourced drivers which will treat the
    chipset appropriately for generic software, but when DVBViewer looks for the
    proprietary driver (to confirm you have a Terratec product for licencing
    purposes), it fails.

    Try the following;
    1. Download the proprietary drivers from Terratec's web site
    2. Unpack them to a temporary directory
    3. Open Device Manager
    4. Right-click on the stick's entry and choose "Update Driver"
    5. Choose "Have Disc" and point it to the temporary directory where you
    unpacked the drivers in step 2
    6. Re-start the computer and try DVBViewer again.
    Bob Milutinovic, Dec 13, 2014
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  3. Gavon


    Feb 7, 2015
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    I had a similar problem - my stick worked fine with DVB viewer and terratec drivers initially. When I later installed SDR# and Zadig driver, this program worked but DVB viewer failed ( all devices busy... message) Updated drivers again (web search option) and the Terratec drivers were reinstalled. Stick again worked on DVB viewer but I had lost the device in SDR#.

    looks like you have to choose!
    guernate, Feb 7, 2015
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