2Blackgold BGT3630 LogoProblem with BlackGold 36xx TV Cards

I’ve been having on-off issues for a while with my TV-Server.  I run DVBLink on top of Windows Server which allows me to share my TV signals to all my PCs, Android phones, PS3, Xbox and other DLNA devices.  However, I’ve had an issue where seemingly at random I’ve lost the ability to tune some channels.  Initially I put this down to DVBLink, but after extensive testing it appears the problem is with the TV cards.  Once the cards have lost tune this seems to last for a while in DVBLink, maybe it wouldn’t have the same effect in a straight Windows Media Center setup.

Regardless – the issue only seems to apply to DVB-T tuners, and having disabled all of these in DVBLink I have at least worked around the problem.  The big downside is that I have 4 DVB-T tuners which are now unavailable, and only 3 DVB-S tuners which I can use.  Whilst not the end of the world – I paid for 7 tuners, and that’s what I wish to use!  BlackGold were supposed to have issued a fix by now so hopefully one is on the way soon.  In the meantime – if you have blackgold tuners and you’ve been having tuning issues intermittently – this could well be the source of the problem.

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gravatarphil

I have one of these and it is bugging the h**l out of me with intermittent faults in the picture as if there was a signal problem. It isn’t likely as I can switch to the freeview tuner in my tv and get a perfect picture. In HD the problem is even worse making the programme unwatchable.

I’m hoping that when I get the sat dish connected the problem will go away, but I’m also so sick of it I might just trade in to a different tuner.

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