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this seems to be an old issue but hopefully someone can help me
i have an old pcv-v1/g but when i try to set up tv on it i get an error message saying
i cannot set broadcast area
When did the TV function last work properly? It will only work in analogue broadcast areas - where do you live?
What aeriel do you have connected?
Are you using the original XP Operating System and is GigaPocket installed and working?
thanks blencogo for replying
i've bought the PC in used condition . original windows XP and giga pocket are installed and working.
about the signal , i could watch TV some time back on my other PC (vaio vgc-v3s with analogue tuner)
also i still get signals on another pc with a digital tuner
It sounds like the analogue signal may have been turned off in your area as your V3S and your V1G both can't get analogue channels.
Which TV Transmitter mast do you get signals from?
what i meant about the v3s is that i could watch tv on it sometime back when i had it ( about a month ago)
i've sold it now so can't check again but it definitely worked then.
also i live in middlesex if that can help finding the transmitter
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Presumably you use the Crystal Palace transmitter, which does not go 'digital only' until April this year.
Even if you could get the V1G working, you will only get a short period of use as it would stop forever in April 2012 so it may not be worth too much effort.
I see there is a software update for the TV Tuner on the download site here: -
You need the 'Sony RealTime MPEG Encoder Board Driver' which you will find under Latest Downloads -> Windows XP -> Drivers. It may be worth installing this as a last effort.
A cheap USB digital tuner could be the best way forward.
original windows XP and giga pocket are installed and working.
did what you suggested
bought a usb tuner and now am watching tv