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Windows 7: Signal Strength Meter

01 Mar 2010   #11
dogloop

 
 

I thought that as well but in your earlier post you said you didn't have an ota antenna but you still had that option.
Was that not correct?


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01 Mar 2010   #12
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Yes I have cable... no over the air. But I did see the signal strength area in WMC and no it didnt show any strength meter or gauge. I was just saying that I know it's there I've seen it. Sorry for the confusion!
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01 Mar 2010   #13
dogloop

 
 

I see, I have cable as well but don't even have that option.
Very confusing.
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02 Mar 2010   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dogloop View Post
I see, I have cable as well but don't even have that option.
Very confusing.
Only before you configure a tuner I believe.
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11 Apr 2011   #15
Kjeldsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Old post I know, but I have the same problem. I have two digital tuners. I have a Avermedia 800 (quite old) with really good signal and a Picostick with less good signal, and sometimes no signal. I do not have the signal strength option on my windows 7 home premium 32bit (Asus Eeebox 1501). I have followed the steps in microsofts homepage, but it's simply not there.
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12 Apr 2011   #16
dogloop

 
 

Digital TV Signal Strength Option Missing

This article gives a half a$$ explanation of why.
It has to do with the type of tuner you have.
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13 Apr 2011   #17
Kjeldsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It's DVB-T, but some users with DVB-T have no problem. I have two tuners and their respective software have signal strength and/or quality that's working. Why can't microsoft come up with a soultion? One should think they had the engineering skills to do such a simple task.
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15 Apr 2011   #18
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dogloop View Post
Actually, underneath TV Signal I have 2 options:
"Scan for more channels"
"Set up TV Signal"

I think I may hav figured out why.
I hooked up an old Pinnacle 800 to my laptop which has an OTA antenna.
And went through the setup process and using the pinnacle tuner and OTA antenna I see the 3rd option "Digital TV Signal Antenna Strength"
I think this option must only be for OTA antennas and not for cable connected tuners.
Can anyone verify this?
You'll only see the signal strength meter for OTA signals.
You won't see it if you're scanning for cable.
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15 Apr 2011   #19
Kjeldsen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't have the option and only use OTA antennas. I have tried two different tuners (Aver Media and PicoStick).
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15 Apr 2011   #20
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kjeldsen View Post
I don't have the option and only use OTA antennas. I have tried two different tuners (Aver Media and PicoStick).
In the article, Microsoft said for ATSC, yes, DVB-T, no.
That article came out in 2006. My quess is that it's still an issue.
Maybe they'll have it fixed in Windows 8, who knows.
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