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eLC
January 20th, 2004, 03:38 PM
Hi!

Thought I'd share my experiences with Girder and Pinnacle PCTV with you :-)

The main problem all along has been that it requires a separate plug-in to work OK. Now, this plug-in does not work in Windows XP nor Windows 2003. This is beacause it cannot open the COM-port in the same way as for the OS's it was designed for.

My relatively cheap, and 100% solution is as follows:
Get a hold of one of these http://www.sunsway.com.hk/products/usb232.html.
It is a USB-2-RS232 adapter, and since its driver was designed to work with all Windows version, it apparently lets the girder plug-in open its port :-)

So, that's all there is to a simple solution!
Add another COM-port by using this device, and the Pinnacle PCTV works flawlessly :D

Good luck!!

miked
February 17th, 2004, 08:37 PM
(bump)

Ron B or Mike C -- perhaps move this to the Tricks & Tips forum?

Ron
February 17th, 2004, 09:23 PM
Good, moved.