black screen - solution for me
I successfully installed win7 + the hauppage 1800 TV decoder on one of my machines. This was a test install to see if it would work at all in ideal conditions ( my fastest machine, a generic monitor) and everything went fine. One note on that - while win7 recognized the card, it didn't install correctly until I actually downloaded and installed the drivers from the Hauppage website. So I then installed on my target machine which I intend to park beside my TV. Again, all went fine until I plugged it into the TV. No picture from the RGB output to the TV after the startup screen. Dead. I browsed this forum and others to find many others with this problem. I got a clue from one. Try changing the refresh rate. So with a generic monitor next to the TV, I started cycling through different refresh rates using the monitor , and trying them on the TV. The monitor never had any trouble with any rate I picked, and eventuallly... I found a setting that worked on the TV, at 1024x768 @ 70Hz. For some reason win7 had failed to provide my TV with an acceptable screen resolution/refresh rate combination, and the TV wasn't much help, just saying 'No Signal'. Anyway, thanks to this forum, I am sorted!