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1.Why do WHQL certification messages appear during installation?

During the driver installation, you may see WHQL warning massages. The PC-on-TV device drivers have received certification, but may be in the process of being re-certified for this latest version. Click Yes to these messages.

2.Does Power-Save mode interfere with PC-on-TV device operations?

Most laptops have a power management feature (power-save mode) that allows the management of power to its subsystems when the laptop is running on battery power.

One of the settings is to put the onboard wireless adapter on “power save mode”. When this is enabled (default setting in most cases), it makes the wireless adapter go to sleep several times a second to reduce power consumption. This behavior is acceptable for data but for ‘real time’ applications, like graphics & video display, there is significant adverse impact on the link quality and performance required for this type of application.

When the PC-on-TV device application is launched, it disables the “power save” feature of the wireless adapter and enables it when the application is exited. This only applies if the feature is enabled at the time of PC-on-TV device launch.

3.Why does the background text resolution look unclear when video is playing in Windowed mode?

The software algorithm automatically detects video playing and optimizes for video rather than text/graphics. Quality text/graphics resume whenever the mouse is moved.

4.The recommended player is installed, but it still doesn’t work?

Check to see if DirectDraw is enabled:

Step 1: Open Windows® Start, Run, and type: dxdiag

Step 2: Wait for the diagnostic to run.

Step 3: Click on the Video 2 tab, which should correspond to the PC-on-TV device.

If DirectDraw is disabled, click on the Enable button. The DirectDraw players such as PowerDVD should now work.

5.What is the best mode for viewing pictures and presentations?

Pictures and presentations (such as Microsoft Power Point) are best displayed using “Photo” mode. This option can be selected from the main dialog interface by clicking on the “Photo” button.


6.How can I play a DVD in extended mode?

To play a DVD in extended mode, enable DirectDraw: 

  • 1.Open Windows Start menu and select Run.
  • 2. Enter the following command: dxdiag
  • 3. Go to the Display tab and click the Enable button.

7.How do I remove the black border around my TV screen when using the DPG-1200 (PC to TV)?

Enabling “Auto Scaling” on your TV will remove the black border around your TV. If your TV does not support this feature a small black border will be displayed around your Television screen.

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  • At 2011.04.30 00:42, Rosemary said:

    When will D-Link PC on TV, model DPG-1200 update their software so it can be used with Windows 7. I just purchased one without realizing it wasn’t compatible. As I have no intention of going back to XP it’s pretty useless to me. Come on guys, catch up.

    • At 2013.10.13 21:18, ASIF said:

      Still waiting for Windows 7 drivers.. Its useless for sure without drivers….

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