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Windows 7: Windows Media Center can't find TV signal HELP!

08 Nov 2012   #11
thebudman

Windows 7
 
 

I don't understand your setup? I have a Duel TV Tuner myself but it is digital only. I use over the air but i know it works for digital cable also, So here are a few questions that would be helpful, Is the tuner the same as in the other computer? same features? Is your cable analog or digital? and what model tv tuner do you have?

The one thing i know is if you have analog cable then you need an analog tuner. Vice verse for digital cable. You will only get channels your provider broadcast in the clear aka clearqam for the others you need a cable card. The right way is to bypass the cable box. Make sure you not splitting the signal to many times as wmc may not detect anything if the signal has been degraded to much,

And are you connecting the cable box before the cable running into your computer? That wouldn't work out and you would then have to turn your cable box channel all the time, That kind of defeats the purpose of media center being able to select a channel to record when you want it to, I remember it was either windows 7 or vista where you couldn't ad an analog card without a digital card first? maybe im wrong? It has been a long time.


Edit* If your cable out of the wall is digital you need a atsc digital clearqam tuner, If it is analog then you need analog tuner to tune from the wall,

My guess is you have an analog tuner? and your cable is digital? But when it goes through the box it converts it down to analog like you would hook it to a tv? If you plug your cable direct in an old analog tv and it works it analog if its digital you wont get anything. end edit*


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08 Nov 2012   #12
bobby18301

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It's a WinTV-HVR 2250. The one in my old computer is the same brand different model. Signal is Digital Cable. I know it's not the tuner card or the drivers because, as I stated, I can pick up TV channels and stations using Hauppauge's WinTV which came with the TV Tuner card. I've done this many times before so it's not like I don't know what or how to do it. For some reason, Windows Media Center setting up process is not finding a signal when any other program does.
I think I am beating a dead horse here.
If I could, I would send the new computer back and start all over. I wish there was a way to uninstall Media Center and re-install it.
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08 Nov 2012   #13
thebudman

Windows 7
 
 

I think if i remember right i read somewhere sometimes you have to go through and add everything manually. Have you checked the Manuals here specifically the wmc manual Hauppauge Computer Works : WinTV-HVR-2250 one more thing. There used to be a good forum for help one this but Microsoft bought it out go figure. For some reason the pdf files on there wont download for me.

I found this
Remapping clear QAM channels in Windows 7 Media Center


Here are some instructions from HDTVTUNERINFO.COM on remapping clear QAM TV channels in Windows Media Center.

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/suppor...t_hvr2250.html

Direct Link to Guide

http://www.hdtvtunerinfo.com/win7mcqamsetup.html

I think this should fix you up!
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08 Nov 2012   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobby18301 View Post
I have channel 3 selected on my old computer from my keyboard and that's the way I am able to use my cable box on that computer. Sorry, that was confusing.
The problem is in the initial setup of Media Center on my new computer. Windows Media Center can't find ANY channels from my cable directly out of the wall. Any other program I use like WinTV finds the channels with no problem. Forget the set top box. That's a whole other configuration. I simply can't get the Media Center to find any channels! That's why I think there is something that got screwed up with the program itself. I'm clueless at this point. Never had any problems with any other Windows Media Center. The exact same versions on both old and new computer.
OK then so you are not using a cable box. Thanks for clarifying that much. OK so when you go into media center set up It should ask you for your Zip code? Then it should look up providers in your area? Then you should be able to search? Does this happen. Searching may take some time, some TV's can take an hour.You are not giving us any help by not telling us what happens. Run TV set up and step through it carefully. Also look at the F connector and check you are in the correct input if there is more than one.
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08 Nov 2012   #15
thebudman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobby18301 View Post
I have channel 3 selected on my old computer from my keyboard and that's the way I am able to use my cable box on that computer. Sorry, that was confusing.
The problem is in the initial setup of Media Center on my new computer. Windows Media Center can't find ANY channels from my cable directly out of the wall. Any other program I use like WinTV finds the channels with no problem. Forget the set top box. That's a whole other configuration. I simply can't get the Media Center to find any channels! That's why I think there is something that got screwed up with the program itself. I'm clueless at this point. Never had any problems with any other Windows Media Center. The exact same versions on both old and new computer.
OK then so you are not using a cable box. Thanks for clarifying that much. OK so when you go into media center set up It should ask you for your Zip code? Then it should look up providers in your area? Then you should be able to search? Does this happen. Searching may take some time, some TV's can take an hour.You are not giving us any help by not telling us what happens. Run TV set up and step through it carefully. Also look at the F connector and check you are in the correct input if there is more than one.
Media center will say it found no channels, This is normal read the guide i posted and it explains how to add them manually.
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