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Windows 7: Media Center - can watch live cannot record

07 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Media Center - can watch live cannot record

This just began recently. My scheduled recordings stopped working. I get a cannot find a tuner message. I can watch TV live, but, if I hit the record button, I get the same cannot find a tuner message. Ideas??

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07 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Go to services, scroll to your device and see if it is stopped.

I would also redo a channel scan.


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07 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

While you're on that screen, click on Device Manager and make sure the tuner is still recognized. Also, check all your connections.
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07 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
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The tuner is working because I can watch live TV just fine. But, when I hit the record button while watching live TV, I get the cannot find tuner message. And, it wan't record scheduled programs. Are you suggesting the tuner stops when the record button is pressed?
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07 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Try uninstalling and reinstalling the program.
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07 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the program.
How do you uninstall and re-install Media Center?
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07 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I'm talking about the program you're using to receive tv signal.
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07 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I'm talking about the program you're using to receive tv signal.
That's probably Media Center. That's what I use.

No system specs. Without knowing your setup, we don't know that you ARE watching live TV through your tuner. Describe all your equipment and connections.
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07 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Media Center still needs a tuner to receive the signal.
The OP said this just started happening. (he was able to record before)

You're right - we need to know what he is using.
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07 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Media Center still needs a tuner to receive the signal.
The OP said this just started happening. (he was able to record before)

You're right - we need to know what he is using.
Hauppauge 950Q. Comcast is my net and TV provider. And Media Center is the only TV program I have. Connected by coax to an outlet in the wall that goes back the home-run in the basement one floor below. All the TV services are running on auto. I cannot explaoin why I can watch live TV but not record it. That is my question as it makes no sense to me.

I re-ran channel setup. No change.
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