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Windows 7: How many tuners can WMC support?

13 May 2015   #1
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How many tuners can WMC support?

I have one OTA dual tuner (has two tuners in one box) now that seems to be doing just fine. I would like to add a second dual tuner (and possibly a third in the future). I think WMC can handle up to four tuners (two dual tuners) but I don't know if it can handle anymore than that.


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13 May 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Found an MS article with this
Quote:
Media Center supports a maximum of four analog TV tuners and four digital TV tuners per computer. (If your setup includes digital cable tuners, the maximum is four digital cable tuners.)
Source: What should I know before adding TV tuners to use with Windows Media Center?
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13 May 2015   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Found an MS article with this
Quote:
Media Center supports a maximum of four analog TV tuners and four digital TV tuners per computer. (If your setup includes digital cable tuners, the maximum is four digital cable tuners.)
Source: What should I know before adding TV tuners to use with Windows Media Center?
Thanks, David! Again, I'm not allowed to rep you.
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14 May 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome.
Don't worry about a rep, Thanks is reward enough
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02 Jun 2015   #5
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

New Hack Unlocks Windows 7 Media Center

This may be worth a look. I have 2 ATSC tuners in 1 PC and 1 ATSC tuner in another PC. I have never bothered to configure the FM radio tuners or the anolog TV as there are no analog TV transmitters in the area. Low power analog stations are still allowed apparently......
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02 Jun 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
New Hack Unlocks Windows 7 Media Center

This may be worth a look. I have 2 ATSC tuners in 1 PC and 1 ATSC tuner in another PC. I have never bothered to configure the FM radio tuners or the anolog TV as there are no analog TV transmitters in the area. Low power analog stations are still allowed apparently......
Thanks, Tony! I've saved that information for possible future use. Right now, I'm using WMC's maximum of four tuners and it has been meeting my needs.
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