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Windows 7: doesn't find channels on startup

14 Feb 2010   #1
fullthrottle

win 7 home 32 bit
 
 
doesn't find channels on startup

Hi
Ive got a bit of a weird problem, when I open wmc7 and click live tv I get the "no signal" msg, but if I change channel a few times it will start working fine so that stops my scheduled recordings from working unless I leave wmc running. I was having issues with not waking from sleep but have that sorted if only it picked channel up straight away.
Any help would be great thanks.


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19 Feb 2010   #2
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

hey
i have the same problem and now after a auto record it does not go back to sleep everything
has worked fine up to now little bugs creeping in me thinks as i have changed nothing in the bios
or the operating system (i have always had the no signal msg problem from day 1 )
i was about to change my tv card but now know its not just me
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19 Feb 2010   #3
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

What tuner do you have? I know I have heard about similar issue with Hauppauge 2250 and Avermedia Avertv duet.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

hi
i have a Avermedia PCI A16AR HiBrid DVB-T Tv Card picks up most
free view chan's and the ariel signal is perfect also works perfect in windows xp home
i have tried avermedia drivers for win7 also microsoft drivers it makes no differance
you would have thought by now the programmers would of got their act together
its these daft things that are now starting to let a good operating system down
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19 Feb 2010   #5
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arfer Daley View Post
hi
i have a Avermedia PCI A16AR HiBrid DVB-T Tv Card picks up most
free view chan's and the ariel signal is perfect also works perfect in windows xp home
i have tried avermedia drivers for win7 also microsoft drivers it makes no differance
you would have thought by now the programmers would of got their act together
its these daft things that are now starting to let a good operating system down
I have the AverMedia G2 Combo... I had similar issues early on with it. I had to have it scan for channels everytime I wanted to use it and had the same issues with the DVR function.

The trick (for me) was to remove some cheap cables and splitters from my homes cable tv wiring. I also connected my splitter for the tuner card as close to my homes cable point of entry as I could. Apparently many tv tuner cards are very sensitive to the signal strength. I still have these intermittant problems with 1 channel... but I will solve those with a Channel Master digital distribution amplifier... Channel Master

Hope this helps you!

And Arfer... your sig is very similar to something I've been telling my students for 15 years...
"98% of all PC problems can be traced to a loose nut behind the keyboard"
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

hi
thanks for the info very informative i had already checked all that was lucky enough to have that Knoledge under my belt hope someone else will benifit from your post tho i still think its a bug in mce as various cards are all suffering the same problem the more i look into it come on programmers thinking cap's on
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