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Windows 7: Live TV: Channels tune ok, "No signal" trying to watch.

12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Live TV: Channels tune ok, "No signal" trying to watch.

I have a strange problem with my W7MCE.

I've googled for a long time but havent found an answer. I hope someone else has answer...

I have 2x AnySee DVB-T tuners and 1x TechnoTrend T-1500 tuner.

I can tune in channels fine, it finds all channels.
My EPG updates without any problems.

But when I try to start Live TV, it just says "no signal".

I've tried different drivers and tuning the channels again. No help.

Anyone encountered this problem and has any tips what I should do?

EDIT: This is getting even stranger... If I start recording the channel and then turn on Live TV it works perfectly! But if there is no recording going on it says "No signal"! Strange!

EDIT2: All the tuners work 100% perfectly with their own softwares, so this is MC related problem.

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12 May 2010   #2


I have this problem with my DirecTV HD receiver connected to an RF converter which then connects to my Hauppauge PVR-1800 tuner card if I have 1) watched a channel previously, and 2) have closed MC but not rebooted Windows.

Upon rebooting the machine, I can watch channels again - but if I close MC out (especially if I use the remote to close MC) and then try it again, I get either the no signal error, or a red screen, followed some minutes later by the no signal error. If I then go to the guide on my DirecTV receiver, I can see the channel playing perfectly fine in the mini box....
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13 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

One more update.

I started browsing around the system logs and found something interesting:
(This is a translation from my language so it might not be 100% accurate)

Media Center cannot exchange information with tuner "anysee analog tuner". More information in error code 0xc004050a

What caught my eye was the "analog tuner"... Since my tuner is digital!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional

It was a hardware/driver conflict. After I removed my TechnoTrend T-1500 tuner both AnySee tuners work fine.
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 Live TV: Channels tune ok, "No signal" trying to watch.

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