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Windows 7: Best TV Tuner Card for Windows 7?


08 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Best TV Tuner Card for Windows 7?

Now that Windows 7 RC Came out, the Theater 550 Card doesn't work. I tried the Hauppauge card and it also has issues with Windows 7 (Freezes all the time). What card is recomended by Microsoft.

It seems as much time and money I throw at the RC, Media Center doesnt work in Windows 7. Worked awesome in Vista (I'm going back to vista... ewww) It's supposed to enable awesome television for the home, you would think there would be some decent cards out there that anyone could buy at Best Buy or Fry's.


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08 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

My Hauppauge Win Tv HVR-2250 card has worked just fine with Vista and all Win 7 builds... I watch tv on it all the time, using Windows Media Center.
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08 May 2009   #3

 

As does my Hauppauge Win TV HVR-1800 card. In fact, I am watching Numb3rs now....
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09 May 2009   #4

 
 
Dvico FusionHDTV PCI

This card works well with all builds sofar of Windows7. I havent tried installing their drivers.

DF
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09 May 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi all
A lot of Hauppage cards work just fine on Windows Media Center (even when their OWN software doesn't always work).

I'm using TV -HVR 1110 ( a DVB-T type of card) no probs even with Hauppage software.

Pic of Ms Lumley making mincemeat out of UK Govt. I'd vote for her to be PM or President of ANY country.

However for Hauppage and Windows 7 you might like to get some info from the Hauppage Forum here for more drivers, application updates etc.

If you DO attempt to use Hauppage software like WinTV7 install it in VISTA SP2 compatability mode or the chances are it won't work. You need to be running the RC (build 7100) of Windows 7 -- earlier builds DID have considerable problems with some Hauppage cards.

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Cheers
jimbo


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27 May 2009   #6

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
......Pic of Ms Lumley making mincemeat out of UK Govt. I'd vote for her to be PM or President of ANY country. ....Cheers
jimbo

Just noticed this.

Well of course, she was Absolutely Fabulous after all....remember the show?

On TV recently she was celebrating a victory for the Ghurkas from Nepal, who fought valiantly for Britain in several wars yet were hitherto denied entry into Britain as permanent residents.

Brigade of Gurkhas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Regarding Hauppauge, the HVR2250 will be my next TV Tuner when I get my new PC, whenever that may be.
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27 May 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Believe it or not, I even got my ATI TV Wonder PCI (most basic one they ever made) working completely on 7 and the Media Center in it. I used the XP drivers. I forget if I did anything special to install it...maybe I used the device manager. Good luck.
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27 May 2009   #8

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I have the same card and it seems to have moods. Yesterday it refused to work, couldn't find the tuner. Today, no problem. Using Vista Catalyst Center and drivers.
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28 May 2009   #9

Windows 7RC
 
 
Fusion 3 Gold problem

When I purchased a new X58 motherboard, with 6 gigs of DDR3 and an ATI4850 video card, I purchased and installed Vista 64 ultimate mainly for picture and video editing and expected no problems with my old Fusion 3 HDTV card as 64 bit drivers were available. It started out a bit jerky which surprised me but after a few Vista and ATI updates it now works fine. However Windows 7 RC 64 ultimate, which installed yesterday without any driver disks, has even greater trouble with the Fusion display. Not only is it jerky with any decoder but the sound is broken up and distorted. All drivers have been checked and updated except for the NIC where the latest driver STILL needs to be rolled back.
It seems strange that a TV card which will play with really old CPUs, old operating systems, outdated video cards and little memory cannot play smoothly on a highish end system with the latest OS.
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30 May 2009   #10

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dentex View Post
When I purchased a new X58 motherboard, with 6 gigs of DDR3 and an ATI4850 video card, I purchased and installed Vista 64 ultimate mainly for picture and video editing and expected no problems with my old Fusion 3 HDTV card as 64 bit drivers were available. It started out a bit jerky which surprised me but after a few Vista and ATI updates it now works fine. However Windows 7 RC 64 ultimate, which installed yesterday without any driver disks, has even greater trouble with the Fusion display. Not only is it jerky with any decoder but the sound is broken up and distorted. All drivers have been checked and updated except for the NIC where the latest driver STILL needs to be rolled back.
It seems strange that a TV card which will play with really old CPUs, old operating systems, outdated video cards and little memory cannot play smoothly on a highish end system with the latest OS.
The Win 7 Media Center is a whole new ball game as of build 7100 and I think it has a few teething problems. No doubt it will all be sorted in the RTM build, I hope.

By then I'll probably have a new 'puter and am considering putting Hauppauge's HVR 2250 in it. Hope I'm doing the right thing.
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