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Windows 7: Theater 550 Pro TV tuner

07 May 2009   #11

7600.20510 x86

I have the PCI TV Wonder which is not too dissimilar I am guessing. The answer for me was to use the XP driver, not Vista. And I believe I installed in XP compatibility mode, but not certain. Media Center works perfect, all functions.

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21 May 2009   #12

windows 7

i have a sapphire theater 550 pro and windows 7 build 7100 see a tv tuner card just doesnt call it by name. says its some generic thing even after i tried installing drivers. wmc picks it up and i can watch tv it's just my video signal i get looks distorted at the top of screen and the sounds is all fuzzy. i know this isnt exactly a windows 7 problem (or is it?) but any suggestions would be helpful. thnx in advance.
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27 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 (RC)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miguelcarrasco View Post
Did anyone ever get the Theater 550/650 Working on Windows 7 Build 7100? If so, how?
I have a TV Wonder 650 PCI tuner card, and although the newest Vista x64 drivers seem to install, they don't do so properly. The solution is to go to the device manager and manually point to the ATI\Support directory, and the driver will install. You will then see the ATI Unified AVStream Driver. It seems to work fine so far.
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25 Oct 2009   #14


This is what I did with 7 pro media center.

Installed the catalyst driver 9.1 from ATI driver down load page, I had picked windows xp 64 cause i have 7 64 bit. whan thats dun, i restarted and

Go to device manager then sounds and video the unified avstream thing and change the driver to install from disk,
go to c:\ati\support\WDA_ALL\rio\xp64\atmcir64.ini select that .ini file, let it do its thing

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25 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 (RC)

I would use the newest driver for Win7 if I were you: 9-10_win7_32_64_unified_wdm, then do as you did, point the installation in the device manager to c:\ati\support and that's all there is to it.
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10 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 Home Prem.
Theatre 550 WORKING on Win7

My ati Theatre 550 didn't work after upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista.
But it works now.

My system has Theatre 550 pro pci, Theatre 650 pro pci, and Radeon x1650 agp

When starting this, I already had the 9-7 and the 9-10 vista tuner packages installed, but the 550 still didn't work. Remember that for the 550 tuner, it's driver is only in the 9-7 package. The latest one 9-10 does not have drivers for the 550, only the 650

So I downloaded these tuner drivers from ati's download page, select:
windows vista/theatre 550, and download 9-7
windows 7/theathre 750, and download 9-10 (this did not work for my theatre 650, I still required the vista 9-10 package for my 650 tuner)

rebooted my computer, tapping f8 to get the Windows boot options. I selected "disable driver enforcement"
From now on I click no to restart
I ran the windows 7 9-10 installer, which completed with errors.
I ran vista 9-7 installer just to extract the driver files to C:\ati, and cancelled before install started.
Then I went into the device manager
Under "sound, video, and game controllers" I found two entries for "ati unified avstream driver", so I'm looking for the 550. Check the driver version in the properties, the theatre 550 was version
I right clicked the 550, and installed the driver manually from the folder C:\ATI\Support\9-7_vista32-64_t550-600-650_wdm\Packages\Drivers\WDM\RIO\LH (note, there is another folder for 64bit)
reboot and everything worked

I'm sorry if this doesn't work for you, but I really don't know what I did to make it work for me, so all I can do is tell you what I did. Good luck.
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01 Jan 2010   #17

windows 7

tripoli, i tried you solution, but didn´t work for me

so i made a new one,
what do you think?

working for me:)

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29 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Prem.
AMD working on new drivers

So I had the 650 running, but my MOBO fried. So after a grueling couple days, a new motherboard and windows 7 re-install later, my 650 once again does not work. What the hell did I do last time?????


I also own a 550 and that works just fine. Unfortunately, now I'm running a single tuner setup -- highly inconvenient.

AMD's website says this about the 650:

Drivers for the ATI TV Wonder™ HD 600/650 series and All in Wonder™ HD series are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2010.

Keeping my fingers crossed that will mean the 650 pci will work too!
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10 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7
Argh, also had it, also lost it...

I had the 550Pro working fine with Windows 7 and an AGP 1600Pro video card (Abit MB, P4 3.0). I could record shows while watching a 720p movie. Very nice. I used the stock Windows7 driver for the 1600pro, and the 9-7_vista32-64_t550-600-650_wdm pakcage for the 550. Worked no problems. No CCC in this setup, but stable and fast.

That system died last week. I replaced it with a new MB, CPU, RAM (AMD Athlon II X2 250, 4G) with integrated ATI HD4200 video. The 550 absolutely refuses to work. Drives install, but 'device can not start code(10)'. I have tried so much...

I will try the safe mode manual trick. Thanks for the 9-7 info, I did not know they dropped the 550 in the later packages. I have tried the portuguese option already, didn't work.

I know this exact card can work with this exact copy of Windows. But how?!

Please post any updates on getting the 650 working.

P.S. not only that, but the HD4200 stutters when playing 720p, so my 5yr old computer was better, and faster than a brand new machine. Sigh.
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11 Feb 2010   #20

Windows 7 Professional- 64
ATI 650 HD TV Card

Previous to switching to Windows 7 -64 Pro I simply used the Vista drivers and Vista Compatibility to get it to work (in Windows 7 -32 Pro). When I switched to 64 bit this method did not work or install without an error. After a depressing moment I decided to try the 750 -10.1 driver it worked flawlessly! If you are having a problem using compatibility mode for a Windows 7 -32 machine I suggest that you first uninstall all ATI drivers....shutdown and then start over.
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