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Windows 7: Strange TV Signal Behaviour

18 Aug 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breno View Post
Yeah, I have tried a full rescan. Still no luck.

I'm trying to see if it is possible to find some way to change the frequency that it has decided to set on for the channel. That's all I can think of right now. I think it's so strange to work in vista media center but not in windows 7 when it's the same driver and set up from what I can see.

It's also a bummer, because with the over-the-air EPG and extra little things I like more about Windows 7 I was hoping I could switch to 7 to play around with it. For now I might have to stay in Vista if I can't find a solution. Which is a pity seeing every other station but one is fine.
It's definitely not a driver issue. All the other channels are ok you say.

You could search the registry for channel entries. Use on of the channels with a unique name (that won't be in to many regkeys) and search the registry.

If it finds that channel, the other will be there to, and the frequencies might also be there.

Or you could set explorer to show hidden files, also system files, and go to the ehome folder and see if there are xml files with info on the channels.

Make sure you make copies of any files you plan to edit.

Good luck.

and please post back if you find the solution.

Greetings


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18 Aug 2009   #12
Breno

Windows Vista/7
 
 

Another quick development,

I installed the software TV viewer that came with the card in Windows 7, and it is able to pick up and play all the stations, including the one that does not work without problems. It is only Media Center that is saying "no signal" on that TV station. And I don't know why. From what I can see, checking all the frequencies listed by the Leadtek software and Windows Media Center, the frequencies are all set the same. I cannot see why it would not work at this stage.

Strange.
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18 Aug 2009   #13
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breno View Post
Another quick development,

I installed the software TV viewer that came with the card in Windows 7, and it is able to pick up and play all the stations, including the one that does not work without problems. It is only Media Center that is saying "no signal" on that TV station. And I don't know why. From what I can see, checking all the frequencies listed by the Leadtek software and Windows Media Center, the frequencies are all set the same. I cannot see why it would not work at this stage.

Strange.
I just remembered something.

When you started MCE for the first time and went through the channel setup wizard, it asked you to agree to licence agreements, but I also remember I had to agree with installing a service that checks if you are allowed to use certain channels.

Did you get that too? and did you agree with it?

Forgot the name of the service though.
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18 Aug 2009   #14
Breno

Windows Vista/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I just remembered something.

When you started MCE for the first time and went through the channel setup wizard, it asked you to agree to licence agreements, but I also remember I had to agree with installing a service that checks if you are allowed to use certain channels.

Did you get that too? and did you agree with it?

Forgot the name of the service though.
Hey, that is a very good thought. I had completely forgotten about that.

I believe the service was "PlayReady" some sort of content protection that I didn't really want to deal with at the time. Hoping I could use this whole set up without having to worry about Microsoft throwing DRM all over the stuff that is recorded. Perhaps this station is the only one already using this sort of technology?

I am rerunning initial setup and will enable this. Perhaps this will allow it to play the station now. I will post my results when it is finished installing.

If this is the only way I can receive this channel in Media Center, then so be it.
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18 Aug 2009   #15
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breno View Post
Hey, that is a very good thought. I had completely forgotten about that.

I believe the service was "PlayReady" some sort of content protection that I didn't really want to deal with at the time. Hoping I could use this whole set up without having to worry about Microsoft throwing DRM all over the stuff that is recorded. Perhaps this station is the only one already using this sort of technology?

I am rerunning initial setup and will enable this. Perhaps this will allow it to play the station now. I will post my results when it is finished installing.

If this is the only way I can receive this channel in Media Center, then so be it.
Yes, good to install again.

The protection is only against pirating.
If you are using legally you have nothing to fear from the service.

Hope it works
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18 Aug 2009   #16
Breno

Windows Vista/7
 
 

I have just finished the set up wizard again. Agreed and installed PlayReady. Rescanned all stations.

Unfortunately, it is still unable to get a signal for WIN. Whereas in the Leadtek software you can still receive channel WIN just fine.

I guess that was not the cause, bummer.
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18 Aug 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breno View Post
I have just finished the set up wizard again. Agreed and installed PlayReady. Rescanned all stations.

Unfortunately, it is still unable to get a signal for WIN. Whereas in the Leadtek software you can still receive channel WIN just fine.

I guess that was not the cause, bummer.
Ok, I'm out of ideas.

But I recommend going to more MCE dedicated forums like GreenButton, and hack7mc

Great sites with loads of info on MCE.

Good luck Breno
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18 Aug 2009   #18
Breno

Windows Vista/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Ok, I'm out of ideas.

But I recommend going to more MCE dedicated forums like GreenButton, and hack7mc

Great sites with loads of info on MCE.

Good luck Breno
No problem,
Thanks for your help!

I shall keep searching and will come back here and post a solution if I find one, just in case people have a similar issue in the future.
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18 Aug 2009   #19
trancetechau

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I live in the same area as Breno and also have same issue although with HVR-2200. Same issue has also been reported by people in this area on

hvr-2200 in Win7 - Australian Media Center Community

There is definitely an issue there somewhere just not sure where.
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