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Windows 7: Windows media center TV problems

17 Jun 2009   #21
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

i never got it figured out with that card, i just bought a happuauge wintv 1800 or whatever and that works perfect


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19 Jun 2009   #22
mtnsteve

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Well, since I dropped back to 2 gigs of ram my problem is gone.

Tonight I'll swap out the pair running now with the pair of sticks I pulled 4 or 5 days ago. I figure if it happens then it's the ram.
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20 Jun 2009   #23
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtnsteve View Post
Well, since I dropped back to 2 gigs of ram my problem is gone.

Tonight I'll swap out the pair running now with the pair of sticks I pulled 4 or 5 days ago. I figure if it happens then it's the ram.
yeah i tried on two different systems, my newer system it came in better but i think it had to do with the card not having a built in mpeg encoder
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27 Jun 2009   #24
mart00ch

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having similar problems with my tuner card. I have a Geniatech x8000A. Running the ArcSoft software that came with it, looks good. But the picture looks "offset" in WMC. I can't read text on the screen and the picture looks "fuzzy". I've downloaded the latest drivers from their (Geniatech) website, but they don't mention Windows 7 at all. Oddly, when I was using Win 7 Beta, MC worked perfectly and the picture was great. SInce getting the RC, i'm having this blurriness problem.
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28 Jun 2009   #25
Robearl2x

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I was having similar problems with my hauppauge PVR 150 tuner card. I checked their web site and found this:
"Note: Currently, the WinTV-PVR-150 and WinTV-PVR-500 receivers used with 64-bit versions of Windows are limited to less than 4GB of memory"

I was using the 64- bit version of windows 7 with 4GB of ram memory on my desktop computer. As a result, I had to make a decision - keep the 4GB of ram and have no WMC TV or reduce the ram to under 4GB and have it work perfectly.

Well, since I dropped back to 3 gigs of ram my problem is gone.
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28 Jun 2009   #26
mtnsteve

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robearl2x View Post
I was having similar problems with my hauppauge PVR 150 tuner card. I checked their web site and found this:
"Note: Currently, the WinTV-PVR-150 and WinTV-PVR-500 receivers used with 64-bit versions of Windows are limited to less than 4GB of memory"

I was using the 64- bit version of windows 7 with 4GB of ram memory on my desktop computer. As a result, I had to make a decision - keep the 4GB of ram and have no WMC TV or reduce the ram to under 4GB and have it work perfectly.

Well, since I dropped back to 3 gigs of ram my problem is gone.
That pretty much sums it up. It's not my ram, it's the 4 gigs of ram that causes the issue.
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18 Jul 2009   #27
DarkJackO

Windows RC 7 X64
 
 

should I understand that my Hauppauge PVR 150 won't work even in the future with my 4gig of ram?
Or would they get it fixed?...

This problem was on vista too or jsut on Windows 7?
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19 Jul 2009   #28
Robearl2x

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkJackO View Post
should I understand that my Hauppauge PVR 150 won't work even in the future with my 4gig of ram?
Or would they get it fixed?...

This problem was on vista too or jsut on Windows 7?
There is no current fix from Hauppauge for this problem. Those TV cards will not work with 4GB or more of ram which is only a problem when using ANY 64-bit operating system. I doubt if there will be a forthcoming fix. Its either buy a different type of TV card of use less than 4GB of ram.
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19 Jul 2009   #29
DarkJackO

Windows RC 7 X64
 
 

ok thanks, i'll see what I can do with that card
I've post this question on the hauppauge uk forum 1 month ago and no one has answered me. I'm happy to have found the answer of my problem here!
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20 Jul 2009   #30
coxrui

Windows 7 build 7068
 
 

100% working TV in Media Center of Windows 7 Build 7600.16384 64-bit:

CPU and Graphic Card: Intel E2180 with ATI 4670 (driver ATI Catalyst 8.12 of 01-12-2008 - v.8.561.0.0).

TV Tuner 1: Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT (driver v.1.0.3.266) (watch and recording of two tv channels simultaneous - OK) (DVB-T)

http://www.terratec.net/en/products/Cinergy_2400i_DT_1588.html

TV Tuner 2: Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2 (driver v.2.123.27056.0) (watch and recording of channel - OK) (DVD-S) (configuration of 3 lnb - Astra 2 - Astra 1 - Hotbird)

http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/products/data_novahds2.html



100% working TV in Media Center of Windows 7 Build 7600.16384 32-bit:

CPU and Graphic Card: Intel N270 with Intel GMA 950(driver of Windows Update).

TV Tuner: Avermedia Volar HX (driver v.2.0.0.121) (watch and recording of tv channel - DVB-T - OK - Analog TV - OK - Radio - OK)

http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=293

All tuners working 100% in Windows 7 (with ATI Catalyst 9.x graphic drivers I experience slow tv and no image with Terratec 2400i DT, but with ATI Catalyst 8.12 of 01-12-2008 - v.8.561.0.0 is all ok).

Hope to help for users to choose a working WMC7 tv tuner.
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