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Windows 7: List of tested TV Tuner Cards

15 Dec 2009   #1

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
List of tested TV Tuner Cards

One of the great features of Windows 7 is the built in Windows Media Center. So if you have one currently installed and it's recognised by WMC, or if it's not recognised by WMC, please add your card to this list and I'll update it as often as I can.
It would be great if we could have the following information:
Manufacturer - Model - 32bit or 64bit OS - A &/or D (Analog &/or Digital)- Connection type (USB/PCI-E/PCI)
also, if the card works on W7 with third party software, please include the program name and version if possible.


AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCI-E (White Box) - x64 - A&D - PCI-E
Compro VideoMate Vista E700 - x64 - D/D - PCI-E
also works with Compro DTV 3 & 4
Diamond ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo - ??? - A&D - PCI-E
DigitalNow DNTV Live! Dual Hybrid PCIe S2 - x64 & x86 - A&D - PCI-E
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 - x64 - A&D - PCI-E
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1850 - x64 - A&D - PCI-E
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 - x64& x86 - A&D - PCI-E

ATI TV Wonder™ HD 650 - x64 - A&D - PCI
Compro VideoMate T750F - x64 - A&D - PCI
also works with Compro DTV 3 & 4
DViCO FusionHDTV5 RT Lite - x86 - D - PCI
Gigabyte GT-PTV-TAF-RH - x64 & x86 - A&D - PCI
Hauppauge Win Nova TD-500 - x64 & x86 - D/D - PCI (see notes)
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1100 -x86 - A&D - PCI
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 - x64 - A&D - PCI
Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T-500 - x64 - D/D - PCI
KWorld ATSC-110 HDTV/Analog - x86 - A&D - PCI
KWorld PCI ATSC/QAM/Analog TV Card (ATSC 115 S08) - x86 & x64 - A&D - PCI - (issues with QAM)
KWorld PVR-TV 7134 SE - ? - A - PCI
Pinnacle PCTV 800i HD
- x64 - A&D - PCI (see notes)
VBox Cat's Eye 150 - x86 - D - PCI (drivers)
Visiontek TV Wonder HD 650 - x64 - D - PCI

Asus My Cinema U3000-Mini - x86 & x64 - D - DVB-T
Compro VideoMate Vista U100 - x64 & x86 - D - USB
KWorld USB DVB-T TV Stick II (DVB-T395U) - x64 - D - USB
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 -x86 - D - USB
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-900
-x86 - A&D - USB

SiliconDustHDHomeRun® Single ATSC/QAM Digital TV Tuner - x64 & x86
SiliconDust HDHomeRun® Dual ATSC/QAM Digital TV Tuner - x64 & x86
SiliconDust HDHomeRun® Dual DVB-T Digital TV Tuner - x64 & x86

If you're looking for a TV Tuner card and you don't see the one that you're looking for on this list, please also check the Windows Compatibility List.

Not Working:

Also, please let me know if any of theses links are dead.
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15 Dec 2009   #2

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

List of TV Tuner Card manufacturers with driver download page links:

Hauppage (US Site)
Hauppage (UK Site)

If you have a card by a manufacturer that's not on this list, please post it along with a link to their driver download page if you have them :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #3


Hauppauge Win Nova TD-500 PCi - tested successfully on x64 and x86... 24 month UK warranty included in the package...

Reservations are...
  • You might want to disable the IR module because it shows up as an ejectable USB device in your taskbar (either use the mouse or a USB remote as an alternative)
  • Hauppauge remote bundled with it ain't the best quality
  • I've only tested it for UK use
  • Hauppauge support isn't wonderful and they don't market it as W7 ready

I'd like to find a PCiE card which suits the UK because I'm not convinced PCI is really the best way to interface a tuner...
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15 Dec 2009   #4


The Microsoft Windows 7 Hardware List is always a good place to start. These are all tested for compatability for both x86 and x64 systems and include Windows Logo TV Tuners.
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15 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 10 Pro

I have been using a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250, PCI-E version with no problems.
Win7 Ultimate 32 bit found it and installed the approprriate drives.
HD is beautiful.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2009   #6

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

Thanks for your input guys :)
Keep them coming!

Compatibility List link also added
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15 Dec 2009   #7


Good job, O.
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17 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

great job guys, anything on the Sinovideo???
can it work on win 7 ultimate?
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17 Dec 2009   #9


What a shame the Microsoft approved hardware list features analog/DVB cards in the same category, and that their links are mainly inaccurate and do not point directly to the manufacturers product page for the same hardware that is featured in the list...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #10


Once one finds a manufacturer, just ask them for the Logo docs, they surely will be glad to provide them. As for analog/digital, many locations have differing broadcast standards, and MS has done a pretty good job adding in support for them.
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