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Windows 7: Live TV & HVR-1600 stuttering & now wrong decode error

31 Dec 2009   #1
Dirty Durden

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Live TV & HVR-1600 stuttering & now wrong decode error


I have Window 7 RTM w/ WMC & I got a HVR-1600 tuner card for Christmas. It was working fine for about 4days & then yesterday the video & audio started to stuttering, fast forwarding to catch up with the feed & then the video & audio will just stop playing. I have tried to roll back my system to an earlier time, I uninstalled a couple programs (ImageMixer & some others programs that I got with a camcorder) with no luck. I also installed Media Center Decoder Utility to change the decoder & this made things worse, instead of stuttering & fast forwarding, it gets me an error message saying; video Decoder is not working, not install or not supported. I tried to change it back & it still gives me the same message.
Does anyone know how to repair this; it would be great to use my $120 tuner card again.

Thanks for any info,

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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7

Have you downloaded the updated drivers? Update drivers: recommended links.

You may want to run Windows troubleshooting to pinpoint any problems with hardware or programs: Windows 7 features - Windows Troubleshooting - Microsoft Windows.

Windows Outreach Team
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03 Jan 2010   #3

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

From the manufacturers page for your product:

To install the latest driver:

Leave your WinTV-HVR-1600 plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:
  • Download the WinTV-HVR-1600 driver update: 18drv_27148
  • Unzip this file to a directory you will remember, such as WINTV. It will create a new folder. To install, open the folder.
  • This will install the WinTV-HVR-1600 base driver. At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.
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