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Windows 7: WMC Won't Recognize Cable Provider

27 Jan 2010   #11
AngelProcesser

 

If your STB output works when connected directly to your TV, then you should be able to get WMC to recognize your STB, either automatically or manually in the TV setup process. Try getting a newer better box from your cable provider.

Also check all your connections to your TV Tuner from the STB and from your video card to your display/TV. This card has multiple inputs - make sure your using the right one. Also, could just be a bad cable or connector.

http://www.hauppauge.com/pics/hvr1600mckit_board-b.jpg

WinTV-HVR-1600 Media Center Kit product description


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29 Jan 2010   #12
mityman50

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Alright I think I know what I need now. I've searched around and I think I need one of these three cards. Can anyone check that?

I have digital cable by the way.
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29 Jan 2010   #13
AngelProcesser

 

Many ATI TV Wonder cards have issues bith with WMC and W7. I suggest one of these:

Hauppauge Computer Works : WinTV for Media Center
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30 Jan 2010   #14
mityman50

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm pretty sure I need one that can view digital TV, not just analog. I don't think any of those could view digital TV.
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30 Jan 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mityman50 View Post
I'm pretty sure I need one that can view digital TV, not just analog. I don't think any of those could view digital TV.
I've got this one here WinTV-HVR-1600 Product overview
And It's capable of viewing digital TV.

Or this one if you need PCIe http://www.hauppauge.com/site/produc...a_hvr2250.html
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30 Jan 2010   #16
mityman50

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think those will just do what my current card does. They won't be able to get me all my channels. With my current card, I can find somewhere over 300 frequencies, but about 200 of them are scrambled. I thought I needed a cableCARD in order to watch those channels.

However, it looks like those cards aren't very compatible with Windows 7. It looks as though I just need to wait until better hardware becomes available.

I keep seeing cards that can show ATSC, clearQAM, and unencrypted channels. What I need, I think, is something that has all that plus the ability to read encrypted channels.

I think I'm rambling though. I don't know if I'm making any sense.
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30 Jan 2010   #17
AngelProcesser

 

Might I suggest reading?
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30 Jan 2010   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
However, it looks like those cards aren't very compatible with Windows 7
Have a look here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...ners&os=64-bit

And here's a whole list to look through,

Windows 7 Compatibility Center hardware browse results - TV Devices - TV Tuners
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31 Jan 2010   #19
mityman50

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry, I didn't mean the cards you recommended, I meant the cableCARDS I was talking about in the paragraph before. That wasn't very clear, my bad.
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31 Jan 2010   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mityman50 View Post
Sorry, I didn't mean the cards you recommended, I meant the cableCARDS I was talking about in the paragraph before. That wasn't very clear, my bad.
If you are getting tv on your card I don't think you need a new one.
You should get your cable company to tell you how to make that box work or give you one that does, it could be as simple as a splitter or a whole different box.

Try some searches on google with your cable provider, that brand of box, media center, tv setup, your bound to find at least something similar.
That's how I ended up finding detailed instructions to hook mine up.
Good Luck and let us know how it turns out.
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