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Windows 7: Best TV Tuner Card for Windows 7?

09 Nov 2009   #51
mattyspurs76

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

terrratec Cinergy 2400i DT works fine on windows 7. theres some new drivers just been released for windows7 from there website.

Ive got mine working on W7 Ultimate 64 bit, but i cannot get media centre to work with the supplied remote control yet Terratec Home Cinema works fine with it.

Im on the look out for another tuner though as only the one tuners working on my card (its a dual tv tuner)


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09 Nov 2009   #52
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the Hauppauge HVR-1800 in my 8 gig system using MC in Win 7 x64. I also have the HVR-2250 in my wifes 4 gig system using MC in Win 7 x86. Both are working well, I even let windows update install an optional driver today on the HVR-1800 with no ill effects.
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10 Nov 2009   #53
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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Yeah, return it and go with the HVR-2250.
Does the HVR get both QAM and NTSC? Please I need more details than get the HVR-2250... why?
A basic google search will let you know that the HVR-2250, has ATSC/NTSC/ClearQam.
That's exactly what I did after I posted this above comment... Google.

I am going with the AVerMedia G2... I prefer the USB remote RX with long dongle, and it gets ATSC/NTSC/QAM as well!
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11 Nov 2009   #54
LarixUthule

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
 
 
HVR 2250, Comcast and Digital Signal

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdjunkie View Post
Yeah, return it and go with the HVR-2250.
Does the HVR get both QAM and NTSC? Please I need more details than get the HVR-2250... why?
A basic google search will let you know that the HVR-2250, has ATSC/NTSC/ClearQam.

So LarixUthule, you can get HD channels on the HVR-2250 with time Warner cable? I was under the assumption that I would only receive the basic 1-79 stuff.
The digital channels are QAM or ATSC (I did let Mediacenter do the automatic configuration, and didn't pay much attention -- so I am not much help distinguishing), not Comcast digital for which I have their converter box which I do not use with Windows.

I do live near Boston, and some of the digital stations are the HD variants of the analog stations. Someone who nows more than I about such matters may speculate what the HVR 2250 is picking up, perhaps the cable itself may even be acting as an antenna bringing in the ASTC signal. The quality of the digital picture is remarkable and the HVR 2250 records these perfectly.

Regards,
LarixUthule
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12 Nov 2009   #55
Mike89

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

When I changed from XP Pro to Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, I was expecting to lose some programs. Turns out, the only thing I lost was my previous Leadtek USB2 TV Tuner. It was a substantial loss for me though as it rendered a perfectly good piece of hardware worthless. This Leadtek tuner has been a phased out model for a couple of years already and Leadtek wasn't and isn't providing anymore support for it. So it basically wouldn't work just because Leadtek won't write any 64 bit drivers for it. I really needed a TV tuner so I started looking for one compatible with Windows 7 64 bit (and also wanted to stick with a USB2 one). I ended up getting the Hauppage WinTV-HVR-1950.

Installed the drivers for it but not the software. I wanted to see how the Windows Media Center would work viewing TV. Everything went fine and I really like Windows Media Center so I'm not going to bother installing the Hauppage viewing software.

I got my TV back now and am happy with the result.
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20 Nov 2009   #56
gslane

winxp
 
 
tv tuners

How can I watch 1 sat station, record 1 and record 1 over the air station? I have win7.
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20 Nov 2009   #57
AngelProcesser

 

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How can I watch 1 sat station, record 1 and record 1 over the air station? I have win7.
This seems to be a riddle, so let me reply to it as such:

You can watch the sat station on TV #1.
You can record that on a VCR.
You can use TV #2 to tune to your over the air station.
You can record that on another VCR.

I think this solves the riddle.

If you meant 'how can I do all this from one PC?', let me know.
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20 Nov 2009   #58
gslane

winxp
 
 
tv tuners

one tv. one PC
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20 Nov 2009   #59
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

hi
i use a avermedia digi tv card 16AR PCI Hybrid DVB-T have had no problems with it at all so far
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20 Nov 2009   #60
AngelProcesser

 

What do you have for a Set Top Box (s)?

I have an HD dual tuner DVR STB (Comcast) feeding my PC. I can record a show on the HD DVR STB, switch tuners, fire up my WMC (WMC Edition Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 (Model 78xxx, Combo ATSC/QAM)) and watch what ever I want even the same channel and record on my PC. I can also switch tuners again on my STB and watch on demand - the guide is slow and I use the STB's remote to navigate there - it's a bit tricky but doable..

In your case, do you have an STB from your Sat. provider? Is it a dual tuner? Is it also dual output as many are? Ask your sat provider or review the manual.
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