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Asmodeus

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#28603 5-Dec-2008 13:01
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Hi,

I have 2 tv tuner cards in my htpc but neither of them have an fm tuner in them. I have a spare pci slot so was wanting to chuck in a small fm tuner card. I dont want to spend much (and I dont need any more tv tuners) but am having trouble finding a dedicated fm tuner card

Does anyone know of such a card that will work with vista media center (that doesnt have a tv tuner)?

Something like this: http://www.cel-soft.com/RadioCard.htm

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  #182340 5-Dec-2008 16:27
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Yeah, I'd be interested in getting a FM radio only card too.  But I'll need a PCI-E card as I have no PCI slots left.

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  #182350 5-Dec-2008 17:14
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I had this same problem a while ago.
Had a customer who wanted an FM tuner card to work in VMC as well.
The only one I could find (can't remeber what it was) did not support VMC and you had to use the software that came with it.
In the end we just used a PVR150MCE card and disabled the TV tuner part in Device Manager.

 
 
 
 


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  #182495 6-Dec-2008 17:17
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CYaBro: I had this same problem a while ago.
Had a customer who wanted an FM tuner card to work in VMC as well.
The only one I could find (can't remeber what it was) did not support VMC and you had to use the software that came with it.
In the end we just used a PVR150MCE card and disabled the TV tuner part in Device Manager.


I have a pvr-150 but it has no radio tuner. What do you mean?

It's exactly like this exact it doesnt have the FM socket at the top. Why would some have it and not others?





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  #182504 6-Dec-2008 18:34
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Yup that pic shows the only type of PVR150 I have ever seen.
Never seen one without the FM tuner and aerial socket.

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  #182581 7-Dec-2008 13:52
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lol, typical for me I end up with one without the fm tuner like this one...




wtf?




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