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# 34686 28-May-2009 08:56
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4 windows updates installed this morning on my Windows 7 RC box that I have a Hauppauge PVR 2000 in.  Now the Windows Media Center searches and searches endlessly for the tv tuner when I choose live tv or when I try to change the tv tuner settings.

I checked in the device manager and all the card devices for the TV Card look fine.

It was working fine at 11pm and the updates installed at 3am, then it didnt work this morning..

I have had a bit of google about, but the rest of the world is probably still asleep!

Happening to anyone else??

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  # 218546 28-May-2009 09:25
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The four updates delivered this week were just "placebo" updates. They didn't update anything on the PC itself, except for being a test for Microsoft to check that automatic update is working, etc...







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  # 218553 28-May-2009 09:35
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hmm interesting, maybe it was because the pc was sleeping or hibernating this morning... and I hadn't actually tried that yet... i didn't try a reboot as i ran out the door...

thanks for the tip on the updates

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  # 218562 28-May-2009 10:05
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Mine did the same about 2 weeks ago. "No tuners available" "Searching for Tuner" messages.

I ended up rebuilding from scratch and it has been fine since then.


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  # 219341 29-May-2009 15:16
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The good ol' rebuild from scratch method. Perhaps that should be a Geekzone motto.

"If it does not work properly then try the 'Rebuild from Scratch' method, work in 9 out of 10 cases"

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  # 219343 29-May-2009 15:21
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At least it is quick now! (apart from setting up the channels again)

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  # 219359 29-May-2009 15:49
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craigknights: 4 windows updates installed this morning on my Windows 7 RC box that I have a Hauppauge PVR 2000 in.  Now the Windows Media Center searches and searches endlessly for the tv tuner when I choose live tv or when I try to change the tv tuner settings.

I checked in the device manager and all the card devices for the TV Card look fine.

It was working fine at 11pm and the updates installed at 3am, then it didnt work this morning..

I have had a bit of google about, but the rest of the world is probably still asleep!

Happening to anyone else??

ta
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I had the exact same thing happen to me. When viewing the guide, I found that most channels had doubled up with only one of each channel working.

Try deleting all channels and scan again. It fix things for me.



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# 219377 29-May-2009 16:16
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i rebooted it and it was fine

this morning it woke from sleep and went fine, so who knows what was the problem...

only issue now is tv3 is a little bit jumpy, i'm guessing because tv3 is 1080i and the single core 3.4 p4 is maxing out sometimes...



 
 
 
 


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  # 219396 29-May-2009 16:40
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craigknights: only issue now is tv3 is a little bit jumpy, i'm guessing because tv3 is 1080i and the single core 3.4 p4 is maxing out sometimes...




I'm surprised you can even watch TV3 with such a low spec processor. A video card with H.264 hardware acceleration really is essential if you want a decent picture from Freeview|HD.




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  # 221718 4-Jun-2009 17:20
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right, I've picked up a 9400GT 512MB for $111 and the difference is amazing, i was using a 7600GT 256MB which it seems only has VP1 Purevideo.

the cpu usage on tv3 and the HD demo channel has dropped right back to 10-15% from the 95%-Maxed out I was getting before

now going great!
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craigknights: only issue now is tv3 is a little bit jumpy, i'm guessing because tv3 is 1080i and the single core 3.4 p4 is maxing out sometimes...




I'm surprised you can even watch TV3 with such a low spec processor. A video card with H.264 hardware acceleration really is essential if you want a decent picture from Freeview|HD.


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