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Topic # 30064 28-Jan-2009 08:20
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I've just upgraded to Windows 7 and with its built-in support for H.264, I'm using MCE to watch TV from my HVT-3000 card.  Overall, lack of EPG excepted, it's a very nice product.

While the DVB-T side of things is working fine, I can't figure out how to tune in the channels via the analogue tuner, so currently I have no access to Prime.  The MCE interface seems to be an "either/or" i.e. you can tune in DVB-T or analogue, but not both.

I must be missing a trick here.  Any clues?



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  Reply # 192419 28-Jan-2009 08:44
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Have you installed the decoder software that comes as part of the CD install? The 3000 does not have a hardware decoder so you need to install the software decoder to enable this side of the card in Media center.

Warning however the software decoder will hammer your CPU and still only give you a very average picture. I have just installed a 2200 to get a hardware decoder. It made a huge improvement although even then it is still below the quality that you get feeding the signal direct into the TV.

Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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