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MCE TV Tuner-How 2C Playstation output ?

By tomhass ·

Have Dell PC with Windows Media Center Edition 2005 with Hauppage WinTV PVR150.

Had TV card on old system which worked fine with PCTV on Gamecube/Playstation but this new system won't play. The only tools I appear to have to watch TV input are Media Center itself but it has no option (that I saw) to just select PAL input from composite and then kindly bugger off and stop asking me questions about Guide download....arghhh!

Tried through Windows Movie Maker also - no good.

Eventually tried load up of old copy of PCTV v4 but this reports tuner card as "in use" and will not open.

Dell did not appear to supply any tools to watch TV input despite supplying a TV Tuner card !?

Please help.



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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to MCE TV Tuner-How 2C Plays ...

Start it in Safe Mode and delete the TV Tuner card and then reboot. When the system starts you should get the Found New Hardware Wizard and then use the CD that came with the TV Tuner Card to install the correct drivers. Once that is done reboot as asked to by Media Center and then set about installing the correct Viewing software again on the CD if you are told that the hardware is in use open the Task Manager and close the application which is attempting to access it and then install the Program to use the TV Tuner card.

That should work but to be honest there are quite a number of TV Tuner cards that just will not work properly with Media Center it may be worth while looking up the compatibility listing on the MS Web Site.

Also if you do not live in an area with PAL TV Signals you need to look at the region Settings in the Control Panel and set them to the right area.


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by tomhass In reply to

Thanks HAL 9000 - that works fine (except Dell did not provide any App/Driver CD for Hauppage WinTV PVR 150 !!...anyways I got through Hauppage (v helpful...unlike Dell's crappy Indian Helpdesk).

Hope one day Microsoft see the light and just add AV1/AV2 selector to Live TV.......gotta go now and chase that pig flying past me... :-)

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