Dual tuner card and hdtv tuner crad???

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by livnlo, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. livnlo

    livnlo Guest

    i have mce2005 installed on a new system and i wanted to upgrade to hd tv and
    also to add dual hauppauge tv tuner card. anyone know of any issues with this
    before i buy everything. thanks in advance for your help

    intel d925xbc system board
    p4 3.0 gig 800mghz bus
    512 ddr2 mem
    dual sata raid 160 drives
    ati x 700 pro
    livnlo, Mar 21, 2005
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  2. Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP], Mar 21, 2005
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  3. livnlo

    Peawet08 Guest

    I read somewhere that you cannot run a digital TV card and a standard
    analogue tuner card at the same time in MCE?

    Is this right?

    Peawet08, Mar 22, 2005
  4. livnlo

    Pete Delgado Guest

    No. I have an NVIDIA dual tuner card and an ATI HDTV Wonder card and I am
    able to record from both at the same time -which is kind of cool IMHO :)

    I haven't yet tried to record from both NVIDIA tuners and the HDTV tuner at
    the same time, but I suspect at some point I'll run into bandwidth problems
    on my drives.

    But to answer your question, you are actually required to have a "regular"
    tuner card before you can enable HDTV in MCE. See

    Pete Delgado, Mar 22, 2005
  5. livnlo

    Lovezice Guest


    I'm running the Hauppauge 500MCE dual NTSC tuner card and an ATI HDTV Wonder
    in paralell on my system. Most of the time that seems to work pretty well. I
    do have intermittent problems with TV-stuttering (every few days), but my
    best guess is that they're related to hard-disk fragmentation.
    One area where my system is different from your's is that I'm running 1GB
    ram. That helps. If I had to do it again, I would probably buy a faster video


    - Intel D865PERL mobo, Intel P4 3.2GHz/HT CPU
    - 2 x 512 MB Kingston RAM
    - Sapphire Radeon 9600XT/256 MB
    - Seagate Barracuda 200GB SATA
    - Hauppauge Win-PVR 500MCE
    - ATI HDTV Wonder
    - Zalman Reserator water cooling
    - Micro$oft XP MCE 2005
    - NVIDIA DVD decoder
    Lovezice, Mar 22, 2005
  6. It sounds like you are overseas (outside the US). If so, then you are
    correct. Digital and analog will not work overseas.

    Andy Vanosdale
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Microsoft Student Ambassador - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    My Blog - http://blog.vanosdale.com
    Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/ExpertZone
    Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP], Mar 23, 2005
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