MCE 2005 / XP PRO SP2 - “USB Tuner Compatibility?â€

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Martin, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Consider the following-

    Hauppauge WINTV-PVR-USB2 USB 2.0 Interface WinTV-PVR-usb2 -
    Model #: 941
    Operating Systems Supported Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

    Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2 MCE USB 2.0 Interface Video Device -
    Model #: 99016
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 or later

    Do you know if the USB2-MCE can also be used with Windows OS 98/Me/2000/XP?
    I have 1 MCE 2005 (laptop), 1 XP Home SP2, 2 XP Pro SP2 (1laptop), and am
    trying to figure out my best options with regards to PVR choices. Any help
    would be appreciated.
     
    Martin, Dec 8, 2005
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  2. The MCE version does not come with a remote or additional software, just the Media Center drivers.

    The non-MCE version comes with a remote, and additional software, but does not have Media Center drivers, and the remote will not control the Media Center interface.
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Dec 8, 2005
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  3. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Doug,
    Your response was a little unclear as to whether the MCE unit will function
    with the other OS's. Both units have a remote and yes I noticed that the MCE
    units remote is a MCE transmitter/reciever. I guess the main issue then would
    be regarding the drivers and software.
    I guess I should just purchase the "NoN" MCE version as 75% of my computers
    don't have MCE and I would be safer with this purchase unless you can tell me
    why I should go with the MCE unit.
    Martin
     
    Martin, Dec 9, 2005
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  4. If you intend to use it on a standard Windows XP installation, go with the non-MCE version. It will come with the necessary software to utilize the tuner in a non-MCE environment.
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Dec 9, 2005
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  5. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Thanks for you time.

     
    Martin, Dec 9, 2005
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