Media Center Errors (or conflicts)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Mcfly, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Mcfly

    Mcfly Guest

    I'm submitting this question on a number of boards because I have had - hmmm,
    let me count, ZERO responses from anyone, sorry.

    I have a x86 Vista Home Premium 32bit box with 4GB Ram, Nvidia chipset and
    ATI Radeon video card and am trying to set up WMC for TV. I've installed an
    AverMedia M780 internal combo PCIe card with the latest drivers (x.22). From
    both the manufacturer and the thousands of users posting on the Green Button,
    I know for a fact that this card is WMC compatible and (obviously) Vista
    compatible.

    When setting up WMC, I continue to get the dreaded "tuner card not
    detected...." error, and subsequently get the "Windows Media Center Reciever
    has Stopped Working" pop up after I've shut down WMC. I've tracked down two
    (2) hot fix patches on the Microsoft's site for each error, installed both,
    and there is no difference. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the card
    physically and using H/W Mgr...no difference.

    Interestingly, the AverMedia software I installed after encountering this
    issue not only sees the card, but immediately allowed me to scan and then
    watch both QAM and analog stations. I've posted this question on "the Green
    Button" at least four times and noone seems able to provide a fix. I have
    stumped AverMedia, as their answer is to back up the machine and reinstall
    Windows from scratch. Not an option in my mind.

    What the heck is wron g with WMC??? Ideas and solutions are welcomed.
     
    Mcfly, Feb 26, 2008
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  2. Mcfly

    Bryan Hughes Guest

    Change the amount RAM in your system from 4 GB to 3 GB. This is a known
    Vista OS issue with memory. After I changed memory to 3 GB, everyting
    worked correectly in MCE.

    IF this does not work try changing video setting to overlay.

    Also MCE does not work with QAM at this time. ATSC or PAL are your choices
    depending on your location.

    Bryan.
     
    Bryan Hughes, Feb 26, 2008
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    Bill Neidert Guest

    When will QAM be supported. When I read about the Vista Windows Media Center
    it sounds like QAM is already supported but on my system it isn't or I don't
    know how to configure it.

    Bill Neidert
     
    Bill Neidert, Mar 1, 2008
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