Vista 32 bit and ATI Theater 550 Pro tuner setup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by BobS, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. BobS

    BobS Guest

    Here's one for the books. Been trying to find out if my ATI Theater 550 Pro
    tuner (on-board decoder) will work in Vista. Email to ATI resulted in a
    link to a page that essentially said that a driver would not be ready until
    mid 2007. I've also read here that others could not get it to work....

    Tonight I noticed that there was an MS update for the ATI - so I downloaded
    it. Later I clicked on Windows Media Center and went thru the automatic
    configuration. Had the message that it was downloading (something) for over
    a half hour - so I canceled and went into manual mode. Very simple
    follow-the-bouncing-ball setup. Finally made the selection for live TV and
    about fell out of my chair went up pops a live TV station....

    Now I have a 3 monitor setup and I have a multi-boot test setup right now.
    The tuner uses ATI's Multi-media software under WinXP and will only play on
    the main monitor. With MS Window Media Center software, I can move the TV
    to any one of the displays - that's neat!

    Haven't played with all the setup options for recording/playback but just to
    let others know that have the same tuner - it really does work under Vista
    with the latest MS update.

    Bob S.
    BobS, Feb 19, 2007
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