Why 'MY TV' option doesn't show in a Custom made PC with MCE 2005(

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by rvilar, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    I Have a:
    MS Windows XP MCE2005 (OEM)
    512MB Ram
    120GB HD
    ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 VIDEO BOARD
    ASUS A7V8X-X MOTHER BOARD
    2.2 Processor

    Why a legal user like me that spend US$140,00 for MS MCE2005, can't use 'My
    TV' option, since I have all the technical equipment to run it?
    I Fell like I have being foolished !
    Can Microsoft tell me otherwise?

    rvilar(removethis)@dbsoft.com.br
     
    rvilar, Nov 2, 2004
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  2. Do you have a tuner card? You say you have all of the equipment, but you do
    not have one listed. My TV requires one. Otherwise, how can you receive a
    TV signal?

    Regards,

    =D-

    Derek R. Flickinger
    Interactive Homes, Inc.
     
    Derek R. Flickinger, Nov 2, 2004
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  3. rvilar

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    Because the AIW is not a supported tuner card unless you also purchase and
    install the ATI encode software from ATI's website.

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    www.thegreenbutton.com
     
    Jeff Griffin, Nov 2, 2004
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  4. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    My video card ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 has a tuner.

    If I install the software that came with the board, I can see TV in the ATI
    TV application, but not on MCE.
    Whem I try to setup the tv in the MCE, it says that I don´t have a tuner
    installed.
    A alredy install the ATI new drivers version (catalyst 4.1) witch, by the
    way,
    have this note at the ATI site.
    ------------------------------------
    http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/...rod=productsXPMCEdriver&submit.x=9&submit.y=4
    For those who have a preinstalled E-HOME WONDER (OEM product), all Video
    Capture (WDM) driver updates will be provided by your computer manufacturer.

    For legacy Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 systems with preinstalled
    ALL-IN-WONDER boards, a special version of Software Encode (WDM) drivers is
    required, which will be provided by your computer manufacturer.
    ----------------------------------------

    So it seems that if you don´t buy a full configurated computer from a larger
    computer manufacturer like HP, DELL, you cannot use MCE2005. even if you have
    all the technical equipment to run it.
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  5. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    My video card ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 has a tuner.

    If I install the software that came with the board, I can see TV in the ATI
    TV application, but not on MCE.
    Whem I try to setup the tv in the MCE, it says that I don´t have a tuner
    installed.
    A alredy install the ATI new drivers version (catalyst 4.1) witch, by the
    way,
    have this note at the ATI site.
    ------------------------------------
    http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/...rod=productsXPMCEdriver&submit.x=9&submit.y=4
    For those who have a preinstalled E-HOME WONDER (OEM product), all Video
    Capture (WDM) driver updates will be provided by your computer manufacturer.

    For legacy Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 systems with preinstalled
    ALL-IN-WONDER boards, a special version of Software Encode (WDM) drivers is
    required, which will be provided by your computer manufacturer.
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  6. Jeff's point was that it is not a <i>supported</i> tuner without the
    appropriate drivers.

    =D-
     
    Derek R. Flickinger, Nov 3, 2004
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  7. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    Derek,

    Is there any other drivers besides the ones that came with the ATI Video
    Board or the came with the MCE2005 ?
    Even thoses that I found at ATI sites, didn´t work.


    Thanks
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  8. rvilar

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    The drivers are not the problem. You MUST have the ATI Encode software
    installed.

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    www.thegreenbutton.com
     
    Jeff Griffin, Nov 3, 2004
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  9. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    Jeff,
    Wasn´t that 'ATI encode' supposed to be in the ATI cd ?
    I already installed everythink that came with the ATI cd.
    Where do I find the 'ATI encode' ?

    Thanks.
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  10. rvilar

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    No, it is not included with the video card, you must purchase it from ATI's
    website.

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    www.thegreenbutton.com
     
    Jeff Griffin, Nov 3, 2004
    #10
  11. rvilar

    Phil Taylor Guest

    its available for purchase on the ATI.com site.

    it may work, but its not officially supported.
     
    Phil Taylor, Nov 3, 2004
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  12. rvilar

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    Interesting... I had not heard that MCEE was not supported in 2005. It was
    in 2004 correct?

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    www.thegreenbutton.com
     
    Jeff Griffin, Nov 3, 2004
    #12
  13. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    Phil,

    Thanks for the big help on this.
    One last thing, I´m not finding any information at the ATI site about how
    to buy the ATI encode.
    The closest I saw was 'AIW 9600 XT & PRO DVD+MMC 8.6 CD' that seems like
    the same CD that I have that came with the video board.
    http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2551842

    Where do I find it ?

    We are almost there, thanks for the help again.
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  14. rvilar

    rvilar Guest

    Another thing, supposing that the ATI Encode works I will see the 'My Tv'
    Option in the MCE menu. RIght ?
     
    rvilar, Nov 3, 2004
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  15. rvilar

    erics98390 Guest

    Could you tell me where I can get the encoder? I've looked on the ATI site
    but dont see anything that looks like an encoder.

    Thanks!
    Eric
     
    erics98390, Jan 22, 2005
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  16. rvilar

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Bob [MVP], Jan 22, 2005
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  17. rvilar

    JW Guest

    Bob,
    Since you are an MVP can you request MS to update the list. For example
    with a quick look I noticed that does not include WinDVD6 or the HP
    extender.
     
    JW, Jan 22, 2005
    #17
  18. rvilar

    Nigel Barker Guest

    or even Microsoft's own Xbox MCX!
     
    Nigel Barker, Jan 22, 2005
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