WMC United States Unsupported

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by mindistortion, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. I'm trying to set up my cable connection to my laptop. Whenever i try to
    choose the United States as my location it says that it is an unsupported
    region and asks me to choose another, how do i make United States supported?
     
    mindistortion, Aug 26, 2007
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    Jaime Guest

    Are you in the U.S.?

    Are you using a U.S. version of Media Center?

    BTW, is this XP or Vista?
     
    Jaime, Aug 27, 2007
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  3. im in the US, on a us vista version, every other country i choose is
    supported, it says only united states is unsupported, "UNSUPPORTED REGION
    The tuner hardware does not support the TV format for your region. You may
    need to install different tuner hardware that supports the appropriate TV
    format."
    could this be my tv tuner?
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    It could be your tuner if it is not an NTSC/ATSC one. The NTSC system is also used in Canada, Japan,
    South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, and some other countries, mostly in the Americas. Did you try
    setting up as e.g. Canada? The rest of the world uses either the PAL or SECAM TV system.

    Is this a home-brew system or did you buy it ready built? What TV tuner are you using?
    --

    Cheers

    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    MCE MVP
     
    Nigel Barker, Aug 27, 2007
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  5. I'm pretty sure it is an NTSC, i have an alienware m9700 which came with the
    tuner built in.
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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  6. I just tried Canada and it doesnt work either. unsupported as well. when i
    try searching for services it doesnt detect my cable either
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    Did it ever work?
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    Cheers

    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    MCE MVP
     
    Nigel Barker, Aug 27, 2007
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    jolt Guest

    You might check the tuner card for a jumper setting to switch from NTSC to
    PAL I've seen them on cards that support both standards.If by chance the
    jumper were set to PAL by mistake it would explain your problem with tuning
    NTSC.
     
    jolt, Aug 27, 2007
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  9. this is the first time i've tried to hook it up to cable, it used to be
    setup to receive broadcast television through an antenna,i dont know why it
    is not allowing me to choose the united states now
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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  10. i used to use it for broadcast television but now have cable because of
    living on campus. It set-up fine when i used an antenna
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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    JW Guest

    Where did you live when the antenna worked and where are you living now?
    It appears that your college supplied cable may not be transmitting in NTSC
    format?
    Try telling MC that you live in the UK/.Europe and see if it accepts the
    region. If it does then you will now it is receiving a PAL signal instead
    of a NTSC signal
     
    JW, Aug 27, 2007
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  12. it must only be accepting pal because only canada and US are not being
    supported, any ideas how i change this to NTSC?
     
    mindistortion, Aug 27, 2007
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    Gary Tsang Guest

    Gary Tsang, Aug 27, 2007
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    Calvin Guest

    I am also have the same error message about my region not supporting my
    hardware. I live in Canada though, and I am running Windows Vista Home
    Premium. I have a ATSC 110 HDTV tuner PCI card that wont work in my PC. I
    have tried the card in a computer running Vista and a computer running MCE
    2005. When i do change my region to the States it works perfectly, but
    naturally the problem with that is it gives me Amercian Channels for
    reception. I am using an antenna to recieve the channels. The channels it
    lists i am unble to tune because they are not brodcasted in my area. Is
    anyone aware of any difference between Amercian HDTV and Canadian HDTV? Or
    does anyone know a work around to allow the device to still decode my
    programmed Channels?
     
    Calvin, Sep 9, 2007
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    That is because HDTV is only supported in the US. Peter Near describes how to fool Media Center into
    letting you have HDTV in Canada http://thegreenbutton.com/blogs/pnear/archive/2006/11/22/202706.aspx
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    Cheers

    Nigel Barker
    Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
    MCE MVP
     
    Nigel Barker, Sep 9, 2007
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