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Windows Media Center Compatible TV Tuner

by cobrachilde / August 16, 2009 11:01 PM PDT

Hello everyone.
I have pre-ordered the new windows 7, and also wish to purchase a usb tv tuner to go with it. From what I have seen so far, they all come with their own software but I'm looking for one that is compatible with media centre windows so that I don't have to install excessive amounts of other programs.

I have a HP dv7-1050ea which I wish to use the tuner with.

Any suggestions?
I'd preferably like a tuner with freeview capabilities on it as well.


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CNet Non-Helpers
by InMidloWaiting / November 30, 2011 4:52 PM PST

I'm responding just to be considerate and ask if you ever found a good tv tuner. I too am looking for one unfortunately, google continues to bring me to CNet - where I always find my questions but...never, not once have I ever got an answer???

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(NT) If I were to look into this I'd go ask
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2011 1:53 AM PST
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NOT Happague
by cdma_engineer / February 27, 2012 10:06 AM PST

yea, and get their New York Attitude again? No thanks...

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(NT) Beats NE tude!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2012 11:04 AM PST
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Happague WinTV 1950 is NOT com[patible with media center..
by cdma_engineer / February 27, 2012 10:05 AM PST

I bought this unit and after spending 2 weeks trying to make it work, talking to their tech guys, getting told that it works when it does not, I ended up with a broken computer, a bill from my IT guy for $125 to uninstall it and fix up the registry crap they did.

The IR blaster is the issue. the one on this product does not work with media center and they do not try to say it does not. But they have their OWN IR blaster and their own Win Tv software, which they are trying to position as a replacement for media center.

the entire thing was a mess. Returned it to Amazon...(review is there too).

Looking for a product which WORKS.....PERIOD.

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by nicholson06 / November 14, 2012 6:51 PM PST

I was looking for one too, but I dropped the search as it was no use Happy

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