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Vista Media Cnter does not detect Hauppague USB tuner

WinTV-HVR-950 works fine with Hauppague software, and although the vendor claims that it should work with Vista Media Center, the Media Center does not recognoze it.

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  • Anatole Kurkov Apr 10, 2008

    I tried enabling Vista services associated with Media Center, and installed latest drivers from Happauge. The problem persists.

  • Anatole Kurkov Apr 18, 2008

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001

    on Acer Aspire 5520-5334 laptop.



    Microsoft has posted hotfix for this problem for hybrid tuners (mine is). Did not install: wrong system. Two other Acer users had similar problems but the posted solutions did not work.




  • Anatole Kurkov May 10, 2008

    To Microsoft credit, the problem was taken up by a Vista professional, and although she was not able to solve it, she succeded to elevate the prolem to Microsoft escalated level professional. I think I will post the solution if one is found since it may apply to other users. I still think that Microsoft hit a sweet spot with all the new features in the Media Center.

  • Anatole Kurkov May 11, 2008

    Solution: Uninstall Acer Arcade Deluxe, an Acer pre-nstalled media-center type application by Cyberlink.

  • Prem Chugani May 11, 2010

    what is your vista version?

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Uninstall Acer Arcade Deluxe a pre-install media-center type application by Cyberlink. To generalize the sollution for a tunner recognition problem in Vista Media Center, unistall video codec type applications that you can spare.

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This is a typical example of why so many Vista users are installing XP on their systems. Even Bill Gates himself expressed dissatisfaction with Vista at a meeting a few weeks ago and spoke about an early release of Microsoft's latest Operating System Windows 7 to solve Vista's issues shooting for early 2009 for it's release. So, if all else fails and it may, downgrade/upgrade to XP (If it ain't broke? Don't fix it!).

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WISH YOU HAPPY MERRY CHIRSTMAS!!!!!!!!

I am Vikram Kumar Thumu from India- Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to the Tv Tuner card. Since, I work with HP as Technical Support I would like to suggest you on this issue.

Well, the "HP ExpressCard TV Tuner for Windows Vista
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If you are lookng for Windows XP Tv Tuner Card, I recommend you to purchase Hauppauge WinTV-PVR USB2 (EC557AA#ABA). As this one supports for Windows XP but needs Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 .

These are available solution for you at this moment . I hope that this should resolve the issue for you.

If you need any other information please do mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com. I'll be glad to help you.

Once again WISH YOU HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks,
Bye...

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