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Solved Windows 8 Media Center - TV Tuner not Detected


#1
Hello everyone, this has got me beat, but I know you guys will have answers . . . .

At the moment I dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.
I have just added Media Centre to 8 (yes I've got my key = 10days) and all went smoothly . . . until the dreaded alert 'TV Tuner not Detected' !!
Of course it works perfectly on the Win7 partition, but is there any way for it to be recognized in the Win8 Partition?
Or is the only way to eventually lose my Windows 7 and rely totally on Windows 8. Presumably the TV Tuner Card would then be detected. TV Tuner card is AVerMedia A336 MiniCard Hybrid DVB-T and driver up to date.

Regards . . . David
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#2
Welcome to EightForums, davevont.

Go into Device Manager and see if it's listed. If not, scan for new devices to see if it finds it.
 

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#3
I've got a Hauppauge card in my other PC. It seemed fine with the Windows 8 installed driver but I couldn't get the remote to work. Everything looked fine in device manager too. I was just about ready to box it back up and send it back. Even thought the remote showed up in device manager with no flags I installed the latest drivers from the manufacturers web site. I figured I had nothing to loose, and it worked. If you haven't try the manufacturers drivers and see what happens.
 

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#4
Thanks HippsieGypsie and alphanumeric for your input.

Initially the TV Tuner didn't show up on Device Manager, but after a scan, there it was in 'other devices'.
Next problem was 'no driver installed'. After checking the web I wasn't confident, even on the manufactures site, that I had identified the correct one. (it's 3 years old)
I went back to Device Manager and even Windows search the only answer was 'non found'
Next I did 'search computer' and directed it to the Windows 7 partition. after a long, long time . . . . 'Device Driver Found' !!!
Back into Media Centre - live TV . . . .setup commencing, 10 minutes later all channels working.

Thanks you so much for your help guys, I thought without deleting the Windows 7 partition, I'd no chance.
 

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    Dual Boot - Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium
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    Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200
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    Acer Aspire QTCEL810H94801616
    Memory
    6 gb.
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    ATI Radeon HD Graphics
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    23" All In One
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    1920 x 1080
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    1000 GB.

HippsieGypsie

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#5
Good for you! And wow! That's interesting to know that one can direct to look in another drive (partition) for a driver. Well done! :thumb:

I learned something today! :)
 

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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
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    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
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    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
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    IE11
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:thumb:
 

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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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#8
Hi tsandford . . . . .

As you will see from the thread, I was lucky to be Dual Booting and able to locate the driver details with a 'Device Manager' search in the Win 7 partition.
I tried a Google search for . . . . TV Tuner card AVerMedia A336 MiniCard Hybrid DVB-T Driver, but most are companies trying to sell you 'driver update programs' which are useless. The AVerMedia site was hopeful, but the card/driver being 2 to 3 years old wasn't listed.
For interest I have looked in D\WindowsSystem32\drivers and found a small file (see attachment) I know very little about drivers, apart from what they do, but this looks very insignificant to be everything needed ? ? ?
You need to hope one of the 'experts' is looking at this thread and offers to help with there knowledge !!

Regards, David

D.Windows.System32.drivers.jpg
 

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    Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200
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    Acer Aspire QTCEL810H94801616
    Memory
    6 gb.
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" All In One
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1000 GB.

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#9
Hello,

I am looking for this driver without any luck. Anychance you could send me the driver info or send me the driver would be great.

Cheers
What driver, for what card?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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I need a help

I have DANY u-1050 tv tuner for laptop it was working fi9 with my HP having windows Vista. Currently i purchased DELL with Windows 8 installed on it.

1st i want to know is this device is compatible with Windows Media Center?
2nd if it is compatible then how to configure windows media center to detect tv tuner signals. I live in karachi, Pakistan. What will be the ZIP CODE for PAKISTAN to enter in WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER.

Please help me out
 

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#11
You should start a new thread of your own to get the best help. ;)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Obsidian

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Same problem 'TV Tuner not found' in Windows 8 but an unrecognized device in device driver. Tuner card is Avermedia A373. Problem SOLVED by forcing windows 8 to boot without fast start - it then found and recognized the driver and card - all working OK. Issue is now Media Center will not set up the tuners - frustration.
 

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