Good DVB card for MCE

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by James Harris, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. James Harris

    James Harris Guest

    Can someone recommend a DVB-T card that preferably has drivers certified
    for Windows Media Center Edition? I would really like to get a dual
    digital tuner card but I can't find any but the Terratec offering.
    Unfortunately I bought that one but it has driver problems and won't
    work on my PC. (It reports a resource conflict/absence - but doesn't say
    what resource it is looking for.)

    So, a dual tuner would be ideal as I only have one PCI slot free, but
    failing that something else (or a USB one) would do. Hope you can help.

    TIA,
    Jason
     
    James Harris, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. James Harris

    James Harris Guest

    That's a useful package. Unfortunately it seems to only tell me about
    file dependencies. I think the Terratec driver is looking for a DMA
    channel, an I/O port or a specific memory range - i.e. the resource
    types listed in device manager. Thanks, though, for letting me know
    about the utility.
     
    James Harris, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. James Harris

    dawg Guest

    Since you only have one PCI slot available,the terratec card can't find a
    good address to instal itself.
    You could try removing your other PCI cards and getiing the terratec card
    working first,then adding back your other PCI cards.
     
    dawg, Feb 8, 2006
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  4. James Harris

    Rob Hemmings Guest

    Have a look at the Nebula uDigiTV master PCI card. You can
    add more slave USB2 tuners as needed. It works great for me,
    but I use their own software. I believe their BDA drivers are now
    MCE compliant. Not cheap, but excellent kit:
    http://www.nebula-electronics.com/
    BDA drivers:
    http://www.nebula-electronics.com/Downloads/BDA_Drivers.asp
    HTH
     
    Rob Hemmings, Feb 9, 2006
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  5. James Harris

    Rob Hemmings Guest

    Sorry, just noticed the BDA drivers are OK for the pci version, but
    not yet ready for the USB slaves.
     
    Rob Hemmings, Feb 9, 2006
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  6. James Harris

    if Guest

    Are there any TV cards similar to the Nebula that work under Win98?
     
    if, Feb 9, 2006
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  7. James Harris

    James Harris Guest

    No good, I'm afraid. They even pointed me at a non certified beta driver
    but it did no better.
     
    James Harris, Feb 10, 2006
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  8. James Harris

    James Harris Guest

    No good, I'm afraid. The Terratec fits in a PCI-express slot. And I did
    try removing all other cards - but same effect.
     
    James Harris, Feb 10, 2006
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