To All With Vista TV Tuner Card Problems


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Guest

Here's what I found after struggling with the "No TV tuner installed" message
while setting up TV in Vista Home Premium Media Center:
1. Go to Computer Management...Services and Applications...Services
2. Find Windows Media Center Receiver Service (this is what keeps failing)
3. Look at the "Log On" setting (mine said Network Service)
4. Right-click this service, select Properties, select Log On tab.
5. Look at the "This account:" section (should list what login account is
running the service).
6. Change the username to the Administrator account setup within Vista
(usually your username) and enter the password for this account --Select
Browse...type the username...select "Check Names"...click OK.
7. Re-type the password for this account int the Password & Confirm
password fields (don't accept the password it auto-fills with).
8. Click Apply...OK.
9. Left-click the Windows Media Center Receiver Service (if not already
selected) and select the "Restart" button on the Toolbar (last icon with
green arrow).
10. Check service to make sure it's Status is Started.
11. Crank up Media Center and try your TV setup again...it worked for me
after this routine.

So, what this all means...Vista security is a beast (that's why you have to
select allow on everything you try to run). I'm an IT Network Administrator
and this problem just about brought me to my knees! Hell, even Microsoft
apparently hasn't figured this out even with all the forum posters having the
same problem with numerous different "Vista Compatible" TV cards. This isn't
the first time I've had to figure out Microsoft's problems for them.

Anyway, please post back if this helps or doesn't. I'm curious to know if
this resolution helps all or none.

BTW---I have an Angel Dual Tuner TV card, which offered Vista drivers on the
manufacturer's website: www.lumanate.com
 
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Guest

Thank you for tell me know. I did follow your step in my computer. And then
my vista media center can find my AVer TVtuner, but it still no work..... my
media center will stop working in my click live TV.......What should I do???
 
G

Guest

Not a genius, just very persistant!! This beat me all weekend, then, I had an
epiphany all of a sudden. When checking the Services, I'd never seen a logon
account called Network Service (this is new to Vista, apparently). Since I'm
a seasoned IT professional, I've had experiences with having to run certain
networked applications using a specific login account (usually the Domain
Admin). So, I decided to try my local PC admin account (my login) to see what
happens. Luckily, this solved OUR problems. You'd think Microsoft would have
figured this out during testing of Vista, but, I've had to figure out their
problems before and report the solution to them...Go figure. Anyway, I'm glad
I could help another frustrated user. One man's pain is another's pleasure. :)
 
G

Guest

Have you checked the manufacturer's website for driver updates for your TV
tuner card? One way to see if there are driver updates is to find it in
Device Manager, right-click...select update driver...and select Search
Automatically. This option found the Vista drivers for my TV card, so I think
it will work for you. If not, got directly to the manufacturer's website and
search for driver updates for your particular version/model card. Also, run
the Vista Upgrade Advisor to make sure that it's compatible. Also, check your
Event Logs for any errors pertaining to Media Center or your TV card. This
may give information that you can use to search for a solution. Other than
these suggestions, I can't offer any other in-depth answers without being
able to physically work on your PC and check things that are too in-depth for
me to discuss in this forum (I'd have to write a book to explain most of it).
Well, good luck and keep searching Microsoft's forums for answers to your
problems.
 
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luiseileen

Here's what I found after struggling with the "No TV tuner installed" message
while setting up TV in Vista Home Premium Media Center:
1. Go to Computer Management...Services and Applications...Services
2. Find Windows Media Center Receiver Service (this is what keeps failing)
3. Look at the "Log On" setting (mine said Network Service)
4. Right-click this service, select Properties, select Log On tab.
5. Look at the "This account:" section (should list what login account is
running the service).
6. Change the username to the Administrator account setup within Vista
(usually your username) and enter the password for this account --Select
Browse...type the username...select "Check Names"...click OK.
7. Re-type the password for this account int the Password & Confirm
password fields (don't accept the password it auto-fills with).
8. Click Apply...OK.
9. Left-click the Windows Media Center Receiver Service (if not already
selected) and select the "Restart" button on the Toolbar (last icon with
green arrow).
10. Check service to make sure it's Status is Started.
11. Crank up Media Center and try your TV setup again...it worked for me
after this routine.

So, what this all means...Vista security is a beast (that's why you have to
select allow on everything you try to run). I'm an IT Network Administrator
and this problem just about brought me to my knees! Hell, even Microsoft
apparently hasn't figured this out even with all the forum posters having the
same problem with numerous different "Vista Compatible" TV cards. This isn't
the first time I've had to figure out Microsoft's problems for them.

Anyway, please post back if this helps or doesn't. I'm curious to know if
this resolution helps all or none.

BTW---I have an Angel Dual Tuner TV card, which offered Vista drivers on the
manufacturer's website:www.lumanate.com

I've tried fixing the problem following the above steps and now the
problem is that the heRecvr service doesn't want to start.

The error code is "0x80070015: The device is not ready"

Can someone please help?

Thanks

BTW---I have WinTV PVR-150 MCE tuner PCI card.
 
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Guest

Your solution worked. Now I just have to figure out why my Hauppauge PVR-150
remote doesn't control anything but volume. Two quick details for laymen
like myself:

1) To access Computer Management, go to START>Program Files>Administrator
Tools>Computer Management
2) If you didn't declare an administrator password, you will get a logon
error at Step #9. To declare password, START>Control Panel>User
Accounts>Change Password

Thanks for the help nyoung.
 
G

Guest

Since I don't use the WinTV PVR (Hauppauge) product, it's hard for me to
guess what could be wrong. I suggest going to Hauppauge's support site and
look for Vista drivers (go here:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/support/support_pvr150.html ). Unfortunately,
I've read several posts in this forum (search for WinTV PVR-150 and select
"warning about hauppauge product") that states these cards are not/will not
be upgraded for Vista support. It really sucks when a company dictates when
you have to purchase another piece of harware (I suggest not to purchase the
same company brand).

Other than that, try to do the same with the ehRecvr Service that I
suggested in my original post. For that matter, do it with all of the
services that your TV card uses--it won't hurt anything to try. Who knows, it
just might work! That's how I solved my problem...trying something new on
something that doesn't work anyway. Good luck!
 
G

Guest

Brendan,

I've noticed that you are using the WinTV PVR-150 TV card. Please refer to
the post by luiseeileen, previous to your post. Perhaps you can help with her
problem, since you have the same card. I'm glad I could be of at least some
help to you. Try to look for an updated driver for your remote on
Hauppauge's website:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/support/support_pvr150.html.
Althought, I've seem some pretty disturbing posts concerning the Hauppauge
products stating that they are not planning to support Vista for certain
products (including your's). Good luck!
 
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luiseileen

Hi all!

I have a solution for Vista+Tuner problem! MediaCenter don't work for
me, i completed these steps, but it simply write me: no tuner found..so
i downloaded Dscaler..and it works!!!! And it have sound too!:) I hope i
helped..

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Dscale? Where can I get this from?
 
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luiseileen

Dscale? Where can I get this from?

It works great!!! but what I liked about MCE is that I could set it to
record a program/series without me having to be phisically at the
desk...any suggestions???

Thanks you all!!!
 
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Guest

Thanks nyoung,

This worked for me!

I just upgraded to home premium from xp. After downloading new drivers from
Hauppage I tried to run setup again and then got the no tuner message.
followed your instructions and all is now working.

Thanks Again.
 
G

Guest

Hello,

I have a TVBOX USB 2.0 TV Tuner card. I tried the solution you gave, but
windows media center still says that I don't have a tuner card installed.
Could you please let me know if you have any other suggestions? Thanks so
much!!
 
G

Guest

I have been unable to do my work for the past 24 hours because i have been
distracted by trying to figure this out. Thanks a million. Now i can get
back to work... and watch tv at the same time :)
 
G

Guest

Hi there,

I have a hauppage pvr 150 under vista and the same "no tuner found problem".
I did exactly what u guys described above but it didnt work out for me so far.

when i configure my tuner it works excellent, but after rebooting my system
i have the no tuner error again.

I found out that what my computer is doing is that it reinstalls
the hardware drivers from my tv tuner every time i reboot.
When starting up i get the rightdownside message that vista found new
hardware and is installing accordingly (i cant interfere or cancel that with
via a menu)

So it seems that due to the reinstallment of my tvtuner my previous setup is
lost time and time again wich seems fairly reasonable to me.

So i guess the question then is how can i stop that reinstall process? (by
the way my tv tuner is on the inbuild motherboard and so its no outside usb
item or so)

or am i totally on the wrong foot?

Hope someone knows the solution.


Carmen
 
G

Guest

I upgraded from Vista Premium to Ultimate last night and my Media Center
stoped functioning. MC now complains there is no tuner card. The PC is a HP
m7760n multi-media PC with Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600. This set up was working
fine with me watching live TV last night until I decided to upgrate to
Ultimate.

I followed the instruction for setting a different user account to start the
MC Receiver Service. Here is the error message after hitting the Start
button:

<Error 0x80070003: The system cnnot find the path specified.>

The path is <C:\Windows\ehome\ehRecvr.exe>. I looked at the ehome folder
and found a file ehrecvr.exe. I tried to change the name to ehRecvr.exe, but
the system wouldn't allow me to change the file name.

Any idea what I should do now?

Thanks!
 
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koen1976

I upgraded fromVistaPremium to Ultimate last night and my Media Center
stoped functioning. MC now complains there is no tuner card. The PC is a HP
m7760n multi-media PC with Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600. This set up was working
fine with me watching live TV last night until I decided to upgrate to
Ultimate.

I followed the instruction for setting a different user account to start the
MC Receiver Service. Here is the error message after hitting the Start
button:

<Error 0x80070003: The system cnnot find the path specified.>

The path is <C:\Windows\ehome\ehRecvr.exe>. I looked at the ehome folder
and found a fileehrecvr.exe. I tried to change the name toehRecvr.exe, but
the system wouldn't allow me to change the file name.

Any idea what I should do now?

Thanks!

Dear all,

I have exactly the same problem with MCE for Vista Ultimate. Have a
PVR-150 with I tried everything :
* Logon with different id for the ehrecvr.exe service
* Disabling other device which was at the same IRQ
* Other programs => They work
* The routine with registering services.

Anybody any other idea.

KR,
Koen
 
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acdc.and.me

Dear all,

I have exactly the same problem with MCE for Vista Ultimate. Have a
PVR-150 with I tried everything :
* Logon with different id for the ehrecvr.exe service
* Disabling other device which was at the same IRQ
* Other programs => They work
* The routine with registering services.

Anybody any other idea.

KR,
Koen

Me to, the registry-solution only worked once. But not only my PVR-150
is found as new hardware every reboot, also the pci2pci
bridge(mainboard), the Realtech soundchip, the 1394 fiwi controller,
and some other VIA controller.
 
G

Guest

You did it. I can't believe it - after 3 long months, the crying is over.
It works again.

I love you.

One note, my administrator password was blank and it didn't want to work so
I went and set a password on that account (a good idea anyway) and then it
worked.

Thank you. Thank you.
 
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dellmary

nyoung said:
Here's what I found after struggling with the "No TV tuner installed" message
while setting up TV in Vista Home Premium Media Center:
1. Go to Computer Management...Services and Applications...Services
2. Find Windows Media Center Receiver Service (this is what keeps failing)
3. Look at the "Log On" setting (mine said Network Service)
4. Right-click this service, select Properties, select Log On tab.
5. Look at the "This account:" section (should list what login account is
running the service).
6. Change the username to the Administrator account setup within Vista
(usually your username) and enter the password for this account --Select
Browse...type the username...select "Check Names"...click OK.
7. Re-type the password for this account int the Password & Confirm
password fields (don't accept the password it auto-fills with).
8. Click Apply...OK.
9. Left-click the Windows Media Center Receiver Service (if not already
selected) and select the "Restart" button on the Toolbar (last icon with
green arrow).
10. Check service to make sure it's Status is Started.
11. Crank up Media Center and try your TV setup again...it worked for me
after this routine.

So, what this all means...Vista security is a beast (that's why you have to
select allow on everything you try to run). I'm an IT Network Administrator
and this problem just about brought me to my knees! Hell, even Microsoft
apparently hasn't figured this out even with all the forum posters having the
same problem with numerous different "Vista Compatible" TV cards. This isn't
the first time I've had to figure out Microsoft's problems for them.

Anyway, please post back if this helps or doesn't. I'm curious to know if
this resolution helps all or none.

BTW---I have an Angel Dual Tuner TV card, which offered Vista drivers on the
manufacturer's website: www.lumanate.com
 

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