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Old 24th January 2008, 13:38   #16
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Just thought i'd like to mention that my prob has been solved. Using an HDMI cable to connect our PC to our LCD TV. HD vids look awesome, but whats better is that regular avi video quality has also improved with the HDMI cable (when compared to using composite cables).

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Got a question on TV Tuner, so bumping up the old thread rather than using the Windows 7 thread.

I recently purchased Pixelview PlayTV USB415, hoping to use it with my laptops which uses Windows 7 Ulitmate. The Windows on my Inspiron 6400 laptop has a 32 bit OS, and I manged to coneect it without too much of a problem.

I am now trying to use it on a 64 bit Version which has a 15.6 full HD WLED laptop and is failing. Has anyone tried using this with 64 bit OS.

Also any suggestions for a Good USB tv tuner available in India. Also any good online shop for such purchases which is really safe?

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I checked the prolink site for Windows 7 64 bit driver for your tuner here . Unfortunately there is none.

More-so-often this is a problem with Windows 7 64 bit. The manufacturers do not provide 64 bit drivers for some of the older hardware. I really do not know the reasons.

In my case, when I installed Windows 7 64 bit, it could not find 64 bit drivers for my old Yuan PG-600 (Conexant Falcon -2 ) TV tuner card while during the evaluation phase using the 32bit version, it automatically found the 32 bit driver and installed it. A manual search for 64 bit driver yielded no results.

Finally I gave up on 64 bit and currently using Windows 7 32 bit for my media center PC. Life is like that.
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I checked the Prolink site for Windows 7 64 bit driver for your tuner here . Unfortunately there is none.
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I got the 32 bit version running, but not sure why it should not run on a 64 bit os, since it should allow 32 bit programs to run
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normally go for a branded ones. Aver media makes some good tuners.
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All branded TV tuner cards are not Windows 7 compatible. Microsoft publishes a list of Windows 7 compatible and certified TV tuner cards for both 32 bit and 64 bit. It is always better to check this list before buying a TV tuner card.

The Yuan PG 600 TV tuner card I had purchased for my Windows XP, was at that time a Microsoft certified TV tuner card that came with a Microsoft Remote for Media Center. Today it does not have a 64 bit driver for Windows 7.

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normally go for a branded ones. Aver media makes some good tuners.
Thanks, Any good online shop where I could source this, last time when in Chennai, I wanted to buy the Aver media card, but finally came back with Pixel view. Do we get the Hauppauge or the ATI brands in India which could be used here ?

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All branded TV tuner cards are not Windows 7 compatible. Microsoft publishes a list of Windows 7 compatible and certified TV tuner cards for both 32 bit and 64 bit. It is always better to check this list before buying a TV tuner card.

The Yuan PG 600 TV tuner card I had purchased for my Windows XP, was at that time a Microsoft certified TV tuner card that came with a Microsoft Remote for Media Center. Today it does not have a 64 bit driver for Windows 7.
Thanks did check that, but need to find shops that stock these in Chennai or Hyd.
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Old 10th April 2011, 14:55   #23
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I want to buy an external tv tuner card, mainly for tv recording. Budget 2-2.5K.

Can any friend give some suggestions pl.

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