not able to completely set up live TV in windows 7 media center

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not able to completely set up live TV in windows 7 media center

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I have a xps 8300 windows 7 OS. I opt for Hauppauge 1250 TV tuner. I attempted to set live TV with a cable connection but can get only 7 channels. I would appreciate any ideas.

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  • kiwi21

    I have a xps 8300 windows 7 OS. I opt for Hauppauge 1250 TV tuner. I attempted to set live TV with a cable connection but can get only 7 channels. I would appreciate any ideas.

    I am assuming you are using a wall to computer connection with no cable box in between....

    That card will work as either an analog OR digital tuner in Windows Media Center. I am guessing you have it set up as a digital tuner.

    Most cable companies do not leave their digital signals clear, only those that they are required to leave clear, generally the local channels. To get the full ineup, they require you rent the cable box.

    Regardless, if you only get 7 digital channels but want more, you could try switching to analog, but it will degrade the picture quality.

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