Yeah I posted this in that other forum and I was told it got closed because I posted my email. My bad.
I guess ill start again.
I am experiencing the same problem and the other poster. I have a Dell Xps M1730 and the dell tv tuner came with it.
There seems to be no driver for it for xp.
Also there is no driver for the remote control hub they sent me. Says missing with a yellow "?" in device manager says missing "Bungle+mm"??
Have you visited the downloads section, and downloaded/reinstalled the TV Tuner and RC software?
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XPS M1730: Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLifeIntel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHzDUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX 640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)8x Super-Multi DVD±RWCreative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series IIIntegrated 2MP WebcamDell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 ModuleIntel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-CardTV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control 4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)
230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion BatteryWindows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Yes i have been there.
Vista has 8 video drivers.
XP only has 3.
I am running xp.
Used the resource disk which actually had some video drivers.
But they arent the one for this dell model. They did not fully instal because they
asked for the device to be plugged in and the dell tv tuner was the wrong device.
Model Dell External USB NTSC/ATSC Tv Tuner.
There's a Windows XP driver here.
It's meant for the M1710, but the laptop model won't matter.
Alternatively... see if you can find one among this lot?
Apparently the type of laptop does matter. I tried the M1710 nothing happened after driver was installed, no setup or anything. And i have my Tv tune plugged in...
Hi Richard, well i wish i had good news for you but i also purchased a tv tuner for my 1730 with xp pro only to find out from Dell that that tuner does not work with XP pro only Media center or Vista (Windows issue not hardware).
The good news was while i was finding this out with dells tech support the tech sent me to , http://www.snapstream.com/ which is software that does TV tuning and is the very best on the market. Now i did have to buy the software myself but Dell compensated me (i financed my computer and they deducted the price i payed for the snapstream in full instantly over the phone)
Trust me it was a great deal i ended up more or less getting a TV tuner for free and the best PVR software on the market.
PS: Note that Snapstream comes with a free remote that does more then change the channels (pictures media etc)