thinking of upgrading to an AMD Phenom II X4 3.0ghz AM3, 4GB DDR3 RAM, HTPC system, & Windows 7 (currently Windows XP MCE 2005). Curious as to if I can salvage this HDTV Wonder to this new system. I'd love to continue to utilize as I don't see much these days for OTA HD in terms of improvement; GPU will continue to decode MPEG2 TS, & ClearQAM doesn't interest me.
What I've gleaned thus far is it works, but with caveats.
-digital tuner ok but no analog (fine by me)
-good signal but no actual reception
-s1 standby problems (power on suspend) doug? what about S3 suspend to RAM? Are you using MCE Standby? I would imagine the same since same system context is lost minus memory, but can you (or anyone) of you confirm?
*also doug, which device manager devices are you missing? I've included a screenshot of them for you.
Rdunton, are you running 64bit or x86 Win 7?
It seems this card is more troublesome in 64 bit OS which doesn't surprise me as ATI's drivers are old and probably aren't made for 64 bit. I wouldn't even dare installing MMC which I only use for analog capture with the inc. dongle anywa. MMC is the most horribly designed and bug ridden sw I've ever come across. It took me a full day just to get it working in XP MCE without the invarably 'tv unable to start bullcrap'. And that's running v9.14 as v9.16 flat out doesn't work.
The laborious process entails: install driver, dao/mdac, dvd decoder, and mmc in precise order; reboot; net stop ehvcrec everytime; stop terminal services - and still black screen? rinse, repeat, lol. Luckily MMC isn't relevant in 2009 and my need for analog capture...well, it isn't a need as I have no analog equipment, just sounded novel in the even I was to stream to Justin.tv, but I digress.
If I can at least get Media Center to pick up OTA channels, as it does now, and install DVRMSToolbox (don't see why not), I'm golden!
So... the question remains... 64bit or 32 bit on this HDTV Wonder in Windows 7? How are you folks faring with the RTM?
Let's get this suckas caveats on delineated.