*** Sorry! Please append to the huge Ceton thread!! ****
Well, I was hoping I would be able to get this all installed smoothly and be watching digital cable on my new HTPC in an hour. Didn't happen
I cannot get WMC to pick up the tuners in either Win 7 Pro x64 nor Win 8 Pro x64.
Upon fresh install of Win7, it picks up the tuners the first time I try it, but then if I reboot it loses them forever. I'm beginning to think I got a bad CableCARD.
I activated my card via Comcast's online activation and haven't called them yet to take care of that validation signal thing, but I wanted to take care of this WMC thing before I did that. Even if they got the signal down, I couldn't see it in WMC anyways.
The closest I have gotten this far was a fresh install of Win7, 100% updated, tuners found and configured in WMC but Playready couldn't update. I actually was able to play some of the basic channels (think I had Law & Order streaming on Ch. 2) and that got me excited. I tried to resolve the Playready update issue though, and had to reboot the PC. Then WMC couldn't find the tuners again.
I finally caved out of frustration and installed a copy of Win 8 Pro I have with free WMC. I couldn't get WMC to see the tuners at any point with win 8. I installed the latest beta firmware and still no go.
I have tried:
1.) Another PCIe Slot
2.) Full updates to OS
3.) Ceton Diagnostic clearing tuner/discover tuners thing
4.) Win 7 and Win 8
Any suggestions at all? This thing is really frustrating. Can't help but wonder if I would have had better luck with HDHomerun. Then again if it's a CableCARD issue, none if it matters.
PS I opened a ticket with Ceton, but figured I could get some suggestions to try this Sunday since they are closed.