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Required Windows 10? SiliconDust HDHR5-4US HomeRun Connect Quatro

Will this work with my Windows 7 Windows Media Center based HTPC? The description says that it required Windows 10



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The page at the silicondust website says Window 10 for the app and Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Server 2012 for use as a DVR target. I guess they’re assuming no one uses the old Windows 7 program (which always crashed on me) or WMC anymore.

https://www.silicondust.com/product/hdhomerun-quatro/

I’d email them or check their user forums to confirm, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for WMC.

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Will this work with my Windows 7 Windows Media Center based HTPC? The description says that it required Windows 10
The HDHR connect works perfectly in WMC7. I use three of the two tuner models.
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I use two of the Quatros with WMC in Windows 7. They work just fine.
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I use two of the Quatros with WMC in Windows 7. They work just fine.
How are you able to use more than one Quatro with WMC? When I added my Quatro to my existing WMC setup I received a warning when I ran WMC setup that since I already had 2 tuners setup (Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD), only 2 of the 4 tuners on the Quatro would be added as there's a maximum of 4 tuners!

I would appreciate knowing how to enable all 6 tuners making them availble if I ever choose to make 6 simultaneous recordings.

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How are you able to use more than one Quatro with WMC? When I added my Quatro to my existing WMC setup I received a warning when I ran WMC setup that since I already had 2 tuners setup (Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD), only 2 of the 4 tuners on the Quatro would be added as there's a maximum of 4 tuners!

I would appreciate knowing how to enable all 6 tuners making them availble if I ever choose to make 6 simultaneous recordings.

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Windows Media Center has a 4-tuner limit for any specific type of tuner. There's a free app called Tuner Salad that allows you to expand that number up to as many as 32 tuners of each type (i.e., ATSC or cablecard).

Tuner Salad

Install and run Tuner Salad and then go through the TV setup in WMC again to let it rediscover your tuners. My HTPC has access to nine cablecard tuners (Ceton InfiniTV 6 and a HDHR Prime) and eight ATSC tuners (two SD HDHR Quatros). I believe the Ceton drivers also expand that number when you install it so you have access to all six cablecard tuners in WMC.
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TunerSalad is great. I used it for years.

The third party add-in program guide EPG123 also adds the ability in increase to up to 32 tuners.

http://epg123.garyan2.net/

See page 16 of the installation guide here http://epg123.garyan2.net/downloads/epg123_Guide.pdf.
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Windows Media Center has a 4-tuner limit for any specific type of tuner. There's a free app called Tuner Salad that allows you to expand that number up to as many as 32 tuners of each type (i.e., ATSC or cablecard).

Tuner Salad

Install and run Tuner Salad and then go through the TV setup in WMC again to let it rediscover your tuners. My HTPC has access to nine cablecard tuners (Ceton InfiniTV 6 and a HDHR Prime) and eight ATSC tuners (two SD HDHR Quatros). I believe the Ceton drivers also expand that number when you install it so you have access to all six cablecard tuners in WMC.
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TunerSalad is great. I used it for years.

The third party add-in program guide EPG123 also adds the ability in increase to up to 32 tuners.

http://epg123.garyan2.net/

See page 16 of the installation guide here http://epg123.garyan2.net/downloads/epg123_Guide.pdf.

Awesome! Thank you both for the fast response.


I'll be adding TunerSalad to the mix as soon as I get back home. Thanks again!!!
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TunerSalad is great. I used it for years.

The third party add-in program guide EPG123 also adds the ability in increase to up to 32 tuners.

http://epg123.garyan2.net/

See page 16 of the installation guide here http://epg123.garyan2.net/downloads/epg123_Guide.pdf.
I also use epg123. I totally forgot that it also extends the tuner limit to 32 of each type. I've been using Tuner Salad for as long as I can remember and it works great. I highly recommend using epg123 and getting your program data from Schedules Direct. With support for Windows 7 ending in January there's no telling how long Microsoft will continue to provide guide data for WMC users.
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