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Q: Windows 7 Media Center - Low Bit rate

I've been getting Low bit rate messages constantly in Windows 7 Media Center. I'm using the HVR-850 tuner stick, and it either blacks out or bit rate issue. Any suggestions?


I did find this thread with more info.. http://bit.ly/4rYmDS



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Hi Social Media – BrianK,

a. Do you have any third party codec package installed? If yes, let’s uninstall the same and check if that makes any difference.

Firstly, make sure you have the latest display drivers and device drivers installed on your computer. Visit the manufacturer’s website and check if there are any new updates. If any, download and install the same.

Uninstall the native driver for the TV Tuner card. Visit the manufacturer’s website and download and install the latest drivers

You may also run the TV set up wizard again after updating the Tuner drivers. The TV Setup wizard will guide you through the process of setting up a TV signal to watch and record in Media Center. When you reach the TV Signal Detection Result page, select Yes, configure TV with these results, and then Media Center will do most of the work for you.

Refer:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Getting-started-with-Windows-Media-Center#section_1

If the above steps do not help, you may uninstall Windows Media Center and re-install the same again.

To uninstall Windows Media Center (WMC),

1. Click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
2. Click “Programs and Features”.
3. Click “Turn Windows features on or off” on the left-pane.
4. Expand Media Features; uncheck “Windows Media Center”.
5. Click “Yes” and “OK” to continue.
6. Restart the computer.

WMC would be uninstalled now.

To re-install WMC,

1. Click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
2. Click “Programs and Features”.
3. Click “Turn Windows features on or off” on the left-pane.
4. Expand Media Features; check “Windows Media Center”.
5. Click “Yes” and “OK” to continue.
6. Restart the computer.

This would re-install WMC.

Note: Uninstalling Windows Media Center would result in loss of Windows Media Player music library and settings. 

You may also refer for a similar thread on Microsoft TechNet:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpromedia/thread/6ad48756-30c1-4243-91ec-0bba49230e15

Hope this helps!


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