Media Center and HD channels

Media center says not tv signal for HD channels, but plays analog. I know my tuner works because I also have Beyond TV and it picks up my hd channels and plays them. Any ideas? I selected Digital Cable for my channel lineup and the HD channels shows there but there is no signal.


  Hi cth1977,


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The Windows Media Center TV Pack has an "Auto Select" option which removes channels that have a weak signal from the EPG. To run the "Auto Select" option to check the list of available channels and to evaluate the signal strength for each channel, follow these steps:

1.      Start Windows Media Center.

2.      In the Start window, scroll to Tasks, click Settings, and then click TV.

3.      Click Guide.

4.      Click Edit Channels.

5.      Click Auto Select.

For more information refer the link below.

Error message when you open Windows Media Center TV Pack and tune to a channel that is listed in the Electronic Program Guide: "No TV Signal"


You may have to SETUP TV signal.

Follow the below steps to setup TV signal.

1. Start Windows Media Center (WMC) by going to the Start orb, All Programs, and open Windows Media Center. 2. Navigate to Tasks, and select settings in WMC.
Note: Once WMC is running, navigating WMC with a Windows Media Center Remote Control is the best way to experience WMC. You could also use your mouse to point and click or your keyboard’s arrow keys to move around and the spacebar to select.
3. Select TV.
4. Select Setup TV Signal.
5. Select Next in the Set Up Your TV Signal section.
6. Select Yes, use this region to configure TV services if the Region is correct and then select Next.
7. WMC will download up-to-date TV setup options for your region.
8. Select to Configure my TV signal automatically in the Automatic TV Signal Setup section and then select Next.
9. WMC will scan for Cable, Satellite, and Antenna signals.
10. If everything goes well WMC will pick up your connection(s). If everything is right, select Yes and then select Next.
11. Let’s set up the Program Guide by selecting Next in the Programming Set Up Guide.
12. Select Yes when WMC asks you if you want to use their guide.
13. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Terms of Service, select I agree, and then select Next
14. Enter your ZIP code and then select Next.
15. The programming guide for your ZIP code will be downloaded from the internet.
16 When the download is complete, select Next.

If you’re using a digital antenna it’ll give you the option of adjusting your antenna and programming guide.
Select Next.

 The next screen shows you all of the channels you could catch according to the programming guide you just downloaded.

WMC will scan for every channel listed in the guide and tell you the signal strength of each. Uncheck each channel with a low signal so they don’t show up in the programming guide. You can also use the signal meter to adjust the antenna. Checked off channel are continuously scanned and updated for signal strength.
Click Next when you’re done.


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Hope this information is helpful.

Let me know if this worked.


All the best!


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 Halima S    - Microsoft Support.

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Last updated December 16, 2019 Views 2,190 Applies to: