Do you really mean MCE, as in the Media Center Edition PCs sold a few years
ago? Or simply the MC (Windows Media Center) application that is included
in current Vista and Win7? I've never had an MCE, but I've been running MC
for a few years, always in the x64 versions of Vista Ultimate and Win7
My Hauppauge HVR-1600 is a couple of years old now and I see that newer
versions are available. The HVR-1600 works just fine in Windows Media
My computer also has a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick, bought at about the same
time as the HVR-1600. I'm never sure which tuner is delivering my pictures,
but they both seem to work - most of the time. I don't have a TV cable
service, so my reception is strictly over-the-air from both Austin (30 miles
away) and San Antonio (50 miles). I griped for years about MC and the
tuners; finally I realized that my problem was with reception, not with the
At first, drivers, especially 64-bit, for both tuners were a real hassle,
but now drivers for both are automatically installed and updated by Win7.
I've tried to use the software supplied by Hauppauge and Pinnacle, but
usually go back to Media Center.
After installing Win7 Ultimate x64 RTM yesterday, I watched the evening news
on TV on my computer. I missed the first 10 minutes while MC was
configuring for the new installation, but it was good after that. ;<)
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64
"Wonderman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks everyone. I think I'm going to go with a Happauge 1600 that has an
> MPEG decoder chip.
> "Richard G. Harper" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Looks like no. No such words on the web site and no MCE enablers for
>> download. You could also check here:
>> "Wonderman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Although this product claims to be Vista 64 capable will it run in MCE ?