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Posted on 24-12-2011
Filed Under (Computing) by Steve

Ok, so I think the title makes it blatantly obvious what this post is about but in case you were wondering, this is about my recent purchase of the above – a Compro E750 dual tuner pcie tv card, and how to resolve some of the problems associated with installing it to Windows 7 64 bit.

Its quite simple really, the production 64bit drivers – both those shipped in the box and those available online DON’T WORK so don’t install them; they shall produce an array of artefacts and sound issues; when I first installed, every channel was buggered – the trouble is, I knew it had to have been a problem with the card as I was upgrading from a Compro U80 usb tv tuner that was working fine.

My Spec:

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1333MHz DDR3
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz Sandybridge
Gigabyte mATX (can’t remember the motherboard spec and not at the unit) fully up to date bios
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1

After spending time searching, I happened across this post at Compro’s site though the beta drivers mentioned were unavailable for download but I was able to get into the ftp site and download version 1.05.520 an action that may have cost it for the rest of you because attempts to re-enter the site has resulted in password security – I apologise.

Anyway to the point, I can reports that these drivers do work producing excellent quality sound and video feeds across all 111 channels (this includes radio); the following instructions can be used even if you have already installed the stock drivers:

  1. Goto Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Hardware > Device Installation Settings and change / ensure that “No let me choose what to do” is set – this ensures that you can control where drivers come from and in this instance stops Windows from installing the stock drivers
  2. If you have already installed the drivers, then uninstall them by going to:
    Control Panel > System > Device Manager > Sound, Video and Game Controllers
    and choosing to both uninstall the device and to delete the drivers from the system; reboot
  3. On Windows boot-up, extract the attached driver installation package and run
  4. Everything should now work

Just a word of warning, these drivers have not been released for production as users are reporting mixed results; however, they are working for me.
Download Here  << Open link in Chrome or Firefox if not working with IE (not working with my ie8)

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