I just figured out how to setup my Pinnacle HDTV Pro stick (801e) on my HP Mini Netbook (1010NR) to watch live TV in Windows 7 Media Center. It’s pretty simple, but there is a catch. There is not enough storage on the SSD to store the live TV buffer (needs 6 gigs minimum) so you’ll have to direct it elsewhere via a registry edit (Don’t do this if you don’t know how!). I am having the netbook put temporary TV files on an 8gig SD card which is working fine.
Step one – Plug in the USB tuner (I had to use the port by the power plug, the other port said it was USB 1 (new to me)).
Step two – Let windows find and install drivers automatically
Step three – Configure the tuner card in Media Center – DO NOT WATCH TV YET!
Step four – Redirect Live TV Buffer and Recorded TV folders to the SD card.
It worked for me. Not sure how much I’ll use it, but it’s nice to know it works.
(For those of you following the RSS feed: Sorry for the duplicate post; I hit publish a bit too quickly!)