I'm pretty sure this is not a hardware problem, from searching the Internet I get the impression it's something to do with Net version 1.1 or some other update/revision/patch messing up Media Player.
Error message, which appears in the Media Cente window is pretty useles and states 'Critical Process Failure - A control media center process has unexpectedly failed. If problems persist, please restart your m/c and try again (ha, ha) or contact technical support (very ha, ha). Code 3'
Windows event viewer shows error 4, and when clicked on comes up with a box which includes:
tv tuner malfunction (0x80040265)713x BDA analog tuner
but I'm adamant from searching the net that it's actually the software, I'm just not clever enough to resolve it! When I click the link to Microsoft it says there is no recorded solution...
There is something about it here:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2.../18/482472.aspx
I've tried reinstalling Net 1.1 and tried reinstalling Media Centre using cmd but I have no idea if I managed to do it properly, although Media Center now starts from scratch/set up every time so I must have got something right. Can't seem to reinstall Media Centre any other way.
Any help would be appreciated but I'm tempted to just go and buy a tele....