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TV Card Viewer

I have a TV card installed in my PC and I used to use Windows Media Centre to watch and record live TV.
Having moved to Windows 10 where WMC no longer exists, I'm looking for a simple free app to use,replacing what WMC did.
I have tried Kodi (XBMC), MediaPortal and NextPVR but they are either complex to set up for live TV or simply don't work.
Does anyone please have a replacement for WMC to work in Windows 10?

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Re: TV Card Viewer

Google is your friend..
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watch live tv on windows 10

result.........  http://www.howtogeek.com/132462/5-alternatives-to-windows-media-center-on-windows-8/ ;   Wink
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Re: TV Card Viewer

Depending on the make of the card, it probably came with software that you can use in place of WMC.
If not, this one appears to be free.
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@shutter thanks, I did try some in that list before making this Topic.
@avatastic Thanks, I'll have a look at that one which I haven't seen before.
Unfortunately I have misplaced the disc that came with the card.
I can download the application Smiley but it needs activating with the original CD Sad

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I can download the application Smiley but it needs activating with the original CD Sad

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Have you looked at MediaPortal 2? It no longer has a dependency for MySQL, which makes configuration a lot simpler if you aren't used to setting that up.
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Having moved to Windows 10 where WMC no longer exists, I'm looking for a simple free app to use,replacing what WMC did.
I have tried Kodi (XBMC), MediaPortal and NextPVR but they are either complex to set up for live TV or simply don't work.

I'm under the impression that MediaPortal works with Win10 so I assume you must be discounting it because you've formed the opinion that it's too complex to set up.  Undecided
I've been using MP (various version 1) for about 2 years and IMHO it's not really too complex to configure, and the benefits are well worth it.  For example MP enables you to watch/record all the channels on a single multiplex per tuner, whereas I believe WMC can only handle a single channel per tuner.  e.g. BBC1 HD, BBC2, HD ITV HD, CH4 HD and BBC3 HD are all on the same multiplex so with MP you can watch/record all of those simultaneously with a single DVB-T2 tuner against WMCs choice of a single channel from that list.
One tip which I've followed is to install a RAMDisk for the Timeshift Buffer (which is used when watching live TV) to save having the files being constantly written to a physical HD which obviously saves a good deal of wear.  Another tip worth following is to install the LAV filters when offered.
If it's of interest I've got 2 x TBS Quad tuners installed (TBS 6285 and TBS 6985, although the satellite one is not being fed at present) and MP handles many simultaneous recordings trouble free.