SOLVED: Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready – HDHomeRun Prime set up

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Posted March 1, 2013 by Quentin Moore in Windows Tips

Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready

While trying to set up my Windows Media Center to work with my new HDHomeRun Prime (Buy at Amazon), I encountered the message, “Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready.” I knew that I had a HDCP compliant video card so I didn’t know what the deal was. After some Googling I found that I needed to install Microsoft’s Digital Cable Adviser. You can find the DCA using the links below:

x86: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195559

x64: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=195560

I installed the download to my Windows 7 desktop and restarted my computer (I don’t know if it’s required). Now when I open Windows Media Center and access the Extra Library, I see a new icon that looks like a coax cable. Click on the icon (it may take a second to start) and follow the on screen instructions.


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Quentin Moore

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3 Comments


  1.  
    David Zebrowitz

    Thank you very much for posting this! I have 3 machines connected to my HDHomeRunPrime without any issues… this laptop was the first to run into this issue and your post saved the day!




  2.  
    john b

    I am so lucky i found your post, while setting up the HDhomerun after only 10 min of searching. if I had gotten it 2 months earlier I might have been out of luck.

    Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready. run digital cable advisor its a “formality” .





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