Widows 10 and watching Terrestrial television

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  1. Waves

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    I have a Dell XPS laptop with a builtin TV card which enables me to watch tv anywhere I am in the Van in the UK and when I am abroad it enables me to watch live football like Euro 2016 in Spain and France etc. It is operated via windows media player and it means I do not need a separate TV .
    Windows 10 has not got a Media Player so I have yet to download it. I have spent time searching the internet for something that will operate the TV card but have yet to find anything. Has anybody had the same problem and found a solution? or someone who can point me in the right direction.

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    Try vlc player from Videolan . That plays nearly everything (y)
     
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    There are two separate potential problems: a player to replace Media Centre for which you have had some suggestions; and a W10 driver for the TV card. The driver should be your first concern because without it no player will be of much use. Do Dell provide a W10 driver?
     
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    How old is your TV card? It is possible it is not compatible with Windows 10. I can only suggest Googling the name of your card and see if you can get W10 drivers for it. Alternatively, it may be easier to buy a new card which works with the new operating system.

    Edit: I thought I had posted this yesterday!
     
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    Hello,
    I have recently upgraded to W10 and made enquiries about compatibility with an antenna that I have. The reply I got was inconclusive but they did refer to 'windows 7 compatibility mode'. I have no experience of it but it might be worth investigating.

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    Thank you for your replies, the laptop is about 6years old and the Tv card if that's what you call them was built in to it from new and I have no idea what it is called.
    I am not a tekkie so my ability to do anything technical is very limited. Having had a look at the suggestions I would add that I do not want to play anything I have sorted that, it something that will convert a Tv signal in to a picture. It is then no longer a laptop it is a Television.
    At this moment in time the usefulness of having a laptop/tv combined out weighs whatever benefits windows 10 may have.
    I will continue to investigate and if I solve the problem I will post it.


    Thanks John
     
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