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

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 (DCA).

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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  1. Thanks for the tips and the Amazon review for the product. I have been searching for a good digital cable and definitely like to check this out.

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