AVerMedia has released a beta plug-in to allow unencrypted
QAM (aka Clear QAM) support in Vista Media Center. AVerMedia
Product Manger Felix Kolotinsky posted about it last week on The Green Button
as well as offered a link to the beta plug-in on their FTP. The only card supported is the AVerTV Combo
PCIe x1 M780 tuner, and it will support both Vista x86 and x64. There is no Media Center 2005 support.
You can download the plug-in at ftp.aver.com
using the user name: beta and password: betatest.
Reading through the thread when they say this is a beta,
they mean it. I would strongly suggest a
full backup before playing with this, and remember it is not a finished
For more information, as well as troubleshooting (you will
likely need it), check
out the thread on The Green Button.