Updated AVerMedia TV tuner driver now available to fix Digital Audio Service errors

A couple of months ago, I posted an item about Digital Audio Service errors that can be caused with Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 systems that have AVerMedia TV tuners.

Last week, a representative from AVerMedia posted a comment on that blog post that I wanted to make sure everyone saw, so I decided to create a new post with this information.  In this blog comment, the AVerMedia representative indicated that their company has developed a new TV tuner driver and gotten Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for it.  AVerMedia has verified that this new driver fixes the Digital Audio Service overlay on systems that have the affected AVerMedia TV tuner(s) installed, and we have also seen good results with this driver in our test lab.

I have not been able to find this new drive on the AVerMedia web site yet, but you can email the AVerMedia representative who posted the comment on my blog using the address felixk@aver.com to request a copy of this driver.  I am hoping that they will make this driver available on their web site soon so that it will be easier for folks to find.

Note - if you are seeing Digital Audio Service overlays and your system does not have an AVerMedia tuner, you can find other Digital Audio Service troubleshooting suggestions at the following locations:


Comments (6)

  1. hjboudre says:

    How can we find out if we have an AVerMedia tuner?



  2. Hi Jude – You can do the following to tell what kind of TV tuner you have on your Media Center system:

    1.  Click on the Start menu, choose Run and type devmgmt.msc

    2.  Expand the Sound, video and game controllers item in the tree view

    3.  Look for TV tuners in this list of items and it should tell you the name of the maufacturer

    Hope this helps!

  3. TOZAMA says:


  4. Hi Tozama – If you have an AVerMedia TV tuner, I suggest contacting the AVerMedia representative using the email address listed in the main blog post and have him send you the latest driver for this tuner?

  5. This article serves as a central location for all links to troubleshooting documentation that has been

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