Using the KWorld ATSC-110 with MediaPortal

For those of you who own the KWorld ATSC-110 HDTV Tuner, you know that the accompanying PVR/DVR/HTPC software sucks. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for Beyond TV. In fact, I hear that it is most often reviewed as the best HDTV recording software around. It’s just that those reviews apply for the full versions. KWorld only bundles the SE subscribers’ edition, which, in the end, is "crippleware." Basically, pretty much all you can do with this software is very limited viewing and recording, that is, unless you decide to fall for one of the aggressive subscribe-or-upgrade-me popup windows.



So, you're left with the freebies. There is nothing wrong with the likes of MythTV, Freevo, MediaPortal, GB-PVR, and Got All Media. It's just that each one has respective shortcomings. (But that’s a future article in itself on the freeware review!)


Since these are manual configuration programs, you will definitely encounter problems. Thankfully, after this article, you will have one less problem to worry about. 🙂

As I was considering to adopt MediaPortal, I noticed that my KWorld ASTC-110 was not included in the Supported TV Card ATSC List. I thought that was strange because I assumed that most HDTV programs communicated with BDA-compatible hardware (such as mine). It appears that MediaPortal REALLY needs to be manually configured.


  1. <capturecard commercialname="KWorld ATSC-110" capturename="713x BDA Digital Capture" devid="ven_1131&dev_7133&subsys_735017de&rev_f0">
  2. <capabilities tv="true" radio="false" mpeg2="true" mce="false" sw="false" bda="true"/>
  3.     <tv>
  4.     <interface cat="capture" video="2" audio="3" mpeg2="1" sectionsandtables="5"/>
  5.     <filters>
  6.         <filter cat="networkprovider" name="Microsoft ATSC Network Provider" checkdevice="false"/>
  7.         <filter cat="tunerdevice" name="713x BDA ATSC Tuner" checkdevice="true"/>
  8.         <filter cat="capture" name="713x BDA Digital Capture" checkdevice="true"/>
  9.     </filters>
  10.     <connections>
  11.         <connection sourcefilter="networkprovider" sourcepin="0" sinkfilter="tunerdevice" sinkpin="0"/>
  12.         <connection sourcefilter="tunerdevice" sourcepin="0" sinkfilter="capture" sinkpin="0"/>
  13.     </connections>
  14.     </tv>
  15. </capturecard>

Just paste before the "" tag, save, and add the card in the MediaPortal Configuration program. Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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12 Responses to “Using the KWorld ATSC-110 with MediaPortal”

  1. RoninPC Says:

    I followed your instructions but MediaPortal still does not see my Kworld ATSC-110. I do not know what I am doing wrong. Can you help?

  2. Stephan Says:

    Same Problem here, something is not configured right. I used graphedit and everything in this code looks correct so I don't know what is wrong!

  3. Allen Says:

    I also tried it with and without your script. It did see my card in each case, but there were other problems. I would see a picture for 1-5 seconds before the program crashed. I would have alt cntrl del and kill the program to get back to windows. I have sage TV and a PVR-250 on another computer. I basicly wanted this to record HDTV programs and there isn't a whole lot to watch and record on broadcast TV, other than a few TV shows and PBS stuff. I guess I can live with crippled Beyond TV for now until there is more support for this card or I move on to something else. Hopefully, something with more hardware proccessing onboard so I can put it in my slow PVR computer instead of my faster gaming machine.

  4. Stewart Says:

    Media Portal doesn't see my card, here, too.

  5. kenny Says:

    This xml appears to already be included in the latest MP (0.2.2).

  6. Sandy Says:

    (a) The current MP config info does include the ATSC-110 info.
    (b) After repeatedly playing with the GraphEdit program used in your "manually configured" link, I could NOT create the desired filter: it always refused to link the "DVBT Network Provider" to the "713X BDA ATSC Tuner" displaying "These filters cannot agree on a connection. Verify compatibility of input pin and output pin. No combination of intermediate filters could be found to make the connection."

  7. David Says:

    There's a program called watchHDTV that works well with the KWorld ATSC110. Its free, and lets you watch and record tv. The one thing it doesn't have is the ability to view the tv schedule. Google it for more info.

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