Not surprising the number of report case of PCIe TV tuner not working is rising. I had used tons of Intel motherboard before and trust me this 7 series is really one of the most problematic I had ever seen. Consider TV card is rarely use perhaps out of 2000 pc owner maybe 1 or 2 person will own a PCIe tv tuner card. 5 person reporting in Intel forum is consider a very serious issue and I can almost conclude that maybe near to 80% of PCIe TV tuner card may had serious compatibilty issue with this 7 series motherboard.
Unfortunately I have run into same issue with my new HTPC system.
The new motheboard DH77EB (bios ver. 0089) does not recognise my tv tunner PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe 3010iX. Please note that the card has been tested in two other systems (socket 775 mob) with success.
Yesterday i got an answer from Technotrend; their card is an PCIe 1.0 Card and the Mainboard have PCIe 2.0 Slots. In Order to detect the Card correctly the Board have to set the PCIe Mode to 1.0, but it doesn't.
They also say that other Manufacturers fixed the same Bug with an BIOS Update.
Today i found a RelNotes from one Asrock Board B75M:
L1.48A 9/28/2012 Instant Flash 4.74MB Improve PCIe Gen 1 card compatibility.
Seems that all Manufacturers have this Problem, but the others try to fix it.
The latest BIOS for DH77DF (mini-ITX) has "Fixed issue where PCIe x1 TV tuner card does not work" according to the release notes at http://downloadmirror.intel.com/22013/eng/KC_0102_ReleaseNotes.pdf . Hopefully this fix will also make it to the DH77EB BIOS. I was about to buy one for a new HTPC, but am currently waiting for this issue to be resolved.
Even the latest BIOS (Version 0099) is not working well.
My TT-Budget S2-4100 is now (since this update) being recognized, but the capabilities looks totaly weird.
>lspci -vvv -xxx -s 03:00.0
!!!Unknown header type 7f
and the whole dump is only FF
This means, that propagating this device to a DOMU (Xen 4.1.3) fails:
"Error: Looped capability chain:"
As a result, it is still not possible to use this card in a virtual machine.
Same card works well on an ASUS P8 H61-M LX R2.0 Board. Unfortunately this Board do not support VT-d and propagating of PCI-Devices is only possible to paravirtualized systems, which not works for guests like Windows.
When will Intel fix this issue seriously?
As far as I recognized, that Intel will not longer produce mainboards (except for server), it seems to me, that they do not have interests in supporting their desktop mainboards anymore. And as their reputation for this kind of mainboards is (since series 7) the worst ever, this behaviour may become reasonable, somehow.
Does anybody have a good advice for a not so expensive mainboard (non Intel), which supports
a) Ivy Bridge