Here is a guide for those wanting to use the quite common SDR/DVBT RTL2832U COFDM demodulator on Windows 10. The Realtek RTL832u chip is used very commonly in the SDR radio scene.
If you use software such as SichboPVR on Windows 10 with the default drivers and try to tune the channels, this happens:
This guide is an attempt to easily remedy that. I have used this method many times without fail.
The problem is caused by Microsoft bundling the wrong drivers with Windows 10:
To fix this and get DVB-T working again:
- Acquire the 64.1.801.2012 drivers. These can be acquired from a variety of sources such as here. Unpack the drivers and install them.
- Locate where the drivers were installed. In this case for my system it was the following location:
3. In Device Manager, disable the DVB-T tuner. This will allow the drivers to be modified.
4. Copy and paste the drivers from where the Realtek drivers installed them, and paste them to your system32/drivers directory, overwriting the old drivers. Make sure to have admin rights when copying:
5. Reenable the drivers.
6. Retune. You should then be able to detect your channels. This also applies for other DVB-T software.