There are many niche applications people use on their computers. One of these applications is the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application. If you watch cable TV on your computer, you’ve probably heard about the application.
For others, the first time they hear about the application is when they experience errors due to it. This article would focus on how to fix issues you are having relating to the digital TV tuner device registration application.
What Is Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application
There are some good reasons why you may want to be able to watch cable TV on either your laptop or PC. Perhaps, you want to be able to watch TV from different parts of the house, not just where the television is; and also watch it away from home. Perhaps you’re looking for creative ways for different people at home to be able to watch their favorite TV channels at the same time.
Whatever your reasons are the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is an essential part of the process. It is an application that makes it possible for your computer to detect, receive, and display digital signals. It is a part of Windows Media Center that makes watching TV on your computer possible.
The Digital TV Tuner or ehPrivJob.exe is a scheduled process that runs in the background once your computer boots. Note that the eh in ehPrivJob.exe stands for eHome.
Also note that a quick and easy way to know if your device has this application is to look at the device label and see if it has “Integrated Digital Tuner“, “Digital Tuner” or “Digital Receiver” written on it.
Is The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application Safe?
This is one of the frequently asked questions about this application. People also ask if it is a virus. The reason for this concern is that the application sometimes gets flagged as an antivirus. Some antivirus even claims that the process is consuming up to 70% of the resources of the computer.
If this happens, check to be sure you’re using an updated antivirus. Also, if possible try using a different antivirus.
The TV Tuner is not a virus. It doesn’t however mean that there aren’t other problems that can be associated with the application.
Does The TV Tuner Affect Your Computer’s Performance?
Many people also ask if there are any performance-related problems associated with the TV Tuner application. Ideally, the application works quietly in the background without having any significant effect on the computer’s general performance.
It doesn’t consume much of the computer’s resources unless you are currently watching TV. There are errors with the application that can make it consume large amounts of resources even when not watching TV. This in turn affects the computer’s performance.
How To Track Usage of Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application
To be sure of how much of a drain the application is on your system, and if there is indeed a problem with it, you should track its effect on CPU and memory resources.
You can track the memory and CPU usage on Task Manager.
- Simultaneously press Ctrl, Shift, and ESC to open Task manager.
- Go to the Processes tab. There search for Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application or ehPrivJob.exe.
- Check the CPU and memory resources.
If the application consumes more than 100MB of memory or uses more than 10% of CPU, it is a good sign that there is a problem that needs fixing.
What Causes Error With The Digital TV Tuner?
There are several possible causes of error with the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application such as antivirus, changes in settings. One often overlooked cause of the error is duplicate or invalid entries in the Registry.
Windows Registry is where all important information about an application is stored after installation or updates. Sometimes during updates or installation, duplicate or even invalid entries are made in the Registry.
These invalid entries can cause problems for the computer especially if there are many such entries or if many processes are running at the same time.
Should The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application Be Removed?
If you don’t watch cable TV on your computer —and you don’t have plans to do so—removing the Digital TV Tuner Application frees up resources that can be used for other useful applications and processes.
If you watch TV on your computer, and the background application doesn’t consume so much of the computer’s resources, there is no reason to uninstall it.
If the application is a drain on your system’s resources it may be necessary to uninstall it. This should be a last resort from a troubleshooting perspective.
Troubleshooting Problems With Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application
We shall now consider some of the methods that have proven effective in solving problems related to the Digital TV Tuner. Note that the fix that is most effective for you will depend on the underlying cause of the problem.
These fixes have proven effective, but if you still are experiencing problems with the Digital TV Tuner, try other solutions given here.
Turn Off The Windows Feature Using Control Panel
The control panel of your computer gives you greater control over the settings of different applications on your computer. You should turn off the Windows feature and see if the error you were experiencing has been fixed. Follow these steps to access the Control panel and turn off the feature.
1. Open the Control panel. To do this go to the Start menu and search for the Control panel, or use the shortcut Windows key+ R to open the run dialog and then type “cpl” and hit the Enter button.
2. Go to the Programs and features option in Control Panel then click on Turn Windows feature off or on from the menu on the left side.
3. Wait till the Windows Media Features menu is fully loaded then select Media features and expand the list by clicking the expand icon. Uncheck the checkpoint beside Windows Media Player and Media Features.
Find the Windows Media option and uncheck it. Click the Ok button and wait for the changes to be made.
Restart the computer once the process is complete.
Use The Resource Manager And End Process
For this, you’ll use the task manager. The task manager is another great tool on Windows for solving problems and managing applications. It also helps you track the number of resources used by different applications on the computer. If ehPrivJob.exe is consuming much of the CPU resources, you can fix it with these steps.
- Open Windows Task Manager. You can use the shortcut Ctrl+ Alt + Esc. Remember to press the three keys simultaneously.
- Click on the given performance option to open the Resource monitor in the window. Look for “ehPrivJob.exe” or “Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application”.
- Check the memory and CPU used by the application.
- Select the process and click the End option, then click ok.
- Exit Windows Task manager
- Restart the computer.
Disable Scheduled Tasks
Digital TV Tuner Device Registration is a scheduled task. Once the computer is turned on, it begins running in the background. Disabling scheduled tasks will disable them also. This is a quick fix to errors with the Digital TV Tuner.
Here are the steps for disabling scheduled tasks.
- Go to the start menu and select Task Scheduler.
- Click on the Library option, then open the Microsoft folder.
- Open Windows folder.
It is in the Windows folder you disable the tasks.
- Once disabled, close all folders and restart the computer.
Delete DRM folder
Deleting the contents of the DRM folder is one of the quickest fixes for errors for scheduled programs. It is usually effective in resolving the underlying issues especially when there are errors in the application folders. Follow these steps to delete the folder.
- Go to My Computer.
- Open the Programs tab and click on the Data folder.
- Click on the Microsoft folder and select the Windows option.
- Find the DRM folder and delete it.
- Restart your computer.
Uninstall Digital TV Tuner
If all other options have been tried and the problem persists, then you can uninstall the TV Tuner. Note that you can reinstall it after uninstalling it if you want to continue watching cable TV on your computer.
You can use third-party software such as Uninstaller for the tasks, but I’ll be describing the method of uninstalling using the Control panel of your computer. Here are the steps to uninstall the application.
- Open Control Panel
- Go to programs and features
- Go to installed programs and select Digital TV Tuner
- Uninstall the selected application
- Restart your computer.
The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is a necessity if you want to watch cable TV on your computer. You can enjoy premium TV content on your PC or laptop with the right software.
Sometimes there are issues with the application. These issues can be resolved using the steps shown in this article.