Hey guys, posted in another forum, realized it was the wrong one. Here is the post;
Hey guys, new to the forums. Looking for some help with my wmc 7 set
up. I had xp and was trying to use npvr but running into all kinds of
problems. So far the set up has been easier but I am running into some
problems. I have hvr2250 mce, i have main board with a coax connection
straight from the wall, btw twc cable, i have stb connected to dtr av
board via composite video. Originally I thought this topic had the
answer I was looking for, but it seems things have changed. After I did
the setup wizard I was able to watch live tv and some hd channels,
however, I am missing all the channels that my stb box provides. Is
this set up even possible? I would appreciate any help. Details of my
set up are below.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Athlon XP 64 3500+
2gig ddr 400
x800 xl 512mb
2 tb green caviar
asus a8n-e mobo
lg blu ray burner
hvr2250 mce w/ av dtr card
sb audigy 2zs
TWC digital cable, 1 tuner with coax, av panel connected to stb
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Bumping for some info.
Ok, I got the ir blasters issue figured out. But I am still looking for help with the dual source set up. How can I have win7 mc record and watch at the same time? I need to be able to record my encrypted channels and watch the unencrypted, or vise versa.
I feel bad that no one has answered your question, or has even tried to, so I'll give it a shot. If I understand this correctly, you have 1 Hauppauge 2250 (Dual Tuner) installed in your system, and you've connected to Time-Warner Cable directly to the Tuner, and you also have the 2250's AV Input Bracket installed as well, and you've connected that to the STB from Time Warner?
If that is the case, the short answer is that it is possible, but the results may not be what you would expect... and you can pretty much forget about HD. It also sounds like you need to do the TV Signal Setup manually so you can assign one of the Analog Tuners for your STB, but I'm not entirely sure on that. The concept has been discussed quite extensively in the following message...
My recommendation would be to invest in what you think will make you happy, and avoid shortcuts. If you want Premium HD Cable, get a Ceton InfiniTV 4 or wait for the HD HomeRun Prime to release. If you're cool with "some" HD and Analog Cable, the Hauppuage 2250's are great! Free Over-The-Air works great with pretty much any digital tuner, but my favorites are the Hauppauge 2250 and the HD HomeRun Dual.
There is also the Hauppauge HD PVR, but as I understand it, that only handles 1 HD Cable Channel at a time.
I hope that helps!
Kevso2AccordI really only want to be able to record one channel at a time, just have the option to watch tv while that channel is being recorded.
If that's the case, just keep it simple. Hookup the STB to your TV directly, and switch your TV between inputs. It may sound like more work, but in retrospect, because it's so simple, you'll save yourself a LOT of time and headaches when things begin to malfunction (which they will from time-to-time).
It wouldn't, that was just me misunderstanding your goal.
Kevso2AccordMy primary goal here is to be able to record unencrypted while watching encrypted and vise versa.
If that's what you're looking to do, then you need to go through the Tuner setup and after WMC detects your tuners it will ask you if the tuners WMC detected are the ones you want to use. You'll then have an option to setup the TV signal manually at that point, and that's what will allow you to assign 1 tuner to your STB and the other to your Expanded Basic Cable (Ch. 1-99 + some HD) channels.
From there your Media Center should be able to watch encrypted digital cable, while recording unencrypted analog cable, and vise versa. Sorry about the confusion on my part.
No worries. Ok, I was just thinking about that. When I do the manual set up it asks me which tuners to use, then it gives me analog 1 and 2. Should I set them up individuallly? Last time I tried to set them up together WMC was trying to use a stb for both signals. Although, I can't exactly remember if I had the stb plugged into the av board, or both signals into the mainboard. Previously WMC was not seeing the stb signal when I had it plugged into the av panel.
Bump for some info.
Do them separately.
I believe I tried this before and it seemed to exclude the first tuner that I set up. When, it asked to which tuner I wanted to set up, I unchecked tuner 2, then set tuner 1 up with coax, then set up another tuner, and unchecked the first tuner, set up the second with the stb and i only had access to the stb. Am I doing this wrong?