Using a usb winTV tuner 850 connected to Cox cable TV. I am not given the option to set up an analog signal in media center - it only wants to configure a digital signal. (Vista home premium 64 bit - HP Pavilion dv6-1030us notebook)
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Step 1: b> While TiVo and other devices allow users to record and play back their favorite TV shows and movies whenever they want, those who watch television on their laptops have been forced to rely upon a number of different Internet websites that host movies and television shows. Fortunately, hardware and software now exists that allows laptop users to record TV shows directly onto their laptops and replay them whenever they like. All they need is an open USB port.
Connect the USB TV tuner to the laptop using a free USB port. Connect the cable wire to the USB tuner's cable input. Insert the TV tuner's installation disk into the laptop and follow the on screen directions to install the appropriate drivers and software. When prompted by Windows, select "install software automatically" to install the device drives. When prompted by the WinTV software to choose which programs to install, ensure that the option for the WinTV scheduler is checked. Launch the WinTV 2000 software now installed on the laptop. Press the "scan" button to load all of the available television channels. The channels that the tuner is able to locate will be displayed in the bottom half of the screen. Press "close" when the scan is complete. The amount of time to complete this step will vary depending on the number of channels being added. Choose a channel to record using the channel selection buttons on the left hand side of the on screen menu now displayed. Press the "record" button located on the bottom of the screen to record the program current displayed on the screen. Alternatively, recording can be scheduled using the WinTV Scheduler software included in the WinTV installation package. From the WinTV Scheduler main window, press "add program". Next, enter the time and date in addition to the channel to be recorded. Finally, click "save program". While recording TV on the laptop is not nearly as straightforward as it is with Tivo and other similar devices, the above methods are both reliable and relatively intuitive.
Okay, Media center does not work with some Wintv HVR's yet it will work with the software it came with and sometimes media center will use the wintv software to make it work but its sketchy. If you want a more media center compatiable card look at www.microsoft.com website they have a list of media center compatable Tv tuner cards, Trust me I am having the same problem with my tuner card now and its not wintv its a RCA and its under windows 7 this is just the thing here not all card work with media center.
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be sure you have installed the driver. If you are using windows 7 you still need to install the winTV driver. I know this because I had the same problem. It should work then. Just go to TV setting in the media center setup and it should scan for channels.
It's analog. You need to purchase a digital receiver. I personally have a USB external digital tuner running in Media Center 2005. Search Ebay for "ATSC usb". There's a lot of different options and most of them are pretty inexpensive. To use a digital tuner in Media Center 2005, you have to leave the analog tuner / tuners in also. You should still be able to use your current remote control with the new digital tuner.
Yes, but what it can connect to depends on what Dish DVR you have. The newer, HD ones only have HDMI, S-Video, and that 5-split coax as outputs for the main TV since you only get these box's if you have and HDTV.
This is because regular old coaxial is no longer good enough for them. This means you must connect the newer DVR's to the S-Video input on the Hauppauge1600 since it is the only input to the card the Dish DVR supports.
If your DVR is older and has the coax out, you can use that and connect it to the Hauppauge analog input.
I have a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600. I have a comcast digital box hooked up to my PC. Signal is bad and black and white media. I installed the "current" driver two weeks ago (mid October) Work great! We had to perform a PC recovery. I downloaded the "current" driver. Got weak signal and black and white only.
Sounds like from discription the sky feed is set up for analog channel 6. With my TV-HVR-1600 card, there is an option in the wintv application when you click the menu button in the application that says channel suite. If you select this option, you should find and option for analog source. Select analog source in this screen and you should be able to manually add channel 6 in the box at the top of the analog souce screen. Also if you have the sky feed connected and you you click the scan button on this screen, it should detect automatically is the sky feed is on.
you are not going to get anything once you disconnected from the provider. It is the same thing as just pull the cable from the wall.
you can get TV signal (normal basic-brocasted) by using the roof top antenna, I don't know what kind of antenna will be require after 2/09. when the TV broadcast change to digital signal. but in the mean time, you need a converter box from analog to digital for the TV.
Nobody want to pay the monthly fee. if you have the equipment, you can set up the receiving station from the satellite. then you don't have to pay anything. As far as I know, no body have such equipment. cable company spend millions of dollars to set them up, so you have to pay for it.
Further update: Have downloaded SageTV, and it works fine with the Hauppage card. Is definitely a software problem. Have also tried total uninstall, reinstall, with same results. Also downloaded GBPVR, and it also worked with the card.