Question about Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 - ATSC HDTV receiver / analog TV tuner / video input ad (1181)

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Set-up - WinTv HVR 950

Dear Sirs,
I purchased this product about 1 year ago at best buy here in Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. I was never succesfull in getting in fully hooked up
although I did manage to record a couple television items but had a
flash sign saying I needed to have a de-coder for that. What I need are
EXPLICIT instructions beginning with how the cable is hooked up from the wall to the TV to the PC.Any information is appreciated and I can copy
it for my future use.I use dial-up and plug into a 2.0 connect in the
front of the pavillion. My goal is to copy some news briefs as well as
other items of interest to me. Can you help me? Am most grateful
for any assistance you might gige me in this matter.
Reik A. Wilson E-mail ReikAWil@AOL.Com

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Here is the user manual:

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    If you want to use WinTV-HVR-950 to watch and record analog cable TV
    with Microsoft's Media Center application under Windows XP or Windows
    Vista, do the following:

    • Download the Hauppauge Media Center software video recorder: MCE_software_encoder

    • Run the file. This will install the Hauppauge SoftMCE MPEG-2 recorder for use with Media Center

    • Reboot your PC.

    Now, when you run Media Center, go to Tasks / Settings / TV / Set Up TV signal

    At 'Set Up your TV signal', click Next

    At "Regional settings', make sure your region is correct and click Next

    At 'Download TV options', click Next.

    At "TV Signal', click 'I will configure my TV signal manually' and click Next

    You will then see: Cable / Satellite / Antenna. Chose the source of your TV signal (Cable for use with analog cable TV) and click Next.

    Click through the rest of the settings, set up your Guide listings and click Finish. Then return to the main menu.

    Go to TV + Movies and then live TV to watch and record TV.

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    Ginko May 28, 2008

    For device setup and cable hooking refer to WinTV-HVR-950 guide. It presents a simple explanation of installing procedure. The only cable you have to connect is the round shaped connector aerial cable. it must go from your tv card to the aerial, either a portable one or the one on the wall.
    I think in your case you should solve the problem by installing the required software encoder, as explained above.


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    Let me know if the post solved your problem or you need further help,


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Helo sir / madam,

i understood the problem.... but can you give much more technical details bout ur product... thank u

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