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Tuner & EPG setup for Australia
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:52 AM
I want to be able to watch/record tv from MCE. I was also hoping to watch live tv, view recorded tv on an iPad using DVBLogic products. I have the following components:
WIN7 64/ MCE
-Haauppauge Colossus HD Capture
-Hauppauge HVR-2200 (2 DVB-T tuners)
-DVBLink Server 4.0.1
MCE sees the Hauuppauge Colossus as an HD tuner, but because I live in Sydney Australia, the MCE TV Signal setup is unable to find any active channels. So I don't get the next options to configure it as cable tv using a set top box.
Can someone guide me through which tuner or I should install first, how to setup an EPG that I can use in Australia and how to configure DVBLogic to work with teh Colossus HD card?
Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:10 PM
This thread might be of interest.
I would also like to learn but after a few hours reading online I'm still lost. This link is a thread about using Foxtel through it isn't it? I don't have foxtel but I'd like to learn more about what I can do with Win media center. So far I think its a pretty useless program and never been able to get it to work. First thing I tried was to click 'Learn More' in the menu then all I get is a few seconds waiting then a window pops up with 'Application Failed'
Useless windows crap. Its a brand new pc, if they can't even get 'learn more' to work how do they expect us to learn more.
Stupid Stupid Stupid. Why did I bother with the upgrade, I've gone back to XP for most of my daily tasts. Wasted my money on something that really hasn't advanced as far as I thought it had. Its an over priced piece of crap too complicated to do anything and most features don't even work in Australia. That's probably why it fails. Who knows. We are left behind in this country. Primitive country.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:07 PM
I take it that you have the mce plugin installed?
I'm not sure, if it needs a plugin then it should tell me that or it should have it already installed. Its pretty bad that even the 'learn more' thing doesn't work right out of the box.
I'm using my XP computer most of the time now so I've given up on W7 for the time being. I think I need a tuner card installed in order for it to be much use to me. I use VLC player for watching video, it seems to work better than anything windows has made. I just thought the Win Media Center would be more useful than it is, I don't think I will bother with it unless I can find an easy way to learn how to use it and what it can do in Australia. Being able to record tv shows would be handy.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:13 AM
Maybe a post where you clearly outline the issues you have, and what you want to achieve might garner some more responses. People tend to want to help more when they can address a clear problem.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:31 AM
Sorry, my post was in response to OP's hauppauge card.
I'm not sure, if it needs a plugin then it should tell me that or it should have it already installed.
Yes, wmc needs to see a tuner card to record broadcasts. It will still run as a player though and play many formats of video files.
Best way to learn is to simply click through all the menus. There are some items in initial setup that are not applicable to Aus, though you have to be careful which ones you choose 'disagree' to, or you don't get the epg guide.
Will try the help on mine and see what happens.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:18 AM
Ha! I get the same thing! At first it asked for an internet connection, so I gave it one, then it says 'invalid application - unable to launch' wtf!!
First thing I tried was to click 'Learn More' in the menu then all I get is a few seconds waiting then a window pops up with 'Application Failed'
But hey it's pretty easy to figure out without help, plus all questions will be easily answered on this forum which is full of hard core wmc reg hacking guru's!! I aint one of them, but I have built up a handy collection of clues to date
Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:28 AM
It's to do with pausing and rewinding live tv. In the default format, you will find that if you pause and rewind that the pic will disappear.
This is because of MHEG. You need to delete a couple of reg keys after setting up a tuner to stop the problem. Search reg mheg on here or in google to see which two keys to delete.
Edited by Pixelated, 06 September 2012 - 05:28 AM.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:55 PM
The everyday person doesn't want to have to learn all this. It just annoys me how much time has passed and yet we still don't have an easy way to integrate our TV's and the internet. They are still worlds apart and unless your a tech head there is not much you can do with any of it.
I remember back in 2000 thinking this would be the future, I thought the internet and TV would just become the same thing in our living rooms or at least networked and working hand in hand. Here we are in 2012 and its still worlds away from useful. I read about the things WMC could do and I was jealous that I couldn't use it on XP at the time. Now I finally have a decent setup with W7 and here I am typing away on my old pc out in the shed. (90% of things I do each day are actually quicker on my old XP machine)
It seems everything has got more complicated and security conscious and it now requires 3 or 4 clicks through different menu's to find hidden functions that used to be done in XP by simply clicking one very obvious menu item. Entering Auto text in my new version of outlook for instance is now a chore and I spend hours working out things like 'what the hell is this ribbon thingy?' Where has 'insert' gone from the file menu? Where the hell's the file menu gone in explorer etc etc.
We all brag about how fast technology is moving and all the things we can do now. I still think its pretty slow and has a long way to go. They vamp them up to make them look clean and uncomplicated and sleek but basic functionality has gone out the window.
Maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy old man.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:32 AM
I'm not quite there yet, but I feel you sentiment!!
Maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy old man.
They seem to like fixing things that aren't broken - "the old menus worked fine, stop playing with them and hiding them under icons!!"
However, we should remember the 'happy mac' saga and the duststorm that created with many long term mac users, when it was replaced with a 'half eaten grey apple'! Boy, did the fur fly over that one, the lynch mobs were out looking for Jobes!
But it's 'moving on'. The happy mac is grandads computer and it's soooo last century, this is the new look.
So the dust and fur eventaully settle, we do move on and are left to reminisce the loss of our much loved happy mac.